People + Arts will cease distribution in Spain and Portugal on January 8. The DTH platform Digital+ has already stopped carriage of the channel, while cabler ONO has announced it will end distribution at the end of this year.
YouTube today announced a new Shows section of its site for UK users, bringing together in one place full length programming and clips from Channel 4, BBC Worldwide, ITN, Fremantle and others.
The Dutch cable operator CAIW will be the first in The Netherlands to start to carry the national version of BBC HD on its network, starting November 30. The number of HD channels on the system is quickly expanding, with recent announcements of the addition of Net 5 HD and Eurosport HD.
The first version of the BBC iPlayer designed for the MHEG-5 Interaction Channel is to go live on the Freesat platform later this month, the BBC has confirmed.
The BBC and Arqiva have announced the official agreement that will see part of the UK’s transmitter network upgraded to DVB-T2.
Social TV Forum – London. The BBC is to launch a series of social media applications based around popular shows including Strictly Come Dancing.
After 14 years the BBC Prime name will disappear when on November 11 at 6am CET the channel will be rebranded as BBC Entertainment.
RTS Cambridge. Phil Redmond, the man who created Grange Hill and Hollyoaks, has suggested that Channel 4 become a part of the BBC.
IBC 2009 – Amsterdam. Further HD services could launch in the UK if Ofcom gives permission for the new terrestrial HD multiplex to run at 40 Mbps.
James Murdoch has launched a scathing attack on the regulation of British broadcasting. Exactly 20 years after his father Rupert also delivered the MacTaggart Lecture to the Edinburgh International Television Festival, the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia told the 2009 event that central planning had resulted in lost opportunities for […]