The amount paid by the BBC towards its carriage on the Sky DTH platform is to be reduced by up to 30% following its agreement to add iPlayer content to Sky Anytime+, Broadband TV News can reveal.
The Daily Mail and General Trust has announced plans to sell its majority stake in Teletext Ltd to the operator’s management.
The Digital TV Group (DTG) has launched a new consultation on interoperability and innovation on the DTT platform. Delivering an Interoperable, Efficient, Stable and Innovating Horizontal Digital TV Market, is open to any organisation or individual with an interest in digital television in the UK.
Ofcom has warned Sky that it will review the wholesaling of its premium sports channels if the broadcaster were to shift content to channels not covered by proposals to open up its premium channels to rival operators.
DTT and satellite were the main winners in 2009, as take up of digital television in UK households reached 91.4%, an increase of 1.9 percentage points on the year.
Subscribers to the BT Vision IPTV service will be able to enjoy content from Disney-ABC International Television, following a new deal with the US studio. The contract reflects the continued reliance of UK on demand providers with US content.