Virgin Media is to launch its first online movies service, allowing subscribers to access several hundred titles, including recent hits Fantastic Mr Fox, District 9 and Twilight: New Moon.
The French media authority CSA has announced that a licence has been issued to Virgin and the transmitter company TDF to launch a mobile TV service. The move means an end to the deadlock situation of mobile TV in the country.
Accompanied by a flurry of favourable articles in the national press, Virgin Media is now seemingly well on the road to recovery, having completed a major three year refinancing programme.
Virgin Media has announced it has committed to a new £675 million ($762m) loan facility as the cablenet continues to refinance its senior facilities agreement.
Virgin Media is deploying the Pixelmetrix Electronic Couch Potato (ECP) monitoring system after a demonstration at IBC 2009.
11.00 Update: 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.
- Picnic approved if Sky strikes terrestrial deal
- Wholesale rates reduced by 23%
- VOD contracts face Competition referral
- Six weeks to produce "reference offer"
IPTV World Forum – London: Ruwido is to supply Virgin Media with the remote control for its recently announced high definition receiver, extending the 10-year agreement with the Austrian design specialist.
Virgin Media’s new HD receiver will run on middleware provided by SeaChange International, Broadband TV News has confirmed.
Cable Congress 2010 – Brussels. Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett has confirmed that TiVo software will be in set-top boxes deployed by the cablenet this autumn.
14.00 Update. Cable Congress 2010 – Brussels. Virgin CEO Neil Berkett has attacked the BBC Trust over the handling of the on-demand online video to TV Canvas project.