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BMA cuts Russian TV channels for Lithuanian cable operators

Published 24 Aug 2016 17:42 CET | Lithuania

Lithuanian regional fixed operator Balticum announced that the company Baltic Media Alliance (BMA), holding the copyright of numerous Russian TV-channels in Lithuania, has ...

SmartLabs announces new service for set-top box design

Published 24 Aug 2016 17:40 CET | Russian Federation

Russian company SmartLabs, a developer of solutions for IPTV and high-end set-top boxes, has launched a new service to design customer premises equipment (CPE)....

Velcom launches IPTV over PCs, notebooks

Published 24 Aug 2016 16:52 CET | Belarus

Belarusian mobile operator Velcom has launched IPTV services for holders of desk-top PCs and notebooks. The offer includes over 50 TV channels and a VoD-catalogue. On-net ...

Tricolor TV to switch to Mpeg-4

Published 24 Aug 2016 16:33 CET | Russian Federation

Russian satellite operator Tricolor TV plans to switch from the Mpeg-2 format, reports Comnews.ru. The operator plans to switch to the Mpeg-4 format in 2017. Tricolor TV ...

Spacecom in talks to be acquired by foreign firm

Published 24 Aug 2016 16:19 CET | Israel

Space Communication, which operates the Amos communications satellites, is in advanced talks to be acquired by an international company for an expected USD 285 million, ...

Teleplan, DHL open Sky distribution centre in Czech Republic

Published 24 Aug 2016 16:09 CET | Czech Republic, Germany

Teleplan, DHL and Sky Deutschland opened a new 13,600 square metre distribution and reverse supply chain centre at Panattoni Park Cheb, in the Czech Republic. The opening of ...

Eleven Sports partners RTL for Belgium, Luxembourg

Published 24 Aug 2016 15:22 CET | Belgium, Luxembourg

Eleven Sports Network entered into a strategic partnership with Belgian free-to-air broadcaster RTL, which will see Live Serie A football, plus the network's weekly football ...

Rio Media moves TV channels to lower frequencies due to LTE

Published 24 Aug 2016 15:17 CET | Czech Republic

Czech regional operator Rio Media announced that it is migrating the majority of TV channels to lower frequencies. The migration aims to increase the quality of cable TV ...

Arqiva to distribute Red Bull Media House content

Published 24 Aug 2016 15:16 CET | United Kingdom, World

UK network services provider Arqiva announced a new partnership with multi-platform media company Red Bull Media House to distribute live video sports content to ...

Hughes selects DHL to distribute satellite broadband kits

Published 24 Aug 2016 15:14 CET | Brazil

Global satellite services provider Hughes has selected DHL Supply Chain to distribute the equipment kits for its new broadband satellite service, which was launched in July ...

Kabelnoord to offer Fox Eredivisie free with top 3-play plan

Published 24 Aug 2016 14:50 CET | Netherlands

Dutch cable operator Kabelnoord is reducing prices for the Fox TV packages from 01 September. Fox Sports Eredivisie and Fox Sports Internationaal will each cost EUR 7.50 per ...

IBA shuts down Muvi TV

Published 24 Aug 2016 13:59 CET | Zambia

Zambia's Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has suspended broadcasting licences for Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi Tezhi Radio respectively for what it terms as ...

Sky signs up new advertisers for Bundesliga

Published 24 Aug 2016 12:18 CET | Germany

Sky reached record viewings in the past Bundesliga season with an average of 5.4 million contacts per match day, an increase of almost 9 percent compared to the previous ...

Showmax launches bandwidth capping feature

Published 24 Aug 2016 11:49 CET | South Africa

South Africa internet TV service ShowMax has introduced a bandwidth capping feature on most of its apps, and also a bandwidth calculator to quickly estimate weekly and ...

SFR Media names Courvoisier as director

Published 24 Aug 2016 11:26 CET | France

SFR announced the appointment of Clement Courvoisier as the director of digital activities at its media division. Starting on 19 September, Courvoisier will report into SFR ...

Tricolor TV grows revenues 34% in H1

Published 24 Aug 2016 11:06 CET | Russian Federation

Revenues of Russian satellite operator Tricolor TV grew by 34 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year to RUB 7.84 billion, reports Prime. EBITDA grew by 32 ...

GOtv Nigeria launches Lite bouquet

Published 24 Aug 2016 11:02 CET | Nigeria

GOtv Nigeria has launched a new bouquet known as GOtv Lite. The bouquet costs NGN 400 monthly, NGN 1,050 for three months and NGN 3,100 yearly. The initial package includes ...

Du supports launch of new Discovery channels in Mideast

Published 24 Aug 2016 10:47 CET | Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Discovery Networks announced it has signed an agreement with UAE-based operator Du as its official playout and distribution service provider across the Middle East and North ...

Sky offers entertainment subscription for hair salons

Published 24 Aug 2016 10:29 CET | Germany

Sky Business Solutions, Sky Germany's business customer segment for hospitality and hotels, has launched a new service for hair salons. The subscription includes the channels ...

DirecTV to air 'The Last Panthers' across Latin America

Published 24 Aug 2016 10:21 CET | Latin America

DirecTV Latin America (AT&T) has acquired the rights to European crime drama 'The Last Panthers', a pan-European co-production from Sky and France's Canal+. The series will ...

Google preparing hard for launch of Daydream VR service

Published 24 Aug 2016 09:54 CET | World

As it prepares for the introduction of its new Daydream service, Google has been investing heavily in virtual-reality films and programmes and is recruiting YouTube starts to ...

DirecTV, Claro dominate LatAm pay-TV subs - study

Published 24 Aug 2016 09:18 CET | Latin America

The pan-regional TV operations of AT&T (DirecTV/Sky) and America Movil (Claro TV) will together account for nearly half of Latin America's pay-TV subscriptions by the end of ...

Arris appoints new CEO

Published 24 Aug 2016 08:53 CET | World

Set-top box maker Arris has appointed Bruce McClelland its new CEO from 1 September. McClelland will start serving on the board of directors from the same date. Bob Stanzione ...

Fininvest requests EUR 570 mln in damages from Vivendi

Published 24 Aug 2016 08:18 CET | Italy

Fininvest, the holding company that owns 35 percent of Italian broadcaster Mediaset, has filed a lawsuit before a Milan court to force Vivendi to comply with its deal to ...

International Netflix subscribers to overtake US in 2018

Published 23 Aug 2016 15:33 CET | World

Netflix's recent territorial expansion is set to push the streaming service provider's customer base from the current figure of 79.9 million to the 100 million mark by 2018, ...


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