BBC confirms Olympic 3D coverage

The BBC has confirmed that it will air some Olympic events, including the men’s 100 metre final, in 3D. The public broadcaster will also deliver 3D coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies and a highlights package at the end of each day. 3D content will be available via the BBC’s HD channel on all […]

CME’s Voyo launches on Samsung TVs

Pan-CEE broadcast group CME has inked a deal with Samsung to make the Voyo catch-up service available on Samsung connected TVs. The deal means that consumers buying the relevant TV set will be able to access a raft of paid-for content from Voyo, the subscription and transaction-based VOD service that CME has rolled out in […]

Tellenbach: TVN and Canal Plus to retain stakes in merged operation

TVN and Canal Plus Group intend to retain their stakes in their joint pay TV company, despite interest expressed by Telekomunikacja Polska (TP) in taking a stake, according to reports. TVN and Canal Plus agreed in December to create a joint enterprise, merging respective pay TV services ‘n’ and Cyfra Plus into one company, under […]

TF1 revenues remain stable

TF1 said it expects revenues will remain flat this year, despite economic uncertainties. The Bouygues-owned French broadcaster posted revenues of €2.6 billion for 2011, the same amount as a year earlier. Revenue from the Broadcasting France division totalled €2.1 billion, up 1.2% due to strong performances from TF1 Entreprises, e-TF1 and the Production business. Revenue […]

Eurosport extends skiing deal

Sports broadcaster Eurosport has extended its rights deal with the International Ski Federation (FIS) for a range of skiing events. The new deal runs through the 2015/16 season and covers FIS World Cup events as well as ski jumping, cross country and freestyle skiing events.
The new deal gives Eurosport live TV rights across its European […]

EBU launches integrated production programme

The European Broadcasting Union has launched a new strategic programme that aims to help members to integrate production processes for multiplatform distribution. “Traditionally, broadcasters have produced content for their different platforms using separate facilities. Attempts to access content for integrated and networked production have therefore been costly and have usually relied on customised, and therefore […]

CTC Media signs Globecast to distribute international channel

CTC Media will see its international channel available to more than 120 million television households across Western and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia after the Russian broadcaster inked a deal with satellite service provider Globecast. The company will have its international network – CTC International – made […]

Chello Multicanal chooses Actus for monitoring

Israel-based media monitoring and management specialist Actus Digital has been chosen by Liberty Global’s content arm Chellomedia to provide its Actus monitoring and analysis system to Chello Multicanal’s Barcelona facility. The Actus installation is used by Chello Multicanal staff including the programming department to monitor all distributed channels, advertising for proof of delivery of commercials, […]

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution names sales chief

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, the international sales arm of the Hollywood studio, has appointed Edward Anderson as vice president, international free television. Anderson is an entertainment lawyer who joins from his own law firm Anderson General & Entertainment Law. Before setting this up he worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He will work across all […]

EU spectrum policy under threat at WRC, says EBU

European radio spectrum policy is threatened by moves being made at the current World Radio Conference (WRC-12) in Geneva, according to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The EBU has warned that the EU’s Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP), which is due to be approved this week by the European Parliament, is under threat because of […]