Broadcasters


CNBC launches connected TV app for EMEA

CNBC has launched its first connected TV app for the EMEA region. The CNBC Real-Time TV app gives users access to content from the business and financial news broadcaster’s TV and online platforms via connected TVs and Blu-ray players from Panasonic, Philips and Samsung. The app is also available on Virgin Media’s TiVo platform in […]

Al Jazeera Sports chooses Newtec

Broadcaster Al Jazeera Sports Channels will use technology from satellite communication specialist Newtec and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) to receive its multimedia content. Aljazeera has invested in several Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite (MENOS) TV interactive terminals from Newtec. The technology will be used to receive TV and data from key sporting events. […]

MTG launches pay TV on connected TVs

Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched a pay TV service on Samsung connected TVs. The Nordic-based broadcaster’s Viaplay on-demand platform is now available to Samsung Smart TV and [email protected] owners across the Nordic region. Viaplay offers premium live sports coverage, thousands of blockbuster movies, TV series and catch-up services on various connected devices including computers, […]

Walt Disney strikes download deals for France

The Walt Disney Company is to make a raft of its hit US series available for download in France one day after their US premiere. This comes as the international distribution arm of the Hollywood studio has struck a deal with a raft of platforms to make shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Body of Proof, […]

Channel 4 unveils VOD results

British ad-supported public broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled its latest results for its online vide-on-demand service 4oD with 242 million views in the first seven months of the year, up 20.9%. The number of views in July reached 29 million, while the average minutes per view was 24 minutes. The top shows in July were […]

Eurosport toasts five million app downloads

Eurosport’s mobile apps have been downloaded five million times since it launched two years ago. The sports broadcaster said that its it Eurosport.com live sports news and Eurosport Player live streaming apps, available on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android devices, receive on average 650,000 daily visitors. Eurosport launched its free Eurosport.com app for iPhone in […]

Lagardère increases profit in broadcast division

French media giant Lagardère increased profits at its TV channels, programme production and distribution and magazines division Lagardère Active. Lagardère Active reported first half recurring operating profit of €52 million, up €16 million year-on-year. Excluding the International Magazine business, recurring operatingprofit totaled €20 million, up €2million. The company said the growth was down in part […]

EBU to present technical advances amongst members

The European Broadcasting Union will demonstrate the depth of technological media innovation and experience among the public service broadcasters that make up the EBU Membership at IBC. According to the EBU, the advent of large HD domestic screens has made consumers hungrier than ever for higher quality broadcast transmissions. 1080p/50 is a format at the […]

Channel 4 News arrives on 4oD

Channel 4 is adding news programming to its catch-up platform 4oD. The broadcaster’s weekday Channel 4 News programmes will be available for 24 hours after broadcast via the 4oD website and iPad app. Vicky Taylor, commissioning editor new media, news and current affairs at Channel 4 News said, “4oD is the most successful commercial player […]

All Go for TLC in Malta

Discovery is launching its female skewing network TLC in Malta after striking a deal with pay TV operator Go. This will be the channel’s first launch in the country and is part of its expansion internationally as it hopes to launch in 75 countries and 100 million global homes by the end of the year. […]