Pay TV Operators

Boyon report calls on DVB-T2 for all future French DTT channels

A report on the future of digital-terrestrial in France has called on the country to adopt the DVB-T2 standard for the launch of all future channels. Michel Boyon, the president of media regulator the CSA, yesterday presented a report on the future of the digital-terrestrial platform calling for the immediate adoption of DVB-T2 for all […]

Orange adds channels to pay TV line-up

French pay TV operator Orange has added a raft of new channels to its premium pay services. The France Telecom-owned operator has added movie network Allocine and the Poker Channel to its service. It has also struck carriage deals with adult broadcasters Hustler TV and Colmax TV that will see these channels made available on […]

Red Bee selected for Irish DTT listings

Broadcast services provider Red Bee Media has been selected as the sole supplier of TV and radio listings metadata for Saorview, Ireland’s free-to-air DTT service. 
Under the deal, Red Bee Media will create and deliver the electronic programme guide for the eight TV channels and ten radio stations currently available on Saorview. “Helping consumers to […]

Akado shareholders confirm Koresh as president

The shareholders of Russian service provider Akado have confirmed that former Comstar-UTS executive Viktor Koresh will be the company’s new president. Koresh was previously director-general of Comstar Regions, the Sistema-backed company’s operator in the Russian regions.

ADB delivers hybrid boxes to Canal Digital

Set-top vendor ADB is delivering hybrid DVRs to Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital. Canal Digital is launching an “enhanced consumer TV experience” using ADB-5720SX DVRs, pre-integrated with ADB’s Carbo user interface. “Canal Digital is a leading operator in the Nordic countries, renowned for high quality services,” said Krzysztof Bilinski, ADB’s executive vice-president. “It has […]

Mediaset launches channel in Israel

Mediaset Italia is to launch in Israel after distributor Chello Zone struck a carriage deal with Israeli cable platform HOT. The move means that the international version of the Italian commercial broadcaster will launch to around 900,000 HOT subscribers. It will air series from Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4. Patricio Teubal, head of […]

Liberty Global chooses KIT Digital for Horizon streaming service

Liberty Global has chosen online TV specialist  KIT Digital to design, build and host the platform to drive its new Horizon  IP-based video-on-demand and live streaming service. The Horizon online service will see the creation of an platform  that provides a single multi-lingual, multi-tenant, and multi-currency platform that can be rolled out across all the operator’s  […]

Canal Plus Overseas takes capacity with SES for Africa

Canal Plus  Overseas, the international subsidiary of French pay-TV operator Canal Plus, has contracted multiple transponders and signed a long-term agreement for its subsidiary Canal Plus Afrique to distribute the CanalSat pay-TV service in Africa over the SES-4 satellite at 338 degrees East. The new contract with SES includes renewed and additional capacity and will […]

Liberty Global adopts Metrological widgets for Horizon

Cable operator Liberty Global will adopt Metrological Media Innovations’s widget framework for its Project Horizon set-top, to be launched commercially in the Netherlands in the first quarter of next year. The Widget framework establishes a bridge between Internet delivered content and pay TV services in order to provide interactive applications and enhanced services. The Widget […]

Magyar Telekom takes more capacity on Amos

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has signed a deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom to provide additional capacity for its DTH service, T-Home SatTV, on the Amos platform at 4 degrees West. The US$7 million (EUR5 million) agreement comes on top of a previous deal, also valued at US$7 million. Magyar Telekom currently has over 260,000 […]