Pay TV Operators

TDC launches TV apps

Danish telco TDC has launched a range of TV apps. The first six apps will provide access to the user’s digital pictures (HomeDisk), weather, Danish radio services, music via TDC Play, information about today’s Danish general election and news in partnership with newspaper Jyllands-Posten. A service from another newspaper, Berlingske Tidende, will be added in […]

Volia hires marketing chief

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has named Jaroslav Humeniuk as chief marketing officer. Humeniuk will be responsible for all aspects of managing strategy, including managing the development, implementation and promotion of the company’s expanding range of products. He was previously head of business analysis at mobile operator Kyivstar, and was also involved in the launch of […]

SeeSaw loses more executives

Troubled UK online video service SeeSaw has lost another three key executives, following the decision by former Channel 4 CEO Michael Jackson not to take up his role as chairman at the beginning of this month. The latest three executives to resign are commercial director Matt Rennie, platform controller John Keeling and product director Richard […]

Primacom offers autumn promotions

German cable operator Primacom has begun offering a TV package consisting of 200 channels, including 10 in HD for €9.99 per month during a promotional period. Customers signing up before October 31 will pay €9.99 for the first six months and €19.99 thereafter. They will also be able to watch the Family package for free […]

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 […]