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TDF names suppliers for DTT VOD delivery

French transmission services provider TDF has chosen conditional access provider Viaccess, content push technology specialist Quadrille and set-top box software specialist 27M to deliver premium content to video-on-demand channels’ subscribers on digital-terrestrial TV. TDF has been offering push-VOD services on the DTT network to broadcasters on a trial basis since earlier this year. Programmes are […]

MAXtv adds news channel

Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom has added Croatian news channel 24sata TV to its MAXtv IPTV service. The channel offers short 10-minute news clips covering events in Croatia and around the world, and also provides coverage of show business and sports news. Since May, MAXtv has also been carrying international news channels Sky News, France 24 […]

M6 to sue Duroux

French broadcaster M6 is set to take Axel Duroux, the new general director of rival TF1, to court, according to financial daily Les Echos. Duroux is a member of M6’s supervisory board and the broadcaster claims he has access to sensitive and strategic information. It said occupying both positions is not appropriate and as a […]

Ziggo to carry Dutch public broadcaster’s HD services

The Netherlands’ public broadcaster will launch HD versions of Nederland 1, 2 and 3 on July 4, beginning with coverage of the Tour de France. Cable operator Ziggo has said it will carry the three public HD channels without additional charges. The channels will initially carry a mix of native HD and upconverted programming. 

Prisa appeals against pay-DTT plans

Spanish media group Prisa is to appeal against the government’s decision to allow all DTT channel operators to broadcast pay-TV channels. The Spanish government had intended to grant pay-TV licences on case-by-case basis but has since decided that all operators that broadcast nationally can operate a pay channelPrisa, owner of pay-TV platform Digital Plus, said […]

Multimedia Polska reduces investment but eyes acquisitions

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska is to spend PLN40m to 50m (€9m to €11m) less on investments this year compared to last year but is interested in acquisitions, according to local media reports. Multimedia is use its own funds for investments this year because of the difficulty in reaching agreements with banks during the economic […]

Stofa adds TV 2 Sputnik to digital

Danish cable operator Stofa has added domestic channel TV 2 Sputnik to its digital package. The channel carries content produced by the TV 2, TV 2 Charlie, TV 2 Zulu and TV 2 News family, and additional US-produced programming, including Ugly Betty and Harper’s Island.

Baltkom concedes defeat on DTT

Latvian cable operator Baltkom has said it will discontinue its trial transmission of digital-terrestrial TV services as soon as incumbent telco Lattelecom launches its own DTT services. The decision follows an unsuccessful challenge by Baltkom against the Latvian government’s decision to award the licence to operate DTT services to Lattelecom. Baltkom has been testing services […]

Astrium signs Eutelsat capacity deal

Satellite manufacturer and services provider Astrium has signed a five-year deal to take 36MHz of capacity on satellite operator Eutelsat’s new W2A satellite. Astrium Services, through its Toulouse-based subsidiary London Satellite Exchange, plans to use the capacity to complement the commercial communication services it currently supplies to Africa. W2A, located at the 10° East orbital […]

Spacecom’s Amos-3 broadcasts Nat Geo Wild

Satellite operator Spacecom has announced that Nat Geo has launched its latest channel National Geographic Wild in Romania using the Amos-3 satellite. The channel is uplinked via the INTV teleport in Prague and Spacecom is providing both satellite capacity and encryption services using a Viaccess conditional access system.