Ono launches online EPG

Spanish cable operator Ono has launched an online electronic programme guide (EPG). The EPG includes expanded programme information for the next seven days for more than 150 channels. Users are able to configure the guide so it features their favourite channels. The EPG also includes information on more than 2,500 VOD titles.

Deutsche Telekom chooses football production partner

German telco Deutsche Telekom is set to announce Deutsche Sportfersehen as the production partner for its IPTV coverage of the Bundesliga football league, according to newspaper Handelsblatt. Deutsche Telekom will end its relationship with pay-TV operator Premiere, which had produced the telco’s football coverage in the past. The telco is expected to reveal Deutsche Sportfersehen, […]

ITV starts search for new CEO after Grade

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has started looking for a new CEO following the news that Michael Grade will relinquish the position later this year. Grade, a former chief executive of Channel 4 and BBC chairman, is currently chairman and CEO of ITV, which has seen its profits crash as the TV advertising market contracts. […]

TSBc leases additional occasional use capacity

Nordic satellite operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has signed a contract with SES Sirius for the provision of satellite capacity in the Nordic region. The three-year agreement will provide TSBc with 36MHz of capacity on Sirius 4 at 5° East. TSBc said the additional capacity will be used for dedicated occasional use broadcasts within the […]

Irdeto launches software-based CA

Conditional access company Irdeto has launched a conditional access system with a new software client. Irdeto said its new Universal Client is designed to meet the needs of broadcasters that require a cost-effective and secure content security solution that can be integrated with various of low-cost devices. The company said the solution is ideal for […]

RTE launches online video player

Irish public broadcaster RTE has launched an online video catch-up service that will allow viewers to watch programmes for up to 21 days after their TV launch. The service will initially launch with 200 hours of programming, mainly RTE produced series. The broadcaster, which is selling 15 second pre-roll advertising spots before shows, also hopes […]

AEPOC extends anti-piracy support to eastern Europe

AEPOC, the anti-piracy organization, has announced its support for preventing audio-visual piracy in Eastern European countries. During a recent board meeting held in Prague, the organisation said it was committed to extending its anti-piracy focus to eastern Europe.AEPOC said building increased public awareness as to why piracy is so harmful is key. The organisation said […]

Telefonica and United Internet place Hansenet bid

Spanish telco Telefonica and German ISP United Internet have made an offer for Telecom Italia’s Hansenet unit, according to local reports. The two companies are understood to have placed first round non-binding offers for Hansenet, which has been valued at approximately €1bn by analysts.

SES signs Turner deal for CNN

Satellite operator SES Americom-New Skies has signed a five-year distribution and contribution agreement with Turner Broadcasting System for the delivery of news channel CNN to and from Europe and the Middle East. Turner is leasing two transponders with a total of 72MHz of capcity aboard the NSS-7 satellite. The same satellite is also providing the […]

Virgin signs VOD deals

UK cable operator Virgin Media is bulking up its video-on-demand service after striking a range of content and technology deals. The operator has renewed its deal with Seachange International-owned TV technology company On Demand Group to provide management services and back end support for its VOD platform. This comes as Virgin Media has also struck […]