Telekom Slovenije in Macedonian DTT win

Telco Telekom Slovenije has won a tender for a 10-year DTT licence in Macedonia, according to local reports. The Slovenian company was the only bidder for the licence, which was granted by the Agency for Electronic Communication. The telco is expected to invest over €10m in the DTT network this year in order to offer […]

Com Hem to shut down former UPC analogue offer

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is to shut down the basic analogue offer distributed via the former UPC Sweden network, affecting about 100,000 subscribers in Stockholm. Com Hem will begin shutting down the Analog-TV Bas package on July 1 following its SEK100m (€9m) upgrade of the Stockholm network. Customers will be offered a digital package […]

Belgacom to offer new basic package with HD

Belgian telco Belgacom is launching a new HD-inclusive TV offer to drive uptake of its services following the May 19 end of the initial free-to-air phase of its HDTV launch. Belgacom TV Comfort, which will replace the existing Classic Plus offer, will include five HD channels and will cost €12.50 a month, or €18.50 a […]

NDS signs EPG licensing deal

Conditional access specialist NDS has signed a multi-year licence agreement with Macrovision Solutions for electronic programme guide (EPG) patents. The agreement provides NDS with a licence to the EPG patents under Macrovision’s Gemstar patent portfolio and allows NDS to offer licensed EPGs to its pay-TV platform operator customers in specified countries. 

Channel One Russia and Baraem launch on Neuf/SFR

Russian-language TV channel Channel One Russia and Arabic pre-school channel Baream have launched in France via IPTV operator Neuf/SFR. Channel One Russia, which offers TV series, films and sports coverage, is available for €1 a month on channel 548. Al Jazeera-owned Baraem is available to all neufbox TV subscribers on channel 423. Both channels are […]

Mediaset to boost cinema offer

Mediaset is to enhance its Premium Gallery cinema offer on May 8 with the launch of film channel Premium Cinema and the re-launch of Studio Universal. Premium cinema will offer 12 films per day without commercial breaks. Studio Universal will offer US films, with 11 films being shown each day. The two channels will join […]

BT launches home and mobile broadband package

UK telco BT has launched a new home and mobile broadband package that costs £15.65 (€17.35) per month. BT Total Broadband offers up to 8Mbps wireless broadband at home and free 1GB monthly mobile broadband usage. 

RTE wants Irish DTT review

Irish state broadcaster RTE is understood to have asked the government to review the plans for DTT roll out in the country. The news follows last week’s decision by the Boxer-led consortium, which won a tender to provide DTT services, to hand back the licence. Local reports suggest that RTE, which is building the […]

News Corp names MySpace chief

News Corp has named Owen Van Natta as CEO of its MySpace social networking subsidiary. Van Natta, who will report to chief digital officer Jonathan Miller, was previously chief revenue officer and vice-president of operations at Facebook.