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BBC’s Thompson on defensive against Murdoch and Cameron

The BBC’s director general Mark Thompson has taken a sideswipe at News Corp’s James Murdoch, arguing that his 2009 MacTaggart lecture during the Edinburgh International 2009 Television Festival should be reassessed in light of recent events involving the media giant. Writing in the Guardian ahead of the 2011 Television Festival, Thompson said the only way […]

BSkyB’s studio deals threatened by Competition Commission probe

BSkyB could be forced to cut the number of studios it does exclusive movies deals with after a Competition Commission probe found that the pay TV provider’s deals with the majors restrict competition and reduce choice for customers.
 Sky has exclusive movie deals with each of the six studios. Last August, the UK communications regulator […]

Sky will show 3D Lion King

BSkyB will transmit a 3D version of Disney movie The Lion King on its 3D channel. Disney is launching  a 3D version of the film in movie theaters through September. UK pay TV operator Sky will then transit the 3D version on its TV channel in December and the regular 2D version will be screened […]

Cartoon Network launching UK HD channel

Turner Broadcasting is launching a high definition version of its kids channel Cartoon Network. The Cartoon Network HD service will roll out on the BSkyB pay TV platform in the UK on September 14. It marks the first HD channel launch from Turner in the UK. Shows that will be transmitted in HD include Ben […]

PBS to launch UK channel in November

PBS, the US Public Broadcast Service, is to launch a channel in the UK on November 1 on the BSkyB pay TV platform. PBS has secured a licence from media regulator Ofcom for the channel, which will be managed by Richard Kingsbury, previously the head of thematic channel provider UKTV’s Good Food and Yesterday channels. […]

BSkyB secures new Super League deal

BSkyB has signed a new deal securing coverage of Super League rugby for Sky Sports until the end of 2016. Under the deal, Sky Sports will have exclusive rights to matches for the 2012-16 seasons. The deal will mean that the satellite broadcaster will have held the rights to Super League rugby for 21 years […]

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