Google in talks over online TV service

Google has reportedly approached media companies about licensing content for an internet TV service, in a bid to offer a cable TV-style service over the web. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Google has made “made overtures to some programmers in recent months” about the initiative, and is looking to license linear channels – […]

Denmark’s TDC appoints channels head

Danish telco TDC Group has appointed the former CEO of the Danish national lottery gaming company, Jens Aaløse, as senior executive vice president of its newly established channels business.  TDC, which is parent company of Danish cable operator YouSee, announced in May a major restructure that created the new Channels business unit, encompassing all call centres […]

Value of South African soccer rights rockets

Broadcasters will be asked to pay up to R150 million (€15.2 million) for South African soccer rights in the next round of bidding, a South African Football Association (Safa) official has said. State broadcaster SABC paid R30 million for the rights last time they were up for grabs. Its deal with the Safa has now […]