Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland wants to accelerate the deployment of its video-on-demand (VOD) portal Select Video on its cable network and provide almost its complete customer base with the service by the end of its business year 2014/15. R...
Russia’s fastest growing DTH platform Orion Express is stealing a march on its rivals by offering a three-year subscription free of charge to new customers. Read the story »
The Romanian DTH platform Focus Sat has reintroduced a portfolio of channels operated by the Antena Group into its offer. Read the story »
Astra Deutschland has launched a new Ultra HD showcase channel available as a free-to-air service on the satellite operator’s orbital position 19.2° East. Read the story »
The Japanese government has said it plans to start 4K and 8K Ultra HD broadcasting on BS channels by 2018. Read the story »
Hrvatski Telekom has cut the prices of services offered on its fibre-optic infrastructure. Read the story »
German family channel Super RTL has acquired a movie package from Splendid Animation, a new label of German movie rights dealer Splendid Film. Read the story »
LPR Hessen, the local media authority of German federal state Hessen, has opened a tender for the allocation of DTT capacity to a TV channel on a multiplex serving Frankfurt and surroundings. Read the story »
The competition is heating up now that the summer holidays are over, and BT is offering unlimited ADSL2+ for £8/m and an £80 Sainsbury's gift card.
RCS&RDS is continuing to reinforce its position as the leading cable operator in Romania. Read the story »
Agama Technologies has been contracted by Watson Nordic, a Finnish OTT multiscreen video service provider, to provide its DTV Monitoring Solution. Read the story »
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland has acquired the exclusive Formula E broadcasting rights and will show all races of the new FIA championship which features cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Read the story »
Self install FTTC has been around for a while and so many people have this type of install that many may not have realised the product was not commercially launched.
TRACE Group has extended an agreement with TVCABO, one of the leading pay-TV operators in Angola and Mozambique. Read the story »
Amazon says streaming by members of its Prime Instant Video has increased by over 70% following the debut of original and exclusive movies and TV shows. Read the story »
Ericsson and Polkomtel have successfully carried out the first test of LTE Broadcast technology in Poland. Read the story »
The demand for connectivity to mobile devices or just getting a broadband service to the rural areas of Europe is driving the desire for radio spectrum and the EU has outlined a set of proposals to make 700MHz an EU wide wireless broadband band.
Morten Søger has joined Xstream as their new director of global alliances. Read the story »
Must See TV is encouraging viewers to plan their evenings around the linear TV schedule, despite the apparent availability and convenience of on demand content. Read the story »
The race to get fibre based broadband available to 96% of premises in Wales continues, with another five cabinets going live in North Wales.
While some complain about the digital divide in the UK, with the pace that rural areas are catching up and sometimes passing urban areas, it is not so much a divide but a rapidly changing broadband landscape.