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Deutsche Telekom to spend €6 billion on European network expansion

Timotheus Höttges

Deutsche Telekom will spend more than €6 billion on a Europe-wide network expansion through 2018, in a bid to offer a “standardised platform” for the likes… Read more

BBC director general outlines digital direction

BBC director general Tony Hall

BBC director general Tony Hall has spoken out in support of changing the licence fee for “the internet age” and outlined a number of planned… Read more

Vodafone to upgrade Ono’s TiVo platform

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Vodafone Spain is set to expand ONO’s TV service and upgrade its TiVo platform, following its takeover of the Spanish cable operator last year.  TiVo… Read more

Netflix sets March launch date for Australia, New Zealand

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Netflix is due to launch its subscription video-on-demand service in Australia and New Zealand on March 24, it has announced.  Netflix will be available on… Read more

MultiChoice hires former Viacom exec as content chief

David Booth

MultiChoice Africa has appointed former Viacom, Virgin Media and Channel 4 executive David Booth as its chief content officer.  Booth, who joined the Naspers-owned pay… Read more

Orange signs deal with Sony Pictures Television

Mozart in the Jungle

French pay TV operator Orange has inked a volume deal with Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Television. The deal, between SPT and OCS gives the French… Read more

Tele Columbus reports TV declines

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German cable operator Tele Columbus reported a slight dip in unique TV subscriber numbers for its fourth quarter and full year 2014 results.  The firm… Read more

DOCSIS channel shipments hit record 4.8 million

Jeff Heynen

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) channel shipments climbed by 114% in 2014, hitting a record 4.8 million worldwide, according to IHS-owned Infonetics Research.… Read more

Motive updates TabletTV UK

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TV technology provider Motive has released the first update to its TabletTV platform in the UK, promising new capabilities and improved performance. Motive said that… Read more

T-Mobile Czech Republic taps Allegro DVT for mobile TV

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T-Mobile Czech Republic has partnered with digital video technology firm Allegro DVT for the launch of its new mobile TV platform.  T-Mobile has selected Allegro DVT’s… Read more