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    Soccer TV rights at Man Utd may be split up
    Manchester United’s takeover by US sports tycoon Malcolm Glazer could see the Premier League’s collective negotiation of TV rights broken up. This would significantly weaken the Premier League’s hand and possibly open the door for other big clubs to follow. Glazer, who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers American football team, has won control of Man Utd. He now has more than 70 per cent of the club and wants to buy the rest of United’s shares giving a total price of around Ł790m. Observers believe Glazer sees a lot more value in Man Utd’s TV rights than it currently achieves through the Premier League deal. [May 15]

    New Yorkshire film channel starting on Sky
    A new film channel exclusively showing content from Yorkshire and the Humber will be launched on Sky Digital at the end of the year. Called 'Propeller', it will initially broadcast for six hours a day showing local-produced hits such as The Full Monty, Brassed Off and Calendar Girls. The region is building a stable of independent producers and digital media companies and hopes to further boost this with the new channel. The channel is being financed by a Ł2.9m deal from Yorkshire Forward, a regional development agency. [May 15]

    E4 announces start of 24 hour transmissions
    E4 has announced that it will begin broadcasting 24 hours a day later this year, with a new Music Zone block of programming being shown from 6am to 2pm daily. The channel, which is usually on air from 2pm to 4am each day, will provide live streaming coverage from the Big Brother house during the series' soon-to-launch sixth season and once that e*** the new schedule will begin. [May 15]

    Eurosport launches cash machine ad campaign
    British Eurosport has become the first TV broadcaster to use cash machines for an advertising campaign targeting viewers outside its regular audience. The campaign is running across ATMs in 54 London Underground stations and is projected to deliver more than 300,000 advertising one-to-ones in a two-week period. The campaign, called ‘Spend your summer with British Eurosport’, showcases live coverage of the 2005 French Open, Tour de France, World Superbikes and the UEFA Women’s European Championships. Pierre-Jean Sebert, managing director of British Eurosport, said: “In our very crowded marketplace, I am pleased we are the first TV broadcaster to utilise this technology, and have no doubt others will follow.” [May 14]

    Jackpot TV games channel launches on Sky
    A new interactive games and quiz channel has been added to Sky's line-up. Jackpot TV has launched on Sky Digital channel 275, and is on air from 10am until 10pm each day. [May 15]

    Music channels shuffled in Sky Digital EPG
    Several music channels in Sky Digital's line-up have been shuffled around in the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). MTV Hits has moved from 441 to 442, MTV2 has moved from 442 to 445, and VH1 has moved from 445 to 441. [May 13]

    New Home2 shopping TV channel unveiled
    Enteraction TV is launching ‘Home2', a new brand-based shopping channel on Sky Digital in September. BT is reported to be the first big brand to sign up to the channel, with the company airing two hours of programming every day. Home2 will be integrated into BT's digital media strategy and will be supported through BT's other marketing activity. Mark Cullen, CEO, said the channel would be like a huge shopping mall on TV and would allow viewers to tune in and watch entertaining programming while finding out about special offers and information on top bra***. [May 14]

    Mobile phone TV channels list is announced
    Mobile phone company O2 and NTL have revealed the first batch of channels that will be offered in their line-up for the upcoming mobile TV service in Oxford. The channels include Cartoon Network, CNN, Discovery Channel, Sky News and Sky Travel. The six-month trial begins performance testing in July 2005 prior to roll out to 350 O2 customers early in September 2005. A total of 16 TV channels will be available to O2 customers in the Oxford area using the new Nokia 7710 ha***et. Designed to test and showcase the televisual capabilities of the next generation of mobile phones, the trial will look at how people choose to catch up on their favourite TV shows, watch the latest music videos and keep up to date with the news and sport when on the move. [May 13]

    Discovery Home to start time-shifted channel
    Discovery Home & Health has begun test brpadcasts of a new time-shifted version of the channel. Discovery Home & Health +1 will show programmes of Home & Health an hour later and is expected to launch on Sky Digital channels 155 or 156. It can be seen at 11.876GHz/H (SR 27.5, FEC 2/3). [May 14]

    Interactive multimedia player to be tested by BBC
    Ashley Highfield, Director of BBC New Media, has revealed the BBC is to launch a full consumer trial of an interactive media player. From September a 5,000 strong panel will have access to all BBC programmes aired for a week after broadcast. Highfield said the system had worked well in testing and a full consumer trial was the next step in building multimedia access to all programmes. [May 13]

    National Geographic Channel could be sold
    US media mogul John Malone has signalled he may be interested in buying the National Geographic Channel in return for selling a stake he built up in rival News Corp back to the company. News Corp owns about 67 per cent of Nat Geo’s US operations and 50 per cent of the international subsidiary. Any deal to buy the National Geographic Channel would require the go-ahead of the National Geographic Society, a non-profit group. [May 15]

    Sky News presenters to get their own shows
    Sky News' presenters Julie Etchingham, Jeremy Thompson and Kay Burley are to get their own shows on the rolling news channel when it relaunches later this year. Burley will front her show from noon till 2pm, Thompson will present his from 5-6.30pm, and Etchingham will anchor her show between 7pm and 8pm. The head of Sky News, Nick Pollard, says the changes are the "biggest step forward in Sky News' development since our launch 16 years ago". [May 14]

    BBC claimed to be 'hogging' Freeview capacity
    Commercial broadcasters believe the BBC could free up space for another four Freeview channels using the same methods employed by fellow multiplex controller Crown Castle. The comments follow Crown's decision to lease two new Freeview slots earlier this year. However, the BBC is reported to be refusing to lease any space to commercial users. [May 13]

    Former Sky boss drafted in at ailing Oz network
    Former Sky chief Sam Chisholm has been hired to boost the TV ratings at Australia's Nine network following a severe decline in audience numbers. Chisholm has been put in charge of Channel Nine, Australia's biggest commercial network, in a bid to claw back lost ground from rival Channel Seven. [May 15]

    More digital TV news in brief...
    Overload on Sky Digital channel 166 has relaunched as 'TTV'... Vectone Tamil has changed its name to Vectone Music on Sky Digital channel 832... A radio station called Big L has launched on Sky Digital channel 940... Cable TV operator Telewest's first quarter financial results have shown an increase in operating income of 26 per cent compared with 2004. Telewest also said it expects to fully acquire shopping channel company Sit-Up TV in June... BBC3 sketch show Little Britain picked up two Golden Rose awards at the 2005 Rose d'Or Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland... EuroNews has appointed Michael Peters as Managing Director. He joined the channel seven years ago and is promoted from the position of Deputy Managing Director... The BBC is bracing itself for major disruption after staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against Director General Mark Thompson's proposal for huge job cuts
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    Default Nine network

    Channel 9 network is the worst Tv provider in Australia,
    because most of the sports are controlled by them.
    They only delayed telecast of sports eg Rugby league.
    They will only put in live to oppose another super hit programme
    on other network, eg Lions AFL playing against other teams.
    I have never dependant on Brisbane news from Nine,
    I always stick to .SBS ,ABC.and Seven-Central.
    The other thing I hate is that millionare show, the host thinks he is the
    king of TV, and AFL



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