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Thread: News 20.11.2007

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    Heavy HD push for Kabel BW

    German cable operator Kabel BW, which serves the state of Baden Würtenberg, has launched a big HD push to attract more customers.
    Until January 15, new subscribers can buy the Humax PR-HD-1000 C HD cable tuners for 199 euro including a special voucher for a subscription to Premiere HD and Discovery HD.
    With eight channels on the network, Kabel BW has the widest HD offer of all German operators. The channels are Pro Sieben HD, Sat.1 HD, Anixe HD, Luxe HD, HD1, HD Campus TV Premiere HD and Discovery HD.
    In a related story, Kabel BW is expected to raise its basic digital subscription fee from 14.90 euro to 16.90 euro, the same as Kabel Deutschland KDG will charge in the new year.
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    Meldoy signs Arabsat distribution deal

    Five Meldoy channels will be carried on the Arabsat Badr-4 satellite following an agreement between the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and the International Company for Digital Media.
    The five channels are Melody Hits, Melody Arabia, Melody Aflam, Melody Tunes and Melody Trix. Additional new channels are now in the making. Arabsat’s Badr-4 at the 26° East Hot Spot has a potential audience more than 164 million viewers inside and outside Arab World.
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    Virgin Media strengthens VOD offering

    Virgin Media is to add over 80 hours of science, nature and lifestyle shows from the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel to its video on demand offering.
    Malcolm Wall, Chief Executive Officer of content at Virgin Media, commented: "We're thrilled to be expanding our on demand service with this exciting new content from Discovery and National Geographic Channels. We take pride in catering for an incredibly diverse audience, and along with our movies, kids entertainment and drama, we're delighted to be widening the appeal of our on-demand offering with these great new shows."
    Stephanie Holm, Head of Operations, National Geographic Channels said: "We are looking forward to Virgin's success in this inspiring endeavour. The way people are consuming content is rapidly changing, and we are delighted to be part of the continued evolution of distributing fantastic content on great platforms".
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    Wind to launch IPTV offer by Christmas

    Italian telecom operator Wind is putting the final touches to its IPTV offer that should launch in time for Christmas.
    According to director general, Fabrizio Bona, Wind will not be a content producer but only a distributor. The TV offer will include all of the Sky Italia channels available on satellite, Italian digital terrestrial TV channels and many other thematic channels that will be added later. He says that prices will be low, in line with the company’s strategy, and there will also be the possibility of combining other fixed line services such as broadband internet and voice.
    Wind’s IPTV subscribers will get the latest set-top box model produced by Motorola, which it will distribute exclusively in Italy. The digital box will manage both IPTV and DTT channels and will have a 160 GB hard disk.
    Currently, only Fastweb has an established presence in the Italian IPTV market with 200,000 subscribers. Telecom Italia launched its service Alice this month and Tiscali was supposed to have launched before the end of 2007 but there is still no official confirmation.
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    ITV sells stake in MUTV

    ITV has sold its one-third stake in Manchester United Television to the football club.
    Manchester United purchased the stake for Ł3.3m. It now holds two thirds of MUTV, with the remainder held by Sky.
    "This is another step in ITV's ongoing non-core asset disposal programme, which has seen us successfully raise over Ł500 million since the merger in 2004," said Tom Betts, ITV's commercial and acquisitions director. "We leave MUTV in great shape and wish them every ongoing success for the future."
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    Orange Spain tests 'mobile HD'

    The Spanish subsidiary of telecommunications operator Orange has begun HDTV or high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) tests on 3G mobile gadgets through a pilot project.
    The operator is offering the content of three channels which already exist in standard definition on mobile phones. The three channels are MTV, National Geographic Channel and Sci-Fi.
    HSDPA technology allows to programming on mobile equipments with 2.5 times the quality of conventional signals. From 6.5 frames per second the technology increases viewing to 20 frames per second so even subtitles can be read.
    As well as the three channels, Orange will also offer matches from the ABC basketball league. The company hopes to begin commercialization of this project next year.
    Orange hopes some 225 million users will get mobile TV in Europe by the end of 2008. The company forecasts 114 million users by the end of 2007.
    Mobile TV is also a niche market for advertisers. Last year worldwide mobile TV advertising was estimated to be worth EUR870 million and this year this number will increase to EUR1,500 million. But this is nothing compared to the expectations for 2011: EUR11,300 million.
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