Author Archives: Rapid TV News

 

Muslim leaders ban NTV channel in Kenya

Website: Rapid TV News Muslim leaders in the north of Kenya have prohibited all public viewing of the privately-owned NTV channel. The ban extends throughout the Kenyan district of Mandera. BBC.. more
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Discovery to reach 100m US homes

Website: Rapid TV News Documentary and factual broadcasting giant Discovery is about to top 100m USA subscribing homes. Discovery Networks is celebrating its 25th Anniversary year (it first went on air.. more
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SeaChange sells Casa Systems

Website: Rapid TV News VOD specialist SeaChange has sold its stake in IPTV/DOCSIS company Casa Systems. It will book a US$25.2m pre-tax gain on the five-year investment. SeaChange International sold its.. more
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Samsung and SES Astra partner on 3D

Website: Rapid TV News South Korean electronics company Samsung is helping SES Astra in its 3D promotion efforts. Samsung will supply its 3D-TV models to retailers to showcase Astra’s 3D test transmissions. Ferdinand Kayser, President and CEO of SES Astra, said: “The new Astra 3D.. more
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Triple play boosts Virgin Media

UK cableco Virgin Media has surprised analysts with the largest net growth in subscribers in the four years since it merged with NTL and Telewest. Virgin has added a net 38,300 new subs in the three months to the end of March. Virgin Media, which.. more
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Saudi billionaire wants own news service

Website: Rapid TV News As if the Middle East doesn’t already have sufficient all-news channels, it is reported that Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal wants his own news service to compete with market leaders Al Jazeera and MBC’s Al Arabiya. Prince Alwaleed told.. more
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AETN UK’s History Channel Goes To Romania

Website: Rapid TV News AETN says Romanian cable operators Telemach and DCS are now carrying its History factual channel. History is fully localised for Romanian viewers. The channel offers programmes that cover a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from ancient to contemporary history, technology.. more
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Al Jazeera news breaks Ofcom rules

Website: Rapid TV News International viewers to news programmes must not be shown images that are disturbing or too graphic, says UK television regulator Ofcom. Ofcom has ruled that a news broadcast by Doha-based news channel Al Jazeera (but licensed by Ofcom) that featured video.. more
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Japan gives STBs to low income families in Ecuador

Website: Rapid TV News Poorer viewers in Ecuador will be the main beneficiaries of a 40,000 set-top box donation being made by Japanese manufacturers ahead of the nation’s adoption of the Japanese/Brazilian ISDB transmission system. Ecuador’s Superintendent of Telecommunications, Fabián Jaramillo, says that Japan would.. more
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i-Cable strikes free-to-air World Cup deal

Website: Rapid TV News Hong Kong cable operator i-Cable has agreed to let free-to-air networks ATV and TVB broadcast a selection of matches from the forthcoming soccer World Cup – but only if they broadcast the entire coverage, adverts and all. ATV and TVB’s digital-terrestrial.. more
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