BBC bosses have been told to learn lessons from the failure of the BBC Store download service and their purchase of travel guide publishers Lonely Planet when embarking on new commercial ventures. The corporation is expected to become more commercial in the coming years as it seeks to reduce reliance on the Licence Fee by […]
A new free to air channel from one of the world’s largest names in entertainment should be something to get get excited about, but the UK launch of the Paramount Network UK is sadly a pretty damp squib.
Existing regulations set down qualifying criteria for dramas, animation and documentary programmes, video games and films to pass in order to be classified as British and so attract tax relief which is seen as an important tool to attract film and content makers to the UK.
Netgem’s new Freeview Play compatible NetBox HD streaming box and Soundbox HD mark a shift in approach for the firm which has traditionally been content with powering TV services for ISPs and telcos looking to add value to their packages.
Previously Controller of Business Strategy at the BBC, Halton has helped guide the DTT/IPTV platform from initial concept to a platform used daily by more than 3m customers, including those subscribing to BT and TalkTalk’s pay-TV services.
The service is being enabled via a software update that includes various bug fixes and is launching for users of BT’s T2100 & T2200 models.
Earlier this year both BT and Sky retained access to the nation’s most watched sporting contest, with Sky scooping the rights to 128 matches across various rights packages and BT winning 32.