BBC Worldwide today announced that it has appointed Philip Vincent as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect. Mr Vincent was appointed Acting CFO in June 2010. Previously he has served in a number of senior roles at BBC Worldwide including Deputy CFO, Group FD Broadcast & Digital, CFO Global Channels and [...]
Posts from ‘November, 2010’
Bosses of Austrian public broadcaster ORF have apologised for screening last week’s Sunday evening lottery show for a second time this weekend. ORF officials confirmed today that the “Brieflos-Show” programme aired last weekend had already been screened the previous week. They explained that a technical error meant its main broadcasting server picked a backup version [...]
The Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) has launched video-on-demand (VOD) services that provide subtitles in English, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese for foreign workers and multicultural families in Korea. A total of 2,900 TV shows, spanning from entertainment to information programmes, will have the embedded subtitles.
The multilingual service provided by KBS has two-way functions, as the viewers [...]
The Bishops of Central America decided, at the Plenary Assembly held in Costa Rica from 22-26 November, to create a network of Catholic radio stations in the region. “There are 60 radio stations broadcasting in Central America and they fulfill a key role in the public relations of the life of the Church,” said Bishop [...]
European Union competition watchdogs today announced an antitrust probe into Google, investigating whether the Internet giant has abused its dominant position in the online search market. “The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google Inc. has abused a dominant position in online search,” Brussels watchdogs said in a statement.
The “Voice of Lebanon, voice of freedom and dignity” (VOL) radio station will resume its broadcast at midnight tonight under the management of the Phalange Party on 100.3 and 100. 5 FM, employees said in a news conference yesterday.
The station’s deputy director Georges Yazbek warned third parties against broadcasting under the same name, a step [...]
New Caledonian television viewers have been given access to eight digital channels - less than a year before analogue broadcasts will be stopped. France’s Audiovisual Council announced the switch as it extended digital TV to its overseas territories, saying it will ensure equal treatment with mainland France. All but one of the stations are French.
Canada’s TV regulator has denied a bid by cable music video channel MuchMusic to become HalfasMuchMusic. MuchMusic-parent CTV asked the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to amend the broadcast license for the cable channel so music videos would go from 50% to 25% of the programing schedule.
The request came as music videos, once the [...]
President Dmitry Medvedev’s annual address to Russia’s parliament on Tuesday, 30 November will be broadcast to more than 100 countries in 40 languages. The speech will be broadcast from the Kremlin online in Russian and translated into English, Spanish and Arabic. “After that certain parts of it will be replayed in 36 foreign languages used [...]
The Ministry of Communications & Information Technologies of Azerbaijan informs that on 14-16 December in Minsk (Belarus) there will be held the 4th meeting of the Working Group of Technical Experts on the use of radio frequency resource of networks of simultaneous sound broadcasting of the RCC in the range of MW/LW. At this meeting [...]
Dutch Public Broadcasting (NPO) has put on ice its plan to create a seventh radio network dealing with social issues, because of the need to save 200 million euros. The intention was that the highly successful daytime format of Radio 5, the network for the over 50s which can be heard in adjacent countries on [...]
A package of Mandarin TV channels was delivered to an Australian audience via broadband today, as FetchTV, an emerging Internet Service Provider, launched the Great Wall TV Package (GWTV) from China, which enrolls China’s TV channels and overseas TV services. As the largest Chinese TV package, GWTV has launched its services in countries and regions [...]
Text of report by Cambridge-based independent Broadband TV News website, on 29 November
A Sky News branded channel in the Arabic language is to make its debut in the MENA region following an agreement between Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp (ADMIC), a private investment company owned by HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and [...]
Egypt’s Nilesat satellite company has decided to take Iran’s Arabic-language al-Kawthar TV channel off air, as the parliamentary elections begin in the North African country. The Egyptian company refused to renew its contract with Al-Kawthar despite the Tehran-based channel’s agreement to raise the contract fee. Al-Kawthar has decided to negotiate with Atlantic Bird satellites, operated [...]
Cairo-based satellite TV channel Al-Baghdadiya said on Friday that it had shut its Iraq operations, weeks after its broadcasts were cut for airing demands of militants who took Christians hostage in a church. The channel blamed Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for its decision to shutter its bureaus in the country, and said it did [...]