The BBC has announced an extension of its deal with SFR across its satellite, DSL and Fibre offers. The award-winning international news and information channel is now available on SFR satellite neufbox TV offer (channel 221). Formerly included in the package le Bouquet Sélection, BBC World News became available last month on SFR’s neufbox and [...]
Posts from ‘January, 2012’
A ten-year tax holiday, duty exemptions, and the granting of infrastructure status are among the proposals reportedly being considered for the Indian broadcasting industry by the government, rapidtvnews.com reports. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is considering demands for support from the cable industry after it introduced legislation requiring the digitisation of India’s vast cable TV [...]
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is launching an exclusive TV show The World Tomorrow, which will be broadcast by Russia Today (RT) TV network, starting in March, RT press office has announced today. The show will feature a series of ten 26-minute talkshows.
“Julian Assange, the project creator and host of the programme, will meet with politicians [...]
Iran’s iFilm TV-channel will be broadcasting in English in the near future, Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Ezzatollah Zarghami said live on IRINN TV-channel. Zarghami made the remarks during the opening of Iran’s first digital TV-channel “Nomayesh” (Display). He added that Iranian movies and TV-dramas will be shown on the English iFilm channel [...]
The Vatican’s news website is getting between 8,000 and 10,000 hits a day with peaks of up to 16,000 hits over Christmas, the head of the Holy See’s social media department said today. The website, which brings together all the Vatican’s official communications and news from the Catholic Church around the world, was launched in [...]
A television station in Nepal this evening broadcast a news bulletin lit by a lantern to protest the country’s long hours of power cuts. Nepal is currently facing 14 hours of daily power cuts, after the Nepal Electricity Authority imposed a brown-out saying the receding water level in the reservoirs due to the dry season [...]
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said today he was launching his own television chat show and promised interviews with “key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries”. No guests were unveiled, but a statement on the WikiLeaks website said the show would go on air in mid-March in 10 weekly half-hour episodes. It will feature “controversial voices from [...]
The Indian government is set to expand the reach of national broadcasters, All India Radio and Doordarshan, in tribal areas in the next few years. Most of these areas, affected by Maoist insurgency, will now be served by special programmes in tribal languages like Halbi, Gondi, Munda and Sargujia. The step has been initiated in [...]
Turkey is considering the possibility of withdrawing its support for Euronews, the France-based international news network. If taken, this decision could have serious consequences for Euronews, as Turkey’s national radio and television network TRT holds a 15.5 percent stake in the news giant.
The head of the press office of the TRT, Birol Uzunay, commented on [...]
The Voice of America (VOA) has added more news to its Burmese language TV news magazine. As from this morning at 7:00 am local time, the half-hour show begins with a new fast-paced daily summary of the latest developments from the region and around the world. The programme, which had been produced once a week, [...]
The management of Radio France Internationale (RFI) has received the official terms of reference for the merger of the radio station with France 24 from the Ministry of Communication, and will hold a Works Council consultation on Thursday, officials said today.
On 16 January the Paris Court of Appeal suspended consultation on the proposed merger until [...]
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation announced on Monday that it is joining forces with a Colombian broadcaster to launch a television network aimed at the US Hispanic market. “MundoFox” will be a joint venture between News Corp’s Fox International Channels and Colombia’s RCN Television Group and will launch in the fall of this year.
“Our partnership with [...]
The strongest geomagnetic storm in more than six years was forecast to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Tuesday, and it could affect airline routes, power grids and satellites, the US Space Weather Prediction Center said. A coronal mass ejection - a big chunk of the Sun’s atmosphere - was hurled toward Earth on Sunday, driving [...]
The BBC’s controversial proposed cuts to local radio stations across England have met opposition from the corporation’s governing body, the BBC Trust. Trust chairman Lord Patten is expected to ask management to go back to the drawing board with its plans to cut £15m from the budget of the BBC’s 40 local radio stations, which [...]
SES announced today that TNTSAT, the French digital terrestrial offer on satellite broadcast via Astra, reached a total of 3.3 million receivers sold at the end of 2011. This represents an increase of 650,000 compared to the end of 2010. TNTSAT is the leading French digital terrestrial offer via satellite.
The TNTSAT offer was launched in [...]