Daily Archive: March 1, 2011

Mar 01

Korean TV licence fee to go up

Tweet The state media regulator, Korea Communications Commission (KCC), on Friday approved public broadcaster KBS’s request to increase the public broadcaster’s licence fee by 40 percent to 3,500 won ($3). The proposal is now subject to the approval of the National Assembly. If passed at Parliament, the licence fee will be raised for the first …

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Mar 01

Samsung Likely To Stream 3D Movies This Year

Tweet While 3D movies are making it big in the bigger screens, Samsung is set to stream 3D movies to its internet connected TVs. The service is likely to be launched this year. The company is already offering on-demand 3D movies. Samsung has partnered with few cable TV operators to offer on-demand 3D movies. Now …

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Mar 01

293 TV channels in the queue for clearances

Tweet A total of 29 new applications for operating television channels were received by the Government over the period between July-end last year and 19 January, thus taking the total number of applications to 293. The country at present has 626 channels – 314 non-news and 312 news and current affairs channels – beaming to …

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Mar 01

TV network executives air concern over effects on public of migration from analog to digital

Tweet MANILA, Philippines – Top officials of some of the country’s biggest broadcasting companies have expressed concern over the possible adverse effects of the country’s impending migration from analog to digital television on the viewing public. In an interview with The STAR, GMA Network chairman Felipe Gozon said that there is still a very small …

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Mar 01

Building a digital TV environment

Tweet On Feb. 6, the National Communications Commission (NCC) accused terrestrial TV stations of airing too many reruns on their digital TV platforms. The commission also said that in the future, laws will be formulated to define the ratio of reruns to new programming, and that they might even revoke digital channel licenses and frequency …

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