Daily Archive: July 8, 2011

Jul 08

Business Matters: Could Deal Between ISPs and Entertainment Companies Be a Global Model?

Tweet The press releases were flying as trade groups and varied associations quickly came out in favor of the graduated response agreement between U.S. Internet service providers and the music, television and film industries. All the press releases were, of course, congratulatory, and some hit upon two of the key aspects surrounding the agreement: this …

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Jul 08

Bharti rejigs operations

Tweet Bharti Airtel has consolidated its India and South Asia activities into two business units — a B2C (business to consumer) unit and a B2B (business to business) unit. “Bharti Airtel has always adopted transformational business models that have set the industry benchmark. As we move into the next phase of our growth journey, this …

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Jul 08

FM radio licenses to be auctioned, set for huge expansion

Tweet The government Thursday approved a proposal to auction FM radio licenses, which could net the exchequer over Rs.1,733 crore($391 million), and also hiked the foreign investment limit in the sector to 26 percent from the current 21 percent to help expand such services to smaller cities. “The FM Phase-III policy extends FM radio services …

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Jul 08

UK digitisation at 93.1%

Tweet The percentage of UK homes that receive digital TV signals stood at 93.1% at the end of the first quarter, according to consumer research by the regulator Ofcom. It represents a 1 percentage point increase year-on-year with one year to go before the analogue switch off process is completed. Secondary sets are also being …

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Jul 08

Irdeto acquires Blu-ray BD+ technology

Tweet Irdeto has purchased the BD+ technology used to secure content on Blu-ray from the Rovi Corporation. The technology will be integrated into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak for Media portfolio. Irdeto says the deal marks the next phase of a dedicated effort by Irdeto to combat entertainment piracy across online, broadcast and physical media distribution …

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