Daily Archive: August 11, 2011

Aug 11

NCC considers allowing branded items, title sponsorship in television programs

Tweet The National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday it is formulating a draft regulation that would conditionally allow broadcasting media to place branded products in the context of television programs, adding that it has yet to decide if TV shows would be allowed to have title sponsors. Television personality Hu Gua said recently that he …

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Aug 11

Hulu to launch subscription video service in Japan

Tweet Online streaming site Hulu.com plans to launch a subscription video service in Japan this year. In a blog post Wednesday, Hulu said the new service will provide access to popular television shows and movies on computers, televisions and mobile devices for one monthly price. The company offered no further details, but said it chose …

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Aug 11

Disney Mulls Cable vs. Netflix, TV Everywhere

Tweet Disney is revisiting its assessment of streaming video-on-demand (VOD) providers like Netflix when it comes to content distribution. Netflix is a great outlet for older back-catalog and library content, but CEO Bob Iger said pay-TV operators like cable, satellite and IPTV should be the go-to guys for current and premium programming, in the face …

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Aug 11

CNN International Chief: We Are Heavily Committed to London Coverage

Tweet Tony Maddox talks with B&C about how the news net is responding to the London riots, famine in Somalia and turmoil in the global financial markets By George Winslow — Broadcasting & Cable, 8/9/2011 There has been a global news riot this week. The fact that London exploded into violence over the weekend would …

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Aug 11

Apple streaming movie service hits content licencing roadblock

Tweet Apple’s anticipated streaming movie service is being hampered by an inability to secure content licensing deals, according to reports. The launch of the service – which will be called iTunes Replay – is “not imminent”, according to CNET, citing unnamed “multiple film industry sources”. Read more: Apple streaming movie service hits content licencing roadblock …

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