Daily Archive: October 14, 2011

Oct 14

Obituary: Professor Hanno Hardt

Tweet Professor Hanno Hardt died last Tuesday after a short period of illness. Hanno was an outstanding international scholar in the field of critical communication studies; an inspiration for many students and colleagues for a very long time in America, Europe and Asia; and a great friend to many. He will be missed greatly. Hanno …

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Oct 14

Power to the people – personalising the TV experience

Tweet Pay TV operators are using personalisation as a key weapon in the fight to attract and retain customers. Graham Pomphrey reports on the latest technologies and business models available to them. The average pay TV viewer is faced with a bewildering choice of content. Three hundred linear channels is not uncommon. Neither is a …

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Oct 14

Cabinet approves ordinance on digitisation

Tweet As per the ordinance, March 31, 2012 has been set as the sunset date to abandon analog in the four metros, while cities with a population of one million will be covered by March 31, 2013. Overall, December 31, 2014 has been set as the sunset date for transferring the analog system to digital …

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Oct 14

Hulu Is No Longer For Sale

Tweet The streaming video company’s owners announce they are terminating the sale process. Hulu owners News Corp., Providence Equity Partners and the Walt Disney Company have released a statement saying they have terminated the company’s sale process. The statement reads, “Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic value to each of its owners, we …

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Oct 14

Universal abandons early VoD release

Tweet Following staunch opposition from cinema owners, Universal Pictures has abandoned its plan to make its movie “Tower Heist” available to consumers via VoD just three weeks after it opens in cinemas. “Universal Pictures today announced that in response to a request from theatre owners, it has decided to delay its planned premium home video …

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