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Walkabout bar in London to show Champions League final on glasses-free 3D TV

AVinteractive: Walkabout, the Australian bar chain, is to pilot a 65in glasses-free 3D TV at its flagship Covent Garden bar, London in time for the UEFA Champions League Final. iPONT International will install the wide-angle auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D LCD display with an iPONT 3D TV Box, a proprietary set-top box that streams real-time 3D broadcast […]  More

French League of Football launches TV rights call bids

Rapid TV News: The French professional League of Football, LFP, has launched its TV rights call for bids for the period 2012-2016. The League would like to at least command the current level of €668m each year, yet the sole main player is Canal+ after Orange withdrew from offering TV content.  More

Pace number one for STB shipments

Broadband TV News: Pace was the world’s number one seller of set-top boxes, in terms of unit shipments, during 2010, according to new research from IHS Screen Digest.  More

Sky-D grows subs, but losses continue

Broadband TV News: If the recovery of Sky Deutschland could be judged on subscriber numbers alone, then the pay-TV operator is beginning to sit up in bed. Buoyed by a series of marketing campaigns an additional 73,000 subscribers were added in the first quarter to reach 2.726 million subscribers.  More

FIFA & UEFA contest free-to-air World Cup TV broadcasts in UK

BBC: Football bodies FIFA and UEFA have appealed against a European ruling that the World Cup and Euro Championships must be on free-to-air TV in the UK. In February, the European General Court said the UK could keep the events on a list of “protected” events of national sporting interest shown for free. It means […]  More

SPORTELMonaco 2011 opens for registration

SPORTELMonaco will this year take place from 10 to 13 October at the usual location of the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. In 2010, SPORTELMonaco attracted 2188 participants representing 922 companies from 68 countries.    More

Paying for the Digital Dividend

TVBE: A good, in-depth look at the problems faced by OB companies and others thanks to the the sale of spectrum to mobile operators.  More