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Lunch has been served

Published 12 September 2008

BSkyB job losses expected as Picnic is axed Whilst the news of BSkyB abandoning their Picnic terrestrial pay-TV project isn’t that surprising in itself, the official reason given for its…

The final whistle?

Published 8 September 2008

Setanta desperately needs more home wins From recent events it seems fairly obvious that Irish broadcaster Setanta is privately starting to panic as to the viability of its pay-TV subscription…

It’s just not, well, you know…

Published 5 August 2008

ECB attacks BBC for failing to bid for television rights So what’s the real reason behind the English Cricket Board moaning about the BBC’s refusal to bid for terrestrial TV…

Slowly does it

Published 25 July 2008

ukfree.tv: Why Freesat did not launch with 230 channels At the moment this story has only appeared on one website as well as being fairly one-sided (there’s no rebuttal from…

Picnic hampered

Published 13 May 2008

BSkyB’s digital terrestrial pay-TV plans on hold BSkyB’s planned digital terrestrial pay-TV service known as Picnic – something that most people outside of Sky had probably forgotten about by now…

Freesat Launches

Published 6 May 2008

Freesat Website Freesat officially launched at 12.30pm today, and here are a few points that may be of interest: – No sign of Channel 4 HD yet even though the…

ITV’s revenge?

Published 2 May 2008

Digital Spy: ITV HD to be Freesat exclusive? This could be a potentially interesting twist to the low-key feud between ITV plc and BSkyB, which is attributed to BSkyB blocking…

Round two

Published 25 April 2008

Murdoch attacks BBC over iPlayer We’ve already had Peter Bazalgette attack the BBC’s public service dominance in a speech this week, so I suppose it just had to be the…

BSkyB forced out of ITV

Published 29 January 2008

It can’t have come as much of a surprise that BSkyB have been instructed to reduce their stake in ITV plc from 17.9% to at most 7.5%. Nay, not even…

High Noon at the TV Corral

Published 1 April 2007

Murdoch vs Branson

BSkyB vs Virgin: The Wider Implications

Published 1 April 2007

What will be the outcome of the BSkyB – Virgin Media bun-fight?

Review of the Year: 2005

Published 15 December 2005

A look back at a busy year of broadcasting January – Jerry Springer, who’ll buy ITV and a new look to Channel 4. 2005 got off to a bang when…

Earth & Sky

Published 1 March 2005

Free satellite vs digital terrestrial. DTT wins

Mr. Murdoch comes to Ireland

Published 10 May 2004

Tonight, Sky News launched a new twice-nightly news bulletin for Ireland, called Sky News Ireland. For 30 minutes at 7pm and 10pm each weeknight, the Murdoch empire takes its first…

Into the firing line

Published 18 March 2003

Broadcasters are under the closest scrutiny they have been under in years

Take your pick

Published 1 February 2003

Satellite vs terrestrial. Satellite wins

Irish skies aren’t smiling

Published 1 March 2002

Sky Digital and Ireland don’t appear to mix

Rock and a hard place

Published 1 February 2002

Satellite vs terrestrial. Terrestrial wins

Into the premier league

Published 2 January 2002

Colm O’Rourke on how Sky changed football

News makes news

Published 1 January 2002

Sky vs BBC

Channel Guide: Sky One

Published 1 January 2002

From Sky Channel to Sky One

Channel Guide: Sky News

Published 1 January 2002

The third or so force in television news

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