Cable television companies

  1. Exclusive: Naive's Patrick Zelnik Talks Universal-EMI Merger, Plan to Buy Virgin With Branson, More

    July 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Patrick Zelnik, founder and CEO of French independent label and distributor Naïve and co-President (for now) of Impala, the independent label association, has made international headlines over the last few days: On Monday a surprising op-ed he wro ...

  2. Virgin Media Making 'Good Progress' On Music Service

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. media company Virgin Media has insisted it is moving ahead on its unlimited MP3 subscription service, which was due to launch by the end of 2009. It follows a report by New Media Age suggesting that EMI was finalising an agreement to join the ...

  3. Business Matters: The Pirate Bay, Hot Topic, iTunes Pricing

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- UPC Ireland , parent company of the NTL and Chorus Internet service providers, has refused to comply with requests from the four major music gr ...

  4. Virgin Media, Universal Offer 'World First' Unlimited MP3s

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telco and cable TV company Virgin Media has partnered with Universal Music on an unlimited download service described as a "world first" in that users will be able to keep all the MP3 downloads forever. The announcement appears to p ...

  5. Carphone To Buy Tiscali U.K.

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British telecoms and retail group Carphone Warehouse has agreed to buy the British assets of Italian Internet service provider Tiscali for £236 million ($355.6 million) in cash, free of debt. Tiscali, with more than €600 million ($805.2 million) i ...

  6. Virgin Media Rolls Out Superfast Broadband

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cable operator Virgin Media became the first Internet provider to roll out a mass-market super-fast broadband service in Britain, launching a 50 megabits per second offering. The average broadband speed in Britain is between 4 and 5 MB. Virgin sai ...

  7. Virgin Media Announces Massive Job Cuts

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. ISP and cable TV provider Virgin Media is to cut over 2,200 employees by 2012 to "significantly improve the efficiency of the business," according to a company statement. The Hampshire-based company, which supplies broadband, cable ...

  8. Channel V Debuts In U.S., Canada

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST North American cable subscribers now have access to the Taiwan edition of Channel V, a leading Asian music and lifestyle channel. The channel is the latest offered by KyLinTV, a content provider serving Mandarin speakers in the U.S and Canada. &qu ...

  9. Irish Court Orders ISPs To Identify P2P Users

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Irish Recorded Music Association on Thursday won a landmark ruling in the High Court in Dublin forcing six Internet service providers (ISPs) to reveal the names and addresses of individuals engaged in alleged illegal file-sharing. The ruling i ...

  10. IMF Expands In Midwest, Pacts With WOW!

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group owned International Music Feed (IMF) has expanded in key midwest markets through a long term agreement with cable television provider WideOpenWest Holdings (WOW!). IMF's channel, which focuses on delivering hit music fro ...

  11. Shazam Names Ex-Virgin Radio CEO Chairman

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearson takes over for Chowdhury. London-based Shazam Entertainment, the international digital music service provider famous for its pioneering mobile music recognition service, has appointed John Pearson its new chairman of the board. Pearson, co ...

  12. Watts Buzzin With Galaxy Deal

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly Records is launching a weekly radio show on Galaxy Digital, a division of national U.K. dance radio station Galaxy FM. Ben Watt will host the hour-long show, debuting Friday, Nov. 3. Thirty minutes will be devoted ...

  13. Watts Buzzin With Galaxy Deal

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Weekly digital radio show begins Nov. 3. Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly Records is launching a weekly radio show on Galaxy Digital, a division of national U.K. dance radio station Galaxy FM. Ben Watt will host the hour-long show, debuting Friday ...

  14. BT Acquires Music Programs For VOD

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Factual music programming is among the key contents recently acquired by U.K. telecoms giant BT Group for BT Vision, its video-on-demand service scheduled to launch this fall. Factual music programming is among the key contents recently acquired b ...

  15. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  16. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  17. MCPS Recruits Singer As CEO

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as the successor to outgoing group CEO John Hutchinson. British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as th ...

  18. EU Clears U.K. On-Demand Venture by Disney, Sony

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST European regulators have approved a movies-on-demand joint venture between Sony's Columbia Pictures and Walt Disney Co. that could help U.K. cable companies fight off Britain's dominant pay-TV firm, B BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters)-European r ...

  19. Napster U.K. Partners With NTL

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster's British service has struck an exclusive broadband marketing partnership with NTL Inc., the territory's leading provider of broadband services. The major tie-up, announced today, comes as Rox Napster's British service has s ...

  20. Napster U.K. Partners With NTL

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster's British service has struck an exclusive broadband marketing partnership with NTL Inc., the territory's leading provider of broadband services. The major tie-up, announced today, comes as Rox Napster's British service has s ...

  21. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...

  22. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital-download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to purc The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with ...

  23. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...

  24. Music Choice Adds 6 Million In 2003

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Choice says it added 6 million new subscribers in 2003. The music programming service, which is carried over cable and satellite television networks, now reaches 32.7 million homes. Music Choice says it added 6 million new subscribers in 200 ...

  25. Music Choice Adds 6 Million In 2003

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Choice says it added 6 million new subscribers in 2003. The music programming service, which is carried over cable and satellite television networks, now reaches 32.7 million homes. Music Choice says it added 6 million new subscribers in 200 ...