Yahoo to release comedy series

Yahoo has entered the online video market with the release of two new original comedy series: Other Space and Sin City Saints...

Facebook and Irish politics

A campaign on social networking site Facebook prompted the openly gay Irish independent senator David Norris to run for president in Ireland. Nearly 1,000 Facebook members called on Norris to stand.

Tencent now China’s most valuable company

Tencent Holdings, in which SA's Naspers has a 34 per cent equity stake, has become the China’s most valuable corporation...

SA industry bodies draft Advertising Code of Practice for Social Media

The IAB SA, the ASA and industry bodies are drafting an Advertising Code of Practice Social Media guidelines

Huge increase in movies screened digitally at Cannes festival

Out of the 53 features showing at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, the Official Selection for the Cannes Film Festival 2009 has revealed that at least 50 will be screened digitally compared to 20 screened digitally in 2007 and 37 in 2008.

Strong opposition to Murdoch BSkykB takeover

In a letter delivered to UK business secretary Vince Cable, a coalition of British media owners have urged him to block the deal whereby Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will acquire the 61% of BSkyB it does not already own.

African stakeholders converge at StarTimes digital TV seminar

The 5th African Digital TV Development Seminar, hosted by Chinese multinational technology company StarTimes, is being held from 9 to 10 June in Beijing...

Channel 4 cuts jobs and budget

Hot on the heels of news of Channel 4’s advertising downturn and economic pressures, comes news that it is to lay off 150 employees...

ShowMax reaches agreement with NAPAfrica

ShowMax has announced that it has reached an agreement to peer at the Teraco-managed internet exchange point NAPAfrica...

Consumer electronics market contracts

For the first time since the mid-1990s, the European market for consumer electronics is likely to contract this year by around 9% and reach a total turnover value of €62bn.
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