British Sky Broadcasting has announced that it is on track to reach its target of 25 percent Sky+ DVR penetration in advance of the original 2010 deadline. This week it passed the 2 million mark.
The world premiere of La Antena by Esteban Sapir from Argentina will open the the 36th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Wednesday 24 January. Sapir’s film, supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund, is screening in the festival’s Tiger Awards Competition.
Director CB Hackworth's documentary "Rwanda Rising" has been selected to open the 15th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival which runs from 8 - 19 February.
The new wildlife film festival, Wildlife Asia, will take place in Singapore from March 13 to 16, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board, Animal Planet Asia and the WWF.
According to AI Research, the Beijing Olympics will boost the Chinese mobile content market by 32 million mobile video users in 2008.
Promoting Reel African Images (PRAI) is seeking the "The Best of the Best" films and videos from the African Diaspora for Fespaco, the Pan African Film/Video Festival held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso The honorary chairman of 2007 Fespaco/ PRAI is Harry Belafonte. In accepting this position, he carries the baton previously held by Dr. Maya Angelou and filmmaker William Greaves.
According to Media Guardian, on 20 December Greg Dyke demanded that the BBC publish documents explaining why he was fired as its director-general in January 2004.
Internet TV in high definition quality is about to happen. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the founders of IP-telephony company Skype, will soon begin offering a worldwide Internet TV service, according to an article in the "Financial Times.'
The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has launched a new marketing campaign to promote the province as a production hub of choice. The campaign, launched under the sassy slogan of "Big ideas, Perfect locations', seeks to reinforce the province as a mature international film centre; one where the creative ideas are as big as the mine-dumps, and the weather and locations perfectly pitched, year-round.
Reed MIDEM today announces that Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Executive Officer of leading European entertainment network, RTL Group, will give a keynote speech at MIPTV/MILIA 2007.