SkyTV buys OnSite Broadcasting

By James Lawson, ITWeb journalist
Johannesburg, 12 Jul 2010

SkyTV buys OnSite Broadcasting

SkyTV has acquired OnSite Broadcasting from Australia's Prime Media Group, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

OnSite provides all outside broadcasting facilities for SkyTV, with the company entering a joint venture agreement with Prime Media to market OSB New Zealand's services to third-party broadcasters and other customers.

The sale price was set at NZ $35 million, with SkyTV shares rising nine cents after the announcement.

Calls for BBC digital radio coverage

The BBC in Cardiff, Wales, has had complaints by viewers and listeners in the area, asking the company to address the lack of availability of digital radio signal in some areas, says the BBC.

The Audience Council report found Radio Cymru and Radio Wales are not available on digital to half the population.

Also 70% of Welsh speakers are unable to receive BBC Radio Cymru on DAB.

Drishti releases voice broadcasting tech

Drishti-Soft Solutions, a communications technologies company, has released its Interactive Broadcast 2.0 suite, writes TMCnet.

The module provides voice broadcast or voice message blasting campaigns, where a pre-recorded phone message is set to thousands of phones from a targeted dialling list.

Company officials said customised IVR messages can also be broadcasted and the recipient's response can be recorded.