News In Brief: TSF, TiVo, Digicel,The Orchard
Telecoms San Frontiers (TSF) has deployed a team of staff to the Samoa Islands following the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region this week. Telecommunications and power have been cut in many areas and an estimated 120 people were killed.
TiVo has released a BlackBerry app that allows users to record programmes remotely. TiVo already offers a remote record app for the iPhone meanwhile while a firm called Elgato has launched an iPhone app which enables remote viewing of streamed video from an Apple Mac.
The Digicel Group has passed the ten million subscriber mark across its 32 markets worldwide. At of June 2009, Digicel recorded 7.2 million subscribers across its 24 markets in the Caribbean and El Salvador. The recently launched businesses in Honduras and Panama, reported 1.4 million subscribers and the six markets in the Pacific account for a further 1.4 million subscribers.
One of the largest digital distributors of independent music and video content, The Orchard, is cutting 20% staff as CEO Greg Scholl exist the company. Scholl will remain with the company until the end of October, at which time Orchard board member Danny Stein will replace him as interim CEO. The Orchard provides digital distribution of music and video content to more than 730 digital storefronts and mobile carriers in 69 countries.