In Brief: Sky News, A-Film, Ariane
May 17, 2012 08.09 Europe/London By Robert Briel

VeriFone Systems has announced an agreement with Sky News to broadcast news bulletins in Londonís licensed taxis. With the launch of the service expected in May, VeriFone Digital Network (VNET) will deliver Skyís news to passengers as they travel around the capital.

Dutch independent movie distributor A-Film signed deals with iTunes and Googleís YouTube to distribute a number of movie titles. Around 20 titles will be available on the distributorís YouTube channel with more recent titles for sale in the iTunes store.

An Ariane 5 rocket has launched two communication satellites from Kourou in the night from Wednesday May 16 till Thursday May 17. They are the JCSAT-13 for Japanís Sky Perfect and the VINASAT-2 for the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT).