Broadband Content Bits: Absolute Radio, Premier League, Canvas On Freesat

Absolute Radio: Monthly streamed online hours reached 7.9 million in March, says the broadcaster, which hates the fact that Rajar doesn’t fully acknowledge its online popularity. Absolute got 1.14 million podcast downloads.
Premier League: Perform Group’s contract to ingest, edit and encode Premier League matches for highlights rightsholders has been renewed for three years, beginning 2010/11.
Canvas on Freesat: The satellite group’s MD says it will be promoting boxes with features of the proposed connected TV standard. Via NMA.