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NDS unveils mobile TV rights platform

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Digital pay-TV technology solutions NDS has unveiled what it claims is the world's first hybrid rights and business management platform for mobile TV. The hybrid…

WiMAX could spur DTV growth in Africa

The penetration of digital TV services in Africa will begin to accelerate due to the proliferation of new technologies such as WiMAX. WiMAX has emerged as a serious player in…

Vertical integration key to convergence

Early attempts to bring networked video to television have fallen short of success, but that may change soon with the arrival of new vertically integrated solutions and business models, according…

No superfast for BT

BT won't be forced to invest billions in a national, superfast network, UK ministers have said, as the telco outlines its own tentative acceleration plans. Since recent government criticsim investors…

Gracenote, Philips fingerprinting combine

Gracenote and Philips announced they have deepened their existing relationship by combining their respective content fingerprinting technologies to provide advanced solutions for video and audio content filtering and monetisation. The…

Shipments of IP-enabled devices surpass 60m

MultiMedia Intelligence reports that shipments of IP-enabled consumer electronics reached 64 million units in 2007. This represented nearly 73 per cent growth. However, the market continues to be dominated by…

DSL Forum advances BroadbandSuite Release 3.0

Focused on enhancing the remote management capabilities in regards to IPTV devices, the DSL Forum has confirmed the approval of its latest Technical Report, TR-135 Data Model for a TR-069…

Ericsson successful MBMS tests

Ericsson has successfully performed interoperability tests for its Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) solution with the leading chipset vendors. The move sets the stage for the widespread adoption of MBMS…

First DVB-SH mobile TV trial in Italy

Alcatel-Lucent, the mobile operator 3 Italia and Italian public broadcaster RAI are launching the first trial of Mobile TV based on the DVB-SH standard in Italy. The trial will take…

Nielsen ratings for HBO On Demand

HBO is to become the first broadcaster to receive ratings for its on-demand offerings, in a deal with The Nielsen Company for measurement of the usage of its SVOD services.…