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Irdeto China deal for 2m smart cards

Irdeto has signed an agreement for two million smart cards from China’s Jilin Provincial Network. The agreement to provide two million smart cards, which will support the cable TV operator’s…

$6.6bn broadband ad revenue by 2012

New multimedia platforms in the US will capture $12.6 billion in advertising revenue by 2012, according to Parks Associates’ report New Advertising Platforms and Technologies. Broadband multimedia advertising will account…

Net neutrality bill underway

Congressman Edward Markey introduced his bill that would change federal laws to make sure Internet traffic has protections similar to phone calls, which companies are required to connect without hesitation.…

UK to follow France and make ISPs police piracy?

Britain is to follow France in making ISPs cut access to users who repeatedly download music or films illegally. The government had given the music and film industries a year…

FCC confirms 30% cable bar

The US FCC has issued the formal notice confirming MSOs will be barred from a market a national market share higher than 30 per cent of multichannel subscribers. The FCC…

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…

BT falls but broadband up

BT saw profits before tax and after exceptional items fall 30 per cent to £447 million (E620m) in the last quarter of 2007. But the group reported strong growth in…

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…

ONO up for Q4

Spanish cable operator ONO improved margins and costs in the last part of 2007, with fourth-quarter core earnings up 7.3 per cent to E162 million. Operating cash flow turned positive…

Virgin boosts Britain’s broadband speeds

Virgin Media has unveiled plans to begin the first part of a major broadband upgrade programme. Customers on Virgin Media’s ‘L’ tier broadband package will be upgraded for free, taking…