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AT&T U-Verse reaches 3m users

US telco AT&T has reported Q4 earnings of $19.9 billion, up from $12.1 billion one year ago.  It added 246,000 U-Verse subscribers, 90 per cent of them adding U-Verse TV…

OIPF and bmcoforum join forces

Industry bodies OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) and bmcoforum (Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum) have revealed plans to join forces and merge the activities of bmcoforum into the OIPF. The pair say…

Du eyes 3DTV service

UAE-based telco du is planning­­ to be among the first companies in the Middle East to provide its customers a 3D TV viewing experience. The company has confirmed that its…

Ericsson’s TV division has “extraordinary” year

Staffan Pehrson, Ericsson’s VP and head of their Solution Area TV division, described this  past year as generating “extraordinary levels of business” for the company, perhaps still best remembered as…

N. American carriers to reap $246bn from VoIP in 2010

Findings from market research firm Infonetics Research’s latest report on North America Residential Voice, Data, and Video Service market share and forecast has highlighted the increasing importance of video services.…

Oracle: Telco systems won’t support new services

Oracle has published research which it says reveals that while telecoms companies are focused on providing a more personalised and compelling customer experience, the processes and systems they have in…

Canada needs TV and telco marriage

Canada needs TV and telco marriage

Two of Canada’s largest companies say their marriage is the best way to keep Canadian content thriving. While regulators have not yet approved telco BCE’s  purchase of broadcaster CTV, both…

50,000 take Sky Sport on BT Vision

BT profits have beaten expectations thanks to strong growth in both broadband and its BT Vision television service. Pre-tax profits at the telecoms giant rose 13 per cent to £496…

iPlayer for BT Vision

iPlayer for BT Vision

The BBC and BT have revealed plans to bring BBC iPlayer, the public service broadcaster’s video-on-demand service, to the telco’s IPTV platform, BT Vision. BT Vision will introduce BBC iPlayer…

Sky tops 10m

Sky tops 10m

UK digital satellite platform Sky has reached its target of 10 million TV customers, equivalent to 36 per cent of households in the UK and Ireland. BSkyB set the target…