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ITV join Virgin catch-up

UK cable operator Virgin Media has secured a deal with ITV to show some of the broadcaster’s programming through its on-demand service. ITV will make 40 hours of its programming…

Tudou sued for copyright infringement

Over 80 copyright holders including video portal Joy.cn, film distributor PolyBona Film, and record label Orange Sky Entertainment have formed an anti-piracy alliance, and are suing China's largest video-sharing site…

Netflix, LG movies direct

Netflix and LG Electronics will soon introduce TV sets that can screen Netflix movies directly from the Web without an external box. Netflix, which is seeking to equip all home-entertainment…

blinkx offers rich metadata solution

Video search engine blinkx has unveiled an Enhanced Metadata Enrichment solution for publishers, as part of the blinkx Advanced Media Platform. Based on patent-protected technology, the blinkx Advanced Media Platform…

ITV Catch Up now ITV Player

ITV is changing the name of its on demand player to ITV Player. The move is part of the broadcaster's aim to create a recognisable brand as their content becomes…

Blinkx still after MIVA

Despite dropping its pursuit of pay-per-click ad network MIVA last month after being rebuffed, Blinkx's now restarted the reverse-takeover bid after recording strong earnings last week ($19 million), the new…

Hulu looks to international

Hulu, the video website owned by News Corp and NBC Universal, hopes to expand internationally and is interested in Britain, France, Germany and Japan. Peter Smith, President of NBC Universal…

ITV catch-up for BT Vision

ITV has signed an agreement with BT to supply a range of current and library programming to customers of BT's digital TV service, BT Vision – ITV's first deal of…

BBC Future shuffle

BBC Future Media & Technology director Erik Huggers and chief operating officer Kerstin Mogull are shuffling personell, in what looks like further multimedia integration and a response to BBC.co.uk overspending.…

Blockbuster VOD STB

Video rental giant Blockbuster plans to rollout a consumer set-top box in time for the Christmas shopping season in the US that will deliver movies over the Internet to via…