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SMiT joins CI Plus Partnership

State Micro Technology Corporation (SMiT), a leading global CAM manufacturer, has announced that it has joined the CI Plus LLP as its seventh partner. In August 2009, SMiT became the…

Spectrum solution could generate €54bn for EU economy

A study published in the wake of the European Parliament Resolution shows significant benefits could flow from use of 1.4 GHz band for a supplemental mobile downlink for enhanced multi-media…

O2 claims 4G auction is illegal

UK mobile network O2 has strongly criticised Ofcom’s plan for a 4G/LTE spectrum auction, claiming that it is nothing more than “state aid” and illegal. O2 said that it does…

ESPN uses Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility has confirmed that ESPN will use Motorola’s video distribution solution to transition all programming for ESPN and ESPN-2 networks to an MPEG-4 HD format, freeing up precious bandwidth…

BBC HD switching to DVB-S2

BBC HD switching to DVB-S2

  The BBC has confirmed a change to the way it broadcasts HD channels on satellite. The signal on the satellite transponder carrying BBC One HD and BBC HD will…

Broadband Forum tackles connected home management

The newly released BroadbandSuite 4.1 extends the work of previous technical requirements to let service providers pinpoint problems that can emerge as consumers attach many new devices to their broadband…

DLNA boosts playback of commercial video on certified devices

Interoperability standards group the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has released new Interoperability Guidelines for the playback of high-quality, premium commercial video. The new standard addresses the increasing demand for…

China releases Connected TVs standards

The China Video Industry Association (CVIA) has released China’s first set of online TV multimedia communications standards. Jiang Junkai, director of strategic partnerships for Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Changhong, said…

EBU adopts Connected TV principles

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has adopted ‘Principles for Internet-Connected and Hybrid Television’ and has called on its stakeholders ‘to support and respect the principles.’ The principles outline a common…

HomeGrid Forum hails smart grid breakthrough as ITU-T Aadvances G.hnem recommendations

The HomeGrid Forum today hasthe news that the G.hnem standard has entered the final stages of approval at the ITU, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union. Two new recommendations, G.9955 (PHY…