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UK TV buyers ‘confused by retailers’

A study conducted with 10 of the UK’s leading high street retailers has found that consumers are being left confused when shopping for TVs, as a result of retailers who…

Google TV delayed

Google TV delayed

Google has delayed the launch of its Google TV software and decided not to show it off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month in Las Vegas. Google already…

Best Buy: 3D, connected TVs selling poorly

Best Buy: 3D, connected TVs selling poorly

US consumer electronics giant Best Buy’s disappointing third quarter financial numbers have seen the company put much of the blame on poor sales of 3D and Internet-enabled televisions. The CE…

Free’s new box set and package

French broadband and IPTV supplier Free (part of the Iliad group) has unveiled its new box and package with Iliad’s chairman Xavier Niel describing the new box as a “revolution”. …

Sherlock Holmes most popular movie on connected TVs

Sherlock Holmes most popular movie on connected TVs

Acetrax, the movie retailer on connected TVs from Samsung, LG and Panasonic, has revealed the most popular film streamed through its service this year in the UK has been Sherlock…

Bennett leads iPlayer global push

Bennett leads iPlayer global push

Jana Bennett is moving from her job as BBC Vision director to BBC Worldwide, with responsibilities including the global rollout of the international subscription version of the iPlayer. Bennett will…

blinkx sets sights on YouView

blinkx sets sights on YouView

Video search-engine operator blinkx is hoping it will be available on UK IPTV platform YouView when it launches in 2011, and has initiated discussions to that end. “We know the…

3m US homes to buy connected TV at Xmas

International market research firm Parks Associates predicts three million US broadband households plan to purchase an Internet-connected TV during the 2010 Christmas shopping season, further eroding consumer need for brick-and-mortar…

Comcast is Internet ‘toll booth’ says Netflix provider

Comcast is Internet ‘toll booth’ says Netflix provider

Internet backbone provider Level 3 Communications says Comcast is demanding a recurring fee for transmitting internet movies and “other content” to Comcast customers, accusing the cableco of violating the FCC’s…

US TV viewers still prefer traditional services

An annual study of consumer video consumption habits and platforms conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates has revealed that despite the increased use of alternative video viewing platforms (like VOD…