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Google: We haven’t given up on TV

Google: We haven’t given up on TV

Matt Brittin, Managing Director, UK and Ireland for Google, has conceded that the Internet giant’s initial effort at entering the TV market was less than successful. “We haven’t given up;…

ComFM now on Toshiba Places

WizTiVi, an expert in the development and operation of platforms, has developed the new interactive application ComFM, the first radio portal in France. Available on Toshiba Places, the ComFM interactive…

BBC’s Thompson calls for mobile TV initiative

Mark Thompson, the BBC’s Director General, believes there is a strong case for broadcasters, mobile phone operators, government and regulators to come together and develop a roadmap for the introduction…

FilmOn set for autumn launch

FilmOn set for autumn launch

Internet-based television service FilmOn is looking to launch in the US, Europe and the Middle East in autumn 2011, according to the operation’s founder and CEO Alki David. The service…

Accedo selected for LG social TV

Accedo Broadband, provider of Connected TV applications, has confirmed that LG Electronics has selected Accedo to develop Facebook and Twitter applications for LG Smart TVs. “We are happy to be…

YouTube subscription movies for UK

YouTube subscription movies for UK

Google’s YouTube is planning an unlimited subscription service for movies to take on Netflix and Amazon and the UK will be the test bed says a report in the New…

Google TV in Samsungs?

Google TV in Samsungs?

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest television maker, may use Google TV software in home- entertainment devices based on its own chips, rather than those from Intel, according to Bloomberg. Samsung…

Telstra goes TV Everywhere with thePlatform

White-label video publishing company thePlatform has been selected by Australian telco Telstra to serve as the central video management system for Telstra’s BigPond TV service across IP-connected devices. Telstra is…

MTG goes TV Everywhere with Viaplay

Entertainment broadcasting group Modern Times Group (MTG) is to launch a multi-screen on-demand pay-TV service in Scandinavia in March. The new service – Viaplay – will enable a Viasat subscriber…

Brightcove, LG Smart TV deal

Cloud-based online video platform Brightcove and LG Electronics have agreed a partnership to expand online video distribution to LG NetCast-based Smart TVs. The partnership enables more than 2,700 Brightcove customers…