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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…

Viacom joins Google TV boycott

Viacom had joined all the US networks and many other content providers in blocking Google TV. Viewers trying to access MTV, Nickelodeon and other Viacom brands will now get a…

China: Web TVs to ship 15m+ units by 2014

China’s web TV market in 2009 had over 2 million web TV set shipments and about 1/4 million web TV STB shipments. The fast development of the web TV market…

YouView will impact digital behaviour in 2011

Kantar Media has published highlights from its futurePROOF study on the ownership and use of digital media in Britain. The research suggests that connected TV will have a big impact…