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Sport the content of choice online

In the same way that sport content was a major driver of pay-TV adoption, sports will be the single biggest driver of consumption for online video. Screen Digest forecast the…

BBC iPlayer growth continues

Over 17 million programmes have been streamed or downloaded on demand on BBC iPlayer in the first seven weeks since its marketing launch, according to the latest figures from the…

Euro project to shape next-gen Internet TV

From Colin Mann in London P2P-Next, a pan-European conglomerate of 21 industrial partners, media content providers and research institutions, has received a E14 million grant from the European Union. The…

TVCatchup suspended

The TV recording site TVCatchup.com has had its service suspended after complaints from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Channel Five. TVCatchup launched in trial last year, allowing users to…

Wagstaff named ITV digital productions director

ITV has appointed Patricia Wagstaff to the new post of director for digital productions. Wagstaff joins ITV Productions from the US cable network HBO. She has also worked as vice-president…

Hauppauge and Setanta deliver sport on PCs

Pay TV broadcaster Setanta Sports has teamed up with Hauppauge Digital, the TV-on-a-PC specialist, to bring live sports to PCs. Owners of a computer with a TV tuner card can…

$6.6bn broadband ad revenue by 2012

New multimedia platforms in the US will capture $12.6 billion in advertising revenue by 2012, according to Parks Associates’ report New Advertising Platforms and Technologies. Broadband multimedia advertising will account…

10bn online videos in December

ComScore have released December 2007 data from its Video Metrix service. The report revealed that US Internet users watched more than 10 billion videos online during the month, representing the…

iPlayer coming to Macs

The BBC will launch a download version of its iPlayer online video service for Apple Mac users by the end of 2008. The BBC’s iPlayer currently comes in two versions…

iPlayer ups FTV online

A surge in usage for the BBC's iPlayer catch-up service has prompted analysts to revise upwards forecasts for free-to-view (FTV) TV consumption in the UK. Screen Digest reports that 0.8…