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Korea’s IPTV firms sign $173m Peruvian deal

Korea Digital Media Industry Association has revealed that Korea’s consortium of IPTV firms had signed a $173 million contract with its Peruvian counterpart to establish an education system utilising IPTV…

NDS licenses Macrovision EPGs

NDS Group has entered into a multiyear licensing agreement for Macrovision Solutions’ electronic programme guide patents. Under the agreement, NDS will be able to offer licensed EPGs to its pay-TV…

Cable and IPTV resistant to recession

With US households reluctant to cancel home services despite the down economy, growth in cable and IPTV VoD services will remain strong, with revenues exceeding $11 billion by 2013, according…

Li gives up on PCCW

Richard Li has thrown in the towel on a proposed $2bn buyout of PCCW, his Hong Kong telecommunications company after a protracted legal battle, saying the saga has been "unnecessarily…

Pirate Bay demands retrial

The defense lawyer in the Pirate Bay file-sharing case says he will demand a retrial after the judge admitted he was a member of copyright-protection organizations.A Stockholm court last week…

Canvas could face competition probe

UK regulator Ofcom has said Project Canvas, the broadband TV joint venture between BBC, ITV and BT, could face a competition investigation. Ofcom, in its submission to the BBC Trust,…

Joost seeks buyer?

Reports in the US say online video platform Joost is actively seeking a buyer and has told cable and satellite providers that it could be their online video solution. Time…

RRSat IPTV global

In an effort to reach those broadcasters that haven’t bridged the digital divide, RRSat Global Communications Network announced RRsat Global Internet TV, a new end-to-end TV service developed in partnership…

Smartclip for UK

Smartclip, the German interactive video network backed by Endemol founder Joop van den Ende, has launched in the UK as it aims to take a chunk of the online video…

ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum Completes Phase 1

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has announced five new standards establishing IPTV's foundational framework – created by ATIS‚ IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF). The completion of these documents signals…