Category archives for: IPTV

YouView adds iPlayer, BBC Red Button

Customers of on demand service YouView now have access to more BBC programmes with the introduction of new BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button. Customers will be able to watch exclusive BBC iPlayer programmes and discover content more easily. The refreshed look and feel offers new categories including comedy, arts, history and music. In addition, YouView customers will be […]

France Télévisions new youth multiscreen platform

France Televisions will this week launch the new ad-supported multiscreen platform for its youth brand Ludo, developed as a youth digital on-demand channel for kids aged 6 and above. The new platform will replace the current website and will be available on IOS and Android tablets as well as on Xbox One consoles, before extending to all mobile devices […]

Motors TV goes FTA in UK

Motorsport-dedicated channel Motors TV is to be available to all regular free-to-air households across the UK from October 9th in a move that is set to increase dramatically the number of people able to receive the service. Following a successful seven-month trial on Arqiva’s Connect TV service, communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva has now enabled the network to […]

EE to offer TV service


UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

Vodafone launches Dutch TV service


Vodafone Netherlands has launched triple-play packages (Internet, telephone and TV services) throughout the country via its DSL network. Packages are available with speeds of 20, 40, and 80 MBs, and, in fibre areas. 50, 100 and 500 MBs. Branded ‘Vodaphone Thuis”, the TV service gives all customers access to a standard 54 digital channels via their TV package, including 25 […]

Huggers: ‘No long-term future for IPTV’


Erik Huggers, former SVP for Verizon and former President for OnCue, Intel Media’s intended Cloud TV service, has suggested that IPTV has no long-term future for telcos, recommending that rather than invest in expensive sports rights, they put their resources into boosting speeds. Huggers, credited as the driving force behind the success of the BBC iPlayer, told delegates at the […]

BT: Fibre fundamental to TV launch


Clive Selley, Chief Executive Officer BT Technology, Service and Operations, has admitted that the telco’s “bold bet” on investing in a large-scale fibre roll-out was fundamental to its launch of TV services. Speaking at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum 2014 in London, Selley told delegates that using the company’s fibre broadband network enabled it to deliver TV to 1 million customers, […]

Disc-2-Digital UV service from EzyFlix

Australian OTT movie retailer Access Digital Entertainment’s EzyFlix video on demand and UltraViolet service has become the first retailer outside the US to offer Disc-2-Digital linked to UltraViolet, following in the footsteps of US retail giants Walmart and Best Buy. Unlike the first-generation Disc-2-Digital services in the US, Australians don’t physically have to take their DVD and Blu-ray discs into […]

Canadians watching less linear TV

Findings from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) suggest that with Canadians watching television programming across multiple platforms there has been a modest increase in the overall average number of weekly television viewing hours, but the time spent watching traditional television each week decreased slightly across all age groups. The greatest decline […]

Dutch digital TV market now 6.7m


The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 0.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2014 to 6.76 million on June 30th 2014. Digital TV was used by 87.7 per cent of TV subscribers in the Netherlands, including 3.73 million cable subscribers who also have analogue TV connections.  The total TV market grew to 7.71 million […]

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