Category archives for: IPTV

Sky, TalkTalk extend distribution partnership

Sky and UK quadplay operator TalkTalk have agreed a new wholesale deal to broaden and extend the distribution of Sky Sports and Sky Movies to TalkTalk’s TV customers. The multi-year agreement will see TalkTalk continue to offer its customers Sky’s sports and movies channels on its YouView service. The deal also includes the rights to catch up content for the […]

YouView expansion plans as shareholders agree

UK on demand TV service YouView says it is demonstrating further momentum and ambition following the completion of its shareholder agreement. The agreement guarantees five years of funding by all seven shareholders including BT and TalkTalk (which gives YouView scale in the UK broadband market), the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva. The service has passed well over […]

Amino selected by C Spire for IPTV rollout

C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has selected Amino’s high-end Intel based IPTV platform for the rollout of entertainment services across its ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) consumer broadband Internet access network. The company will deploy Amino’s Live Advanced Media Centre and A140 devices as part of a triple-play offering including broadband Internet access 100 […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

Copyright Office: Aereo not a cable company

In a further setback for its business operations, US copyright officials have informed Internet TV streaming service Aereo that they do not consider it to be a ‘cable company’ under the terms of copyright law. Aereo suspended its operations June 28 following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters and has suggested that after the Supreme Court’s […]

IPTV subscriptions to double

The number of homes paying for IPTV will rocket to 191 million by end-2020; more than double the 90 million recorded at end-2013 and up from only 36 million at end-2010, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The Global IPTV Forecasts report – which covers 138 countries – predicts that IPTV penetration will exceed 11 per cent of […]

Aereo’s Kanojia urges consumer action

Following his customer letter Saturday June 28 in which Chet Kanojia, Aereo founder and CEO said the Internet TV streaming service was to pause its operations “temporarily” as it considered its next steps in the wake of the US Supreme Court decision which found for the broadcasters in their copyright case, he has written a further letter imploring Aereo’s customers […]

InCoax joins MoCA

Networking equipment provider, InCoax Networks has joined MoCA as a Contributor member. InCoax Networks uses the free capacity in existing in-building coaxial cables to enable high-speed Internet access, IPTV, VoIP and Web-TV services without the need to pull new cables. Its products deliver next-generation 100+ Mbps home access networking technologies to many of the world’s leading telecom and broadband service […]

BBC Ultra-HD broadcast for Commonwealth Games

In what it says could be a watershed moment in the history of broadcasting, BBC Research and Development is to broadcast certain elements of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games live in Ultra-High Definition (UHD) at a public showcase in the host city. The special R&D production will be shown live in the Glasgow Science Centre for the duration of the […]

TV is a tech innovation driver

According to organisers of the ‘TV Meets Tech’ – part of London Technology week – held recently at iBurbia Studios in Chiswick, West London, the event, intended to be a sampler of the kind of innovation that the TV industry is inspiring, demonstrated that the TV industry is putting a stake in the ground around tech innovation. “It is claiming […]

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