Category archives for: IPTV

BT confirms Netflix deal

UK telco BT has confirmed that it is to make available Internet TV streaming service Netflix as part of its offering. BT revealed the initiative as it reported its Q2 results, which saw it add 38,000 TV customers in the quarter. “We continue to focus on strengthening our TV proposition and are excited to announce we have entered into a […]

FCC proposes updated MVPD definition

Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, says the industry has passed from an era where it was necessary to build a purpose-specific pathway to deliver video, and accordingly, the Commission is putting forth proposals to update FCC rules to recognise this new reality and, as a result, expand competition and consumer choice, a move that could benefit OTT players such as Aereo […]

Yahoo7, Telstra to deliver PLUS7 on T-Box

Yahoo7 – which combines the strengths of Yahoo’s global network with Seven West Media’s TV, magazine and newspaper brands – and Australian telco Telstra have announced a new partnership agreement that will deliver PLUS7 premium video content to Telstra T-Box customers. The agreement will see PLUS7 available directly via the T-Box Catch Up TV menu, giving T-Box owners access to […]

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 monludo.fr 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

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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

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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’

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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

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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, […]

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