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Sky wins in stay-at-home-cycle, slashes HD price

The theory that home-entertainment wins out in a recession is proved again with the latest results from BSkyB. Europe's biggest pay-TV operation announced net customer growth of 171,000 for the…

Voom out at Cablevision

As expected, Cablevision has ditched carriage of the VOOM networks, replacing the high-def channels with content from the big three premium programmers. The New York-area MSO said it is serving…

100 HD movies per chip

Consumers will be able to store as many as 100 high-definition movies on a stamp-sized memory card and retrieve them with devices such as mobile phones and digital cameras, according…

NeuLion IPTV HD TV Box

NeuLion, provider of live and on-demand programming over the Internet, has unveiled the IPTV HD TV Box delivering high definition programming in 720p and 1080i to the television. NeuLion’s existing…

Microsoft's Ballmer: convergence will save CE

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, taking over from Bill Gates in his first CES keynote, said one of the biggest areas of opportunity for the consumer-electronics industry — even given the…

HDTV in China gaining momentum

An IMS Research study has revealed that 46 million homes in twenty-five Chinese cities have converted from analogue to digital cable. While DTH is expected to serve the majority of…

YouTube launches HD section

YouTube has begun a push of its new high definition (HD) content with the launch of a dedicated section of the site. Visitors to the site are now also able…

RAI launches HDTV trials on DTT

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian public broadcaster RAI has initiated the first Super High Definition transmissions in the new DVB-T2 standard for DTT from its Eremo Broadcasting Centre in…

Sky moves towards 3D broadcasts

Sky says it has successfully tested the delivery of 3D programming to a domestic television via a high-definition set-top box. Sky has been filming a number of events using 3D…

HDTV ownership up, HD consumption down

Two recent independent studies by research firms Leichtman Research Group and Frank N. Magid Associates have concluded that more than one-third of Americans who own a High-Definition Television (HDTV) are…