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Thomson combats piracy and supports Taiwan mobile TV

Thomson has revealed its new deterrent to piracy utilising watermarking technology allowing video on demand (VoD) operators to identify content on a per transaction basis. The combination of Thomson's Sapphire…

NBC and NewsCorp christen Hulu

NBC Universal and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp have confirmed the name of their new Web-based network of films and television shows as 'Hulu'.The name was chosen because it is short,…

3Vision and Scaberia sign agreement

UK content strategy specialists 3Vision and Scaberia, a Norway based technology consulting company, have signed an agreement to cooperate. Both companies will collaborate on the Convergence of Technology and Content…

TiVo loss widens

TiVo said its second-quarter loss widened on a write down of inventory, but the company reiterated its goal of breaking even on an adjusted basis for fiscal 2008. The write…

Qualcomm, Maxis and Astro trial MediaFLO in Malaysia

Qualcomm, developer of wireless technologies, mobile communications group Maxis and ASTRO All Asia Networks, have signed an agreement to conduct a technical trial of Qualcomm's MediaFLO technology in Malaysia. The…

Philips chief: HD take up slower than expected

High-definition video viewing is developing slower than the industry had expected, held back by a lack of HD content and competition between rival standards, according to Rudy Provoost, chief executive…

Nokia takes on iTunes

Nokia has unveiled a new online music store and a global gaming service as it takes on US rival Apple with its iTunes and iPhone. Nokia sells more than one…

Cinea for NDS

Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby, has confirmed that NDS has licensed the company’s forensic watermarking technology for use with its extensive product line of conditional access and digital rights management…

PCCW reports interim results for 2007

Hong Kong telco PCCW, the world's leading IPTV provider, has reported stronger growth of its core telecom, media and ICT business segments in the first half of 2007 as the…

RR Sat for Loral

RRSat Global Communications Network announced that it has signed an agreement with Loral Skynet to offer distribution of video content to the Asian Market via a powerful digital platform using…

Digital TV for £10

UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched what it claims is the UK’s cheapest digital set-top box with a £10 (E14.7) price tag. Manufactured by Techwood, the digital TV box offers…

Globecast Dataminer

Skyline Communications has been awarded a contract by GlobeCast for the supply of a global DataMiner network management system for the monitoring of the quality and availability of the GlobeCast…

Astra launches entavio

SES Astra will officially launch its new digital platform entavio at the international consumer show IFA in Berlin on 1st September. The service to digital satellite households in Germany comprises…

Unitymedia triple play growth

Unitymedia, the Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia cable operator, is recording strong sales for its broadband and TV offerings: Around 550,000 cable customers already watch digital TV, 200,000 take Internet via…

FA auctions international rights

The English Football Association has put out the tender for the international broadcast rights to air live FA Cup and England home matches from 2008 to 2012. The FA is…