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SES Astra expands interactive TV service to Arab world

SES Astra has signed a new contract for its interactive TV service Blucom for the Arab World. MBC, the leading free-to-air multi-channel media group in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, will use Blucom for voting, greeting, downloading, and other enhanced TV-applications for its flagship channel MBC1, its news channel Al Arabiya, and […]

September 12, 2007

4oD expands download window

Channel 4’s video-on-demand service 4oD will now allow users to download shows up to 30 days after transmission, an increase from the seven-day cut-off point. Users will be able to store episodes on a PC for a further 30 days.

September 12, 2007

TV4: Over 100 shows for download

TV4U, the 42 channel broadband network offering free Internet TV, has expanded its deal with Brightcove and now offers more than 100 classic TV and classic sports shows for download. Tv4U also plans to add an additional 100 shows to its Brightcove based download service in the coming weeks. Eventually, TV4U plans to offer all […]

September 12, 2007

ADB boxes clever with Telefónica

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV systems and software solutions supplier Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), has been selected to supply high definition, hybrid, digital video recorders (DVRs) to Telefónica in Spain. ADB's ADB-5810TWX platform has been launched at IBC2007 in Amsterdam and Telefónica will be the first IPTV operator to deploy it in volume. […]

September 11, 2007

NME video content

Popular music website NME.com has confirmed a major revamp to its video content, releasing more than 50 exclusive backstage interviews through iTunes and centralising the site’s video archive in a dedicated channel. All the video content is free to download and watch, although publisher IPC Ignite Digital is exploring how to commercialise the services through […]

September 11, 2007

iTunes half-price TV downloads?

In an effort to increase iTunes video sales, Apple is reportedly in discussions with US television networks to cut the price of shows in half. Apple has told networks and studios that it would like to slash the cost of most TV episodes from the current $1.99 (E1.43) to just $0.99, reports Variety. According to […]

September 11, 2007

Conax tests water with Thomson's NexGuard

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV conditional access solutions supplier Conax is to integrate Thomson's watermarking solution, NexGuard, into its security products. Thomson's NexGuard solution can watermark all forms of broadcast content delivered via IPTV, satellite, cable or terrestrial broadcast and viewed with a digital set-top box. “Thomson strongly believes in the integration of […]

September 11, 2007

Irdeto secures French DTT

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV content security specialist Irdeto has clinched a deal with Neotion TNT France (NTF) to provide its Irdeto Digital TV conditional access (CA) solution for NTF’s new digital terrestrial television (DTT) pay-TV service in France. NTF will license the IrdetoDigital TV solution and integrate it in digital TV sets […]

September 11, 2007

Slingbox for UPC in the Netherlands

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Cable MSO UPC Broadband and Sling Media are to a trial the Slingbox for UPC Digital TV customers in the Netherlands. The Slingbox allows UPC Digital TV customers to remotely control their digital Mediabox and watch or record their TV channels and programmes using a broadband Internet connection. Stuart Collingwood, […]

September 11, 2007

Nagravision goes mobile with Alcatel-Lucent

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Value-added content protection solutions provider Nagravision has successfully integrated its Nagra Mobile conditional access system with the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Interactive TV platform. The combination will allow operators to launch a complete secured and interactive mobile TV service with a short time to market. Alcatel-Lucent's Mobile Interactive TV platform is a […]

September 11, 2007