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Babel TV coming soon

UK ISP Pipex founder Peter Dawe has confirmed that Internet TV service Babel TV will launch on November 6th. The service, which works by plugging a Babel TV box into a digital terrestrial Freeview aerial and broadband connection, combines Freeview, personal video recorder technology and Internet access. Babel TV will enable users to record and […]

October 29, 2007

Virgin Media boosts channel line-up

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed the addition of new children’s, entertainment and movie channels from CSC Media and Sparrowhawk. Virgin Media TV customers are now able to receive Diva TV, Movies 24+ and the Pop and Tiny Pop channels.

October 29, 2007

Google seeking partner for spectrum bid?

Google is reported to be considering seeking a partner to bid for US wireless spectrum in the forthcoming auction. The Internet giant said it may commit more than $4 billion (E2.8bn) of its own money to any acquisition, with CEO Eric Schmidt describing the planned creation of a platform to run new digital services as […]

October 29, 2007

Spain to award a third Regional DTT multiplex

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish Government is to award a third DTT multiplex to those Regional TV stations that need it to extend their coverage to neighbouring Regions. The State Secretary of Telecommunications, Francisco Ros, has announced the measure -still under consideration- meeting the demands of some Regions, such as Valencia, which […]

October 29, 2007

EchoStar Push/Pull VOD

EchoStar is offering a 'push and pull' video on demand (VOD) service as part of its recently launched IPTV platform, ViP-TV. The launch of ViP-TV was announced earlier this week. The VOD content for ViP-TV is based on EchoStar’s existing VOD service, which is currently offered to DISH Network satellite TV subscribers. Because it is […]

October 29, 2007

SES Astra additional capacity for Sogecable

Satellite operator SES Astra, has signed an agreement with Spanish pay-TV operator Sogecable to use an additional transponder. The transponder located at the prime orbital slot 19.2¾ East will allow Sogecable to transmit new digital TV channels as well as to broadcast in High Definition quality. With the new agreement, Sogecable has secured a total […]

October 29, 2007

3m subscribers for MobiTV

Mobile television and service provider MobiTV has passed the 3 million global subscriber mark. The California-based company added its last one million customers in the past six months.

October 29, 2007

NDS launches Metro HD DVR

NDS has introduced its HD DVR, an Amino AmiNET530 set-top box powered by Metro middleware, for the IPTV market. NDS Metro is an integrated IPTV middleware and conditional access solution that provides a complete end-to-end offering for telecommunications companies and broadband operators. SES Americom, the only company delivering MPEG4 IPTV service to telcos in the […]

October 26, 2007

No subsidies for DTV in North Rhine-Westphalia

The European Commission has decided that plans to finance part of the fees commercial broadcasters pay for the transmission of their programmes on the DVB-T network in North Rhine-Westphalia are not compatible with the EC state aid rules. The Commission said it fully supported the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, however, the proposed measures […]

October 26, 2007

Miniweb from SkyKeys MBO

Miniweb Interactive Limited has launched with the intention of delivering a unique interactive TV experience, combining TV viewing, online services and interactive advertising across multiple TV distribution systems. The privately funded, UK h company has been formed following a management buy-out of the assets and infrastructure of the SkyKeys/Internet Sites service and the global licensing […]

October 26, 2007