Advanced Television


Channel 6 bids for UK local TV ‘spine’

Channel 6, the company run by former Trinity Mirror chief executive Richard Horwood, will bid to run the proposed new national TV network that will form the spine for culture secretary Jeremy Hunt’s plan to deliver local news services. Horwood has been one of the few voices offering unqualified support for Hunt’s local TV plans. […]

February 2, 2011

Time Warner up on ad recovery

Time Warner posted fourth-quarter earnings ahead of Wall expectations, aided by a recovering TV advertising market. The company said net income from continuing operations was $769 million up 26 per cent from a year earlier. Adjusted operating income rose 14 per cent to $1.4 billion.  Sales rose 8 per cent to $7.8 billion.  “In 2011, […]

February 2, 2011

Imagenio goes on mobile

Telefonica’s IPTV service, Imagenio, is now available on mobile devices (3G mobile phone, tablet or notebook) with an offer of 25 TV channels and VoD services for a monthly fee of €5. The service will be promoted free-of-charge for the first month with subscribers enjoying channels like Gol TV, AXN, Fox, Eurosport, MTV, Calle 13, […]

February 2, 2011By David Del Valle, Madrid

NME TV and Bliss join Freesat

Music channels NME TV and Bliss are joining the Freesat line up. Freesat’s Head of Channels, Mark Briggs said, “The launch of NME TV and Bliss are fantastic additions to the Freesat music genre, reflecting even more diversity and choice for Freesat customers. In other genres, Freesat customers also enjoy more great subscription-free channels from […]

February 2, 2011

Comcast, Time Warner Xfinity agreement

Comcast and Time Warner have signed a long-term agreement that provides Comcast digital cable customers with access to TV shows and movies from Turner Broadcasting System, networks, including TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.  The content will appear shortly after initial airing at no additional cost to Comcast’s […]

February 2, 2011

Research: TV Industry embraces the Internet

In a media environment saturated with new and evolving online entertainment platforms, TV continues to be king. Deloitte’s fifth edition “State of the Media Democracy” survey reveals that 71 per cent of Americans still rate watching TV on any device among their favourite media activities. The survey results indicate that live viewing on a home […]

February 2, 2011

Royal Wedding TV

National tourism agency VisitBritain has launched an online TV channel that will stream major events live, including the Royal Wedding. The company has partnered with GeoCast TV to create Viewers will also be able to see video coverage of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic games. The tie-up is aimed at encouraging tourists to pick […]

February 2, 2011

Free speech lobby back TV streamer ivi

Four groups have ‘friended’, the Seattle company streaming TV signals online without broadcasters’ consent. Public Knowledge and three other organisations filed an amicus brief with the US District Court in New York  backing The streamer is the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by broadcasters seeking to shut it down. Public Knowledge, […]

February 2, 2011

Rovi app on iPad

Rovi has launched Rovi What’s On TV, a free, mobile television listings iPad application. The app, in a graphic rich magazine style layout, allows users to browse and search local TV listings for a 24-hour period. Additionally, Rovi What’s On TV uses TV metadata, available through APIs in the Rovi Media Cloud, to enable users […]

February 2, 2011

TNTSat finds Astra popularity

French free-to-air digital broadcasting operator TNTSat says it has sold 2.65 million satellite receivers for its SES Astra transmissions. Some 800,000 units were sold during 2010. The system, which retransmits TNT’s digital broadcasts onto satellite, went live in March 2007. “The continued strong growth of TNTSat is driven by digitalisation and the analogue switch-off in […]

February 2, 2011By Chris Forrester