Advanced Television


Turner brands for Mobix

Turner Broadcasting System and Mobix have launched three of Turner's most popular brands as on-portal video-on-demand propositions and via Sky's mobile TV pack. Following on from the successful broadcast launch of the country's leading lad's mag on Freeview, Nuts TV is now available to all operators as a mobile TV channel. Also available as an […]

January 4, 2008

FCC digital transition

The Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules giving broadcasters more flexibility in making the switch to digital television from traditional analogue signals. The rules will even allow some stations to make a “phased transition” to digital broadcasting; stations will be allowed to reduce or terminate their analogue service before the February 17th, 2009 deadline […]

January 3, 2008

FCC to make stations show switch ads

The FCC may approve a plan that would require broadcast-station owners to run at least four 30-second public-service ads a day about the digital transition. That number would increase to as many as 12 ads a day on each station as the February 2009 deadline approaches. Broadcasters, who object to the idea of donating so […]

December 31, 2007

Comtrend: “interoperability is key”

Comtrend Corporation, supplier of powerline equipment for IPTV home distribution, has revealed that it shipped more than 800,000 powerline adapters for IPTV applications during 2007, confirming recent independent analysis that shows strong demand for the technology, as a result of an explosion in subscriber growth. According to the DSL Forum, year-on-year European IPTV subscriber growth […]

December 31, 2007

Sirius 4 satellite now operational

SES Sirius has confirmed that the Sirius 4 communications satellite is now in operation and has taken over all transmissions from Sirius 2 and Sirius 3. Sirius 4 is intended to meet the increased demand for HDTV broadcasts in the Nordic countries, and the needs arising from the large increase in new television channels within […]

December 31, 2007

First targeted, addressable ad over IPTV

Packet Vision – player in targeted, addressable advertising for IPTV – has announced the completion of the world's first targeted TV advertising campaign to a predefined audience. The campaign featuring a Mediacom financial client ran daily on Channel 4 between 16 and 31 October. It was specifically targeted at university students across the UK so […]

December 31, 2007

Widevine partners with Digital Latin America

Digital Latin America, provider of digital content and applications for Latin America, and Widevine Technologies, provider of multiformat, multiplatform content protection and watermarking solutions, have partnered to secure content for digital pay-TV operators throughout Latin America. Widevine will encrypt and watermark content that DLA delivers to 23 countries to fulfil content owners‚ requirements for licensing […]

December 31, 2007

NDS, Kaon support ASTER

NDS, provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has joined forces with Kaonmedia (Kaon) to deliver digital set-top boxes (STB) and DVRs, including a DVR for viewing in High Definition, to ASTER, a provider of media and communication services in Poland.

December 31, 2007

BSkyB to appeal?

Sky has until February 25th to decide whether to appeal the Competition Commission’s ruling that it must sell more than half its stake in ITV, a decision that was endorsed by the government this week. Sky said it will recognise a £343 million (E460m) impairment charge on the whole 17.9 per cent stake in its […]

December 31, 2007

EU protects downloader privacy

Record labels and film studios cannot demand that telecom companies hand over the names and addresses of people suspected of breaking European copyright rules by swapping illegal downloads, the EU’s top court has ruled. But EU nations could introduce rules to oblige companies to hand over personal data in similar cases. The court upheld Spain's […]

December 31, 2007