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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

Warner invests online

In the race to become a major supplier of original video programming to the Web, Warner Brothers is to invest upfront in a slate of mad for web programmes. It plans to introduce 24 Web productions in a range of formats including minimovies, games and episodic television shows and has discarded its initial strategy of […]

September 12, 2007

ADB to supply yes HD STBs

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) has been selected by ‘yes’ to supply its ADB-7820S set-top boxes (STBs) for the digital satellite operator's launch of high definition (HD) services in Israel. This latest agreement comes as a result of the close relationship forged between the two companies spanning some five years.

September 12, 2007

Fibre future for IPTV?

From Colin Mann in London Future IPTV deployments need to be based on fibre networks, according to Ericsson's Chief Technical Officer. HÃ¥kan Eriksson told industry analysts and media representatives at the company's Strategy and Technology Summit that a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) takes the operator further, at a higher speed. “If you've got three […]

September 12, 2007

Sony VOD deal with ITI

Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has signed a video on demand (VOD) agreement with ITI Neovision, part of the ITI Group, the Polish media and television entertainment company. The deal brings many of Sony Pictures recent movies to subscribers of ITI's digital satellite entertainment service, n. The service, to be branded nVOD, downloads the movies […]

September 12, 2007

DirecTV IP for MDUs

DirecTV and Thomson are launching the first satellite TV distribution system for multi-dwelling units (MDU) using IP technology. The introduction of DirecTV's MFH3 (Multi-Family Housing version 3) distribution system, jointly developed with Thomson, is timed to support the satcaster's highly-anticipated HD expansion later this year. The DirecTV MFH3 system, designed to solve satellite distribution issues […]

September 12, 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