Advanced Television


ITV4 going 24/7

ITV is to expand its digital programming by making its ITV4 channel into a 24-hour service. The broadcaster said that ITV4 would also receive a cash injection to produce more original programming as the company tries to make up for the fragmenting audience of its flagship terrestrial channel and challenge Dave, the channel operated by […]

February 11, 2008

Fastweb and LA7 DTT

Fastweb subscribers can now purchase LA7 Cartapiù digital terrestrial premium content. The Fastweb decoder has been certified by LA7 to receive and transmit digital terrestrial pay content. To access the service, all Fastweb clients have to do is purchase the LA7 Cartapiù Smart Card and content packages or a “top-up” card which are on sale […]

February 11, 2008

Itsmy personal mobile TV channels

Mobile social network has launched 100,000 user-generated mobile TV channels, allowing its most active members to broadcaster their own shows to one another. Itsmy, owned by German company GoFresh, claims one million users and the new ‘mobile community TV’ service will allow the most avid ones to combine their own video content with pre-set […]

February 11, 2008

Kudelski acquires EmbedICs

The Kudelski Group, specialists in CA, have agreed to acquire EmbedICs, a US-based embedded software, cryptography and fabless semiconductor design firm.

February 11, 2008

DVB –SH gets boost from major players

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Major players who are involving themselves in the so-called 'DVB-SH ecosystem', such as Alcatel-Lucent, DiBcom, Eutelsat Communications, Sagem Mobiles, SES Astra, TeamCast and UDcast are joining forces to deliver the first demonstration of live Mobile TV in S-Band based on DVB-SH. The initiative will take place at Barcelona's trade fair […]

February 11, 2008

Online movies still stalled

The Diffusion Group has released its latest report on web-based video services, “Attributes of a Successful Online Movie Download Service” provides a detailed analysis of primary consumer research regarding 10 different service attributes, ranging from content considerations to interactive features. “Online movie services have to date failed to gain a critical mass of users,” noted […]

February 11, 2008

Total UK TV audiences to rise 4%+ over 5 years

Attentional's latest forecasts suggest that a number of factors will combine to offer a brighter future for UK television over the next five years than previously anticipated. One factor behind this trend is the rapid conversion of older viewers to digital platforms, where the availability of extra channels means they tend to watch more television. […]

February 11, 2008

Columbus and Eutelsat DTV platform

Tele Columbus, Germany’s third largest cable operator with more than 3.7 million homes, and Eutelsat’s German subsidiary, Eutelsat Deutschland have confirmed will establish a platform for bundling digital channels and services for German cable homes from Eutelsat’s Eurobird 9. For Tele Columbus, the cooperation gives the company more freedom in negotiations with content providers and […]

February 11, 2008

iPlayer coming to Macs

The BBC will launch a download version of its iPlayer online video service for Apple Mac users by the end of 2008. The BBC’s iPlayer currently comes in two versions – a program which allows users to download programmes to their Windows PC and a streaming version on the web available to all users.

February 11, 2008

CacheLogic re-brands as Velocix

CacheLogic is re-branding the company and all of its associated products and services under the Velocix brand name. Velocix says it provides the world’s leading Digital Asset Delivery Network, a new generation Content Delivery Network (CDN) and related services, designed to meet the rich media needs of the 21st century Internet. “Re-branding as Velocix comes […]

February 8, 2008