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Italian telcos unite for IPTV website

Italian telcos Fastweb, Telecom italia and Wind have partnered to launch a website providing consumer information on IPTV services, intended to fuel subscriber growth to their respective IPTV services. The site also provides information to Italian consumers in the run up to the digital switchover in 2012. The site offers information on IPTV platforms, the […]

June 1, 2009

Kabel BW follows MediaHighway

From Colin Mann in Cologne German cable operator Kabel BW has chosen NDS's MediaHighway middleware, XTV integrated digital video recorder (DVR) technology and an NDS video on demand (VOD) solution for the introduction of new entertainment services. The deployments are designed to enable Kabel BW to manage efficiently its entire STB population and seamlessly introduce […]

June 1, 2009

Sony Ericsson Pocket TV

Sony Ericsson's Pocket TV will be free to download in five weekly 90 second segments to any handset through a dedicated WAP site. It will also be available to watch in longer, three minute segments through a YouTube channel. Segments will feature irreverent, humorous interviews with artists and bands, live sessions and behind the scenes […]

June 1, 2009

BSkyB, Irdeto box clever with S3

From Colin Mann in Cologne Digital TV product, service and IP provider S3 revealed at ANGA Cable that its StormTest product has been licensed by UK digital satellite service BSkyB to automate testing of its set-top boxes (STBs). The client/server architecture built into the product design can support remote testing, on-site testing and field testing […]

June 1, 2009

KDG sees revenues rise

Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has posted its fiscal results for the year ended 31 March 2009, recording a 14.5 per cent rise in revenue to E1.37 billion. The German cable operator announced a record increase in EBITDA to E570.7 million, up 24.7 per cent compared with the 2007/08, exceeding the guidance of E565 million. At March […]

June 1, 2009

SK Broadband selects Harmonic

Harmonic has confirmed that SK Broadband, Korea's leading integrated telecommunications company, has deployed Harmonic's Direct-2-Edge (D2E) solution, encompassing Harmonic's NSG 9000 universal edgeQAMs and D2E control software for the world's largest commercial launch of cable IPTV to date. The landmark deployment enables SK Broadband to provide a uniform broadcast IPTV service across its cable, xDSL, […]

June 1, 2009

ITV might handover first run rights

To cut costs ITV is considering a radical plan that could see it share hit dinosaur drama Primeval with a rival broadcaster to spread the cost of the effects-heavy series.The Guardian reports that the production company behind Primeval, Impossible Pictures, has presented ITV with a proposal that could see the fourth series premiere on a […]

June 1, 2009

Sky's trump bid on Virgin channels

Sky has reportedly tabled a £160m (E183m) bid to buy Virgin Media’s seven digital TV channels – this is said to be 60% more than any offer made by rival bidders including Channel 4, RTL, Time Warner and NBC Universal. The seven channels are Living, Living Two, Bravo, Bravo Two, Challenge, Challenge Jackpot and Virgin1. […]

June 1, 2009

SMG spin offs

Shanghai Media Group, China's second-largest broadcaster, is planning to spin off several units and list them over the coming two years, in a push for further reform of the country's state-owned media. Li Ruigang, SMG president, said the group, which is controlled by the Shanghai municipal government and had revenues of Rmb6bn ($875m) last year, […]

June 1, 2009

Sky live on Xbox

Sky has teamed up with Microsoft to give British video gamers the option of watching its channels, including live Premier League football, through their Xbox 360 consoles. Using the Xbox’s internet connection, the service will also include on-demand movies and other content to help Sky meet its target of 10 million customers by 2010. To […]

June 1, 2009