Advanced Television


GlobeCast named as a 'Top Teleport Operator'

The World Teleport Association's 2008 'Top Teleport Operators' league has been announced, and for the fourth year running, content management and delivery company GlobeCast enjoys a high ranking on both the 'Global Top Twenty' and 'Independent Top Twenty' categories. The list, which provides a unique look into the diverse teleport sector of the global communications […]

November 14, 2008

Orca teams with Yuxing for STB

Orca Interactive has formed partnership with Chinese STB vendor, Yuxing, in developing an advanced, pre-integrated IPTV solution. Already selling, the integrated solution is based on Orca's RiGHTv middleware, allowing the ramping up of additional services and applications according to customer requirements. The solution offers HD, MPEG-4, and CPVR, based on Orca's SUI software development kit, […]

November 13, 2008

NXVision turns mobiles into remote TVs

Software developed by NXVision will turn mobile phones into remote TVs allowing users to view their favourite programmes live or pre-recorded anywhere in the world. The technology will enable smart handsets to receive live broadcasts from digital satellite, cable, IPTV or Freeview TV set top boxes. The system will turn handsets into remote TV controls […]

November 13, 2008

BBC Future shuffle

BBC Future Media & Technology director Erik Huggers and chief operating officer Kerstin Mogull are shuffling personell, in what looks like further multimedia integration and a response to overspending. Anthony Rose, who was brought in from KaZaA last year as head of media technology, becomes controller of the Vision & Online Media Group. User […]

November 13, 2008

Sky sells own mobile ads

Sky has taken control of its mobile inventory, and will sell mobile ads around its content across T-Mobile and Vodafone portals, to give advertisers a "single buying point on Sky." The pay-TV provider's recently appointed head of mobile Tim Hussain told NMA that the deal with the two operators meant that advertisers could "buy a […]

November 13, 2008

Private Media Group posts Q3 losses

Adult entertainment specialist Private Media Group has announced its results for the three months ending September 30th, 2008. It reported net sales of E4.6 million compared to net sales of E7.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2007, a decrease of E2.9 million. "Due to the comparatively weaker dollar and the restructuring of […]

November 13, 2008

Motorola and BlackArrow on-demand advertising

Motorola is accelerating the delivery of personalised media experiences through a collaboration with BlackArrow, the independent provider of multiplatform ad-management systems. The companies are working together to deliver a powerful, SCTE 130-compliant addressable advertising solution that enables advertisers and content providers to exert exacting control over ad placement and generate revenue through additional advertising opportunities. […]

November 13, 2008

Warner close home video in South Korea because of piracy

Hollywood studio Warner Brothers will end its home video and DVD business in South Korea at the end of the year due to rampant piracy. The US producer of film and television entertainment will instead focus on its digital distribution ‘pre-DVD’ business. It is the last remaining Hollywood company to withdraw its home entertainment business […]

November 13, 2008

FastWeb expands with Eutelsat

FastWeb has signed an industrial agreement with Eutelsat Communications via its Skylogic broadband subsidiary that will allow FastWeb to extend the coverage of broadband service through satellite connections. FastWeb’s network currently reaches 50 per cent of the population. Thanks to the satellite connectivity provided by Eutelsat’s Tooway service, broadband access will in the future be […]

November 13, 2008