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NBC in alliance to fight video piracy

NBC Universal has formed a coalition with a group of technology companies, including AT&T and Microsoft, with the aim of developing anti-piracy measures that would restrict the illegal transfer of copyrighted video content over the internet. NBC, which is owned by General Electric, is also understood to have approached Apple to discuss how anti-piracy technology […]

January 10, 2008

Veoh through DivX

DivX and Veoh have announced an agreement that will bring Veoh’s Internet television service to viewers through the DivX Connected platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Veoh will make some of its most popular video content from its site accessible on DivX Connected devices. The first DivX Connected device available to consumers from D-Link […]

January 10, 2008

US mobile broadcast, another platform

Samsung Electronics, MobiTV, Nokia Siemens Networks, Rohde & Schwarz and SES Americom IP Prime are set to demonstrate a national distribution platform to enable mobile TV services in the US using local broadcast TV spectrum. The platform is planning to showcase a complete mobile TV technology solution in 2008, with consumer trials planned in US […]

January 10, 2008

Red Bee appoints Poulter

Red Bee Media has appointed former Miva European MD Adam Poulter as its executive commercial director. Poulter, who left the performance network last year, had previously been CEO at digital content distribution specialist IMD

January 10, 2008

Sony and Disney buy FilmFlex

FilmFlex, the cable movies VOD service in UK, has been bought by Sony Pictures and Disney. The two studios already owned a third each of the business, and acquired the remaining third held by SeaChange subsidiary OnDemand Group. The stake was acquired for approximately $14.5 million

January 10, 2008

iTunes movie rentals, price cuts

Apple will let iTunes users rent movies as well as buy them and add Fox and Warner Bros as suppliers. According to reports Apple will announce the rental service later this month. New releases and older titles will rent for $3.99 for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Apple is to reduce the price it charges UK users […]

January 10, 2008

Ocean Blue and Sunplus mobile TV platform

Ocean Blue Software, the UK-based digital TV software specialist, and Sunplus Technology Company, the Asian silicon systems provider, have collaborated to develop a portable Freeview DVB-T platform with full interactive features. The new development will provide 'red button' functions such as text services and access to alternative video streams in Freeview DVB-T TVs

January 10, 2008

MTVN expands net syndication

MTV Networks has unveiled its targeted online syndication strategy, announcing partnerships with select online video sites to deliver a vast library of video content from MTVN’s popular brands. These sites include Dailymotion, GoFish, imeem, MeeVee and Veoh, and join AOL, Bebo, Comcast’s Fancast, Joost and MSN to comprise MTVN’s portfolio of online syndication partners. MTVN’s […]

January 10, 2008

No more ads on French public TV?

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris In a surprise announcement President Sarkozy said that the government is looking to drop ads from the public sector television and radio channels. These are currently financed by a licence fee of E116 a year, with advertising bringing in an extra E800 million, providing France 2 with 40 per cent […]

January 10, 2008

Sony content on YouTube

Sony Pictures Television has agreed to provide five-minute versions of several of its most popular TV shows for viewing through YouTube. Sony said the short versions, or 'minisodes', of programmes such as 'Married With Children' and 'Newsradio' will help expand the brand for the shows to the online universe. Some 21 shows will be available […]

January 10, 2008