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LG enhance mobile TV

Woo Paik, LG’s chief technology officer, has announced the firm’s new mobile TV vision at CES 2008. MPH – or Mobile Pedestrian Handheld – is due to revolutionise US mobile TV, Paik said, bringing live digital broadcasts to mobile phones, notebook computers, personal media players, GPS units, and in-car TV sets. Developed with Zenith and […]

January 8, 2008

CBS to feed Sony Bravia TVs

Sony has secured a content partnership with CBS Interactive for its Bravia Internet Video Link Module. The US network’s digital division will provide primetime and daytime programming, news and sports content to Sony from later this month. The module streams Internet video content directly to Sony’s compatible Bravia HDTV flat-screen sets without the need for […]

January 8, 2008

U targets single market for online content

The European Commission wants to give a boost to Europe’s online content sector. The Commission is encouraging the content industry, telecoms companies and ISPs to work together to make available more content online, while at the same time ensuring a robust protection of intellectual property rights. The Commission published “Creative Content Online in Europe’s Single […]

January 8, 2008

Cable's portable DVR

Comcast and Panasonic will launch a co-branded portable digital video player that can show videos like Apple's iPod and record shows from any US cable operator’s system. The AnyPlay device is the first of a range of new electronic devices based on technology developed jointly by the cable industry and consumer electronics makers intended to […]

January 8, 2008

NBC takes stake In India's NDTV

NBC Universal has taken a major stake of around 30 per cent in NDTV's UK arm in a deal rumoured to be worth $100 million. The stake is in NDTV Networks Plc, the UK-registered company which owns five subsidiaries of NDTV: NDTV Imagine Limited, NDTV Lifestyle Limited, NDTV Convergence Limited and NDTV Labs Limited and […]

January 7, 2008

Gracenote, Philips fingerprinting combine

Gracenote and Philips announced they have deepened their existing relationship by combining their respective content fingerprinting technologies to provide advanced solutions for video and audio content filtering and monetisation. The technology partnership combines Philips video fingerprinting and Gracenote's audio fingerprinting technologies, and results in a viable system for content owners and service providers looking to […]

January 7, 2008

STMicroelectronics HD STB decoder

STMicroelectronics, supplier of integrated circuits for digital set-top boxes (STBs), has released a new single-chip high-definition STBbox decoder combining both the demodulation and decoding functions on a single device. The STi7111, which has been designed to meet the requirements of major satellite operators worldwide, including DirecTV, will allow OEMs to target the high-volume market for […]

January 7, 2008

Weather Channel for sale

Landmark Communications, the privately owned US media company that owns The Weather Channel, said it was considering a sale. According to US reports the company could be worth more than $5 billion (E3.4bn), although moves are under way to split the business in two. “Landmark's weather, publishing, broadcasting, interactive and information businesses all have leading […]

January 7, 2008

US cable operators continue investing

The increasing competitiveness of the US pay-TV market continues to drive cable TV operators in the US to invest in their networks and roll out new services, reports In-Stat. For example, 90 per cent of US cable TV systems now offer HD video service, the research firm says. This is one of the findings of […]

January 7, 2008

YouTube ban in China

In a move aimed at YouTube and other smaller rivals, the Chinese authorities announced that all video-sharing websites must have official government approval before they can be accessed by Chinese surfers. New rules governing online content announced by the state administration of radio, film and television also stipulate that from the end of January only […]

January 7, 2008