Advanced Television


Motorola strong on HD STBs

Motorola is making up for some of its losses in mobile as it sees a strong boost from sales of set-top boxes for high-definition television services, according to Dan Moloney, head of the company’s set-top box and network equipment unit. “We saw a tremendous increase in demand for set-top boxes in the holiday season and […]

February 13, 2008

CNN International, Samsung launch Java mobile

From Colin Mann in Barcelona CNN International has launched a mobile Java application, which combines dynamic graphics with high end interactive and personalisation features such as multiple category browsing, hourly on-demand 'CNN World News Now' updates and interactive news flipper, to offer mobile users an enriched experience for keeping up to date with news on […]

February 12, 2008

NDS unveils mobile TV rights platform

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Digital pay-TV technology solutions NDS has unveiled what it claims is the world's first hybrid rights and business management platform for mobile TV. The hybrid platform, which combines content protection and business management for both the DVB-H IPDC and OMA BCAST broadcast profiles in a single system, will be shown […]

February 12, 2008

Viaccess, Discretix combine for mobile TV

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Conditional access specialsit Viaccess has teamed up with embedded security solutions provider Discretix to unveil an end-to-end mobile TV security solution, based on the OMA BCAST SmartCard Profile standard. The joint offering ensures full interoperability between the Viaccess purple-TV conditional access system and the Discretix Multi-Scheme Mobile TV Security client. […]

February 12, 2008

Spain delays the launch of DVB-H TV until 2010

From David Del Valle at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona The commercial introduction of DVB-H mobile TV services in Spain will not take place until 2010, Minister of Industry Joan Clos, has revealed the at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “We hope that the regulation of the market is completed this year to […]

February 12, 2008

Archos Wi-Fi DVR

Archos has unveiled its new Archos TV+, a wireless digital video recorder (DVR) with the option of a built-in Internet browser. The Archos TV+ comes with either an 80GB or 250GB hard drive which can record from an external Sky or Freeview box, and can also stream AV content from anywhere on a home Wi-Fi […]

February 12, 2008

US DTV switch will leave out six million

Nearly six million US citizens with digital receivers may still lose TV signals when digital-only broadcasts begin next February, according to a study by research firm Centris. Centris found gaps in broadcast signals that may leave an estimated 5.9 million TV sets unable to receive as many channels as they did before the changeover. To […]

February 12, 2008

Ericsson inks football and IPTV deals

Valtech Communications supplier of next-generation triple-play services in Canada, has chosen Ericsson’s IPTV solution to provide new and value-added television services to its customers. The solution will enable Valtech to offer a wide range of standard and high-definition broadcast channels and interactive services. Elsewhere, Ericsson and FIFA, the world governing body of football, have signed […]

February 12, 2008

Takeover rumours circle Setanta

Pay-TV sports broadcaster Setanta Sports was at the centre of takeover speculation after reports of a £1 billion-plus (E1.4bn) offer for the business. The Irish company received the unsolicited approach from a unnamed European media company and the interest could spark a flood of rival offers, reported the Sunday Telegraph. BT, Virgin Media and US […]

February 12, 2008

GCap axes digital radio stations

GCap Media, the UK’s largest commercial radio broadcaster, has axed two of its DAB stations after labelling digital radio “economically unviable”. The Classic FM owner said that theJazz and Planet Rock will go as it looks to concentrate on its core FM stations in a bid to revive the business. The company – currently fighting […]

February 12, 2008