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CNN on YouTube

The CNN branded channel on YouTube, which features newly extracted content from the channel, is now available to users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This move complements a suite of new products and services that CNN and other Turner brands have been rolling out across mobile, web and IPTV platforms this year.

December 11, 2007

Channel 4 goes HD

Channel 4 has launched a high-definition version of its primary channel on Sky HD. Channel 4 HD will carry the same programmes as Channel 4, but will show the high-definition versions wherever they are available.

December 11, 2007

Neotion gets E6m boost

MPEG-4 technology specialist Neotion has received a capital injection of E6 million. The prime investor is General Satellite Corporation (GSC), a fast-growing digital television receiver manufacturer. GSC has a strong presence in what Neotion describes as Strategic Emerging Markets where MPEG-4 is set to spread rapidly, including Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia, where the positioning […]

December 10, 2007

Wind launches IPTV service with Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent and Italian telecommunications company Wind have launched a nationwide commercial IPTV offering based on Alcatel-Lucent's solutions and the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia platform. Wind's IPTV service is available to more than two million households in its first phase and offers an enhanced triple play user experience by enabling user-friendly features like instant channel […]

December 10, 2007

YooMedia in for Fresh

Digital entertainment group YooMedia has conditionally agreed to acquire 95.2 per cent of the issued share capital of Fresh Interactive Technologies, a Spanish interactive television company, and has conditionally raised the sum of approximately £12.9 million (E18m) following a share consolidation and restructuring.

December 10, 2007

BiBC signs digital download deal with EMI

The British Internet Broadcasting Company (BiBC) has signed an audio and video content deal with EMI Music UK. BiBC's digital store – the largest downloadable video content store in the UK – will add thousands content, including the latest music videos, from EMI's library. The deal will allow BiBC to make available for sale audio […]

December 10, 2007

BBC revives show online

Nineties BBC comedy show Stella Street is to return in an online format. The cult favourite will be distributed at the IPTV website Log.tv. The new material is expected to appear early in 2008.

December 10, 2007

Pay TV: give us access to Sky or break it up

BSkyB's rivals have made a joint submission to Ofcom saying it should give them “economically viable” access to its premium programming or face the separation of its channels and satellite distribution business. The submission is from BT Vision, Setanta Sports, Top Up TV and Virgin Media. BSkyB's submission to the communications regulator's investigation into the […]

December 10, 2007

Network Electronics acquires Video Products Group

Network Electronics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Video Products Group, a provider of professional video/audio transport systems for local and wide area networks. Major carriers around the world rely on VPG for video transport and broadcast services. The new combined product offering will be unique in its functionality, features and breadth, enabling telcos […]

December 10, 2007

Macrovision buys TV Guide

Macrovision is buying television listings provider Gemstar-TV Guide International for $2.8 billion in cash and stock. They say the combined company will allow consumers to pull up a guide on their TV and receive personalised content and information regarding favourite TV shows, read movie reviews before purchasing or renting a film, view personal photos, or […]

December 10, 2007