Advanced Television


T-Com launches Extra TV in Montenegro

T-Com has launched Extra TV to T-Com customers in Montenegro. Extra TV is a digital TV offering of 60 domestic and international channels, hundreds of movies and a range of interactive options. Extra TV users will be able to view premium channels with the Extra TV service, including Discovery, Eurosport, National Geographic, Cartoon Network, MTV, […]

December 5, 2007

US cable no to mobile auction

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have bowed out of an auction for US airwaves. The auction is seen as the last opportunity for a new player to enter the wireless market. Shares in Comcast and Time Warner Cable rose on news they would not bid in the auction – alleviating analyst fears of an expensive […]

December 5, 2007

Third party channels join Sky Anytime re-launch

Sky has re-launched Sky Anytime on PC as it further expands its PC-based on-demand offer. The service offers access to a broad collection of first run subscription movies, sports, entertainment and documentaries. Its re-launch sees content from third party channels being made available for the first time, new Sky brands joining the service, enhancements to […]

December 5, 2007

Envivio for MTV Brasil

Envivio is providing the video encoding for MTV's mobile TV services in Brazil. MTV's mobile programming is being delivered using a Brazilian variant of the successful Japanese ISDB-T digital terrestrial television standard which includes the 1seg specification for mobile TV. As Brazil is among the world’s largest mobile phone markets, with more than 110 million […]

December 5, 2007

DTT to surpass 50% by 2010

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Digital terrestrial television has become Europe's second digital TV distribution platform, according to Italian consultancy e-Media Institute. According to data from June 2007, DTT was received in 25 million households in Western Europe, compared to 37 million satellite TV households. Digital cable and IPTV had respectively 13 million and 4 […]

December 5, 2007

MTV Italia with Digital Rapids

MTV Italia, the Italian affiliate of international media powerhouse MTV, has purchased a range of Digital Rapids DRC-Stream media encoding and streaming solutions. The Digital Rapids hardware and software combinations were selected by MTV Italia for encoding and streaming live content on QOOB TV, MTV Italia's interactive website. QOOB TV explores new ways of producing […]

December 5, 2007

FCC probe

The US Federal Communications Commission is being investigated by the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight, prompted by criticisms of the FCC’s processes and what one official described as a “breakdown in proper procedure.” The committee informed FCC chairman Kevin Martin and the other commissioners of concerns saying that it wanted the chairman to […]

December 5, 2007

ONO, Tele 5, lead ratings in Spain

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s largest cable company ONO leads the pay-TV audience ratings with an average share of 7.11 per centin November, well ahead of the digital DTH platform Digital Plus, with 3.95 per cent, Telefonica’s Imagenio and other cable operators, with 5.64 per cent, according to TNS Sofres. The most widely […]

December 5, 2007

Xbox UK VOD service

Microsoft will allow UK gamers to purchase films through its Xbox 360 console from next week, as the console moves to compete with online download stores. The Xbox Live Marketplace Video Store will initially offer 40 popular film titles in standard and high definition. Users will pay between £2 (E2.9) and £4.50 for each film […]

December 5, 2007

BBC HD launches

BBC HD, the UK’s first free-to-air high definition television channel, has launched on satellite and cable. Jana Bennett, Director of BBC Vision said: “I am delighted that BBC HD, the UK’s first public service HD channel…HD is the next generation of television and a real opportunity for programme makers to reach out to the audience […]

December 4, 2007