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Goldstone partners Synap for IPTV in Thailand

Software services firm Goldstone has launched Internet protocol IPTV services in Thailand in partnership with Synap Media. The company has also signed IPTV distribution agreements for France, Belgium, Spain, Morocco and Malaysia. It offers IPTV services in India with state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. “The focus for the IPTV services in Thailand would be on […]

February 25, 2008

Imagenio available to over 5m homes

From David Del Valle in Madrid Telefonica’s IPTV service Imagenio has been made available to a potential reach of more than 5 million homes in more than 565 cities throughout Spain with more than 10,000 inhabitants, according to the company. The service has surpassed the 500,000 subscriber mark and has plans to reach 1 million […]

February 25, 2008

SkyLink launches mobile TV

The Russian CDMA-450 operator SkyLink has launched a mobile TV service using content supplied by Sistema Mass Media (SMM). SkyLink confirmed five streaming channels are currently available: 'Drive', 'Hunting and fishing', 'Retro TV', 'Healthy TV' and 'Usadba'. SMM announced plans in June 2007 to invest $200 million to create its mobile TV network. The DVB-H […]

February 25, 2008

CTV IPTV protected by SecureMedia

SecureMedia, provider of software for secure video and multimedia delivery over IP networks, has confirmed that that Panamanian telecommunications operator, CTV Telecom, has incorporated the Encryptonite ONE System to protect its IPTV offering, the first deployment in Central America. CTV has installed an advanced, optical fibre-based IPTV digital platform featuring triple play and more, first […]

February 25, 2008

News Corp raises stake in Premiere

News Corp has increased its stake in German pay television operator Premiere to nearly 20 per cent. The company acquired an initial stake of 14.6 per cent in January from German cable operator Unity Media for $422.5 million in cash. Premiere has more than 4 million subscribers in Germany and Austria.

February 25, 2008

UK leans on ISPs over illegal downloads

The UK government is to consult on legislation to punish Internet service providers if they fail to take action against the illegal downloading of music, films and TV programmes. The culture secretary, Andy Burnham, made the proposal as part of a strategy paper designed to support the UK’s creative industries The government has already said […]

February 25, 2008

DTV STB sales surpass 100m

Worldwide sales of digital TV set-top boxes broke through the 100 million barrier for the first time in 2007, according to research from Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service. The report, “Digital TV Set-Top Boxes: Global Market Forecast” found that sales reached 102.4 million units last year, an annual increase of 12 per cent. IPTV’s […]

February 22, 2008

ShortsTV joins iTunes

ShortsTV is the tenth television channel to be added to Apple's line-up on the UK iTunes Store. The Channel launches with all 10 of the Oscar Nominated Short Films in the Live Action and Animation categories for this years Academy Awards.

February 22, 2008

Google online video ads

Google launched a new advertising technology that will allow publishers to incorporate text ads into online videos. The launch marks the search group's most ambitious attempt yet to make money by selling ads that appear inside video clips. Under the new system, advertisers will pay to have their messages appear inside online videos across the […]

February 22, 2008

Eutelsat appoints Maine

Eutelsat Communications has appointed former BT and Kingston employee Steve Maine as CEO of their jointly-owned venture offering Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) in S-Band. The Joint Venture, known under the name “Solaris”, will commercialise the first satellite infrastructure in Europe for broadcasting video, radio and data to mobile devices and vehicle receivers as well as […]

February 22, 2008