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Miniweb from SkyKeys MBO

Miniweb Interactive Limited has launched with the intention of delivering a unique interactive TV experience, combining TV viewing, online services and interactive advertising across multiple TV distribution systems. The privately funded, UK h company has been formed following a management buy-out of the assets and infrastructure of the SkyKeys/Internet Sites service and the global licensing […]

October 26, 2007

Five VOD to go free

UK broadcaster Five is set to expand its online TV download offering in the new year. Five intends to move away from making paid for content viewable in a 14-day window and to instead offer an ad-suppoorted VOD service. The broadcaster is also reportedly looking into gaining carriage on a pay-TV platform such as Virgin […]

October 26, 2007

Mobile TV for Kenya

A mobile TV service has launched in Nairobi. The service, DStv Mobile, was launched by Digital Mobile TV (DMTV) Limited of South Africa using DVB-H technology.

October 26, 2007

CASBAA extends membership

The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) has announced four new Corporate Members of the Association, along with one up-graded membership from Corporate to Patron status. The four organisations signed up are Corporate Members are US-based software, services and IT solutions provider Microsoft Corporation; European broadcaster Deutsche Welle; global private equity firm Providence […]

October 26, 2007

NDS launches Metro HD DVR

NDS has introduced its HD DVR, an Amino AmiNET530 set-top box powered by Metro middleware, for the IPTV market. NDS Metro is an integrated IPTV middleware and conditional access solution that provides a complete end-to-end offering for telecommunications companies and broadband operators. SES Americom, the only company delivering MPEG4 IPTV service to telcos in the […]

October 26, 2007

Google, Nielsen ad serve research

Google has announced a deal with Nielsen that will see the TV ratings company provide it with demographic data for TV audiences, strengthening its plans to become a significant player in TV ad sales. In April Google revealed it was conducting trials of TV ad serving along with partners EchoStar and Astound Cable. The Nielsen […]

October 26, 2007

Broadcasters lose on poor download

New research from Vividas reveals that issues including complicated set up, slow to download files and crashing content are cited as a major barrier to consumer take-up of watching video online. The research also shows that poor picture quality and incomplete downloads cost a quarter of broadcasters up to £10,000 (E14.5k) in customer refunds and […]

October 25, 2007

Dave TV hailed

UKTV has hailed the launch of the Dave channel (which replaced UKG2) as a success, with ratings for the company’s overall Freeview offering up 27 per cent in the channel’s first week. Dave attracted a share of 2.2 per cent in Freeview homes in its first full week after its debut on October 15, UKTV […]

October 25, 2007

ASA cans Sky ad

The UK ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) has banned a Sky advert following complaints over the claim that new and existing customers get equally good deals with the company. The advert claimed that Virgin Media’s policy was to give better deals to new customers, stated: “At Sky we think it’s wrong to advertise attractive sounding prices […]

October 25, 2007

PCCW to form Taiwan cable TV with Chunghwa

Hong Kong's PCCW is to form a cable TV joint venture with Chunghwa Telecom , Taiwan’s largest fixed line operator. PCCW will introduce its 'Now' broadband TV platform to the Taiwan market by the end of this year. Chunghwa has already applied to Taiwan’s telecoms regulator for a licence to offer the new service.

October 25, 2007