Advanced Television


Disney: ISPs should ban pirates

Bob Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, has called on Internet service providers to ban people who illegally download content. In July, six In July, six of the UK’s biggest ISPs signed a memorandum of understanding with the government, music industry body the BPI and the Motion Picture Association to reduce illegal […]

September 10, 2008

Cable America to increase capex

Cable network operators in North America will increase their capex spending through at least 2010 in an effort to compete more effectively with telephone and “Cable industry infrastructure expenditures will keep rising through at least 2010, as North American MSOs upgrade their plant and equipment for the rollout of such new technologies as switched digital […]

September 9, 2008

Google, Liberty back Africa connect

Google has thrown its weight behind ambitious plans to bring internet access to 3bn people in Africa and other emerging markets by launching at least Google has joined forces with Liberty and HSBC bank to set up O3b Networks, named after the "other 3bn" people for whom fast fibre internet access networks are not likely […]

September 9, 2008

Comcast debuts Fancast

Comcast has launched its Fancast Store, an electronic storefront that offers more than 3,000 digital downloads of TV shows and movies for rent or Comcast has launched its Fancast Store, an electronic storefront that offers more than 3,000 digital downloads of TV shows and movies for rent or purchase. The move puts Comcast's Fancast digital […]

September 8, 2008

BSG publishes costs of super-fast broadband

The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) – the UK government's advisory group on broadband – will this week publish a report on the costs of deploying The report, produced by Analysys Mason for the BSG, sets out the costs of the various technology options in detail and explains how those costs mount up as fibre is […]

September 8, 2008

Comcast names limit

Comcast says that to exceed that 250 GB threshold, a customer would have to dowload 125 standard-definition movies.The announcement comes three weeks before Comcast must report to the FCC on how it has managed Internet traffic and how it will better inform customers of that network management, the result of an FCC finding Comcast had […]

August 31, 2008

US cable offers election channel

Elections '08 On Demand, lets people watch videos whenever they want, much the way they can on YouTube or the Web sites of television networks. Depending on where they live, people can tune into the channel to see an infomercial for Barack Obama, coverage of the Democratic National Convention, or historical clips like Lyndon B. […]

August 31, 2008

Freebox VOD surging

Free was the first platform to launch the Canal+ a la Demande service and has a catalogue of some 10,000 VOD titles. Iliad currently has a total of 3,134,000 subscribers, which will rise to 3,984,000 following the acquisition of Alice. First half EBITDA increased by 24.4% to E256.9 million.

August 28, 2008

Unity digital progress

H1 cable revenues increased 13 per cent year-on-year to E409.3 million while adjusted cable EBITDA was up 17 per cent in the first half to E193.4 million.

August 22, 2008