Advanced Television


P2P major decline?

A new report suggests P2P is being replaced by cheap streaming video. According a report from Arbor Networks, a network-management firm used by more than 70 per cent of the world's top ISPs, P2P is falling out of favour fast. "Globally P2P is declining and it is declining quickly," said Craig Labovitz, the chief scientist […]

October 14, 2009

Zon launches a 1Gbps broadband

Zon, the Portugese MSO, says it has become the first European operator to offer such a speed, with only Korea and Japan having done so before. The operator will market the Fiber Zon service as part of a triple-play package that includes the Funtastic TV service, featuring 110 channels, the Videoclube on-demand service and unlimited […]

October 9, 2009

FCC: More spectrum crucial to mobile broadband

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowksi has outlined what he called his new Mobile Broadband Agenda, for an industry he says could be the key supplier of broadband going forward. That plan will include reallocating spectrum from other users, and applying network neutrality standards to wireless broadband, though probably with a different standard for network management from […]

October 9, 2009

Nielsen online ratings summit

Nielsen has called together 75 of its clients to discuss how to proceed in a possible melding of TV and online audiences. On the agenda is "'TV Everywhere', 'OnDemand Online' and similar initiatives and their implications for television audience measurement." The letter says the purpose of the meeting is to "discuss the work that Nielsen […]

October 9, 2009

Time Warner Cable 'leapfrongs' DVR

Time Warner Cable is launching Enhanced TV a PVR-catch up type service which has features that allows customers to watch shows without planning ahead, Chief Strategy Officer Peter Stern said. Subscribers can restart programmes if they missed the beginning, watch shows up to three days after the air date, and eventually view programmes older than […]

October 7, 2009

Euro cable sees growth

Cable Europe and Cable Europe Labs released a report which shows sustainable growth and continued investments in high speed fibre networks for European consumers against the backdrop of a heightened EU political will to push broadband penetration to 100 per cent by 2010. Cable Europe President, Manuel Kohnstamm said, "Fibre-driven growth and high speed capabilities […]

October 7, 2009

Anti-piracy group drops claim against ISP

Days before the BitTorrent piracy case involving Aussie ISP iiNet goes to court, anti-piracy group AFACT has made a second legal retreat. The group, which represents Hollywood movie studios, has now dropped its claims that iiNet engaged in primary acts of copyright infringement. Next week, the case of Village Roadshow, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, Paramount […]

October 7, 2009

KDG to offer 100Mbps, VOD in 2010

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) plans to offer broadband Internet with download speeds of up to 100Mbps from 2010. KDG's CEO, Adrian von Hammerstein, told a German newspaper that the new offering will initially be available in large urban areas, with up to four towns covered in the first half of the year. The […]

October 7, 2009

Living channel online

In October Living will launch Liv– the UK's first online TV channel delivering free, exclusively commissioned and acquired short-form content everyday on the web. Liv will be accessed through leading websites and social media platforms through a host of strategic syndication partnerships that will extend the Living brand outside of the digital TV space for […]

September 30, 2009

Virgin Media to proceed with secondary listing

Virgin Media has published a copy of its prospectus for listing and trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange by way of a secondary listing. It is expected that admission will become effective, and that dealings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘VMED’ will commence, […]

September 30, 2009