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Research: Next-gen TV closing gap on cable

Cable will retain dominance in the global multi-channel TV market over the next five years but the threat from the new generation of digital and IP services will take its…

100x faster Internet?

100x faster Internet?

The UK Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts has announced £7.2 million (€8.35m) of investment for the Photonics HyperHighway project ‘that could ‘revolutionise’ the Internet. The six-year project will…

BREIN, MPAA pirate site pull-down

Dutch anti-piracy body BREIN has teamed up with the Motion Picture Association of America to take down a further 12 US websites it accuses of offering links to illegally downloadable…

Netflix ranks broadband delivery

Cable operators — led by Charter Communications — delivered superior performance for the Netflix movie streaming compared with telcos over the last three and a half months, according to the…

AT&T U-Verse reaches 3m users

US telco AT&T has reported Q4 earnings of $19.9 billion, up from $12.1 billion one year ago.  It added 246,000 U-Verse subscribers, 90 per cent of them adding U-Verse TV…

Time Warner Cable profits up

Time Warner Cable has posted a 22 per cent rise in quarterly profit as the company added more Internet customers. The No. 2 US cable television operator’s profit growth and…

Research: CE market boosted by connected devices in 2011

Global unit shipments of consumer electronics (CE) products will climb 2.6 per cent in 2010, partly driven by rising sales of products that play a role in the connected home…

MediaCorp to launch interactive service

MediaCorp will be introducing a new interactive service in the second half of 2011, delivered over broadband connection and available on TV sets, PCs, tablet devices and mobile phones. The…

Cable Labs speed test

Cable Europe Labs has introduced new product certification for equipment instrumental in helping to keep cable at the head of the network speed race.  The products that have successfully passed…

Romania: Cablecos seek acquisitions

According to a report by Romanian daily newspaper Ziural Financier, RomTelecom and Romania Cable Systems (RCS&RDS), the country’s two largest broadband providers by subscribers, are going head-to-head in the acquisition…

BBC cuts 25% from online budget

The BBC is to reduce spending at its Online division by 25 per cent with streamlined structure for the division and the cut of 360 posts from 1,600. Under the…

OIPF and bmcoforum join forces

Industry bodies OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) and bmcoforum (Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum) have revealed plans to join forces and merge the activities of bmcoforum into the OIPF. The pair say…

Sky buys The Cloud

Sky buys The Cloud

BSkyB is adding to its range of subscriber services with the purchase of WiFi on-the-go business The Cloud from a group of VCs. The deal, reported in the News Corp…

Marvell joins HomeGrid

The HomeGrid Forum, a global non-profit trade group promoting technologies based on the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU-T) G.hn  standard, has announced that one of the largest global semiconductor…

Verizon challenges FCC Net Neutrality

Verizon is challenging the FCC order aimed at keeping Internet service providers from blocking access to content or applications, in the courts. Verizon has asked a federal appeals court to…