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Neilsen in cable STBs

Nielsen will offer a new service that uses cable set-top boxes to shed light on people’s TV-viewing habits. Under the deal with Charter Communications, Nielsen receives information from 320,000 households in Los Angeles and then develops second-by-second data that it can sell to clients like media agencies and advertisers. Nielsen has worked for years with […]

March 13, 2008

Internet beating TV for kids’ attention

TV, loses to the internet as a kids media, according to a study on social networking by Grunwald Associates, an independent research firm that specialises in new media market intelligence. Sixty-four per cent of kids go online while watching television, and nearly half of US teens (49 per cent) report that they do so frequently […]

March 12, 2008

VOOM HD for Norway

VOOM HD Networks has launched the VOOM HD channel by Get, Norway's second leading cable television provider. Get, which has aggressively incorporated high-definition television into its evolving digital platform, will feature VOOM HD in its new HD channel line-up this month. Building on VOOM HD's growing reach throughout Scandinavia, this latest carriage deal was made […]

March 11, 2008

RRsat for SVT

RRsat Global Communications Network a provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced that SVT, (Swedish Television), Sweden's public television broadcasting service has chosen RRsat to expand its coverage all over Europe. Over the past three years RRsat has been distributing the SVT channel over its […]

March 6, 2008

Kudelski sinks on hacks

Kudelski, the world’s largest supplier of digital pay-television smart cards through its Nagravision unit, said profit halved last year and earnings will decline further in 2008. The shares dropped to a five year low. Net income fell to 67.4 million Swiss francs from 138.5 million francs (E87.4m) a year earlier The Switzerland-based company said sales […]

March 5, 2008

Control of IPTV home network key to operators

A report from MRG, IPTV Home Networking Strategies, 2008, has explored the importance of the Home Network for IPTV Operators. It reveals how effective Home Networking (HN) strategies can improve the competitiveness of an IPTV Operator against Cable and Satellite platforms, reposition the IPTV Operator in the growing battle against the PC and CE industries, […]

March 5, 2008

Online content to generate $6.5bn in APAC by 2013

An ABI Research study on online content usage in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) forecasts that online media activities in the region will deliver at least $6.5 billion in annual revenues by the end of 2013. “Telcos now regard media and entertainment as an effective means of replacing their declining voice revenues in a market […]

March 5, 2008

Virgin TV customer record

Virgin Media added 61,100 new cable TV customers in the final quarter claiming its best growth for seven years. It added a net figure of 24,400 new customers during the period. This was up from 13,000 in the previous quarter. The churn fell by 0.3 per cent to 1.4 per cent. It also added 106,200 […]

February 29, 2008

Cedar deploys in Germany

Cedar Point Communications, player in integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) switching technologies for service provider and enterprise telecommunications, has announced an expansion of its European footprint with an initial deployment in Germany with TKS Telepost Kabel-Service, a subsidiary of Kabel Deutschland. TKS Telepost Kabel-Service, a provider of English-language telecommunication services throughout Germany, has integrated Cedar […]

February 28, 2008

NBC DVR ads recall test

NBC is running tests to see what viewers remember even when they watch ads speeded up on their DVR. The bottom line seems to be viewers still remember the spots — or at least some elements of them — even when they’re watching at up to six times the speed of live TV. Tracking biometric […]

February 27, 2008