Advanced Television


Netia trials IPTV

Polish telco Netia has commenced a trial IPTV services in the cities of Wroclaw and Torun. The trials are e available to around 25,000 households. Netia is also testing VDSL2 technology, and hopes to offer speeds of up to 50 Mbps using VDSL2, and up to 100 Mbps over its Ethernet network. The base package […]

December 20, 2010

US cable penetration hits 21 year low

Wired-cable penetration of American TV households hit a 21-year low as more consumers opted to receive video programming via an alternate delivery system (ADS) than ever before, according to a TVB analysis of Nielsen Media Research data for November 2010. According to Nielsen NTI data, national ADS penetration reached 30.5 per cent of television households […]

December 17, 2010

Ericsson’s TV division has “extraordinary” year

Staffan Pehrson, Ericsson’s VP and head of their Solution Area TV division, described this  past year as generating “extraordinary levels of business” for the company, perhaps still best remembered as Tandberg Television. Pehrson said the company’s order book is full after a “tremendous” 2010, with growth exceeding forecasts and expectations. While not revealing any hard […]

December 17, 2010By Chris Forrester

CSIRO trials TV aerial Wi-Fi

The CSIRO has commenced testing its wireless broadband technology, which uses existing TV antennas, at the first National Broadband Network roll-out site of Smithton in Tasmania. The system, named Ngara, works by installing antennas on existing TV broadcasting towers that transmit wireless broadband to households through their existing TV antennas, although slightly modified as some […]

December 17, 2010

GLDS and Telelynx launch Digital in Japan

Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS),  provider of PC-based subscriber management and billing systems for the cable television industry, and Telelynx have successfully automated digital video service delivery at Mediatti Broadband .  Based in Okinawa, Japan, Mediatti offers advanced cable TV and high-speed Internet services to more than 14,000 military members and their families. GLDS has […]

December 17, 2010

Barb: PC meters for online TV ratings viable

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (Barb) has said that its field test of a new meter that tracks TV watched through a PC or laptop has shown the system could be a ‘viable’ way of measuring the medium. Barb announced the test panel of 75 homes equipped with meters supplied by Kantar/TNS in June this […]

December 16, 2010

Nielsen in China research JV

Audience research specialist Nielsen and Beijing China Cable Union Data Services have formed a joint venture to research the growth of digital television in China. The new firm, Nielsen-CCData, will work with cable digital TV operators, media owners, content providers, advertisers and ad agencies to provide better understanding of the changing viewing habits of Chinese […]

December 16, 2010

N. American carriers to reap $246bn from VoIP in 2010

Findings from market research firm Infonetics Research’s latest report on North America Residential Voice, Data, and Video Service market share and forecast has highlighted the increasing importance of video services. “Considering that revenue from video services will rival that of voice services by 2014, one of the more interesting trends going on in the residential […]

December 16, 2010

RRsat opens new POPs

RRsat Global Communications Network, a provider of content management and global distribution services, has confirmed the opening of its 111 8th Ave POP (Point of Presence) in New York City. It is RRsat’s second POP in the New York metropolitan area with a third POP at 60 Hudson St. scheduled to launch in the near […]

December 16, 2010

Kabel BW rolls out on demand service

Kabel BW, Germany’s third-largest cable television operator, has rolled out its ‘Kabel BW Videothek’ on-demand television service with film studio and content services provided through On Demand Deutschland – the joint venture of Tele München Gruppe and On Demand Group, a subsidiary of SeaChange International. ‘Kabel BW Videothek’ is now live to cable subscribers offering […]

December 15, 2010