Advanced Television


FCC net neutrality rules overturned

As anticipated, the US House of Representatives has voted to overturn the so-called ‘net neutrality’ rules designed to create an open Internet. A clash with the Senate and President Obama is now certain to follow. The House voted 240 to 179 in favour of a Republican-backed resolution that seeks to block the rules approved by […]

April 11, 2011By Colin Mann

Strong operator support for home gateways

Market research firm Infonetics Research conducted a survey of incumbent and competitive telecom operators in North America, EMEA, and CALA who use residential gateways and CPE to offer broadband and multi-play services. “There is consistency among our survey findings from last year and this year: Service providers want to deploy residential gateways that are powerful […]

April 11, 2011

Akamai Anywhere TV platform

Akamai Technologies, provider of cloud optimisation services, has unveiled a prototype for Akamai Anywhere TV, a cloud-powered platform for enabling next generation digital business strategies for broadcasters, including TV Everywhere. Akamai’s solution provides an end-to-end solution, based on industry standards, that lets programmers and system operators quickly respond to new digital media opportunities and further […]

April 11, 2011

Broadband CPE market continues shift to FTTH

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released a fourth quarter  market forecast report which tracks DSL, cable broadband, FTTH, and voice customer-premise equipment; residential gateways; and broadband subscribers. The broadband CPE market is much more dynamic now, with FTTH CPE coming on strong in many regions of the world, particularly Japan, China, and North America, […]

April 8, 2011

Microsoft stops at thePlatform

Microsoft and white-label video management and publishing company thePlatform have confirmed the integration of Microsoft’s leading digital media technologies, including Microsoft PlayReady and Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming, into thePlatform’s mpx video management system. The integration means that premium video providers can deliver protected, HD Web video for both in-home and remote viewing experiences. […]

April 8, 2011

Australia NBN bill ‘could top $44bn

Fears have emerged that the peak funding of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia could balloon beyond A$44 billion, as construction companies urged the government to pare back the reach of its ambitious fibre footprint so it can meet its budget. The warnings follow a tumultuous week inside NBN headquarters in which a number […]

April 8, 2011

Home network market up as new devices create ‘digital homes’

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released its quarterly Home Networking Devices market forecast report, which tracks, ranks, and analyses vendors that make residential gateways, broadband routers, HomePlug Powerline adapters, MoCA coax-Ethernet adapters, and home network attached storage (home NAS). “Sales of home networking devices grew 11 per cent in 2010, to $5.15 billion, on […]

April 8, 2011

Nagra secures OTT services

Nagra, the independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has revealed that a growing numbers of pay-TV service providers are deploying over-the-top services on existing devices and chipsets utilising Nagra content protection solutions. Mediaset, Italy’s leading pay-TV provider and current Nagra customer, is the latest European operator to utilise Nagra to securely deliver […]

April 8, 2011

TRA and NDS partner on ad track solutions

TRA, a media measurement and analytics software company, and NDS have formed a partnership to market TV advertising accountability solutions. TRA will integrate NDS Dynamic Audience Measurement data into TRA’s patented Media TRAnalytics software to enable advanced reporting and analysis of return on investment for advertisers, agencies, networks and platform operators. “With TRA’s solution, advertisers […]

April 7, 2011

Technicolor’s Cloud media storage

Technicolor has launched a new scalable, flexible and secure media storage solution, Technicolor Media Storage Service (TMSS), designed and managed by NetApp, a global enterprise storage and data management company. “We are very pleased to announce this new storage service in partnership with NetApp,” said Chuck Parker, Technicolor’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Technicolor has long been […]

April 7, 2011