Advanced Television


BSG publishes costs of super-fast broadband

The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) – the UK government's advisory group on broadband – will this week publish a report on the costs of deploying The report, produced by Analysys Mason for the BSG, sets out the costs of the various technology options in detail and explains how those costs mount up as fibre is […]

September 8, 2008

Comcast names limit

Comcast says that to exceed that 250 GB threshold, a customer would have to dowload 125 standard-definition movies.The announcement comes three weeks before Comcast must report to the FCC on how it has managed Internet traffic and how it will better inform customers of that network management, the result of an FCC finding Comcast had […]

August 31, 2008

US cable offers election channel

Elections '08 On Demand, lets people watch videos whenever they want, much the way they can on YouTube or the Web sites of television networks. Depending on where they live, people can tune into the channel to see an infomercial for Barack Obama, coverage of the Democratic National Convention, or historical clips like Lyndon B. […]

August 31, 2008

Freebox VOD surging

Free was the first platform to launch the Canal+ a la Demande service and has a catalogue of some 10,000 VOD titles. Iliad currently has a total of 3,134,000 subscribers, which will rise to 3,984,000 following the acquisition of Alice. First half EBITDA increased by 24.4% to E256.9 million.

August 28, 2008

Unity digital progress

H1 cable revenues increased 13 per cent year-on-year to E409.3 million while adjusted cable EBITDA was up 17 per cent in the first half to E193.4 million.

August 22, 2008

NCC deal with DirecTV

Under the agreement NCC will integrate select RSN feeds currently offered to DirecTV subscribers into cable-advertising interconnects in nine major US markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. NCC will also assume national-spot-sales representation of DirecTV's RSNs in these markets. Cable operators, NCC and DirecTV have been working together […]

August 20, 2008

IPTV equipment posts strong growth in Q2

The Synergy report finds that IPTV equipment sales continue to be driven by upgrades to Carrier networks, especially at the Edge, handling the surge in subscriber and traffic growth. Synergy anticipates Worldwide IPTV subscribers are set to increase substantially over the next two years and approach close to 40 million by 2010. Synergy research further […]

August 19, 2008

Jupiter nears 3m subs

Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached 5.15 million, up 427,300 or nine per cent since July 31, 2007. The bundle ratio (average number of services received per subscribing household) increased to 1.79 as of July 31, 2008 from 1.75 since July 31, 2007. The cable television […]

August 18, 2008

More for less, as online viewing doubles

The report shows that in 2007 an average of seven hours and nine minutes a day was spent using an array of communications services – up by six minutes from 2002. "This includes watching television, surfing the net, using our mobiles, talking on a landline phone and listening to the radio," said Ofcom. Despite this […]

August 15, 2008