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Sony confirms PlayTV launch date

SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed that Sony's highly anticipated Freeview TV add-on PlayTV will launch in the UK on September 10th, and will roll PlayTV turns a Playstation 3…

Yahoo decries Ofcom and BBC

Yahoo responded to Ofcom’s ongoing second review of public service broadcasting by rubbishing the regulator’™s vision for online. It offered an alternative model – a public content fund involving advertising…

YouTube on TiVo

TiVo is to offer thousands of its subscribers the ability to stream YouTube videos onto their television sets through their broadband-enabled TiVo boxes. It’s TiVo’s first deal for streaming online…

New VoD store from Amazon

Amazon is introducing a new online store of TV shows and movies. Users of Amazon Video on Demand will be able to start streaming any of 40,000 movies and television…

Facebook, ITV grow online video

Facebook and ITV.com were the only major websites other than YouTube to significantly increase their share of the UK’s web video market over the past year.Both Facebook and ITV.com launched…

PC-TV tuner market boosted by DTT

"The challenges to PC-TV Tuner adoption include easy-to-use Cable, TelcoTV, and satellite TV services that provide high quality Video-on-Demand, Internet distributed video content, IPTV services, and mobile broadband, such as…

BT: more Phorm tests

BT will begin further trials in the next few weeks of a controversial advertising technology that it hopes will give it a slice of the lucrative online advertising market. The…

Hong Kong DTT coverage boosted to 75%

Two of the six new transmitting stations that will eventually extend free coverage of digital-terrestrial television (DTT) to 75 per cent of the Hong Kong population in time for the…

PS3 movies

Sony has begun offering a video-downloading service for its PlayStation 3 video games console, part of its aim to broaden its audience and grab a piece of the growing content-downloading…

Sky Italia on Pace

Sky Italia has chosen Pace as its launch partner for high definition personal video recorders (HD PVRs) for the launch of its HD PVR service. The Pace HD PVR (model…

Airplus TV challenges Portuguese DTT decision

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Acting on the deadline for appeals, Swedish company Airplus TV has requested that Portuguese telecommunications regulator Anacom names "a new [independent] and capable" jury for…

Poland: DTT multiplex 3?

Poland could launch a third DTT multiplex as part of its switchover. Regulators the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) and National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) may use the 20 per cent…

YouTube and Viacom privacy compromise

Google has struck a deal to protect the personal data of millions of YouTube users in the $1 billion copyright court case brought against the video-sharing website by Viacom. Under…

Pay DTT channel for Spain

From David del Valle in MadridMediapro, main shareholder in the commercial TV channel La Sexta, is finalising the launch of a pay DTT channel to distribute premium sports events like…

BBC: Huggers in and virtual IBM man

Erik Huggers has been confirmed by the BBC as its new director of future media and technology, replacing Ashley Highfield. The BBC has also hired an expert on virtual worlds…