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More hertz sells more TVs

Over the next four years, shipments of televisions that offer a superior picture by using 100Hz/120Hz and faster refresh rates will rise from negligible levels to nearly 90 million in…

BBC iPlayer receives 75m+ requests

BBC research has revealed that the BBC iPlayer has now received more than 75 million requests to stream or download programmes since launch. The research also shows that BBC iPlayer…

Spain’s new government confirms DTT roadmap

From David Del Valle in Madrid The new Minister of Industry, Miguel Sebastian, has confirmed the analogue switch-off deadline, scheduled for April 3 2010, ruling out a delay in the…

Spain’s new government confirms DTT roadmap

From David Del Valle in Madrid The new Minister of Industry, Miguel Sebastian, has confirmed the analogue switch-off deadline, scheduled for April 3 2010, ruling out a delay in the…

Netflix streams to TV

Netflix the world's largest online movie rental service, and Roku, an innovator in digital media streaming technology announced the introduction of The Netflix Player by Roku, a device that enables…

Dailymotion ad profits

YouTube rival Dailymotion said it expected to make more than E10 million in revenue this year, despite only selling ads since July 2007. Dailymotion CEO Mark Zaleski said. “We are…

Sogecable and Orange launch Yacom +

From David Del Valle in Madrid Sogecable, owner of Digital + and Canal +, and telco Yacom, controlled by Orange, is launching Yacom +, a joint triple play offer with…

Netflix streams to TV

Netflix the world's largest online movie rental service, and Roku, an innovator in digital media streaming technology announced the introduction of The Netflix Player by Roku, a device that enables…

DTH subs 'happier' than cable

US Satellite customers are still happier with their service than cable, but the wired medium's customer-service-satisfaction numbers are on the rise, driven by smaller operators. The customer-satisfaction scores for most…

TV Numeric planning VOD via DTT

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris Presenting its new launch campaign to the press, the French pay DTT operator DTT Numeric outlined its strategy and future plans. The service was “soft…

TV Numeric planning VOD via DTT

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris Presenting its new launch campaign to the press, the French pay DTT operator DTT Numeric outlined its strategy and future plans. The service was “soft…

iPlayer take-up slowing

UK broadband firm PlusNet has claimed that take-up of the BBC’s iPlayer broadband TV service has slowed significantly after meteoric traffic growth in the early months of 2008. The BBC…

CW in trouble

Two years after CBS and Time Warner combined their second-tier networks UPN and WB into the youth-oriented CW to pool young viewers prized by advertisers, the network’s hopes of surviving…

ITV battles advertising downturn

ITV has predicted that advertising revenue will not grow during the first half of 2008 as the UK economy slows. However, executive chairman Michael Grade said ITV would still beat…

TV Cabo to launch VOD and HDTV services

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese pay-TV operator TV Cabo plans to launch new services for its cable and satellite subscribers such as VOD and HDTV, in a response to…