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RCA unveils portable broadcast TV devices

RCA unveils portable broadcast TV devices

RCA is launching a new line of portable digital television devices that can transmit television shows via digital broadcast signals. With some 70 broadcasters on board to get their programming…

Research: Network delivery of video fails to live up to hype

Despite years of big growth and even bigger hype, the network-delivered rental and sale of videos continued to represent only a small portion of the US home video entertainment market…

DivX TV reveals partnerships

DivX, a division of Sonic Solutions, has revealed new partners across content brands and integrated circuit manufacturers for DivX TV, the company’s comprehensive Internet TV service that enables consumer electronics…

Supreme Court OKs Spain TV tax

Spain’s Supreme Court has come down in favour of the tax imposed on telcos to finance national public broadcaster RTVE a year after it was stopped from selling commercial advertising.…

2011: Mobile TV ads take off, at last

2011 is the year mobile advertising will finally come of age thanks to smartphones, says  Enders Analysis. “The explosion in smartphone sales and even faster growth in mobile internet usage…

Russians fire top space officials

On December 5th a Russian Proton rocket flight was catastrophically aborted when its Block DM-3 upper stage failed. The rocket was carrying 3 sat-nav satellites. The problem caused an immediate knock-on…

Francisco Partners completes on Grass Valley buy

Broadcast and professional solutions supplier Grass Valley has confirmed that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused investment company, has completed the closing process with Technicolor and finalised the acquisition of the…

Netflix dominating iTunes Rental Service

Netflix dominating iTunes Rental Service

According to analysts Gleacher & Co, Netflix service is about 10 times larger than Apple’s iTunes video rental service at the time. Apple reportedly makes about 475,000 rentals a day…

Research: Connected TV satisfies

Consumers are using the connected features of their connected TVs and say that they are pleased with the results, according to The NPD Group. The research firm’s Connected TV Owner…

ART joins OSN for united pay-TV service

Once there were three fierce rivals competing for pay-TV loyalty in the Middle East. In July 2009 Showtime and Orbit merged their competing services into the Orbit-Showtime Network (OSN).  Now…

Du eyes 3DTV service

UAE-based telco du is planning­­ to be among the first companies in the Middle East to provide its customers a 3D TV viewing experience. The company has confirmed that its…

Technicolor in Grass Valley transmission disposal

French technology and media services company Technicolor has received a binding offer from Parter Capital Group, a private equity investment consultancy firm based in Germany, to acquire its transmission business,…

Technicolor in Grass Valley transmission disposal

French technology and media services company Technicolor has received a binding offer from Parter Capital Group, a private equity investment consultancy firm based in Germany, to acquire its transmission business,…

Comcast-NBC merger on course for January approval

Comcast-NBC merger on course for January approval

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has revealed that he will vote to approve the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal as long as certain conditions are met.…

Pause for Comcast-NBCU deal

The proposed deal to merge NBCU and Comcast is now no longer expected to close before the end of the year. NBCU head Jeffrey Zucker distributed a holiday-greetings memo to…