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iPlayer on iPod

BBC iPlayer has launched its seven-day catch up service on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Users can access the service, which launched in beta today, by connecting to the internet…

ITV2 going 24/7

Later this month digital channel ITV2 is set to become a 24-hour operation, replacing its current 6am to 1.30am broadcasting hours. ITV channels’ director of operations Jonathan Rogers commented: “ITV2…

Edgeware for TeliaSonera

Edgeware announced that TeliaSonera has deployed the Orbit 2x server system to deliver on-demand TV and video services to its rapidly growing IPTV subscriber base in Sweden. Edgeware says its…

NBC: Online ads more effective than TV ads

NBC has released research that suggests advertising in its programmes streamed online are better liked and more recalled than advertising on TV. According to a survey conducted on 5000 users…

PlayJam goes indie

Interactive media entrepreneur Jasper Smith has reacquired his visual media company Static 2358, which includes the iTV games channel PlayJam, from software provider OpenTV. PlayJam channels launched on France's Canal…

Multimedia Polska deploys Harmonic

Harmonic has confirmed that Multimedia Polska, a leading cable and IPTV service provider in Poland with more than 600,000 subscribers, has deployed Harmonic’s on-demand solutions for its new video-on-demand (VOD)…

Canal+ 2007 net subs up

The total of subscribers in France and its overseas departments and territories and Africa, came to 5.3 million at December 31, 2007, representing an annual net increase of 80,000. The…

DTH satellite TV revenues $50bn in 2009

Europe and North America account for over 80 per cent of the global DTH Satellite TV revenues. However, as the major markets mature, focus is seemingly shifting towards developing markets…

InOut TV launches Butaca TV

From David Del Valle in Madrid The technology company InOut TV has launched Butaca TV, a kind of a VoD service that will allow Spanish viewers to hire up to…

Brazilian DTT low take up

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Despite the fact that DTT broadcasts launched in Brazil only three months ago, there is widespread dissatisfaction regarding take-up. Broadcasters and manufacturers have accused the…

FCC DTV education order

Federal Communications Commission has released its digital TV transition education order requiring broadcasters, pay-TV services, retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers to promote awareness of the nation’s switch to digital television,…

CEA says switchover subsidy needs more time

Consumer Electronics Association president Gary Shapiro has said the US government should give viewers more time to cash in their digital-TV-to-analogue converter-box coupons. Shapiro said there was a growing consensus…

blinkx Partners with BBC

blinkx has inked a partnership deal with BBC iPlayer, the BBC's online on-demand service, to give blinkx viewers direct access to the latest BBC TV footage. Through the partnership, BBC…

Web to TV show flops

The highly touted web-based drama series “quarterlife” proved a network television flop in its NBC debut, drawing the network’s worst ratings for its time slot in at least 20 years,…

Akimbo goes for B2B

Internet video firm Akimbo, which initially positioned itself as a content aggregator, is now introducing a turnkey service aimed at content companies that want to deliver video-on-demand through their own…