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Bell will be “Canada's biggest TV provider”

Ma Bell plans to be the Canada’s biggest TV provider within 5 years, outstripping cable companies by offering TV over the Internet. So promised BCE chief executive officer George Cope.…

Italy could bring forward ASO to 2011

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italy could bring forward the final analogue switch-off to 2011, according to the Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Paolo Romani Speaking during the Fifth Annual…

Numericable builds HD 3D VOD platform with Cisco

Cisco has announced that French cable service provider Numericable is building one of the world’s first HD 3D VOD service based on the Cisco Content Delivery System platform. The company…

Ensequence interactive content for Showtime Sports

Ensequence, the interactive TV company, has been selected by premium channel Showtime Networks as the developer of choice to help bring EBIF Interactive TV to the network's sports programming. Ensequence…

Virgin Media exceeds 200m on demand views

Virgin Media had 200 million views of on demand TV content in the first three months of 2010. Channel 4's on demand service, 4oD, enjoyed a record-breaking three months with…

Widevine for DISH Network’s TV Everywhere

Widevine, a provider of digital entertainment solutions, has been selected by DISH Network to provide adaptive streaming, virtual DVD-like “trick play” and digital rights management (DRM) for the pay-TV provider's…

Linear and on-demand grows

New figures show that people in the UK watched 30 hours of linear TV a week during the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 2 hours, 29 minutes on…

Google TV software in May

Google is planning to introduce Android-based television software to developers at an event in May, according to US reports. The technology is attracting interest from partners that include Sony, Intel…

Vidiactive breaks cover

From Colin Mann in London Social television platform company Vidiactive has unveiled its production software and new Internet portal. The Vidiactive system enables any Internet video to be browsed full…

Freesat looks to 3D

The team behind Freesat is “actively looking” at the possibility of adding 3D TV to the free-to-air satellite platform. The Freesat team are reported to be currently exploring opportunities with…