Advanced Television


Appear TV win Red Herring Global 100 Award

Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, has been selected for a Red Herring Global 100 Award, an award given every year to the world’s top 100 private technology companies. Appear TV won the award for its innovative head-ends which are designed for modularity, high density and flexibility. The […]

January 31, 2011

NewTek TriCaster chosen to produce live video streams for Winter X Games 15

NewTek, a provider of video and 3D animation products, has announced that its signature streaming product, the award-winning TriCaster  portable live production system, will be used to produce and live stream extensive coverage of the ESPN Winter X Games 15 from Aspen, CO, from January 27-30. Fans attending the X Games will be able to […]

January 27, 2011

BeeSmart achieves a 300% customer growth in 12 months

BeeSmart, the acknowledged interactive TV solution provider for service operators and Ekioh, a developer of compelling end user interface engines,  are proud to announce a fast growing number of IPTV users on SVG based client technology. The  companies report that there are already over 130,000 end-users running BeeSmart middleware clients  and the Ekioh SVG UI […]

January 24, 2011

Vision IPTV calls on Hunt to drive local TV online

Vision IPTV has called on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to back broadcast quality Internet-only distribution and playout for the new national TV channel. Vision IPTV CEO, John Mills, said, “The costs of Internet broadcast are a tiny fraction of digital terrestrial TV and the barriers for local broadcasters therefore much lower. It makes sense to […]

January 20, 2011

New top man at Arqiva

John Cresswell, ITV pro tem chief executive prior to Adam Crozier’s appointment, and previously the broadcaster’s well-regarded COO, is joining UK transmission company Arqiva as CEO. Cresswell ran ITV following the departure of Michael Grade in 2009. Cresswell joins Arqiva January 17 and will replace Tom Bennie who is stepping down after 32 years with […]

January 11, 2011by Chris Forrester

Telefónica’s TV production comeback

Spain’s telco Telefónica has set up its own cinema and TV production company, called Telefónica Producciones, re-entering the production TV business four years after it sold its stake in the Dutch company Endemol. Led by Ezequiel Nieto and Angel Vila, Telefónica Producciones, a subsidiary company of Telefónica de Contenidos, will manage and operate all productions […]

January 11, 2011From David del Valle in Madrid

Thomson Video Networks at CABSAT

Thomson Video Networks will feature its comprehensive and best-in-class portfolio of video compression solutions, which enable operators to deliver high-quality video services to TVs, PCs, and mobile devices. ViBE EM3000 HD Encoder The ViBE EM3000 HD encoder now features advanced 3D functionality and also boasts an additional general compression performance gain of 15 percent. The […]

January 10, 2011

RTP creates platform for Internet, mobile TV channels

Portugal’s public broadcaster RTP has introduced a new content interface that allows the creation of “channels of opportunity” for viewing on the Internet and on mobile devices such as “tablets” and mobile phones. One of the novelties of the RTP Play project is the possibility of creating “channels of opportunity” for “immediate response” to certain […]

January 7, 2011From Branislav Pekic in Rome

EchoStar acquires Move assets

EchoStar Advanced Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has acquired assets of Utah-based Move Networks, the technology innovator delivering advanced solutions for large scale streaming of quality video on the Internet. “We’re pleased to bring aboard the talents and proficiencies in adaptive streaming and IPTV from Move Networks which will enable us to […]

January 7, 2011

Ustream to deliver live Internet across three screens

Ustream, the online video specialist, has revealed that its live Internet content is expanding to three screens through new relationships with Verizon Wireless, Panasonic and Boxee. Ustream is offering viewers a live, interactive experience while watching premium content such as live coverage of movie premieres and breaking news from around the world, whether its through […]

January 7, 2011