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Virgin Media: ‘TiVo will beat Sky+’

Virgin Media: ‘TiVo will beat Sky+’

A new report on UK cable operator Virgin Media’s prospects (from investment bankers Morgan Stanley) says that TiVo’s functionality will make life very hard for YouView or BSkyB. Virgin’s senior…

BBC homepage focus on iPlayer and tablets

The BBC has launched a new version of its homepage in beta. The emphasis is shifted from news, sport and weather to the iPlayer, which was still in its infancy…

Downton latest ITV Player downfall

Downton latest ITV Player downfall

Viewers logging on to watch the popular costume drama Downton Abbey found only three ads on a loop in place of the WW1 upmarket soap. There was also an apology…

TBN launches online service

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest religious broadcaster, has confirmed launch of iTBN, a new 24/7 online service that brings the best of TBN’s programming – past and present…

Aston presents a pilot of a Catch Up TV solution via satellite

Aston, a major player on the international digital television market for 20 years, is proud to be presenting an exclusive preview of its Catch Up TV via satellite solution at…

thePlatform in worldwide Liberty Global online video deal

White-label video publishing company and independent subsidiary of Comcast, thePlatform, has been selected by international cable operator Liberty Global to provide the back-end video management system across its online video…

Channel 4 VoD gets personal

Channel 4 is to relaunch its on-demand service at the end of the month, with 4oD getting a significant makeover. It has rebuilt 4oD, adding more personalisation and much-needed features…

Hulu expands to Japan

Hulu expands to Japan

Describing it as “a vibrant market for premium video content distribution online”, Hulu has announced that its first international expansion will be in Japan. In a company blog post, Johannes…

BBC iPlayer tuned into TV

BBC iPlayer tuned into TV

The BBC has launched a new version of BBC iPlayer specifically designed for TV viewing in the living room. The new, personalised version is designed to give audiences the control…

BBC unveils iPlayer app for iPad

BBC unveils iPlayer app for iPad

Following comments made earlier in the year by BBC Director General Mark Thompson that an international version of the iPlayer app would be made available later in 2011 for “a…