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DVRs becoming mainstream in US

Forty-four per cent of TV households in the United States have at least one Digital Video Recorder (DVR), and one-third of DVR households have more than one DVR -representing 14…

iPlayer usage up on tablets

iPlayer usage up on tablets

The BBC has revealed in a blog post that tablet devices now account for half as much usage of the iPlayer service as Freesat, Freeview, BT Vision, Virgin TiVo and…

World iPlayer app starts in Australia

BBC Worldwide confirmed that the global BBC iPlayer App has launched in Australia and will be available to on the App Store exclusively on iPad. The app will give iPad…

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…