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New technologies help boost TV viewing

UK commercial broadcasters’ marketing body Thinkbox has revealed that live, linear TV viewing figures in the UK for 2010 were the highest since records began. According to new figures from…

BBC’s Huggers quits for Intel

BBC’s Huggers quits for Intel

The BBC’s Director of Future Media & Technology, Erik Huggers, is to leave the corporation at the end of February to become Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s…

Record month for iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer notched up 145 million requests for programmes in December, breaking its own record for the third month in a row. In December 2009, the catch-up service attracted…

Orange CineHome for Switzerland

Orange CineHome for Switzerland

Orange Switzerland will launch its ‘Orange CineHome’ service on January 17th, enabling its mobile customers to access a range of films and TV shows on their television through a dedicated…

BBC Trust: On-demand should be syndicated via iPlayer

BBC Trust: On-demand should be syndicated via iPlayer

The BBC Trust has concluded provisionally that on-demand BBC programmes should only be made available to TV platform operators through the BBC iPlayer, and should not be made available on…

Opera provides anytime access to iPlayer

Opera provides anytime access to iPlayer

Opera Software is now able to offer a BBC iPlayer compatible version of its browser to the consumer electronics industry, for use on connected televisions, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes.…

Telenet goes TV Everywhere with Yelo

Telenet goes TV Everywhere with Yelo

Belgian triple-play operator Telenet has launched Yelo, a multimedia platform designed to enable its digital TV customers to watch their favourite television programmes and videos wherever they are. Yelo makes…

Motorola: Viewers moving away from scheduled TV content

British viewers are moving from traditional video consumption habits to a more varied video content ‘diet’, according to the UK-market findings from global research conducted by Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary…

Barb: PC meters for online TV ratings viable

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (Barb) has said that its field test of a new meter that tracks TV watched through a PC or laptop has shown the system could…

ITV and C4 joining PS3 on-demand line-up

ITV and C4 joining PS3 on-demand line-up

The ITV Player and Channel 4’s 4oD service are this week set to launch the first commercial TV video content that can be watched via Sony’s PlayStation 3 games console,…