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TV rivals band together for on-demand service

From Colin Mann in London The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are to launch a joint on-demand service, which will bring together hundreds of hours of television programmes in one…

Warner channels go global

Warner Bros has announced it will be launching a number of branded, video-on-demand, non-linear channels on a subscription- and advertiser-supported basis over a variety of global delivery platforms. The on-demand…

Private continues aggressive IPTV/VOD rollout

Private Media Group is set to launch its content with additional European IPTV operators in Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Portugal before the end of the year. The platform…

NBC chief: 'take a stand on iTunes'

Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal's chief executive, has warned that Apple's iTunes digital media store was undermining the ability of traditional media companies to sell their content online at profitable rates,…

TV DVD in the Coolroom

ITV DVD has signed an agreement to make more than 300 features from its movie library available for download to own and download to rent via the British online retailer…

EchoStar Push/Pull VOD

EchoStar is offering a 'push and pull' video on demand (VOD) service as part of its recently launched IPTV platform, ViP-TV. The launch of ViP-TV was announced earlier this week.…

4oD strikes FX deal

Channel 4's On-Demand service 4oD has inked a deal with FX, the Fox-owned entertainment channel. The deal, only the second third-party deal Channel 4 has struck after its agreement with…

Five VOD to go free

UK broadcaster Five is set to expand its online TV download offering in the new year. Five intends to move away from making paid for content viewable in a 14-day…

Broadcasters lose on poor download

New research from Vividas reveals that issues including complicated set up, slow to download files and crashing content are cited as a major barrier to consumer take-up of watching video…

ITN content free on iTunes

ITN is making its mobile news and entertainment content available for free to ipod users and other portable video players. The deal will allow customers to download ITN's latest news…

NBC 30 day downloads

NBC Universal said it would soon permit consumers to download many of NBC's most popular programmes free to personal computers and other devices for one week immediately after their broadcasts.…

NEC 'deep fibre' solutions for HDTV VOD

NEC Corporation has launched two new additions to its AM3100 Series MSAN (Multi -Service Access Node) product range – the AM3110 and AM3160. NEC says The AM3100 series represents a…

i-concerts extends its brand reach

From Colin Mann in Cannes Music VOD service i-concerts is strengthening its brand position worldwide by launching a new global consumer facing website- i-concerts.com. The site will serve as a…

Comcast launches VOD, E! Online

From Colin Mann in Cannes Newly-created Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) has unveiled a suite of Video-On-Demand fully branded channels that includes E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, The Golf…

Multimedia Polska launches VOD

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has launched the first VOD service in the country. The service is initially available in the cities of Gdynia, Kalisz, Lublin, Lódz, Olsztyn and Torun,…