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Kangaroo target ads

Kangaroo, the on-demand service from BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and ITV, aims to offer targeted advertising, targeting users by location, age or demographic profile. The service’s backers are considering introducing…

blinkx for iPlayer?

The creators of video search engine blinkx are reportedly in talks with the BBC about a deal to supply it with technology for the corporation’s iPlayer, which allows viewers to…

Verizon’s FiOS TV expands content

FiOS TV customers now enjoy even more home entertainment choices as Verizon has expanded its video-on-demand offer with programmes from CBS, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Ovation TV and more. Verizon…

Comcast On Demand booming

US telco Comcast has revealed that its Signature On Demand service claims more than seven billion VOD views and one billion hours watched since launching in 2003. Each month a…

Neuf Cegetel VOD

Neuf Cegetel is building on its successful experience and acquiring direct broadcasting rights to become a publisher of its own video-on-demand service, Neuf VOD. Neuf Cegetel signed with the main…

Thomson launches push VOD

From Colin Mann at the IPTV World Forum in London Media, entertainment and communications technologist Thomson has launched new modules to its Smartvision video service platform designed to deliver video…

DirecTV VOD

The No. 1 satellite-TV provider is testing its own version of an on-demand movies and television service that it plans to launch in the second quarter. DirecTV On Demand uses…

BBC plugs iPlayer hole

The BBC says it has plugged a loophole that let viewers download shows from its iPlayer without any copy protection. The web-based iPhone edition of the TV catch-up service downloads…

Inuk chooses Edgeware platform

From Colin Mann at the IPTV World Forum in London Edgeware, supplier of server systems for on-demand TV, has revealed that triple-play service provider Inuk Networks has selected the Orbit…

Canal+ Catch Up

French pay TV group Canal Plus has launched its On Demand service. Subscribers to the group’s basic Canal Plus le Bouquet package will now have access to every show aired…

Tandberg powers VOD for Multimedia Polska

Tandberg Television has confirmed that its OpenStream Digital Services platform has been fully deployed by Multimedia Polska to power its entire on-demand (VOD) services. Multimedia Polska has over 600,000 customers…

iPlayer on iPod

BBC iPlayer has launched its seven-day catch up service on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Users can access the service, which launched in beta today, by connecting to the internet…

Edgeware for TeliaSonera

Edgeware announced that TeliaSonera has deployed the Orbit 2x server system to deliver on-demand TV and video services to its rapidly growing IPTV subscriber base in Sweden. Edgeware says its…

Multimedia Polska deploys Harmonic

Harmonic has confirmed that Multimedia Polska, a leading cable and IPTV service provider in Poland with more than 600,000 subscribers, has deployed Harmonic’s on-demand solutions for its new video-on-demand (VOD)…

InOut TV launches Butaca TV

From David Del Valle in Madrid The technology company InOut TV has launched Butaca TV, a kind of a VoD service that will allow Spanish viewers to hire up to…