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3 adds VoD

3 UK is adding video-on-demand to its mobile TV offering, offering pay-to-download shows for between £1.29 (E1.37) and £1.99 for a week's access. Shows come from MTV, Comcast and Turner.…

Lovefilm refinances for VoD

Lloyds TSB is providing £10.5 million (E11.5m) in debt funding to European DVD and games rental service Lovefilm, designed to repay existing debt and invest in VOD technology. Amazon is…

Zon Multimedia VOD service

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portugal's Zon Multimedia has launched a Video-On-Demand service, called ZON Videoclube, for the clients of TV Cabo in Lisbon and Porto. The VOD service features…

Fetch content deals

Fetch TV, the IPTV platform from IP Vision, has signed content deals with the National Geographic and Baby TV to create branded environments within its EPG listings. The deals, which…

Virgin Media launches Setanta Replay

Virgin Media is bringing sport on demand to its 3.5 million TV customers. The immediate launch of Setanta Replay on Virgin Media offers a range of football content, including Barclays…

Babelgum: "just ban Kangaroo"

Babelgum has called for the scrapping of the BBC/C4/ITV JV Kangaroo declaring any other option would breach Competition Commission rules. In its written response to the Commission's suggested remedies to…

ITV join Virgin catch-up

UK cable operator Virgin Media has secured a deal with ITV to show some of the broadcaster’s programming through its on-demand service. ITV will make 40 hours of its programming…

Blockbuster wants broadband deals

Blockbuster, the largest U.S. movie rental chain, is open to collaboration with telecom companies such as Verizon and AT&T as it expands into the video-on-demand business, chief executive officer Jim…

iPlayer delivers record performance

The BBC announced that iPlayer has delivered record end of year figures. December 2008 saw 41million requests to view BBC TV programmes via BBC iPlayer, the biggest month since launch…

Tudou sued for copyright infringement

Over 80 copyright holders including video portal Joy.cn, film distributor PolyBona Film, and record label Orange Sky Entertainment have formed an anti-piracy alliance, and are suing China's largest video-sharing site…

Netflix, LG movies direct

Netflix and LG Electronics will soon introduce TV sets that can screen Netflix movies directly from the Web without an external box. Netflix, which is seeking to equip all home-entertainment…

blinkx offers rich metadata solution

Video search engine blinkx has unveiled an Enhanced Metadata Enrichment solution for publishers, as part of the blinkx Advanced Media Platform. Based on patent-protected technology, the blinkx Advanced Media Platform…

ITV Catch Up now ITV Player

ITV is changing the name of its on demand player to ITV Player. The move is part of the broadcaster's aim to create a recognisable brand as their content becomes…

Blinkx still after MIVA

Despite dropping its pursuit of pay-per-click ad network MIVA last month after being rebuffed, Blinkx's now restarted the reverse-takeover bid after recording strong earnings last week ($19 million), the new…

Hulu looks to international

Hulu, the video website owned by News Corp and NBC Universal, hopes to expand internationally and is interested in Britain, France, Germany and Japan. Peter Smith, President of NBC Universal…