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iPlayer take-up slowing

UK broadband firm PlusNet has claimed that take-up of the BBC’s iPlayer broadband TV service has slowed significantly after meteoric traffic growth in the early months of 2008. The BBC…

TV Numeric planning VOD via DTT

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris Presenting its new launch campaign to the press, the French pay DTT operator DTT Numeric outlined its strategy and future plans. The service was “soft…

TV Cabo to launch VOD and HDTV services

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese pay-TV operator TV Cabo plans to launch new services for its cable and satellite subscribers such as VOD and HDTV, in a response to…

Spain’s ONO and Antena 3 VOD deal

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish broadcaster Antena 3 TV and the largest cable operator in the country ONO has reached an agreement to distribute on VoD the…

Private content for Neuf VOD

Private Media Group has launched its content for Video-on-Demand on the Neuf Cegetel IPTV platform in France as part of Neuf's Triple-Play offer. Neuf VOD will provide access to hundreds…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…