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ESPN uses Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility has confirmed that ESPN will use Motorola’s video distribution solution to transition all programming for ESPN and ESPN-2 networks to an MPEG-4 HD format, freeing up precious bandwidth…

BBC HD switching to DVB-S2

BBC HD switching to DVB-S2

  The BBC has confirmed a change to the way it broadcasts HD channels on satellite. The signal on the satellite transponder carrying BBC One HD and BBC HD will…

Broadband Forum tackles connected home management

The newly released BroadbandSuite 4.1 extends the work of previous technical requirements to let service providers pinpoint problems that can emerge as consumers attach many new devices to their broadband…

DLNA boosts playback of commercial video on certified devices

Interoperability standards group the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has released new Interoperability Guidelines for the playback of high-quality, premium commercial video. The new standard addresses the increasing demand for…

China releases Connected TVs standards

The China Video Industry Association (CVIA) has released China’s first set of online TV multimedia communications standards. Jiang Junkai, director of strategic partnerships for Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Changhong, said…

EBU adopts Connected TV principles

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has adopted ‘Principles for Internet-Connected and Hybrid Television’ and has called on its stakeholders ‘to support and respect the principles.’ The principles outline a common…

HomeGrid Forum hails smart grid breakthrough as ITU-T Aadvances G.hnem recommendations

The HomeGrid Forum today hasthe news that the G.hnem standard has entered the final stages of approval at the ITU, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union. Two new recommendations, G.9955 (PHY…

Compal, Technicolor green lighted by Euro Certification Board

Cable Europe Labs has disclosed new products that passed the rigorous testing programme of the Euro Cable Certification Board. Euro-DOCSIS cable modems, cable modem termination systems (CMTSs), and set-top boxes…

HomePNA ratifies new broadband access spec

The HomePNA Alliance has announced Fast EoC, a new industry specification aimed to deliver performance up to 320 Megabits per second (Mbps) in regular mode, and up to 640 Megabits…

MeeGo TV working group established

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has revealed  the formation of the MeeGo Smart TV Working Group. MeeGo is an open source Linux…