Advanced Television


Angry Birds goes multiscreen TV

A multi-platform animated TV series of the hit casual game Angry Birds has been revealed at MIP. Rovio, the games developer that has built it via facebook, is also considering merchandising and even a theme park. The 52-episode Angry Birds series – each between two or three minutes long- is produced at Rovio production studios […]

April 2, 2012

Xbox Live: More TV than network games

For the first time Microsoft says that Xbox Live members are now spending more time watching TV, music and films on the Live platform, than playing multiplayer games. Microsoft has revealed that Xbox Live Gold members in the US are now spending an average of 84 hours per month accessing content through apps on Xbox […]

March 28, 2012

Vestel adds PlayJam TV Network

Vestel has confirmed it will add the PlayJam Games Channel to its extensive product line up of televisions and digital set-top boxes, of which the company has a manufacturing capacity of 15 million and 10 million units respectively each year. The games channel will be accessible from the front page of the user-interface and sit […]

March 16, 2012

Nintendo to launch Nintendo Network

Nintendo has revealed details on its next-gen Wii U console’s connectivity capabilities to be built around an online service called the Nintendo Network. It said the Network will offer competitions and communication between users, as well as access to digital content, add-ons and full downloadable games. As with Sony is doing with PSN and Microsoft […]

January 27, 2012

Playcast cloud gaming for Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom and cloud gaming company Playcast Media Systems have announced the launch of Bbox games, a cloud gaming service for France. For the first time in Europe, Bouygues Telecom triple play subscribers will be able to play console-quality video games on their TVs without requiring additional hardware. Bouygues Telecom’s Bbox IPTV subscribers will have […]

January 24, 2012

Visiware deploys the Playin’TV game channel on new smart TVs

Available since 2009 on Phillips television sets, Visiware is extending it’s Playin’TV game offer to 8 new brands worldwide as a result of partnerships with the following manufacturers: – Loewe – Sharp – Hitachi – Telefunken – Finlux – Elemis – ITT – Insignia Visiware’s game catalog has 200 titles in several categories (card, arcade, […]

December 21, 2011

Viewers watch more streaming on game consoles

Increasingly, people are using their Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles to stream movies and TV shows, according to a survey released by the Nielsen Co. Because all three consoles readily connect to the Internet, viewers can use them to access VoD services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and ESPN to watch on their […]

December 15, 2011

smartclip and Accedo cooperate for in-gaming ads

smartclip, a specialist in video advertising, and Accedo, an enabler of Smart TV and IPTV applications, have signed a European-wide partnership agreement for the integration of pre roll video ads into Funspot, the most widely deployed gaming application for Smart TVs. smartclip will start monetising the Funspot games immediately with in-gaming pre-rolls in all major […]

December 12, 2011

Playin’TV adds to its game offer on Numericable

Visiware, the interactive TV game specialist, has announced the addition of new interactive game channels that were developed in partnership with Numericable. Most of the channels will be offered for free from December 15th 2011 to January 6th 2012 so the whole family can check them out. MINIKIDS TV, A GAME PORTAL FOR THE VERY […]

December 12, 2011