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Xbox TV still scheduled for this year

Microsoft is still hopeful of releasing Xbox Live TV before the year is through, Steve Ballmer, the company’s CEO has said. Balmer told a developer’s conference that, although the service continues to be in the planning stages, hopes are still high for a 2011 launch. He said: “Having all of that content is right on, […]

September 19, 2011

Shine acquires Bossa social gaming

Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine TV production company has acquired the London-based social gaming startup, Bossa Studios, for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition is Shine Group’s first foray into the nascent social gaming market, and comes just months after News Corporation bought the TV firm for $673 million. Bossa Studios creates games for social networking sites including […]

September 19, 2011

PlayinTV on Bouygues Telecom’s Bbox

Visiware, a specialist in interactive television, has confirmed the launch of its Playin’TV games service on Bouygues Telecom’s Bbox. The games channel is available to all Bbox clients in France by pressing the “Welcome” button of the Bbox remote control and selecting the “Games” section, clients can access Playin’TV’s catalogue. The games are available without […]

September 16, 2011

PlayJam launches VIERA connected TVs

PlayJam, the TV Social Games Network, has announced that the PlayJam Games Channel will launch in November this year as an app on Panasonic’s VIERA Connect-enabled HDTVs worldwide. The PlayJam Games Channel will bring hundreds of casual games directly into the e connected living room via a single icon located within the main UI of […]

September 12, 2011

Turner and Xbox reveal branded partnership

Turner Broadcasting has partnered with Microsoft’s Xbox to create the largest branded partnership to date across the Xbox and Kinect networks to mark the launch of new Cartoon Network show The Amazing World of Gumball. After a successful US launch in May, the series is now set to debut on Cartoon Network in the UK, […]

September 6, 2011

Accedo, Roku launch Funspot on Roku 2 players

Accedo and Roku have announced the availability of Accedo’s popular Funspot games on the Roku 2 platform. Roku 2, the newest line of streaming players from Roku, brings popular casual games to the TV alongside Roku’s large and growing selection of video and music entertainment. Accedo’s Funspot portfolio of games contains a range of casual […]

August 18, 2011

Onlive ‘cloud console’ to get UK launch

Onlive is to launch its cloud-based gaming service in the UK on September 22nd. The system, which has been available in the US for more than a year, allows users to play games without a console. Processing is done in data centres on specialised servers and streamed over the Internet. The company says it hopes […]

August 12, 2011

Ofcom reveals UK TV trends

Nearly 10 million TV sets were sold in the UK in 2010, almost all of which were HD ready. There were nearly 1 million Internet-enabled TV sales during 2010, and 125,000 sales of TVs with 3D capabilities according to Ofcom research. The UK TV industry collectively generated revenue of £11.7 billion in 2010, a 5.7 […]

August 4, 2011

CashPlay TV goes live

CashPlayTV has launched, claiming to be the world’s first 24-hour quiz TV channel to run solely on social networks and mobile devices. The channel is licensed by UK comms regulator Ofcom and powered by the App:Play platform, the channel uses simulcast technology to transmit real-time video content to players, providing an unmatched, rich and collaborative […]

August 2, 2011

Pay-TV and gaming lead Aussie market growth

Australia’s media and entertainment market is on track for compound annual growth of 4.1 per cent over the next five years led by interactive games and subscription television, says a PricewaterhouseCoopers Outlook. However, it is exposure to the fast-emerging Asian markets that could prove crucial to the health of Australian media companies in coming years. […]

August 1, 2011