Advanced Television


Sky Sports catches cricket deal

ECB chairman Giles Clarke called for a public debate into the reasons why the BBC failed to make a bid for the various packages. A BBC spokeswoman rejected the ECB’s criticisms for not bidding for the television rights. “We’ve always said any bid for live Test cricket was subject to value for money and fitting […]

August 7, 2008

UGC content management platform

Advestigo and INRIA will develop an integrated detection and management solution for copyrighted content based on Advestigo's patented Theraography technology, the only platform which analyses three sources of digital content – whether video, audio or textual – to generate content-based fingerprints. These fingerprints allow for the detection of total or partial copying, independent of file […]

August 6, 2008

Simply Sport and BT Vision

Simply Media has also signed an agreement with BT to provide content for the telco's TV-over-broadband service BT Vision. It will provide nostalgia-themed programmes to BT subscribers on subjects including aviation, naval and military history.

August 4, 2008

Virgin, Perform sports e-player

e-Player will be made available to digital publishers in the UK and embedded into websites to deliver a range of sports highlights and video clips, updated daily. The multi-channel player offers selected highlights from Virgin Media's Barclays Premier League and Coca-Cola Football League match content, as well as a portfolio of sports channels from Perform's […]

August 4, 2008

Jetix, NBC Universal best placed on Italian DTT tender

Italy's Communications Authority (AgCom) has approved the final classifications for the tender that will award 40 per cent of the transmission capacity on five DTT multiplexes. A total of 25 bids were presented by 18 organisations with points awarded for the “editorial plan”, “company plan” and the “project for the use of transmission capacity”, among […]

August 1, 2008