Advanced Television


KidsCo launches in Germany

KidsCo, the joint venture channel owned by NBC Universal, Cookie Jar Group and Corus Entertainment, has launched in Germany after it entered into an agreement with local cable operator, Unitymedia. The channel will broadcast a raft of educational programming and family movies.

October 30, 2008

Kazaa foes fight piracy

Two former adversaries who squared off in a bitter legal battle over Kazaa – Micahel Speck and Kevin Bermeister – have joined forces to invent new technology that they say will eliminate the illegal sharing of pirated content over peer-to-peer networks. The pair have developed an application designed to run on existing internet service provider […]

October 28, 2008

Latens global reseller agreement with Motorola

Latens has announced a global reseller agreement with Motorola that makes Latens CAS the core CA component of Motorola's integrated IPTV ecosystem reference platform. The reseller agreement encompasses the complete range of Latens CA and Middleware products for IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Terrestrial networks. It cements a strategic relationship between the two companies that has […]

October 28, 2008

Sky Italia keeps Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced an agreement with SKY Italia for the broadcast rights within Italy for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016. SKY Italia will also be the broadcaster for the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games. SKY Italia, Italy's leading digital satellite […]

October 23, 2008

NDS profit slump

CA technology company NDS has reported a drop in revenue and net profit for its fiscal first quarter. Revenue for the quarter fell 11 per cent to $182.2 million, from $204.8 million in the corresponding quarter. Revenue from conditional access fell 19 per cent, and revenue from integration, development and support services increased by 4 […]

October 23, 2008

YouTube CEO: work with us

From Colin Mann in Cannes YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley has called on broadcasters to work with the online video community to extend their reach and develop business models. Delivering a MIPCOM keynote speech on Managing Content in the Internet Age, Hurley told delegates: "We want to continue to be your partner and continue to work […]

October 16, 2008

Viacom CEO: content, not platform

From Colin Mann in Cannes Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman has identified new media as an area where the company was breaking new ground but stressed that the content had to come first, not the means by which it was distributed. “Our focus is on utilising digital platforms not to replace the TV experience but to […]

October 15, 2008

Legal downloads outstrip pirates

Legal music downloads have outstripped pirated tracks for the first time in the UK, according to a survey by Entertainment Media Research (EMR). The EMR survey of 1,500 consumers found that 51% legally purchased digital downloads. It’s the first time this figure outweighed the number of those who download illegally, which fell to 39% from […]

October 14, 2008

Orange Cinema make up

Orange announced the details of the five new channels that are set to launch in France on November 13th as part of the Orange cinéma séries. The new channels include a main “feature film” channel, Orange cinemax, which is available in HD and includes the best of recent films and TV series shown for the […]

October 10, 2008

EC: CA is indispensable but should be cross border

In a changing market, it remains essential for the roll-out of pay-TV services that conditional-access systems be protected at European level against piracy. This is the verdict of a new report published from the European Commission. Such protection is also a vital precondition for the growth of new content distribution services like video on demand, […]

October 10, 2008