Advanced Television


Huffington online TV

The Huffington Post is making its first move into TV, with a live online video channel described as a “never-ending talkshow”. Arianna Huffington announced that the HuffPost Streaming Network would launch in the summer and feature 12 hours of original programming for five days a week. Roy Sekoff, co-founder of the Huffington Post, described the […]

February 3, 2012

Pre-Super Bowl strike on pirates

With the US gearing up for possibly the biggest sporting event of the year – the Super Bowl – federal authorities have arrested a Michigan man for illegally streaming live sport events over the Internet. Authorities have arrested Yonjo Quiroa for copyright infringement after discovering that websites he operated out of his home streamed live […]

February 3, 2012By Colin Mann

M&S app for Samsung TV

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first retailer  to create an app for Samsung’s Smart TV platform. It says the new app will give viewers access to the latest high street fashion trends as well as tips on lifestyle, food, fashion and technology. Guy Kinnell, Marketing Director for TV, Samsung UK said: “The development […]

February 3, 2012

ConnecTV social platform public beta

ConnecTV, the comprehensive US social platform for all TV fans, has opened its doors to the public – just in time for the Super Bowl. Powered by proprietary content recognition technology, ConnecTV instantly synchronises its service to a stable of national cable channels, regional sports networks and leading local broadcasters across America. The ConnecTV experience […]

February 3, 2012

Sydney pay-TV pirate raided

Australian police have raided the Sydney arm of an alleged global piracy outfit which they claim was selling unlicensed pay-TV subscription packages, offering over 1,000 channels for A$50 a month. Police allege the raided premises is part of a global piracy operation which private investigators say is worth A$70 million a year with 150,000 customers. […]

February 2, 2012By Colin Mann

(Student) Senate approves SOPA resolution

Although the two leading anti-piracy bills currently in the US legislature have had their progress halted, support for the measures has come from one element of the student community. After reviewing a Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act resolution that was tabled at a previous meeting, the Student Senate at the Eastern […]

February 2, 2012By Colin Mann

Crime & Investigation on platform ‘n’

A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB, continues to expand its Crime & Investigation Network brand in Poland with a launch on ‘n’, one of the country’s leading DTH platforms. The channel is now available in Poland in more than five million homes across all platforms.

February 2, 2012

News Corp’s Carey: Anti-piracy message ‘twisted’

News Corp Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey has suggested that the debate surrounding proposed anti-piracy legislation became twisted as media companies failed to see what he described as the “viral aspect” to the issue. “Clearly this got turned upside down, the whole issue,” Carey said at the ‘Dive Into Media’ conference hosted by website All […]

February 1, 2012By Colin Mann

France 24 connected TV app

France 24 is launching a new application for connected television sets. The application will enable users to watch the France 24 news channel live in its three language versions and also tune into its global on-demand programmes. The application will be “multi-screen” (mobile, tablets, etc.). It is part of a wider multimedia strategy that enables […]

February 1, 2012

Sky signs new Super League deal

The 17th rugby Super League season commences this week with the announcement that Sky will televise matches on Monday nights as well as Fridays throughout the summer. The switch of the second televised game from the previous Saturday slot has been agreed as part of Sky’s new five-year Super League deal, with the broadcasters keen […]

February 1, 2012