Advanced Television


ITV says ad rules mean it makes rubbish

ITV could invest more in arts, factual programming and drama were it not for regulations, its managers has told a Lords committee.  Archie Norman, new chairman of the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, and Adam Crozier, chief executive, told the communications committee that ITV had been driven into a “ratings rat race” by regulations, particularly the […]

November 3, 2010

Turkey renews YouTube ban

A Turkish court has reinstated a 30-month ban on YouTube days after it was removed, as a dispute continued over the video-sharing website’s refusal to remove content deemed illegal in the EU candidate country. Access has been blocked by the Turkish government since May 2008 after users posted videos Turkey says are insulting to the […]

November 3, 2010

Google: ‘Broadcasters don’t get online TV’

Demands by broadcasters to be paid for allowing their online video to be seen through Google’s new TV platform represents a “misunderstanding” of  online TV, a Google executive has said. US networks ABC, NBC and CBS have all blocked full online episodes of their shows from being accessed through Google TV’s Web browser since the […]

November 3, 2010

C4 VOD with FilmFlex

Channel 4 has teamed up with FilmFlex to launch a video-on-demand digital film rental service for Film4 with more than 500 titles available at launch. Film4oD will offer a 48-hour rental service with titles priced from 50p to £3.99 (E4.56). C4 claims it will have more films available than rivals such as Lovefilm and Blinkbox, […]

November 2, 2010

Cablevision and Fox make ‘unfair’ settlement

The carriage fee stand-off between Cablevision and Fox, came to an end at the weekend. Cablevision will pay an increased rate to carry Fox programming – though terms of the new deal were not disclosed. Fox had withheld its three public stations and three cable stations from Cablevision since October 16th, when the deadline for […]

November 1, 2010

Dish and Fox channel agreement

Dish Network and Fox Networks, have confirmed a wide-ranging distribution agreement to provide the third-largest video distributor in the US with continued access to programming from Fox Broadcasting and Fox local television stations in major cities. The agreement also included carriage of FX, National Geographic Channel, and Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, which were restored […]

November 1, 2010

blinkx Beat for Google TV

blinkx, the video search engine, has launched blinkx Beat for Google TV. blinkx Beat is a playlist of the latest and most popular online videos  – available in full-screen, with single button control. Users can replay videos that they like and share them with friends. “blinkx Beat was designed and built to be watched like […]

November 1, 2010

On Demand Group content for Neelix

Inview Technology, a supplier of royalty free EPGs, and On Demand Group have signed an agreement to launch video streaming on the Neelix platform allowing viewers access to a huge on demand video library. On Demand Video streaming will sit within the Neelix application bar which allows access to a range of Internet content including […]

November 1, 2010

Showtime Anytime streaming service

Showtime Networks has launched Showtime Anytime, a broadband video-streaming service that will be free to Showtime subscribers through the network’s cable, satellite and telco affiliates in the US. Showtime Anytime gives subscribers the flexibility to watch more than 400 hours of the network’s programming, hit movies and sports offerings online, whenever and wherever they’d like […]

October 28, 2010

Racing UK launches on Fetch

Racing UK TV will be available via IPTV from next week following a deal between the leading horseracing channel and internet broadcast company Vision IPTV . Race fans can now receive the channel by purchasing a Freeview and Internet SmartBox from FetchTV through a heavily-discounted one-off payment. As a special joining offer, any residential customer […]

October 28, 2010