Advanced Television


RTL strikes BroadbandTV strategic partnership

European entertainment network RTL Group has formed a strategic partnership with Vancouver-based online video company BroadbandTV. RTL Group’s initial investment of €27 million for a 51 per cent stake is part of a planned series of investments in the company. The business partnership between the two companies creates a new platform for RTL Group’s digital […]

June 27, 2013

Facebook adds video to Instagram app

Following the launch of Twitter’s video-sharing app, Vine, Facebook-owned Instagram has announced that users will be record and share 15-second clips by tapping a video icon in the app. They can also apply filters to videos to add contrast, make them black and white or different hues. Speaking at a launch event held at Facebook’s […]

June 21, 2013

Don’t twitter away the news

What is social media’s relationship to TV news? That’s the question we pose in the latest issue of Euromedia, which you can read here as a digital magazine. Is it an opportunity of a threat? The answer is that it is both. Contributors to our piece take a pretty optimistic view. That’s not surprising as […]

April 5, 2013

YouTube hits 1bn monthly users

In blog post, video-sharing website YouTube has revealed it now has more than a billion unique users every single month. “In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world,” says the YouTube team. “Tens of thousands of partners have created channels […]

March 21, 2013By Colin Mann

Twitter launches Vine video-share service

Twitter has launched Vine, a mobile service that allows users to capture and share short looping videos. According to Twitter, as is the case with Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (six seconds or less) inspires creativity. “Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create,” […]

January 25, 2013By Colin Mann

YouTube improves Content ID

YouTube has announced fresh updates to Content ID – the set of copyright policies and content management tools which aim to give rights holders control of their content posted on the site. Writing in the official YouTube blog, Thabet Alfishawi, Rights Management Product Manager, highlights three particular efforts that YouTube thinks improve Content ID for […]

October 4, 2012By Colin Mann

Google opening London YouTube studio

Google has announced that it will soon open a new studio in London to help some of the most popular YouTube posters make their videos look more professional. Based in Google’s Soho offices in London, the creator space will include two studios, a green screen for backdrops, fully staffed editing suites and cameras based on […]

July 25, 2012

Cloudee forecast from Boxee

Web TV service Boxee is taking its first steps into the cloud, launching the Cloudee cloud offering aimed at allowing Boxee users to store and share personal videos with family and close friends. “We believe the cloud is going to play a major role in the future of TV and today we are taking the […]

June 5, 2012By Colin Mann

YouTube: 72 hours of film uploaded per minute

YouTube has revealed that 72 hours of film are now being uploaded to its servers every minute as it marks seven years since going live to the public. User uploads – which include home videos, music and TV clips – have more than doubled in the last two years, helping the site attract four billion […]

May 21, 2012

IMImobile, zeebox drive social media audience engagement

Global mobile data infrastructure and solutions provider IMImobile has integrated its Multi-Media Console (MMC) within the zeebox ‘Showtime’ platform. IMImobile’s platform provides broadcasters with a seamless way to aggregate audience content across a range of digital streams, including Twitter, Facebook, SMS, MMS, email and apps. The integration allows the broadcaster to edit, curate, and then […]

April 12, 2012