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EBU adopts Connected TV principles

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has adopted ‘Principles for Internet-Connected and Hybrid Television’ and has called on its stakeholders ‘to support and respect the principles.’ The principles outline a common…

Fetch TV on connected TVs

On-line and free-to-air catch-up TV specialists Fetch TV says it is in detailed discussions with some of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end flat-panel TV sets. The aim, says commercial…

WizTiVi teams up with L’Équipe.fr

Connected TV interactive services developer WizTiVi has agreed a partnership with L’Équipe.fr, the sports information website. WizTiVi developed an interactive application directly available on Toshiba Places, as well as Panasonic…

YouView releases final spec and confirms device partners

YouView releases final spec and confirms device partners

Open IPTV platform YouView has published its final core technical specification for launch and announced further device partners. A single technical document, detailing the core YouView interoperability specification for launch…

Glass-to-glass from Grass Valley and Irdeto

Broadcast and professional video specialist Grass Valley has partnered with global software security and media technology company Irdeto to enable broadcasters and other owners of live and pre-recorded content to…

maxdome VOD on Samsung TVs

maxdome VOD on Samsung TVs

Following the deal made at IFA last year, Samsung´s new generation of connected Smart TVs now offer access to maxdome, Germany´s largest online video store, allowing users to view movie…

KIT digital scoops ioko

KIT digital, the premium software and technology services provider for multi-screen video delivery, has moved to strengthen its ability to manage complex and large-scale IP video deployments in the US…

Google plans YouTube content revamp

Google is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of Connected TVs, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to people familiar…

Vivendi: ‘Don’t fear OTT’

Speaking at the Connectivity Conference at MIPTV in Cannes, Vivendi Mobile Entertainment CEO Cèdric Ponsot said “there’s a lot of fear around how connected TVs will affect existing businesses and…

iPlayer on BT Vision

iPlayer on BT Vision

All BT Vision subscribers will be able to access the BBC iPlayer service via their TVs by June says iPlayer product manager Gideon Summerfield. Recently the BBC has released a…