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ump on Tiscali

JTV shows from around the world will be streamed in the UK through Tiscali under a deal with on-demand broadcaster JumpTV. The partnership will see JumpTV install its video players on the Tiscali UK portal in the entertainment section. UK users of Tiscali broadband will then be able to access TV from 70 countries. “At […]

August 29, 2007

Canal Plus Internet TV deals

Canal Plus has signed deals with France Telecom’s Orange, Neuf Cegetel and Iliad’s Free to supply content from some of its channels via the internet. Subscribers to the three Internet access providers will be able to view TPS Star, Cinestar, Cineculte, Cinetoile, Piwi, Teletoon and Sport Plus via ADSL.

August 29, 2007

Exterity TriplePlay receiver

Exterity, a specialist in network IPTV, has confirmed the availability of its new TriplePlay receiver. Known as the 'idaptor TriplePlay' receiver, the new compact device will deliver and receive Internet, TV and telephony to any end point across a local area network. The idaptor can be connected to any end point and instantly turns it […]

August 29, 2007

Deloitte: too much choice in IPTV?

Consultancy firm Deloitte suggests that the jury is still out as to whether the IPTV sector in the UK can replicate its success in France, where provider Free now has around 1.5m customers and forecasts 2m by the end of 2008. The report suggests that too much choice may actually put customers off, saying: “For […]

August 27, 2007

Simply Sports channels

Online video group Simply Media is diversifying into male-oriented programming, having acquiring a majority stake in online golf channel GolfBug.tv for an undisclosed sum. The group has announced plans to launch a suite of sports channels branded Simply Sports.

August 27, 2007

Alcatel Lucent loses top execs

The turbulent 10-months at Alcatel Lucent has claimed two senior victims. Mike Quigley, the Australian once tipped to be chief executive of the French group, and Frank D'Amelio, the former Lucent executive who was put in charge of integrating the two companies, had both resigned, the company said. D'Amelio is leaving to become chief financial […]

August 26, 2007

Skyline for Telenor

Skyline Communications, supplier of multi-vendor network management solutions, announces that Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has selected its flagship DataMiner NMS platform as its top level network management system. The DataMiner platform will enable Telenor to create a consolidated overview of its satellite communication and broadcast services, across any vendor and technology boundaries. “We are very pleased […]

August 24, 2007

BM: Now the viewer's in charge

An IBM online survey of consumer digital media habits shows audiences are more in control than ever and increasingly filtering marketing messages. The global findings suggest time spent on personal Internet use rivals TV time. Among respondents, 19 per cent stated spending six hours or more per day on personal Internet usage, versus nine per […]

August 24, 2007

Google plans ads for YouTube

Google, which is trying to figure out how to carry ads on its YouTube service without disaffecting viewers, has unveiled its InVideo advertising programme – a vehicle for potential advertisers to reach YouTube’s 130 million viewers. Trial sponsors include 20th Century Fox and Warner Music. Sponsors and video publishers apply to participate at through YouTube. […]

August 24, 2007

Sky switches online agency

BSkyB has handed its digital search advertising work, worth up to £10 million (E14.5m) a year, to Aegis-owned Diffiniti and Unique in a strategic move to bring in specialist agencies to handle the increasingly important business. The appointments, which follow a lengthy pitch process, will see the account move from digital agency i-level. Diffiniti will […]

August 24, 2007