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ABC News on Kamera

ABC International Television and Internet and mobile TV specialist aggregator Kamera have closed an agreement to distribute news video content from ABC News. The deal will enable Kamera to market ABC News' portfolio of news content to mobile operators and online platforms worldwide, excluding North America. Kamera will distribute, pitch and package ABC News content […]

October 9, 2007

Virgin Media beefs up online content

Virgin Media has launched three new services a major online content, it will offer shows from its recently launched digital TV service Virgin 1, as well as games and music content. Virgin has also signed deals with music platforms OD2 and Vidzone to supply it with music tracks and videos in preparation to ramp up […]

October 9, 2007

ITN boosts Joost line up

ITN has signed a deal with IPTV platform Joost to provide its news, entertainment and sports content and a new weekly programme entitled Movie Buff. ITN will keep Joost viewers up to date with all the latest UK, world, sports, showbiz and business news throughout the day. Joost viewers can also tune into weather from […]

October 9, 2007

Wind reaches IPTV deal with Sky Italia

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian telecom and broadband operator Wind has reached an agreement with Sky Italia to distribute the entire portfolio of the pay-TV operator on its new IPTV platform. As a result Wind will be able to complete its triple play offer with TV via the internet, while Sky will boost the […]

October 9, 2007

IPTV reaches 8m subscribers

Statistics, prepared for the DSL Forum by industry analyst Point Topic, have shown that the number of people using IPTV services increased by 179 per cent in the 12 months to 30 June 2007. In broadband access DSL continues to dominate with almost 66 per cent of subscribers connected. Over eight million people are now […]

October 9, 2007

YouTube must do better on copyright – News Corp

Google 'could do a better job' at preventing illegally copied video from appearing on its YouTube site, Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corp, told the FT. The comments come ahead of News Corp's launch this month of Hulu, a site for professionally produced video with NBC Universal. Chernin said there was […]

October 5, 2007

ITV.com a success

Jeff Henry, consumer CEO of UK ITV, said the re-launch of ITV.com has boosted traffic to the site by 45 per cent year-on-year, with average dwell time doubling and 89 per cent of video clip viewers watching all of the accompanying advert.

October 5, 2007

Discovery premieres show online

Discovery Networks UK will showcase the exclusive premiere of Discovery Channel flagship show 'Chop Shop: London Garage' on its online video service Discovery On Demand, four days ahead of the TV premiere. The Discovery On Demand premiere will be supported by a multi-platform brand campaign running on-air, on-line and on-mobile. The initiative underscores Discovery's move […]

October 5, 2007

Joost launched Off the Fence

ndependent production and distribution company Off the Fence has partnered with Joost, the broadcast-quality Internet television service, to launch two new channels via their online platform – 'Off the Fence Go Wild' and 'Off the Fence Explore'. The channels will air a schedule of wildlife programming and science documentaries.

October 5, 2007

Connecticut fights for statewide IPTV

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has said t that he will ask the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to reject a franchise application by AT&T’s Internet television service for Connecticut. “This new application by AT&T seems to accept that they must seek a franchise, but makes a sham of meeting the franchise requirements,” Blumenthal […]

October 4, 2007