Advanced Television


Opera and MMH to provide web TV content solutions

  Web browser specialist Opera Software and web-TV service provider NetRange MMH have teamed up with the intention of providing an easier way for device manufacturers to give consumers a wide variety of content on their connected TVs and set-top boxes. The pair aim to deliver the Opera Devices SDK and a pre-qualified suite of […]

September 10, 2010From Colin Mann in Amsterdam

Playout247 and VisionIPTV gear up for Internet TV growth

    Following a record 40 per cent revenue growth, driven by increased demand for broadcast services on both satellite and online platforms, London-based sister companies Playout247 and Vision IPTV have unveiled a major investment programme in studio and broadcast technology supported by capacity increases. Four existing studio facilities have been upgraded to HD, and […]

September 10, 2010

Ubiquity Multiscreen TV from NSN

  Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a new software client for ‘any device with a screen’ designed to allow people to watch TV via any network. The Multiscreen TV client integrates ‘Over the Top’ TV and broadcast TV with the web and social network access. It provides a user interface for services delivered via Nokia […]

September 9, 2010From Colin Mann in Amsterdam

Govt backs Canvas as others complain

“I’m basically very positive about Canvas,” Jeremy Hunt, the culture, media and sport secretary, told the  The Media Festival Arts. “In terms of what I understand, I think it’s incredibly exciting. It will finally – for many, many people – remove the barriers between lean-forward and lean-back technology. The chaos of the internet – for […]

September 9, 2010

IPNet launches IPTV

  Ukrainian telco IPNet has launched an IPTV service in the city of Kiev, providing subscribers with 120 linear channels. Channels initially available on the service include all of the country’s DTT channels, popular sports channels, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Viasat offerings, and a package of movie channels.  The service can also be accessed […]

September 9, 2010

OIPF publishes release 2 IPTV specs

  The OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) has confirmed the publication of Release 2 of its global end-to-end specifications for IPTV. This is a major step forward for end-to-end interoperability within the IPTV ecosystem. Release 2 includes an evolution of functionality across many areas of the Release 1 Specifications, with notable enhancements of major functional areas. […]

September 9, 2010

iPhone will control Google TV

  Among further details confirmed about Google TV is the news that it will be integrating mobile phone control for forthcoming, and not just using Android phones. Britney Bohnet, product marketing manager for Google said: “You’ll be able to use your Android phone or iPhone as remote control and will be able to control [Google […]

September 9, 2010
BBC iPlayer

BBC launches ‘social’ iPlayer

The revamped iPlayer service features a new design that makes it easier to find television programmes, personalisation tools, so that users can tailor-make their viewing experience, and social networking integration, to enable Facebook and Twitter. “A main theme here is personalisation,” said James Hewines, iPlayer product lead. “Simply put, that means a way to get […]

September 6, 2010

ESPN ‘TV Everywhere’ deal with Time Warner

  Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks subscribers will be able to watch live sports from three ESPN channels — ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU — online and on mobile Internet devices, marking a new front for ESPN on “TV Everywhere” style distribution. The TV Everywhere component is part of a larger agreement among TWC, […]

September 6, 2010From Colin Mann in Amsterdam

Apple turns on TV, again

  Apple has unveiled the new Apple TV which offers users the ability to choose from the a large online selection of HD movies to rent, including first run movies for $4.99, and a wide selection of HD TV show episodes from ABC, ABC Family, Fox, Disney Channel and BBC America from 99 cents. All […]

September 2, 2010