Advanced Television


More US consumers watching TV online

Close to 16 per cent of US households who use the Internet watch television broadcasts online, The Conference Board and TNS reported. The number of consumers viewing entire episodes/shows on the Internet has doubled from a year ago. Nearly 73 per cent of online households use the internet for entertainment purposes on a daily basis […]

October 17, 2007

KT to launch PlayStation 3 IPTV service

Sony Computer Entertainment Korea plans to launch a service in November that will enable the PlayStation 3 to act as a set-top box to receive telco KT’s Mega TV IPTV service, The Korea Times reported. The partnership – Sony’s first foray into using the PlayStation 3 as an IPTV set-top box – would allow gamers […]

October 16, 2007

Marco Island Cable selects GoBackTV

GoBackTV, supplier of digital video headend and edge solutions, has been selected by Marco Island Cable in Florida to augment its video services, following a successful field-trial of multicast cable IPTV using the GoBackTV CMTS-bypass solution.

October 16, 2007

Internet TV set for acceptance

In the modern-day media age, consumers are being afforded more choice and control when it comes to content. Whether it’s PVRs, User Generated Content, or TV shows online, the market has fundamentally started the process of 'unbundling television/video entertainment', and this redistribution of control will likely come to dominate the overall consumer landscape in years […]

October 16, 2007

IPTV subscriber numbers up

The number of people using IPTV services increased by 179 per cent in the 12 months to June 30th 2007. Over 8 million people are now connected to telco TV services, according to research from broadband analyst company Point Topic. And for some operators, that means that a significant proportion of their broadband customer base […]

October 16, 2007

ITN channel on YouTube

ITN's multimedia division, ITN On today, has unveiled its latest online initiative with the launch of an ITN channel on YouTube. The ad-funded channel will have entertainment at its heart, plus sports, film and Bollywood programmes made specifically for online platforms allowing YouTube users to view, comment on and link to their favourite ITN content.

October 16, 2007

Lin puts YouTube in TV

Lin, a multiple station owner in the US, is partnering with YouTube to launch dedicated YouTube channels for its 31 stations. The sites will feature a mix of news content from the station and user-generated video. Sixteen Hearst-Argyle stations already feature YouTube channels.

October 15, 2007

Brightcove Internet TV

Brightcove has revealed a new service for delivering broadcast-quality Internet TV. Extending their Internet TV platform, the new service, Brightcove Show, will give content publishers the ability to deliver instant-on, broadcast-quality streaming video to their viewers. Brightcove Show takes advantage of new advances in the Adobe Flash Player technology, high-quality video encoding, and content delivery […]

October 15, 2007

Dailymotion brings CNN to Europe

Dailymotion, the independent video sharing site, and Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe have confirmed an agreement to make news, entertainment and animation programming available to audiences across Europe. The agreement marks Turner's choice of Dailymotion as partner in the wider distribution of its content across non-linear platforms and the continued distribution of Adult Swim outside […]

October 12, 2007

Virgin Media’s 'Fan Van'

Virgin are offering sports fan the Virgin Media Fan Van service. By visiting Virgin Media’s sports portal on Saturdays, sports fans are able to immerse themselves in near live content including interviews, commentary, fans’ views, comedy and other fan-related footage from a sporting venue. The content is also archived on the site so it can […]

October 12, 2007