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O2 UK IPTV service

Mobile phone company O2 is seeking to extend deals with media companies such as Warner Bros and Paramount as it aims to bring its TV service to the UK. The company, owned by Spain’s Telefónica, already has a residential broadband offering in the UK after acquiring Be Broadband a year ago. It now wants to […]

December 18, 2007

IPTV Corporation with Arqiva

IPTV Corporation has choosen Arqiva for DTH distribution giving IPTV Transatlantic fibre connectivity, uplinking to the UK, and access to the British Sky Broadcasting digital platform allowing the Company to operate as if it were a UK broadcaster. Arqiva is positioned as the major gateway to Europe for American broadcasters and allows IPTV to distribute […]

December 17, 2007

Hanaro Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Hanaro Telecom to supply its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution. Alcatel-Lucent's GPON solution will enable Hanaro Telecom to deliver advanced broadband services, such as IPTV, high-definition television, video-on-demand over “hanaTV”, high-speed Internet access and interactive multimedia services to its 110,000 residential subscribers in Korea.

December 17, 2007

2008 will be the year of Web TV

Research conducted by Nielsen Online revealed almost 21 million Britons visited a TV, video or movie-related website in September 2007 – a 28 per cent increase in visitors on the previous year. Internet TV services are available to the 12 million UK households with a broadband connection. Worldwide, that figures rises to more than 300 […]

December 17, 2007

iPlayer for Mac

The BBC has launched a new version of iPlayer which can be used on Macs for the first time. Eric Huggers, the BBC group controller of future media and technology, also revealed it is adding social media tools and better integration of features on the new look bbc.co.uk website, which will relaunch by the end […]

December 14, 2007

YouTube expands ad programme

YouTube is to expand its pilot advertising programme to a select number of amateurs, giving more users a shot to make money from their homemade videos. The site will accept applications from amateurs to become part of its programme that splices ads into online videos. The video makers will share in the resulting revenue. Until […]

December 13, 2007

Tiscali launches IPTV service in Italy

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Tiscali has launched its IPTV service in Rome, Milan and Cagliari, which will be progressively extended to another five cities (Turin, Florence, Naples, Catania and Bologna) by March 2008. According to Tiscali Italia CEO, Mario Mariani, the goal is to attain an 11 per cent penetration rate among total ADSL […]

December 13, 2007

Turner uses Mistral

Turner Broadcasting has signed to use Chello Interactive's Mistral solution for enhanced TV (eTV) services in Europe. Turner Broadcasting will use the solution to design, publish and manage eTV services for its kids' channels Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Too and Boomerang on BSkyB in the UK, and Cartoon Network and Boomerang on UPC in Holland. […]

December 13, 2007

Irdeto China deal for 2m smart cards

Irdeto has signed an agreement for two million smart cards from China’s Jilin Provincial Network. The agreement, which will support the cable TV operator’s digital migration project, is the largest for Irdeto to date.

December 13, 2007

LG Dacom to join free IPTV market

LG Dacom has unveiled 'myLGtv', its free IPTV service to join the competition in the Triple Play Service market. LG Dacom will launch 'myLGtv' to offer the TPS service which provides three services including high-speed Internet (Xpeed) and Internet telephone (myLG707) in one line. LG Dacom said they will offer 10 per cent and 20 […]

December 12, 2007