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PeerApp HTTP video streaming

PeerApp, player in peer-to-peer (P2P) acceleration and caching solutions for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), has launched new software that provides higher-quality subscriber experiences with HTTP video streaming traffic from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace and other video-sharing web sites. The software, a module for PeerApp´s carrier-grade UltraBand² solutions, supports the HTTP video streaming protocol and caches […]

November 2, 2007

Entone selected by HickoryTech for IPTV deployment

Entone, provider of IPTV home connectivity solutions, has confirmed that its Hydra IP video gateway is being deployed by HickoryTech for its IPTV rollout in Minnesota. HickoryTech offers integrated communication products and services to business and residential customers over a regional fibre network.

November 2, 2007

40m IPTV households expected worldwide by 2010

Forecasts from analyst firm Canalys indicate the IPTV market will see rapid growth over the next three years, driven by telecom operators' desire to boost ARPU (average revenue per user) and counter the growing threat from competing triple-play providers. Worldwide IPTV subscriber levels will increase more than tenfold by the end of the decade, growing […]

November 2, 2007

Harmonic for TVN

Harmonic announced that TVN Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest television on demand company, has deployed Harmonic’s CLEARcut offline content preparation software for creation of TVN’s HD on-demand assets. Video is digitally compressed with Harmonic’s DiviCom MV 500 MPEG-2 HD encoders and then formatted using the CLEARcut software for storage on video servers. CLEARcut is a […]

November 1, 2007

Babelgum streaming with CacheLogic

CacheLogic, provider of the Digital Asset Delivery Network, has confirmed that global Internet TV network Babelgum is using its Velocix network to deliver progressive video streaming of on-demand TV content. The Velocix Network is designed to enable content owners, movie studios, and broadcasters to deliver video and other large digital assets over the web.

October 31, 2007

NDS Results

NDS has announced its results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2007. Revenue for first quarter was up 25 per cent to $204.9 million (E142m) and operating income for first quarter was up 31 per cent to $58.3 million Commenting, Dr. Abe Peled, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NDS said, “Our business has […]

October 31, 2007

BBC digital head defends iPlayer

Ashley Highfield, head of the BBC’s Future Media and Technology unit, defended the iPlayer in an interview with silicon.com. Asked: “Has criticism of the iPlayer, both around non-PC versions and DRM, been fair?” Highfield replied: “No. It’s understandable if we’d only ever intended to launch an XP-only iPlayer but that was never the plan. When […]

October 31, 2007

Bharti Airtel selects NDS for digital service

NDS, provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has been selected by Bharti Airtel to provide a suite of digital broadcasting solutions for the launch of the company's digital satellite service. Bharti Airtel announced recently that the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has granted the company a Letter of Intent, licensing the new DTH […]

October 30, 2007

Hulu man says TV will premiere globally

The head of Hulu, the new online video joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp has predicted that television companies will follow the film industry's lead, by releasing programmes simultaneously around the world. Jason Kilar, chief executive of Hulu, which launches in a test phasethis week, said the explosion of online video made it […]

October 30, 2007

blinkx reports strong growth

Video search engine blinkx has reported positive financial results for the period ended 30 September 2007. Gross profit for the first half of 2008 was $2.2 million (E1.5m), with a gross margin of 74 per cent and daily searches have grown by 280 per cent. Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx, said: “We are […]

October 30, 2007