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Axiom.TV family-focused Internet TV channel

Axiom.TV is set to Beta launch the first comprehensive technology to make Internet TV user- friendly, legal and safe for families. To celebrate its international Beta launch, Axiom.TV will give away the movie 'Benji' to the first 33'000 subscribers. Axiom.TV is currently in final negotiations with several of the major studios for additional movie content, […]

October 23, 2007

Taiwan YouTube

YouTube has launched a local version of the video-sharing site in Taiwan, in its latest push to expand in foreign markets. The interface of the site is in Chinese and the site features locally produced content, including that from YouTube’s four Taiwan media partners: China Television, Sanlih E-Television, Lion Travel Service and Taiwan Broadcasting System.

October 22, 2007

FastWeb IPTV for E20 a month

From Branislav Pekic Rome With the goal of capturing the 3-4 million Italians that are not satisfied with terrestrial television but do not want to pay for a triple-play package, as of next week, Italian telecom and broadband operator FastWeb will launch a TV-only package for only E20 a month. FastWeb's IPTV offer will include […]

October 21, 2007

Narrowstep focuses on enterprise customers

Narrowstep, the TV on the Internet company, has upgraded its telvOS platform and its CDN network which the Company believes will enable it to offer enterprise customers the most sophisticated tools and functionality on the market. The Company is currently shifting the focus of its sales and marketing efforts on larger enterprise customers requiring sophisticated […]

October 19, 2007

Vimeo goes HD

Video sharing Web site Vimeo is set to begin distributing videos in high-definition. While movie trailers and certain other professionally produced videos can be viewed online in high-definition, Vimeo is the first Web site to make HD available for user-generated videos.

October 18, 2007

UTStarcom, Bharti Airtel launch IPTV

UTStarcom has made a contract to supply its RollingStream end-to-end IPTV solution to Bharti Airtel, one of India’s leading integrated telecommunications service providers with more than 46 million customers. UTStarcom’s RollingStream solution will enable Bharti Airtel to offer a new service to its customers consisting of live broadcast television, time-shifted TV and video-on-demand (VoD) bundled […]

October 18, 2007

'I'm a Celebrity…' live online

ITV has teamed up with Microsoft to offer web coverage of the next series of 'I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!', in November, through the MSN portal – the first time MSN has gone live with content from a UK broadcaster.

October 18, 2007

Internet TV growing strongly

The number of people watching internet TV has increased steadily year on year according to Continental Research's Autumn 2007 Internet & Convergence Report. In particular the number watching shows they have previously downloaded from the Internet has doubled from 1.3 million in 2006 to 2.4 million in 2007. There is also substantial interest in Internet […]

October 18, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent services deployed in development lab

Alcatel-Lucent and CableLabs have confirmeed the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent next-generation IP multimedia applications and core network technology in the CableLabs PacketCable 2.0 Applications Lab, as part of a cable industry program to increase new advanced services available to cable customers.

October 18, 2007

US online video consumption

ComScore, which measures consumer Internet habits, has reported that 75 per cent of Internet users in the US watch an average of three hours of online video a month. The average online video duration was 2.7 minutes. ComScore reports that Google video sites are the most seen; a hefty 2.5 billion videos were viewed on […]

October 17, 2007