Advanced Television


Chellomedia to buy Spektrum

Chellomedia, the content subsidiary of cable operator Liberty Global, is to buy Spektrum, a documentary channel in eastern Europe, in the company's fifth acquisition in Although no figure has been confirmed, Chellomedia is believed to be paying £60m (E74.4m) for Spektrum, which is owned by HBO Central Europe, a joint venture between Home Box Office, […]

September 8, 2008

Podcasts affects media consumption

Research group the Pew Internet and American Life Project, found that 19 per cent of Internet users had downloaded podcasts to listen or view at a later date. A similar study in August 2006 found that just 12 per cent of Internet users had done this. An earlier study of downloading habits, in February and […]

August 31, 2008

Samsung and Yahoo bringing Web to TVs

With the partnership, users will be able to watch a programme while a tickertape of news items, share prices or weather forecasts runs in tandem with it. The content is accessible via an integrated Ethernet port or via Samsung’s wireless LAN adapter, which connects to the viewer’s broadband service

August 28, 2008

Orange France bulks up IPTV

The free channels consist of: The Art Channel, No Life, AB Moteurs, Record News and Girondins TV. New pay-TV options include ';Mes chaines lusophone', and includes SIC International and TV Record channels, both in Portuguese, while the operator is also offering a new adult package, all requiring monthly subscription fees. France Telecom reported that it […]

August 26, 2008

TV habits unaffected by Web

Television executives predict a growing appetite for Internet television, with 47 per cent believing that by 2010 Internet TV will be embraced by the majority of viewers, but for a minority of viewing. Jolyon Barker, head of Deloitte's Technology, said: “There are a number of factors preventing Internet TV from becoming mass market and competing […]

August 26, 2008

Intel and Yahoo TV Widgets

The Widget Channel will allow consumers to enjoy Internet applications designed for the TV while watching TV programmes. The channel will be powered by the Yahoo Widget Engine, a fifth-generation applications platform that will enable TV watchers to interact with a set of “TV Widgets,” or small Internet applications designed to complement and enhance the […]

August 26, 2008

Policy framework for IPTV in India

So far IPTV in the country has been in a no-man’s land, and its regulation a grey area. But, following a Cabinet meeting, information and broadcasting minister P R Dasmunsi said government approval has been granted to the guidelines for provisioning of IPTV services. The Cabinet has also given its nod to amend policy guidelines […]

August 26, 2008

DTV set to reach 274m households by 2012

“DTV will grow an average of 12 per cent year-on-year, with particularly strong adoption in the near term as broadcasters terminate analogue terrestrial television,” says Chris Khouri, analyst for media and broadcasting at Datamonitor. “In 2007 there were 158 million households using digital television services in Western Europe and the US. By 2012, Datamonitor expects […]

August 22, 2008