Advanced Television


TI HD chip

Texas Instruments is offering a new DaVinciT technology digital media processor for video transcoding in media gateways, multi-point control units, digital media adaptors, video security DVRsv and IP set-top boxes. Wrapped with a complete offering of development tools and digital media software, the new TMS320DM6467 DaVinci processor is a DSP-based system-on-chip (SoC) specifically tuned for […]

December 7, 2007

NDS extends DirecTV deal

NDS has signed an agreement with DIRECTV, the largest satellite Pay TV operator in the world, to extend the term of their relationship. NDS has been contracted to continue to provide conditional access technology and services to DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America until June 2013. Raffi Kesten, NDS Chief Operating Officer, said: "DIRECTV has […]

December 7, 2007

Amino for Panama

Amino announced that Panama’s CTV Telecom has selected the AmiNET125 multi-codec Set-Top-Box for Central America’s first IPTV service. The AmiNET125 platform is specifically designed to help operators in emerging markets to introduce IPTV services with a flexible and cost effective approach. The AmiNET125 can also be used in European and North American markets for standard […]

December 7, 2007

Nielsen will be piracy police

Ratings giant Nielsen wants to be the policeman in the battle over rights to video posted online. It is rolling out a new service that aims to ensure that video is distributed and viewed on the Web only in ways sanctioned by its owners. It is hoping to offer the service called Digital Media Manager […]

December 6, 2007

Piracy: mixed views

Attentional has launched a UK internet panel to enable surveys to be carried out to understand the tastes and usage levels of those who access programme content through media other than television platforms. As part of the ongoing development of this panel, we have run a trial survey to gauge opinion towards the issue of […]

December 6, 2007

iPlayer for Xmas

The BBC iPlayer will become fully available to consumers on Christmas Day. The internet-based catch-up TV service has been in beta operation. Downloads will be available for PC and streaming for Macs. Downloading for Macs is expected early in 2008.

December 6, 2007

Envivio for MTV Brasil

Envivio is providing the video encoding for MTV's mobile TV services in Brazil. MTV's mobile programming is being delivered using a Brazilian variant of the successful Japanese ISDB-T digital terrestrial television standard which includes the 1seg specification for mobile TV. As Brazil is among the world’s largest mobile phone markets, with more than 110 million […]

December 5, 2007

MTV Italia with Digital Rapids

MTV Italia, the Italian affiliate of international media powerhouse MTV, has purchased a range of Digital Rapids DRC-Stream media encoding and streaming solutions. The Digital Rapids hardware and software combinations were selected by MTV Italia for encoding and streaming live content on QOOB TV, MTV Italia's interactive website. QOOB TV explores new ways of producing […]

December 5, 2007

Third party channels join Sky Anytime re-launch

Sky has re-launched Sky Anytime on PC as it further expands its PC-based on-demand offer. The service offers access to a broad collection of first run subscription movies, sports, entertainment and documentaries. Its re-launch sees content from third party channels being made available for the first time, new Sky brands joining the service, enhancements to […]

December 5, 2007

SmarDTV launches CAM technology

SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group company, has launched a new Conditional Access Module (CAM) for Italy. The SmarCAM Italia offers TV viewers who have purchased credit on Mediaset Premium, La7 Cartapiù, and Pangea the ability to watch their programmes directly on their digital-ready TV sets without the use of an external set-top box. The SmarCAM Italia […]

December 4, 2007