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Over 570,000 cards sold for TivùSat platform

From Branislav Pekic in Rome During the first four months Italy's free-to-air satellite platform TivùSat has managed to double its own growth objectives. To date it has sold 570,000 smart-cards to manufacturers of decoders and TV sets, almost double the objective of 300,000 cards. This result comes at a time when three new TivùSat-certified decoders […]

December 11, 2009

NDS for Chongqing Cable TV

NDS and DOXTV, a leading value-added TV service provider in China, have launched China's first HD digital video recorder and push VOD service for Chongqing Cable subscribers. In the first deployment of both a HD DVR and push VOD in China, Chongqing has chosen solutions from NDS including VideoGuard conditional access, MediaHighway STB software, XTV […]

December 11, 2009

YouTube sports portal

YouTube is to launch a sport portal with video content from some of the world's leading sport athletics organisations and events including the Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. The Google video site has signed a multi-territory deal with SportAccord, a body which represents international sports federations, to create the Sports Hub. It will feature video content […]

December 11, 2009

Chinese TV Makers Push for Web TV Standards

Along with nine major Chinese TV brands, the China Video Industry Association (CVIA) under The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) has filed applications for two industry standards for Web-enabled TV sets The standards are drafted mainly by CVIA, China Digital Home Industry Association (CDHIA), and Chinese TV makers such as TCL, Skyworth, and […]

December 11, 2009

Qwest going OTT

Qwest Communications continues to chart a unique course among major US telecom service providers, focusing on improving its broadband network in the belief that video content is moving rapidly to an over-the-top (OTT), on-demand model, Neil Cox, Qwest’s EVP for product and IT, said at the TM Forum-run event. “Only sports need to be live,” […]

December 10, 2009

Report urges global IPTV standard

A study by management consultancy Arthur D. Little has warned that without a single, global IPTV standard, the industry could fail to deliver. According to the report “Open standards for IPTV Set-Top Boxes,” with a variety of Internet-ready consoles already in the home (gaming platforms, PCs, DVD players), the industry has yet to reach a […]

December 10, 2009

Romtelecom launches IPTV service

Romtelecom has launched an IPTV service named Dolce Interactiv three years after it introduced its satellite TV service Dolce. Initially available in Romania’s ten largest cities, Dolce Interactive is aimed at Romtelecom Clicknet Internet users with download speeds of at least 8 Mbps. Romtelecom says Dolce Interactiv will be gradually optimised and upgraded with new […]

December 10, 2009

BT and Google talk Content Connect?

BT is said to be in talks with Google about an online tie-up that would deliver big improvements in the quality of Internet video programming. BT is working on a deal to make Google’s You Tube and other video content available on a new digital delivery network, which BT’s wholesale arm is creating for ISPs. […]

December 9, 2009

Deutsche Telekom launches IPTV, iPhone bundle

Deutsche Telekom has launched a bundled fixed-line and mobile package combined a T-Home Entertain IPTV plan with an iPhone. Customers selecting the double package will get a E120 bonus, with an additional E120 available to customers transferring from a rival provider. The package consists of the Comfort Entertain plan at E44.95 per month, including IPTV […]

December 8, 2009

PA partners with Vizimo for online video

The Press Association TV listings is partnering with Vizimo's online listings service, in a bid to inject more video and discoverability in to newspaper publisher's websites. The services will pipe PA's TV listings through Vizimo's technology and link to corresponding catch-up pages on broadcasters' sites. Vizimo acquired startup social TV community Tioti (TapeItOffTheInternet) 12 months […]

December 8, 2009