Advanced Television


IPTV expands with Arqiva

US broadcast channel IPTV has chosen broadcast transmission specialist Arqiva as its key content distribution platform to expand into the European market. Arqiva recently acquired two teleports and fibre networks in the United States which offer direct access to Arqiva's distribution capabilities within the UK and Europe. The deal represents the first contract to take […]

November 28, 2007

TeliaSonera broadband TV for Helsinki

Nordic telco TeliaSonera will launch broadband TV services in the Greater Helsinki Area this week. Sonera Broadband TV offers a selection of channels, videos and high-definition image. The service is designed for households for which Sonera's top-speed 100 Mbps broadband is available. The top-speed access makes it possible for users to surf on the Internet […]

November 28, 2007

Widevine Korean patent

Widevine Technologies, provider of downloadable content protection, forensic watermarking and digital copy protection solutions, has revealed that the Republic of Korea Intellectual Property Office has issued a new patent which provides intellectual property protection for next generation content protection. The new patent is intended to provide a licensed solution for next generation content protection systems […]

November 28, 2007

Virgin halts TV plans

Virgin Media has put plans on hold for nationwide IPTV services. The company has conceded that it will be at least 2009 before it can replicate its full range of services – TV, broadband, phone and mobile – for the half of the population that live outside its cable footprint.

November 27, 2007

iPlayer P2P switch off

Ashley Highfield, future media director of the BBC, has said BBC iPlayer has cost around £4.5 million (E6.5m), as part of a £130 million, five-year plan to transition from tape to digital. On bandwidth management, Highfield told Groklaw, the open source site, he had added the ability to iPlayer users to turn off bandwidth sharing […]

November 27, 2007

On2 and Texas collaborate on video devices

On2 Technologies, a player in video compression solutions, has inked an extensive agreement with Texas Instruments (TI), under which the two companies will collaborate on technology to implement On2's TrueMotion VP6 and VP7 video compression formats on TI's OMAP Platform and DaVinci technology for mobile handsets and digital video applications. Under their agreement, the two […]

November 27, 2007

History Channel and Crime Network for Top UP TV

The History Channel UK and Top Up TV have reached an agreement to launch The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network on Top Up TV Anytime in the UK. Both The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network are immediately to available to all subscribers of Top Up TV Anytime service.

November 23, 2007

Google launches YouTube UK ads

Google has launched an advertising service for its network in the UK and Ireland that will allow targeted ads to run around YouTube videos. The new offering, called Video Units, is the latest effort by Google in its bid to monetise YouTube video content. The new service is available to the thousands of websites that […]

November 23, 2007

Honda TV goes live

Honda has launched an internet TV channel to broadcast its own films, video clips and award-winning adverts. The launch of the channel follows a successful trial of the technology on the Home Choice network last year.

November 23, 2007

Streaming21 and Cool.revo partner for IPTV Services

Streaming21, player in broadcast-quality streaming solutions, and Cool.revo, IPTV system integrator in Japan, have entered into a new system integration partnership to develop and market end-to-end IPTV and video on demand solutions for telcos, broadband service providers, content service providers and hotel operators in Japan.

November 21, 2007