Advanced Television


BBC iPlayer on Freesat this month

The BBC has confirmed that it will start beta testing its popular iPlayer service on Freesat from the end of this month. BBC's iPlayer debuted on Virgin Media's cable service last year, but this will be the first subscription-free platform to get the fully-fledged version of iPlayer. ….

November 5, 2009

Minerva powers IPTV in Vietnam

Minerva Networks, a provider of open and IPTV delivery platforms, has confirmed that VTC Digicom, the second largest TV network in Vietnam, has selected Minerva's iTVManager platform to deliver premium digital entertainment services. The video services will be offered to over 100,000 subscribers throughout Vietnam in the first phase and will be expanded in the […]

October 30, 2009

Conax targeting Latin America for expansion

Conax is planning to launch its security hosting model, already successful in Europe, in Latin America. The security hosting model, geared towards all segments, provides TV operations with an easy way to "go digital". Through the Conax model, approved hosting partners are able to offer full-scale security advantages at favourable pricing models to smaller operators, […]

October 30, 2009

HbbTV hybrid consortium takes on Canvas

A consortium of leading European television companies have confirmed the launch of 'Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV' or 'HbbTV', a new pan-European initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of TV content to the end consumer through TVs and set-top boxes with an optional web connection. The consortium includes broadcasters Canal+, France Televisions, and […]

October 28, 2009

Numericable chooses Nagravision widget platform

Numericable has chosen Nagravision’s widget platform for the launch of its 'Widget TV' service on its network. Widgets will allow Numericable customers to interact with their TV and build a genuine social network as part of their TV experience. The partnership between Nagravision, part of the Kudelski Group, and Numericable will also translate into the […]

October 24, 2009

Roxio CinemaNow to power Blockbuster On Demand

Sonic Solutions is set to power access to the Blockbuster On Demand movie service across a range of new home and mobile electronic devices. As part a multi-year agreement, Sonic’s Roxio CinemaNow will enable digital delivery of a vast library of content to the living room through TiVo Digital Video Recorders and an assortment of […]

October 24, 2009

Appear TV for Iskon platform

Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, announces the successful deployment of its SC2000 IP Streamer as part of Croatian broadband operator Iskon Internet's new MPEG4 DSL platform. The project, delivered with Verso, a leading Croatian systems integrator, helped create the infrastructure for its new Iskon.TV IPTV service.

October 22, 2009

Zillion delays Internet TV launch

Internet TV start-up ZillionTV insists that it will one day launch a commercial service, but that won’t happen until the second half of next year, at the earliest. When ZillionTV first began touting its ‘personalised television service’ in March, the California firm said it would team up with Internet service providers to market the product, […]

October 21, 2009

BBC Trust vetoes plan to share iPlayer

The BBC’s plan to offer Channel 4, ITV and Channel Five the free and open use of its iPlayer online video technology has been blocked by the BBC Trust because it will not deliver value to licence-fee payers. Open iPlayer, originally dubbed Project Marquee, was intended to create a “federation of on-demand public service broadcasting […]

October 20, 2009

Miniweb IPTV

Miniweb the VC-backed spin-off from BSkyB's Sky Interactive division, which raised now £20 million (E22m) from US-based investors last year and still provides "red button" services to Sky TV, wants to launch its own IPTV service in the UK in early 2010. Miniweb says it already has distribution deals with multiple retailers and ISPs and […]

October 19, 2009