Advanced Television


Charter selects BigBand for LA HDTV

BigBand Networks has announced that Charter Communications has selected its SDV solution to expand digital TV services in its Los Angeles-area system. Charter, the third largest publicly-traded cable operator in the U.S., serving approximately 5.7 million customers in 29 states, plans to use BigBand's solution to expand HDTV and other programming options.

November 21, 2007

Multivision using Conax encryption

Conax has revealed that Multivision, Bolivian wireless multi-system operator, will use the Conax CAS7 content security system for providing wireless digital cable service in the cities of La Paz, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and Tarija. In the initial stage, the target for conversion is 25,000 households in the city of La Paz that currently have analogue […]

November 21, 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

SyncTV test launch

SyncTV, a new US online television service, plans to launch a private test this week to offer viewers the ability to download anything they want to a computer from channels they pay for on a monthly basis. Subscription fees range from $2 (E1.4) to $4 per month per channel. Shows will also be offered for […]

November 20, 2007

Wind to launch IPTV offer by Christmas

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian telecom operator Wind is putting the final touches to its IPTV offer that should launch in time for Christmas. According to director general, Fabrizio Bona, Wind will not be a content producer but only a distributor. The TV offer will include all of the Sky Italia channels available on […]

November 20, 2007

Tiscali UK signs Setanta

Tiscali UK has secured a deal to stream Setanta Sports channels live on its website. The deal will enable Tiscali customers to watch sports content online for £7.99 a month (E11.5). Users will have access to Setanta Sports 1, 2 and Golf as well as on-demand highlights through both PC and Mac platforms.

November 20, 2007

Current integrated TV and Internet site

Current, the P2P news and information network, has launched, a site harnessing the interactivity of web 2.0 to Current's existing TV concept. The site offers an array of new features for consumers to interact with the channel or with other members of the Current community. Heralding the first real two-screen experience where TV and […]

November 20, 2007

Hulu recommends rivals also

NBC Universal and News Corp, the majority owners of Hulu, are using the online-video site to popularise programmes running on NBC and Fox – but that doesn’t mean rival networks CBS and ABC are being shut out. Searches give an index of available episodes as well as a link to see them on the network’s […]

November 19, 2007

More CE devices enter the digital TV market

Many established companies such as Google, Amazon, and NBC, as well as newer entrants such as Joost and BiBC, are aggressively pursuing opportunities in delivering content to consumers via the Internet to the PC or via IP to the TV set. IMS Research estimates that in 2007, about 30.7 million IP-enabled consoles will ship worldwide […]

November 16, 2007

Astro signs with NDS

Measat Broadcast Network Systems, owner and operator of Malaysian pay-TV service Astro and NDS Group have signed contracts for the licensing and deployment of the VideoGuard conditional access system (VideoGuard CAS) for its Direct-to-Home Pay TV services. The company plans to progressively migrate its satellite Pay TV services to the VideoGuard CAS. This follows Astro’s […]

November 16, 2007