Advanced Television


BT offers Setanta for free

BT Vision has confirmed it will be offering sports channel Setanta Sports 1 on a subscription free basis. If users sign up to the Bronze,

July 13, 2008

CNN online video up 250%

CNN’s international news site has seen a 250 per cent increase in traffic to its video reports in the past year, according to the company, reflecting an industry-wide surge in demand for video content. The US news broadcaster saw its biggest traffic spikes in May around its video reports of the demonstrations in Myanmar and […]

July 13, 2008

Macrovision IPG for Yahoo Japan

Macrovision Solutions has signed a license agreement with Yahoo Japan, the country's largest web portal. Under the terms of the agreement, Yahoo Japan will deploy a syndicated version of G-GUIDE, Macrovision's interactive programme guide (IPG) service in Japan, through Yahoo TV.

July 11, 2008

BBC web video device?

The BBC is developing plans to bring its web video iPlayer catch-up service to television screens, in a move that would take its online ambitions to a new level and pit the corporation against technology groups such as Apple. Mark Thompson, BBC director-general, told the FT it was “looking very hard at” forming an alliance […]

July 11, 2008

Orange social networking service

Mobile operator Orange is preparing to launch a major push for mobile social networking in the UK with a service which aggregates users’ accounts across the major social networks.Launched as a trial in France last month under the name MySocialPlace, Orange has now partnered with the biggest social networks – Facebook, MySpace and Bebo – […]

July 11, 2008

Google ordered to hand over YouTube personal info

Google is being forced to hand over the personal information of every person who has ever watched a video on the YouTube website as part of the billion-dollar copyright case brought by Viacom. A judge in New York has ordered that Google, which owns YouTube, must pass on the details of more than 100 million […]

July 7, 2008

IPTV operators need better tools to monitor quality

Telcos that are investing heavily in IPTV infrastructure and services to drive new revenues also need to ensure that tools and technologies are in place to monitor their customers’ quality of experience (QOE) with their video services. However, telcos aren’t sure if today’s IPTV QOE test and measurement tools provide the right level of service […]

July 6, 2008

The YouTube glitch: 1bn daily users = $200m a year

Despite one billion video views on most days, YouTube hasn’t been popular with big corporate advertisers. Worldwide revenue from YouTube ads has fallen short of Google’s expectations this year, and is likely to total about $200 million for the full year, according to reports in the WSJ. YouTube is heading Google’s campaign to extend its […]

July 6, 2008

30% watch Internet TV

Almost a third of UK people under the age of 25 have watched TV via the internet, according to research from the IPA. The IPA Touchpoints report, which queried 5,400 people, revealed that 29 per cent of people between the ages of 15 and 25 had watched TV online, along with 18 per cent of […]

July 4, 2008

Open IPTV Forum adds new members, preps new specs

The Open IPTV Forum has added eleven new members at a recent meeting held at the headquarters of Telefónica in Madrid, and reports that the first release of its new specifications are close to completion. The new members are Fastweb, Swisscom, Access Company, BeeTV, Digital Fountain, Intel, InterTrust Technologies Corporation, Motorola, Opera Software, Thomson and […]

July 3, 2008