Advanced Television


CNN online video up 250% has published 79 per cent more video content since the relaunch and during May the site saw just under 4 million live streams served from its live news service. Most video on the site is adapted from broadcast, with some web-exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and extended interviews.

July 22, 2008

IPTV Industry Association in Korea

The IPTV Industry Association has launched in Korea, following the green light from the country’s Knowledge Economy Ministry. The organisation includes big name members such

July 22, 2008

Yahoo decries Ofcom and BBC

Yahoo responded to Ofcom’s ongoing second review of public service broadcasting by rubbishing the regulator’™s vision for online. It offered an alternative model – a public content fund involving advertising and revenue share. It also joined the growing ranks complaining about the BBC’s scale. Yahoo said Ofcom’s description of search as “the starting point for […]

July 21, 2008

Web TV threat is “Bollocks”

A UK media academic has warned broadcasters and national newspapers not to be fooled by “hype” about the Internet. Patrick Barwise, emeritus professor of management and marketing at the London Business School, defined as “Bollocks 2.0” claims about the threat to traditional media from innovations such as social networking and Internet TV. “Television is not […]

July 21, 2008

South Africa: IPTV before digital broadcasting

South Africa’s telecommunications companies could well take advantage of IPTV, especially if it is implemented before the digital terrestrial television migration (DTT) expected in November.Speaking at the TM Forum, Sami Matri, Safrecom senior multimedia consultant for France Telecom, likened the African climate to that experienced by France. "Businesses in Africa need to open the right […]

July 18, 2008

YouTube on TiVo

TiVo is to offer thousands of its subscribers the ability to stream YouTube videos onto their television sets through their broadband-enabled TiVo boxes. It’s TiVo’s first deal for streaming online content, though the company has partnerships with 60 Internet sites that provide content to TiVo. Unlike with those relationships, TiVo users won’t be able to […]

July 18, 2008

Thomson joins Open IPTV Forum

Underscoring its commitment to open standards in emerging technologies and media platforms Thomson has become a full member of the Open IPTV Forum. The aim of the Forum is to promote IPTV by making it easy for consumers to experience and enjoy it, ensuring interactivity between all devices, networks and technologies.

July 18, 2008

Facebook, ITV grow online video

Facebook and were the only major websites other than YouTube to significantly increase their share of the UK’s web video market over the past year.Both Facebook and launched new video offerings over the year to the end of May, growing their market share from a very low base to create a monthly audience […]

July 18, 2008

Babelgum sets up US base

Babelgum is establishing its presence in the US with an office in New York, hiring Ethan Podell as the president and Michael Rosen as the executive VP. Podell will oversee all aspects of the company's U.S. operations and business growth. He will report to Valerio Zingarelli, the CEO of Babelgum. Podell is a veteran of […]

July 18, 2008

Court says U-verse IS cable service

AT&T failed to convince a federal judge to vacate a legal precedent declaring that U-verse TV is a cable service. The telco had petitioned the US District Court of Connecticut to declare as moot that court’s July 2007 ruling striking down a finding by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control from 2006.That regulators, in […]

July 17, 2008