Advanced Television


Tech Mahindra aligns with Microsoft for Mediaroom IPTV

Tech Mahindra, a solution provider in India focused on the global telecom industry, has entered into a strategic alliance with Microsoft to address its System Integration (SI) requirements for deployments of the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia software platform. Through the alliance, Tech Mahindra will provide deployment and integration services for new and existing Microsoft […]

June 23, 2008

Tele 5 sues YouTube for copyright damages

Mediaset-controlled Tele 5 has filed a lawsuit against YouTube accusing the video sharing service of violating intellectual property rights by posting video clips without permission. The TV network has urged YouTube to cease distributing its content on several occasions, according to the channel, but the company has ignored its claims arguing that it is only […]

June 23, 2008

Amazon streaming video

Internet retail giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming video service in the next few weeks to extend its digital offerings. The Seattle-based company has been beefing up its digital media offerings in order to better compete with rivals such as Apple Inc, which currently dominates the category with the iTunes music download service.

May 30, 2008

BBC told to slow online development

The BBC Trust has told the public service broadcaster to slow the pace of its online developments because of competitive tensions with the commercial sector and “poor financial accountability”. In the first of its service reviews under the BBC's new Charter, the Trust, the corporation's governing body, said it would apply stronger scrutiny before authorising […]

May 30, 2008

Viewing behaviour shifts as IPTV gains traction

Research from analyst firm Canalys indicates that, while the IPTV market will continue to gather momentum over the next four years, competition from other video delivery platforms will make it increasingly difficult for service providers to convince consumers to invest in services. Established cable, satellite and terrestrial digital TV offerings will continue to develop, and […]

May 28, 2008

IPTV needs whole-home networking solution

IPTV faces an uphill struggle to penetrate the consumer market if it remains a stand-alone pay-TV service, according to Gartner. In an industry dominated by incumbent cable and satellite operators, as well as traditional terrestrial free-to-air network broadcasters, Gartner says that IPTV operators need to entice consumers with a range of bundled services, including IP-based […]

May 23, 2008

Interoperability dogs IPTV service providers

Infonetics Research has reported that a growing number of telcos worldwide are deploying IPTV, and are being troubled by interoperability problems. “IPTV is the application many service providers feel offers them the best opportunity to stem the loss of revenue from declining fixed access lines, and help them to more quickly recoup revenue from their […]

May 23, 2008

Hulu lands new partners

Hulu, the video website owned by News Corp and NBC Universal, has confirmed its service will be distributed on seven new sites. Hulu videos will now be distributed on entertainment and social network sites,,,,, and

May 23, 2008

BBC iPlayer receives 75m+ requests

BBC research has revealed that the BBC iPlayer has now received more than 75 million requests to stream or download programmes since launch. The research also shows that BBC iPlayer enjoyed another month of strong growth during April. The total number of requests for downloads and streams of BBC programmes in April was 21 million, […]

May 22, 2008

Portugal Telecom aims for 100,000 IPTV clients by end-June

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portugal Telecom has revised the targets for its Meo pay-TV service and is now aiming to sign up 100,000 clients by the end of June. This figure anticipates in six months the goals announced during the launch of Meo, in the second half of last year. At the time, Portugal […]

May 22, 2008