Advanced Television


Fibre future for IPTV?

From Colin Mann in London Future IPTV deployments need to be based on fibre networks, according to Ericsson's Chief Technical Officer. HÃ¥kan Eriksson told industry analysts and media representatives at the company's Strategy and Technology Summit that a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) takes the operator further, at a higher speed. “If you've got three […]

September 12, 2007

Conax tests water with Thomson's NexGuard

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV conditional access solutions supplier Conax is to integrate Thomson's watermarking solution, NexGuard, into its security products. Thomson's NexGuard solution can watermark all forms of broadcast content delivered via IPTV, satellite, cable or terrestrial broadcast and viewed with a digital set-top box. “Thomson strongly believes in the integration of […]

September 11, 2007

Irdeto secures French DTT

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV content security specialist Irdeto has clinched a deal with Neotion TNT France (NTF) to provide its Irdeto Digital TV conditional access (CA) solution for NTF’s new digital terrestrial television (DTT) pay-TV service in France. NTF will license the IrdetoDigital TV solution and integrate it in digital TV sets […]

September 11, 2007

NME video content

Popular music website has confirmed a major revamp to its video content, releasing more than 50 exclusive backstage interviews through iTunes and centralising the site’s video archive in a dedicated channel. All the video content is free to download and watch, although publisher IPC Ignite Digital is exploring how to commercialise the services through […]

September 11, 2007

Slingbox for UPC in the Netherlands

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Cable MSO UPC Broadband and Sling Media are to a trial the Slingbox for UPC Digital TV customers in the Netherlands. The Slingbox allows UPC Digital TV customers to remotely control their digital Mediabox and watch or record their TV channels and programmes using a broadband Internet connection. Stuart Collingwood, […]

September 11, 2007

Irdeto, Amino and Anevia hatch DVB over IP solution

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Irdeto, provider of content security for digital TV, IPTV and mobile networks; together with Amino, IPTV platform supplier, and Anevia, supplier of IPTV and VOD servers have revealed a joint IPTV solution that enables telcos to provide existing DVB services to their customers via their IP networks. In addition, CATV […]

September 10, 2007

Lulu hates Hulu

Media giants NBC Universal and News Corp have revealed that they were going to call their online video joint venture Hulu, but Lulu the online custom book publisher is filing a trademark infringement lawsuit against Hulu in a US District Court. In a statement, Lulu said that Hulu “as a result of their recent name […]

September 10, 2007

Babelgum looks East

Babelgum, the Ireland-based online TV outfit, aims to open in the Chinese market early in 2008. The company plans to add Chinese-language original content in the first quarter of next year”.

September 10, 2007

RGB global reseller agreement with Tandberg

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Network video processing specialist RGB Networks has signed a global reseller agreement with Tandberg Television. The agreement will see Tandberg integrate RGB's Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) with its iSIS 8000 IP headend and video processing solutions for satellite, cable, telco and terrestrial networks. The deal will also provide RGB with […]

September 10, 2007

NBC and NewsCorp christen Hulu

NBC Universal and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp have confirmed the name of their new Web-based network of films and television shows as 'Hulu'.The name was chosen because it is short, easy to spell and rhymes with itself, project chief Jason Kilar said. Hulu will begin testing a private version in October, according to Kilar, a […]

August 31, 2007