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blinkx partners with Young Hollywood

blinkx, the video search engine, has unveiled a partnership with Young Hollywood to offer users a backstage pass to the site's exclusive celebrity programming. Young Hollywood, an online destination for entertainment, provides users with original content from celebrity interviews and news to behind the scenes coverage of Hollywood events. Under the terms of the agreement, […]

February 7, 2008

iPlayer ups FTV online

A surge in usage for the BBC's iPlayer catch-up service has prompted analysts to revise upwards forecasts for free-to-view (FTV) TV consumption in the UK. Screen Digest reports that 0.8 billion free-to-view online TV streams and downloads including TV shows, sports and niche programming were initiated by UK broadband households in 2007. This is now […]

February 7, 2008

US watching primetime online

Nearly 80 million Americans (43 per cent of the online population) have watched one of their favourite TV shows on the Internet according to a Digital Life America tracking study conducted by Solutions Research Group, up significantly from 12 months ago when that figure was just 25 per cent. A full 20 per cent of […]

February 7, 2008

NDS partner with Viasat for HDTV

NDS, has announced that Viasat, digital satellite pay-TV operator serving Scandinavia and the Baltic region, has extended its long-standing relationship with NDS for the provision of VideoGuard conditional access. In addition, the companies have made a new agreement whereby NDS is to commence supplying Viasat with MediaHighway middleware, XTV DVR technology, and a customised EPG […]

February 6, 2008

India telcos cleared for IPTV

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has accepted the recommendation of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to allow broadcasters to transmit their feeds via the IPTV platform. Under current regulations, broadcasters are allowed to provide TV signals only via cable or DTH. IPTV allows the delivery of TV programmes using an IP over broadband […]

February 6, 2008

China clarifies tighter online video laws

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has clarified details of its new regulations for Online Audio and Video Services which appeared to ban any private company activity from the sector. It now says some existing private online video firms will, under a 'grandfather clause,' be eligible to continue operations. More specifically, those […]

February 6, 2008

Kanal 5 for Viasat and Canal

Modern Times Group (MTG) has confirmed that Viasat Broadcasting has signed an agreement with Canal Digital in Sweden to include the Kanal 5 channel on Viasat's DTH satellite and IPTV platforms, and for TV3 to be made available on the Canal Digital satellite and IPTV platforms. The channels will be included in Viasat's and Canal […]

February 6, 2008

IPTV STB market to see strong short-term growth

Sales of set-top boxes (STBs) for IPTV video services will show strong growth through 2010 in North America and Europe, fuelled by increased deployment of consumer video services by telephone companies, with STB revenues for the two regions peaking at about $765 million in 2010, according to a report from Light Reading. “The North American […]

February 5, 2008

YouTube UK offers cash for content

YouTube video posters will now be able to share in the profits that the video-sharing website makes from advertising, after the site extended a partnership scheme to the UK. The programme was launched in the US last year and Google claims some partners were earning several thousand dollars a month from videos on the site.

February 1, 2008

E4 Skins to debut online

E4 will launch the second series of its hit drama Skins online with the first episode played out on the channel's website and on social network site MySpace in the week before its transmission on TV.

February 1, 2008