Advanced Television


Unitymedia selects Evolving Systems for triple play

Evolving Systems, provider of software solutions and services to the wireless, wireline and IP carrier market, has confirmed that its Tertio Service Activation solution and Tertio Service Verification solution have been selected by German broadband carrier Unitymedia to support their growth strategy for triple play services. Unitymedia’s core business is TV, with more than five […]

January 30, 2008

Verimatrix secures UNE-EPM IPTV

Verimatrix has announced that systems integrator Unión Electrica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV within its platform solution for the UNE-EPM Telecomunicaciones IPTV deployment. UNE-EPM, a division of Empressa Publica de Medellín, will be formally launching its IPTV service in Medellín and Bogotá over the next few months. Verimatrix joins […]

January 29, 2008

Mobile set to surpass online TV delivery

Mobile set to surpass online TV delivery Mobile delivery of TV and music will exceed online delivery by 2010, international authors group CISAC has reported. CISAC, the worldwide organisation of copyright societies, said that consumption of audiovisual content on mobile devices will grow 68 per cent per year through 2010. Driven mainly by mobile TV, […]

January 29, 2008

i-concerts goes HD

Swiss based i-concerts has finalised a deal with Numericable, France's largest cable operator, to launch the company's i-concerts HD TV channel as part of its service in Spring 2008. i-concerts HD's launch on Numericable marks the first time it will be available to European cable subscribers.

January 29, 2008

DBS contributes to AT&T’s Q4 video count

Satellite TV contributed to video customer gains for AT&T in the fourth quarter. The telco giant’s IPTV platform also gained a significant number of new subscribers during the three-month period. On satellite TV, AT&T said it was serving 2.116 million bundled dish customers at the end of December. That’s up from the 1.986 million customers […]

January 28, 2008

32 candidates for 13 mobile TV frequencies

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The French broadcasting regulator CSA received 32 candidates for the 13 mobile TV DVB-H frequencies by the closing time for applications. Many of the proposals come from existing channels broadcast on traditional platforms (DTT, cable, satellite, IPTV). In addition there were some created specifically for the mobile platform; whether mobile […]

January 18, 2008

Netflix offers unlimited access

Video rental company Netflix is now offering subscribers unlimited access to movies and television shows to watch via the Web on their personal computers. The feature will be open to all subscribers already on one of their unlimited monthly video rental plans, with no extra charge. Until now, Netflix had limited the number of hours […]

January 17, 2008

Technetix self install order

Technetix Group have signed an agreement with a major European telecom PTT for the supply of self install kits. The supply agreement starts in January 2008 and will be for a minimum annual quantity of 10,000 kits. The kits will be used to interconnect their IPTV system within the home. Technetix says it has been […]

January 17, 2008

Apple revamps TV as Jobs admits disappointment

Apple overhauled key elements of its online video strategy following an admission by Steve Jobs that the company's early efforts had been a disappointment. He confirmed earlier reports of a new online rental service for movies and a revamp of the Apple TV set-top box so that viewers can stream movies direct from the internet, […]

January 17, 2008

Overlay.TV contextual advertising

Overlay.TV has completed a $4.6 million financing round and will be launching its Internet video-advertising platform in February. The funding comes from Celtic House Venture Partners, EdgeStone Capital Partners and Tech Capital Partners. The Overlay.TV platform allows viewers to interact with online video, and enables content owners and distributors to monetize their video assets. As […]

January 17, 2008