Advanced Television


3.5m downloads for iPlayer

Over 3.5 million programmes were streamed or downloaded on demand via the BBC iPlayer within a fortnight of its marketing launch on Christmas Day. The BBC reveals that an average of a quarter of a million programmes have been downloaded or streamed each day since December 25th. Users, on average, watch each streamed programme for […]

January 16, 2008

F.O. on YouTube

The Foreign Office is to launch a public relations offensive targeted at British and foreign youth, with the help of its own YouTube video channel. The Foreign Office channel has been functioning experimentally since September, broadcasting the off-the-cuff thoughts of the foreign secretary, David Miliband, observations from ambassadors and junior staffers alike and vivid travel […]

January 16, 2008

WorldTV arrives in Canada

WorldTV, GlobeCast's multicultural television platform, has taken its first step over the Canadian border, with the launch of its popular international bouquet on the NeuLion IPTV platform. This comes only months after its successful roll out across Europe. The service is initially offering five TV and radio channels.

January 16, 2008

SecureMedia protects Caribbean IPTV

SecureMedia has announced that Bonairean telecom operator Telefonia Bonairiano (Telbo) has launched 'mitv', its new Digital TV over ADSL 2+ network protected by the Encryptonite ONE System. Telbo, Savant Communications and Manycast Consultancy are currently developing a proposition towards the other operators in the Caribbean wanting to offer Digital TV services by expansion of and […]

January 15, 2008

Western Europe and Asia dominate IPTV

Telco IPTV subscribers grew to 7.6 million in the third quarter of 2007, according to a Dittberner's report 'Global Broadband Subscriber Survey.' The report states that though the Western Europe still leads the IPTV market, Asia now rivals it in size. A year ago, Western Europe had 68 per cent of the global market. The […]

January 15, 2008

Writers’ strike benefits YouTube

Video-sharing websites such as YouTube have seen dramatic increases in popularity in the US as the writers’ strike has led to TV shows being pulled and a host of reruns hitting the schedules. The biggest winner, according to figures from Nielsen Online, has been YouTube, which showed an 18 per cent traffic surge in the […]

January 14, 2008

Microsoft anywhere DVR

Microsoft has announced the availability of DVR Anywhere on the Microsoft Mediaroom platform, giving DVR customers the flexibility to watch recorded programmes on any TV in their home. Microsoft Mediaroom’s DVR Anywhere is software-based, so no TV tuners are needed, so playback and multiple recording can take place simultaneously. It also requires that only one […]

January 11, 2008

NBC in alliance to fight video piracy

NBC Universal has formed a coalition with a group of technology companies, including AT&T and Microsoft, with the aim of developing anti-piracy measures that would restrict the illegal transfer of copyrighted video content over the internet. NBC, which is owned by General Electric, is also understood to have approached Apple to discuss how anti-piracy technology […]

January 10, 2008

iTunes movie rentals, price cuts

Apple will let iTunes users rent movies as well as buy them and add Fox and Warner Bros as suppliers. According to reports Apple will announce the rental service later this month. New releases and older titles will rent for $3.99 for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Apple is to reduce the price it charges UK users […]

January 10, 2008

MTVN expands net syndication

MTV Networks has unveiled its targeted online syndication strategy, announcing partnerships with select online video sites to deliver a vast library of video content from MTVN’s popular brands. These sites include Dailymotion, GoFish, imeem, MeeVee and Veoh, and join AOL, Bebo, Comcast’s Fancast, Joost and MSN to comprise MTVN’s portfolio of online syndication partners. MTVN’s […]

January 10, 2008