Advanced Television


Alcatel-Lucent services deployed in development lab

Alcatel-Lucent and CableLabs have confirmeed the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent next-generation IP multimedia applications and core network technology in the CableLabs PacketCable 2.0 Applications Lab, as part of a cable industry program to increase new advanced services available to cable customers.

October 18, 2007

Vimeo goes HD

Video sharing Web site Vimeo is set to begin distributing videos in high-definition. While movie trailers and certain other professionally produced videos can be viewed online in high-definition, Vimeo is the first Web site to make HD available for user-generated videos.

October 18, 2007

UTStarcom, Bharti Airtel launch IPTV

UTStarcom has made a contract to supply its RollingStream end-to-end IPTV solution to Bharti Airtel, one of India’s leading integrated telecommunications service providers with more than 46 million customers. UTStarcom’s RollingStream solution will enable Bharti Airtel to offer a new service to its customers consisting of live broadcast television, time-shifted TV and video-on-demand (VoD) bundled […]

October 18, 2007

'I'm a Celebrity…' live online

ITV has teamed up with Microsoft to offer web coverage of the next series of 'I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!', in November, through the MSN portal – the first time MSN has gone live with content from a UK broadcaster.

October 18, 2007

More US consumers watching TV online

Close to 16 per cent of US households who use the Internet watch television broadcasts online, The Conference Board and TNS reported. The number of consumers viewing entire episodes/shows on the Internet has doubled from a year ago. Nearly 73 per cent of online households use the internet for entertainment purposes on a daily basis […]

October 17, 2007

Vodafone Portugal entering IPTV market?

Vodafone’s Portugal unit is considering entering the IPTV market and is also contemplating participating in Portugal’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) tender, Jornal de Negocios reported, citing the company’s deputy CEO Antonio Coimbra. ‘Vodafone is ready to launch an IPTV offer in the short term if it decides to do so,’ Coimbra said. Though the company […]

October 17, 2007

US online video consumption

ComScore, which measures consumer Internet habits, has reported that 75 per cent of Internet users in the US watch an average of three hours of online video a month. The average online video duration was 2.7 minutes. ComScore reports that Google video sites are the most seen; a hefty 2.5 billion videos were viewed on […]

October 17, 2007

VI to clean up YouTube

Google unveiled new software to fight video piracy on YouTube and ease the concerns of critical media content providers. Google has begun offering what it’s calling “YouTube Video Identification,” which will make it easier for the likes of to identify their content and to manage how it is made available on the site, it is […]

October 17, 2007

BBC Mac friendly, Cloud deal

The BBC and Adobe Systems have revealed a strategic relationship around the delivery of web video. By adopting the Adobe Flash Player software, the BBC will make its free catch-up TV service – BBC iPlayer – available as a streaming service across Macintosh and Linux, as well as Windows, by the end of year. The […]

October 17, 2007

Internet TV set for acceptance

In the modern-day media age, consumers are being afforded more choice and control when it comes to content. Whether it’s PVRs, User Generated Content, or TV shows online, the market has fundamentally started the process of 'unbundling television/video entertainment', and this redistribution of control will likely come to dominate the overall consumer landscape in years […]

October 16, 2007