Advanced Television


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

Opera for Sony’s Bravia

Internet technology specialists Opera have confirmed that Sony Electronics has selected the Opera browser for Sony’s new Bravia Internet Video Link, a module that attaches to the back of new Bravia televisions to access select free Internet video content. Opera will be used as the browser technology of the system and enable browsing of the […]

August 31, 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

Deutsche Telekom expands Internet-TV business

Deutsche Telekom is planning to expand its Internet-TV business in a move to stabilise its struggling fixed-line segment, chief executive Rene Obermann has revealed. The plan envisages the transmission of TV signals, which are already available over the company’s fibre high-speed Internet connection (VDSL), via an improved DSL connection, Obermann said. This would boost the […]

August 31, 2007

Publishers agree YouTube deal

UK music publishers have agreed a deal with YouTube granting them royalty payments when their music is used on the site. Earlier this year YouTube reached revenue-share arrangements with each of the four majors record labels following its acquisition by Google. Now the MCPRS-PRS Alliance, which collects royalties on behalf of composers, song writers and […]

August 31, 2007

iTunes TV downloads

Apple has made US TV shows including Lost, Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy available to UK users of its iTunes download store. Apple is charging £1.89 (E2.79) per episode through iTunes UK after signing deals with US TV studios including ABC, Disney Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy. Unlike the BBC and Channel 4’s online […]

August 30, 2007

Cinea for NDS

Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby, has confirmed that NDS has licensed the company’s forensic watermarking technology for use with its extensive product line of conditional access and digital rights management solutions for video-on-demand and live broadcast.

August 30, 2007

ump on Tiscali

JTV shows from around the world will be streamed in the UK through Tiscali under a deal with on-demand broadcaster JumpTV. The partnership will see JumpTV install its video players on the Tiscali UK portal in the entertainment section. UK users of Tiscali broadband will then be able to access TV from 70 countries. “At […]

August 29, 2007

Canal Plus Internet TV deals

Canal Plus has signed deals with France Telecom’s Orange, Neuf Cegetel and Iliad’s Free to supply content from some of its channels via the internet. Subscribers to the three Internet access providers will be able to view TPS Star, Cinestar, Cineculte, Cinetoile, Piwi, Teletoon and Sport Plus via ADSL.

August 29, 2007

DIG takes 40% stake in Indian IPTV

Dubai Investment Group (DIG has acquired through its subsidiary Dubai Ventures, a 40 per cent stake in Time Broadband Services, India's newest IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) service provider. Having extensive technical and managerial experience in the telecom sector through its investments in Maltacom and Tunisie Telecom, DIG is well positioned to leverage its expertise and […]

August 29, 2007