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NME video content

Popular music website NME.com has confirmed a major revamp to its video content, releasing more than 50 exclusive backstage interviews through iTunes and centralising the site’s video archive in a dedicated channel. All the video content is free to download and watch, although publisher IPC Ignite Digital is exploring how to commercialise the services through […]

September 11, 2007

Lulu hates Hulu

Media giants NBC Universal and News Corp have revealed that they were going to call their online video joint venture Hulu, but Lulu the online custom book publisher is filing a trademark infringement lawsuit against Hulu in a US District Court. In a statement, Lulu said that Hulu “as a result of their recent name […]

September 10, 2007

Babelgum looks East

Babelgum, the Ireland-based online TV outfit, aims to open in the Chinese market early in 2008. The company plans to add Chinese-language original content in the first quarter of next year”.

September 10, 2007

RGB global reseller agreement with Tandberg

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Network video processing specialist RGB Networks has signed a global reseller agreement with Tandberg Television. The agreement will see Tandberg integrate RGB's Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) with its iSIS 8000 IP headend and video processing solutions for satellite, cable, telco and terrestrial networks. The deal will also provide RGB with […]

September 10, 2007

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

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

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

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