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Raindance movies online

The Raindance Film Festival will this week become the first to simultaneously show its movies via the web, claiming the initiative could help establish a new revenue model for independent filmmakers. The Independent film event in London has done a deal with broadband provider Tiscali to make six of its films available to all via […]

September 25, 2007

Geldof makes Kent TV

Kent.tv, from the UK county's local authority, has been created by production house Ten Alps – co-founded by former rock legend and Kent resident Bob Geldof. It features videos made by local filmmakers. The videos explore issues such as bullying, social exclusion and health. The site is the UK’s first county council-funded on-demand channel.

September 25, 2007

Widevine CableCard

Widevine Technologies has launched the Widevine CableCard. The QAM and IP-based hardware solution enables multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to provide two-way downloadable conditional access solution for protecting content delivery to any device with a CableCard slot.

September 24, 2007

IPTV take off hindered by lack of packages

According to Internet provider BSNL, IPTV is being delayed in India because two of the major players, Sony and Zee, have not confirmed their channel packages. “We have just received word from Sony confirming their IPTV packages, but not from Zee. We are hopeful that all packages will be procured in a month’s time,” said […]

September 24, 2007

AOL signs ABC

Walt Disney’s ABC has become the latest major network to strike a deal with AOL allowing its full-length prime-time shows to be available free on the Time Warner-owned portal. ABC shows will be available on AOL effective immediately, a few weeks before NBC Universal and News Corp.’s Fox are expected to launch their jointly owned […]

September 21, 2007

Scaberia partnership with 3Vision and Concurrent

Scaberia, a Norway-based technology and innovations consulting company, is partnering with Concurrent Computer Corporation and 3Vision to offer creative technology and content solutions for on-demand in Europe. Concurrent, a developer of on-demand technology, and 3Vision, the UK-based content strategy and acquisition specialists, will collaborate with Scaberia on joint projects and on-demand solutions for clients across […]

September 19, 2007

Web-only show 'Quarterlife'

The creative minds behind such TV shows as 'Thirtysomething' and 'My So-Called Life' are launching a Web-based show, hoping to find the artistic freedom online that they say is lacking on broadcast networks. The show, called 'Quarterlife', will debut November 11 on MySpace.com and will also be paired with its own social networking site that […]

September 17, 2007

Hulu chases Mojito

Hulu, News Corp and NBC Universal's online video joint venture, is reportedly close to buying Chinese company Mojiti, a YouTube clone for $10m – with observers speculating it could use the tech start-up's video platform as its main player.

September 17, 2007

IPTV tops DSL Forum agenda

The successful mass deployment of IPTV is at the top of the DSL Forum's agenda and dominated discussions at the Forum's latest quarterly meeting. The meeting, held in Nashville Tennessee, focused on elements critical to the success of IPTV on a global scale. The Forum, which has also formed an IPTV Oversight Committee, met to […]

September 17, 2007

Google offers YouTube to newspapers

Google is seeking to forge partnerships with newspaper companies to publish video news clips on YouTube and share the advertising take. David Eun, Google’s vice president of content said that the company is having “deep discussions” with various content providers in Seoul and will announce deals very soon. “You can have video content on your […]

September 14, 2007