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Private Media aggressive IPTV rollout

Adult digital content distributor Private Media Group has revealed that during the third quarter it has entered into agreements with nine additional European IPTV operators in the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Portugal and Greece. The platform operators include leading telcos which all offer Triple-Play featuring IPTV VOD. As of September 2007, the Company had agreements […]

October 3, 2007

Major League Baseball signs with Teletrax

Major League Baseball has signed an agreement with Teletrax to track the use of its game broadcast footage more effectively. It provides a service that digitally watermarks broadcasts, allowing the US sports league to track who is watching what portion of any game, for how long and what they are viewing. It can also detail […]

October 3, 2007

US pay-TV saturation point

As IPTV services emerge, telecom companies face a fairly saturated pay-TV market in the U.S, as 82 per cent of all US households reported having a pay-TV subscription in 2006. According to a recent survey by Gartner, this is forecast to increase to 84 per cent by the end of 2011. While there are a […]

October 3, 2007

blinkx partners with Celebtv.com

blinkx, the online video search engine, has formed a partnership with CelebTV.com, the real-time entertainment video news channel created for, and distributed exclusively on, digital platforms. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will transcribe and index video content from CelebTV.com.

October 3, 2007

Smart Com deploys Verimatrix for T-2 IPTV

Content security specialists Verimatrix and Smart Com, European IPTV middleware vendor have confirmed the successful deployment of Verimatrix's Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for T-2's IPTV deployment. T-2 is the number one alternative IPTV operator in Slovenia that offers a selection of movies, series and other video content, available for on-demand viewing.

October 2, 2007

TIOTI site opens

TIOTI ('Tape it off the Internet'), the media aggregator has opened its one-stop source for TV content – www.tioti.com – to the general public. Following its successful beta-testing of the service with more than 18,000 users, TIOTI has made its search gateway to TV content available to everyone, providing links to a wide range of […]

October 2, 2007

MySpace UK Video Content

News Corp owned social networking site MySpace will launch sponsored video channels in the UK next month that will include advertising. MySpace has opted to experiment with placing advertising next to professionally-produced content rather than the user-generated content around which it built up its audience.

October 1, 2007

Microsoft Extenders and Internet TV

Microsoft has revealed details about its new 'Extenders' for Microsoft Windows Media Centre. These devices, which are expected to be available for purchase before the end of the year, will allow easy access to premium cable, high-definition TV, popular video formats including DivX, music, paid movies, photos from any TV in the house, with a […]

October 1, 2007

Eyelab develops CBS content

To cater to what it believes is the short attention span of online audiences, the CBS network is launching CBS EyeLab, a digital-production studio that will create and distribute short clips cut together from the network’s most popular shows. At a time when its competitors are focused on how to best distribute full-length TV shows […]

October 1, 2007

IPTV for Brasilia

Brazil’s third largest fixed line operator Brasil Telecom has launched the first commercial IPTV service in the country. The service, called Videon, will initially be available in the capital Brasília. It plans to extend Videon to the main state capitals and cities where the company already has a presence. BrT will initially offer two types […]

October 1, 2007