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Li gives up on PCCW

Richard Li has thrown in the towel on a proposed $2bn buyout of PCCW, his Hong Kong telecommunications company after a protracted legal battle, saying the saga has been "unnecessarily…

Smartclip for UK

Smartclip, the German interactive video network backed by Endemol founder Joop van den Ende, has launched in the UK as it aims to take a chunk of the online video…

RRSat IPTV global

In an effort to reach those broadcasters that haven’t bridged the digital divide, RRSat Global Communications Network announced RRsat Global Internet TV, a new end-to-end TV service developed in partnership…

ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum Completes Phase 1

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has announced five new standards establishing IPTV's foundational framework – created by ATIS‚ IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF). The completion of these documents signals…

Flash in TV sets

From Colin Mann in Las Vegas At NAB Adobe has announced a deal to put its Flash software into many of the chips that go inside TVs and set-top boxes.…

Universal, YouTube to launch VEVO service

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company and YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing site, are working together to launch VEVO, a music and video entertainment service that will feature…

IPTV market sees mixed growth

MRG has released its 'Global IPTV Market Leaders Report – March 2009', which tracks the top 100 IPTV vendors in 24 regional sub-segments based on the installed base of six…

Internet more popular than TVs in 2010

If current growth trends continue, the Internet will overtake traditional TV as the most consumed form of media for the first time in June 2010. Internet consumption in 2010 will…

Over 1.4bn subs for TV services by 2013

Broadband households in Europe and the US consistently rank primetime anytime VOD services as the most valuable service out of all TV 2.0 offerings, according to the Parks Associates report…

US online viewing nears 10bn

Online video data for March 2009 compiled by Nielsen Online indicates that nearly 10 million streams were viewed. The total of 9.67 billion represented an 8.7 per cent increase compared…

KIT acquires Narrowstep assets

KIT digital, a global provider of IP-based video enablement technologies, has acquired the assets and assumed certain current liabilities of London-based Narrowstep , an Internet TV platform company supporting content…

Tiscali stand still

Ofcom's most recent quarterly report said Tiscali added no new subs in Q408. It's customer base was virtually flat at 100,000, or 0.3 percent of homes with TVs. That's below…

Macrovision IPGs for UPC

Macrovision Solutions Corporation says UPC Broadband has entered into a multi-year license for IPGs in several European countries. Meanwhile Macrovision has signed an agreement with UPC to distribute certain IPG…

Disney: “TV everywhere difficult to embrace”

Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has told NCTA that cable must find an online model that works for both programmers and distributors, appearing to dismiss a subscription model proposal,…

TW announces HBO Go

Ignoring Bob Iger's dismissal of the online subscription model, Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes unveiled HBO Go, a broadband complement to the premium network only for subscribers to…