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$800m for US networks online

Forrester Research says the big four US networks (ABC, FOX , NBC and CBS) will earn $800m (E576m) from online shows in the next year. Meanwhile Adams Media Research says…

Slingbox for UPC in the Netherlands

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Cable MSO UPC Broadband and Sling Media are to a trial the Slingbox for UPC Digital TV customers in the Netherlands. The Slingbox allows UPC…

Conax tests water with Thomson's NexGuard

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV conditional access solutions supplier Conax is to integrate Thomson's watermarking solution, NexGuard, into its security products. Thomson's NexGuard solution can watermark all forms…

Irdeto secures French DTT

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV content security specialist Irdeto has clinched a deal with Neotion TNT France (NTF) to provide its Irdeto Digital TV conditional access (CA) solution…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…