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ITU IPTV standard for growth

The ITU says its new standard will presage the day when customers can buy a box at retail pug it in. It believes this is very important as IPTV, defined…

'Recession won't stop IPTV growth'

Not even a global financial meltdown can stop IPTV. Despite the worldwide economic crisis, subscribers to telco TV will grow more than three-fold by the end of 2012, says In-Stat.…

How will IPTV services fare in the recession?

Screen Digest has looked at how IPTV services in Europe are likely to fare in the credit crunch. With the entertainment and media sector a prime target for both consumer…

Poor picture quality is a barrier to content adoption

A broadcast industry poll conducted by AmberFin has revealed that poor picture quality remains a major barrier to content adoption on new viewing devices, such as a mobile phone and…

YouTube to share ad revenues?

Google plans to give big media companies a cut of advertising revenues when their videos appear on YouTube, regardless of who posts them to the site. Google will expand a…

Premier League targets pirates, wants 'IP Tsar'

The English Premier League is planning an aggressive campaign to protect its intellectual property rights in an attempt to clamp down on rogue websites that stream football matches for nothing…

Chinese watch most online

Cisco has released the first phase of results from a new Visual Networking Index (VNI) Pulse Survey designed to assess worldwide consumer video behaviours and attitudes. The study highlights consumer…

Digisoft.tv Joins Open IPTV Forum

Digisoft.tv has been accepted as a member of the Open IPTV Forum, a pan industry organisation with the purpose of producing end to end specifications for IPTV that will take…

China Telecom, Tiansheng ally for IPTV

China Telecom plans to co-operate with digital TV operator Tiansheng Media in an effort to avoid content shortages previously encountered by the operator during its promotion of IPTV. Song Zheng,…

AT&T bags Viacom content

AT&T has confirmed a deal with Viacom units MTV and BET Networks for its ‘U-verse’ IPTV service, which covers HD and international channels, the renewal of existing channels, advertising expenditures,…

Bharti Airtel launches triple play

Asian telco Bharti Airtel has debuted its Triple Play Service with the launch of Airtel digital TV interactive – its PTV Service. With this, Airtel delivers the Triple Play Advantage…

Orange IPTV probe

France's antitrust body is set to investigate exclusive content deals made by ISPs for their IPTV services – a move that could force Orange to open up its IPTV channel…

NeuLion IPTV HD TV Box

NeuLion, provider of live and on-demand programming over the Internet, has unveiled the IPTV HD TV Box delivering high definition programming in 720p and 1080i to the television. NeuLion’s existing…

Babelgum: "just ban Kangaroo"

Babelgum has called for the scrapping of the BBC/C4/ITV JV Kangaroo declaring any other option would breach Competition Commission rules. In its written response to the Commission's suggested remedies to…

Orange triple-play get Canal+ satellite

Orange and Canal+ have signed a multi-year agreement to allow Orange triple play customers who are not eligible for TV by ADSL to subscribe to Canal+ and/or Canalsat, as well…