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Alcatel-Lucent targeted IPTV advertising

Alcatel-Lucent is introducing a new advertising delivery solution for IPTV networks that can enhance the TV ad model by enabling service providers to distribute ads to distinct groups of consumers.…

TiVo on PC

Nero, the German software developer will bring Tivo to the PC with its new Liquid TV package. The software turns a standard PC running Windows or Vista into a full-service…

‘Red Queen effect’ plagues Europe’s telcos

A report from Screen Digest examines the challenges faced by telcos and their IPTV services in 26 countries across Europe. ‘IPTV Business Models: Profit and Loss in the Telco TV…

US broadband video consumption doubles

According to an ABI Research survey of online households in the US, the number of consumers watching video streamed through a browser has doubled over the past year, going from…

Gartner: IPTV up 64%

Worldwide subscriptions to IPTV platforms are on track to reach 19.6 million subscribers in 2008, a 64 percent increase, according to analysts at Gartner.Revenue from worldwide IPTV is forecast to…

Discovery on YouTube

Discovery Communications and YouTube have debuted nine YouTube Channels, featuring a robust collection of clips from Discovery’s family of world-class network brands. Tailoring content to the global YouTube community, Discovery…

Google: give us white space

Google co-founder Larry Page called on the Federal Communications Commission to give companies unlicensed access to television airwaves before the November election. Page also said the multiple rounds of tests…

Sri Lanka Telecom IPTV launches

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has launched its commercial IPTV broadcasting service following delays caused by a slow rollout of ADSL2+ technology. The IPTV deployment, originally scheduled to be completed in…

Orange TV to rely on films?

Orange is rumoured to be building its IPTV service around on-demand films when it eventually launches a home TV service to take on Sky, Virgin, Freeview and BT Vision. Its…

Kangaroo concerns Sky

BSkyB has added its voice to concerns about Project Kangaroo, the online television service planned by ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide. Many of the channels on Sky's subscription TV…

Blinkx launches web-based BBTV

blinkx, one of the largest video search engines, has launched blinkx BBTV. The company noted that BBTV is available in the browser, without any software download, integrating video into the…

Tiscali latest to slam Kangaroo

Tiscali UK is the latest to see "significant issues and competition concerns" in Project Kangaroo. UK CEO Mary Turner told the Competition Commission's Like other correspondents, Tiscali said TV producers…

Hybrid IPTV no longer enough

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Telcos adopting a hybrid solution to video service delivery need to go further than just integrating digital terrestrial or DTH services Telcos adopting a hybrid…

BT Vision keeps kid's TV ad-free

BT Vision is to keep its children's channels ad free after its research reveals a majority of parents want ads banned from children's TV programming…

Bouygues becomes IPTV player with BBox

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris French mobile telephone operator Bouygues Telecom (part of the Bouygues construction group which owns TF1) is to launch a triple/quad French mobile telephone operator Bouygues…