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New Baidu company to provide online video

Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, has confirmed plans to establish a new independent company to provide licensed online video to Chinese Internet users. The new company will…

DivX launches Internet TV platform

Digital media company DivX has announced the launch of DivX TV, a comprehensive embedded Internet TV platform that provides access to a diverse line-up of online media content streamed directly…

IPTV and equipment markets hampered by slow sub growth

Market research firm Infonetics Research has published three video-related market share and forecast reports: Video Infrastructure and Subscribers, Set-Top Boxes and Subscribers, and Video Services and Subscribers. Hignlights of the…

Canvas OK says BBC Trust

Although no official announcement is made until this morning, the BBC Trust is giving a provisional go-ahead for Project Canvas. Set-top boxes using Canvas software are expected to be available…

PMT deploys Digisoft platform

Digisoft.tv, a global provider of carrier class solutions to the IPTV and media entertainment markets, has revealed that Personal Media Technology (PMT) has selected its DigiHost IPTV Service Delivery Platform…

Vodafone launches Casa TV for Xbox 360

Vodafone Portugal has launched Vodafone Casa TV for Xbox 360 games console, bringing together all the content and functionality of its Casa TV service with the functionality of Xbox 360.…

Telecom Italia's cuboVision 'for expansion of OTT'

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Telecom Italia has launched the cuboVision, an innovative product that turns the traditional TV set at home into an online media centre that can offer…

Blockbuster makes play for OTT movie delivery

Blockbuster is planning to launch a new set-top-box that will allow it to stream movies according to reports, likely in conjunction with online film services firm Movielink, which Blockbuster acquired…

Paramount clips service

Paramount Pictures is creating an online video clip service that will allow users to search hundreds of feature films on a frame-by-frame basis. Users can log on to ParamountClips.com, search…

Sky ends YouTube pay talks as site talks subs

BSkyB has ended talks with Google about the opportunity for its pay-TV content to be made available on YouTube. Sky said : “The pay model is at the heart of…

YouTube sports portal

YouTube is to launch a sport portal with video content from some of the world's leading sport athletics organisations and events including the Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. The Google video…

Chinese TV Makers Push for Web TV Standards

Along with nine major Chinese TV brands, the China Video Industry Association (CVIA) under The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) has filed applications for two industry standards for…

Over 570,000 cards sold for TivùSat platform

From Branislav Pekic in Rome During the first four months Italy's free-to-air satellite platform TivùSat has managed to double its own growth objectives. To date it has sold 570,000 smart-cards…

NDS for Chongqing Cable TV

NDS and DOXTV, a leading value-added TV service provider in China, have launched China's first HD digital video recorder and push VOD service for Chongqing Cable subscribers. In the first…

Report urges global IPTV standard

A study by management consultancy Arthur D. Little has warned that without a single, global IPTV standard, the industry could fail to deliver. According to the report “Open standards for…