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euronews’ new dimension

International news channel euronews has unveiled a range of developments which it claims will take the channel to a new dimension. As 2011 gets under way, the service is switching to a 16/9 format and introducing a range of presentational, organisational and distribution initiatives. euronews is to open 11 news desks during the coming year […]

January 18, 2011by Colin Mann

YouTube continues to dominate US online video rankings

comScore, provider of digital world data, has released data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 172 million US Internet users watched online video content in November. The total US Internet audience engaged in nearly 5.2 billion viewing sessions during the course of the month. Google Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube, […]

December 17, 2010

YouTube videos get longer

YouTube said that was lifting the 15-minute limit on uploaded videos, beginning with a subset of users. The change comes as YouTube tries to get people to watch its videos on bigger screens via Google TV. Despite concerns it could also mean more opportunities for people to upload longer copyrighted material, YouTube says it is […]

December 10, 2010

Google acquires Widevine

Shortly after announcing a series of measures better to protect against copyright infringement, Google has revealed it is to acquire digital media solutions provider Widevine with the intention of  improving access to video content across the web. According to Mario Queiroz, Google’s VP of Product Management, with rapidly improving broadband and wireless speeds, more powerful […]

December 4, 2010by Colin Mann

YouTube wins Spanish content case

  Google has won a landmark ruling in Spain successfully defending broadcaster Telecinco’s claim that it should compensate for copyrighted material posted to the YouTube video sharing website. The Madrid court threw out Telecinco’s claim, filed in June 2008, and ordered the broadcaster to pay Google’s court costs. Telecinco claimed YouTube was damaging its business […]

September 23, 2010

IPTV 2010: OTT Who wins?

OVER-THE-TOP TELEVISION HAS THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM THE FACE OF THE TV INDUSTRY BY CREATING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXISTING STAKEHOLDERS AND FACILITATING MANY NEW ENTRANTS. IT ALSO HAS MAJOR IMPLICATIONS FOR EXISTING PROVIDERS. COLIN MANN SPOKE TO A RANGE OF INTERESTED PLAYERS TO IDENTIFY THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF OTT TV.

August 20, 2010