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Sky planning 3D TV for pubs

Sky has revealed that 3D TV will be offered to Sky pub subscribers before it is released to the domestic market. Speaking to The Publican, Sky Business's managing director Iain…

Freeview want to restrict HD

Freeview TV are demanding that set-top box and PVR manufacturers accept new DRM standards to protect HD content. The BBC told Ofcom it should encrypt the DTT HD signal via…

SFR selects Wyplay for HD IP-STB

Wyplay, expert in developing software products for consumer electronics connected-TVs, has been selected by SFR to collaborate with its technical team to develop the software for its next generation of…

HD to drive Middle East pay-TV

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam The demand for high definition TV services will drive the growth of pay-TV in the Middle East, according to Mohamed Youssif, the CEO of YahLive,…

Globecast delivering Champions League in HD

GlobeCast has renewed and significantly expanded its contract with UEFA in a deal to provide HD coverage of the Champions League and HD and SD coverage of the Europa League…

3D TV must pay

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Fox Sports chairman David Hill told IBC broadcasters will not invest in 3D until they know there will be a pay back and warned that,…

ANGA: German pubcasters must pay us to carry HD

ANGA, the association of German cable operators, has suggested that the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF should have to pay for the distribution of their HD channels over cable networks.…

Sony plans 3D TV in 2010

Sony plans to launch 3D TVs next year in a move to spur sales amid slowing growth in flat TV demand. CEO Howard Stringer announced the 3D TV launch at…

Sony 3D single lens

Sony has shown off a new single-lens camera able to capture 3D images. The new camera takes a single image that is split by mirrors and recorded on two sensors,…

BSkyB defends 3DTV initiative

BSkyB has denied claims its 3DTV service will ferment a standards war, instead encouraging broadcasters to launch 3D services using its platform. "We are using one of the most common…

Czech TV broadcasts HDTV with Media Broadcast

From August 31st, Czech Television, the public TV broadcaster in the Czech Republic, will broadcast its HDTV channel via T-Systems Czech Republic and Media Broadcast’s HDTV satellite services. As part…

The Queen in 3D on C4

Channel 4 is to show previously unseen footage of the Queen shot in 3D during her coronation year. The two hour-long shows will tell the story of two men –…

FreeHD Canada industry-wide solution

FreeHD Canada, a Canadian satellite television venture, has filed applications with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to provide a Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service and a wholesale programming…

SKY Brasil builds HDTV infrastructure with Harmonic

Harmonic has announced that SKY Brasil Serviços, Brazil's largest direct-to-home (DTH) satellite video service provider with nearly two million subscribers, has rolled out its new HDTV service based on Harmonic's…

Virgin Media adds 4HD to HD line-up

Virgin Media has confirmed that Channel 4's high definition channel, 4HD, will join its HD line-up. The channel will be available to Virgin Media's 3.5 million digital TV customers and…