Advanced Television


Orange to buy 49% of Dailymotion

France Telecom’s Orange has revealed that it is in exclusive negotiations with Dailymotion, the world’s second largest online video site, with a view to taking a 49 per cent share in the operation. Once complete, the deal, valued at €58.8 million, will provide Orange with the opportunity to develop a complete multi-screen video offer From […]

January 25, 2011

Video 60% of mobile traffic in 2011

Bytemobile data shows that video became the dominant form of mobile data traffic in 2010 – accounting for more than 40 per cent of the total volume in wireless networks worldwide. With the rise of full-length and studio-quality videos and live streaming of multimedia content on mobile devices – as well as the emergence of […]

January 20, 2011

Digital video applications propel HDD market

The demand for gigabytes and terabytes of storage from PC users, game enthusiasts, and TV entertainment folks is keeping the industry growing to the degree that In-Stat forecasts HDD unit shipments will increase to over 1 billion units by 2014. The main drivers of growth have been the notebook PC market, set top boxes, and […]

January 14, 2011

US digital entertainment spend up $19bn in 2010

Spending on home entertainment reached $18.8 billion in the US during 2010, down slightly from $19.4 billion in 2009, according to a report from the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG). The US home entertainment market continued to benefit from the steady growth of Blu-ray, which reached sales of $1.8 billion, while consumer spending on digital distribution […]

January 12, 2011

Digital fails to lift DVD sales

The digital distribution of film and music failed to offset sharp falls in sales of CDs and DVDs in 2010, with media groups fearing that concerns about the long-term health of high street retailers such as HMV could intensify pressure on the industry over the next 12 months. In the US, total spending on filmed […]

January 7, 2011

Italy: Video sharing sites subject to broadcast TV rules

Video-sharing sites such as YouTube could be subject to the same regulations as traditional broadcast television, according to controversial rulings by the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM). Two rulings published by the Communications Authority state that some streaming and on-demand video sites would require a government licence to operate and be subject to similar editorial controls […]

January 5, 2011

Research: Network delivery of video fails to live up to hype

Despite years of big growth and even bigger hype, the network-delivered rental and sale of videos continued to represent only a small portion of the US home video entertainment market in 2010, as consumers flocked to buy and rent Blu-ray discs, according to findings from Screen Digest. The US home video entertainment market, consisting of […]

January 5, 2011

Concurrent acquires TellyTopia technology

Concurrent, a specialist in video and media data and advertising solutions, is accelerating its multi-screen video delivery and monetisation strategy through the acquisition of key technology assets from TellyTopia. TellyTopia’s patent-pending, cloud-based, online video platform becomes part of Concurrent’s multi-screen portfolio and further extends the company’s leadership in multi-screen video delivery, advertising and media data […]

September 27, 2010

Zune ’3 screen’ goes international

Microsoft is taking its Zune service international to offer a “three-screen” music and movie service, across its games console, PCs and mobile phones. Consumers will be able to buy and rent movies, download tracks as MP3s or access an “unlimited” music streaming service, all under Microsoft’s Zune entertainment brand. Microsoft believes its Windows Phone 7 […]

September 21, 2010