YouView has announced the addition of four so-called device partners, at the same time publishing its final core technical specification.
YouView has confirmed what most people in the industry already suspected, that the hybrid platform has been delayed until early 2012, missing the key pre-Christmas selling reason. Describing its statement as an “update on launch timings”, YouView confirmed it would have a product in trial by the end of this year with a full consumer [...]
BBC director-general Mark Thompson has defended the role of free-to-air broadcasters in the distribution of content and development of technical platforms. In a speech to the Oxford Media Convention, Thompson said the promise of getting as close as possible to universal availability was at the heart of the public service broadcasting contract.
UK pay-TV subscribers are not particularly minded to give up their pay-TV subscriptions for YouView, as they currently understand it, with only 3% (about 800,000) of all UK TV homes that are current pay TV subscribers “very likely” to switch out of pay-TV for YouView. In addition, only a further 1% (about 250,000) of all [...]
Anthony Rose is stepping down from his role as chief technology officer of YouView after just six months as part of a reorganisation of technical roles within the hybrid platform. One of the architects of the BBC iPlayer, Rose will take an advisory capacity, with Youssef (Sef) Tuma becoming head of technical delivery. Tuma was [...]