Vodafone Germany is rolling out its Vodafone TV service with its hybrid Vodafone TV Center at the heart of the system. The hybrid box allows customers to (continue) to receive analogue cable and digital satellite chanenls alongside Vodafone TV’s IPTV offer. The box will automatically select the best possible reception.
CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. Europe’s cable industry is back on track, its revenues of €18.8 billion in 2010 being 6% higher than the previous year. As a result, Manuel Kohnstamm, the president of Cable Europe, says it now views 2011 as “the year of harvesting investments” and is genuinely recognised to be a player […]
CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries is confident that the new Horizon box offering TV Anywhere will be the Google TV killer the cable industry needs in order to curb cord cutting. Talking to the Swiss Sonntagszeitung in a pre-Cable Congress promotional push, Fries said “In the future you can network […]
CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. Europe’s cable sector has made broadband internet available to almost half of the region’s 203 million households, according to a Solon management survey released in advance of next week’s Cable Congress (Lucerne, February 15 – 17).
Strategy & Technology’s work on the MHEG Interaction Channel (MHEG-IC) has led to the connected TV specialist making a significant contribution to the delivery of on demand content to the Freeview and Freesat platforms.
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 […]
The BBC has given further details of the iPad and Android applications for the BBC iPlayer that are slated to make their debut later this week.
The Competition Commission has begun its inquiry into Sky’s movie deals with an analysis that BSkyB has consistently earned excess profits, both in the recent past, and over a long period.
The US online streaming service Hulu Plus is on course to reach a million paying subscribers, wrote CEO Jason Kilar on his Hulu blog, “to our knowledge the fastest start of any online video subscription service.”
“Rather like newspapers, free-TV networks have been gripped by this desire to throw all their content online for free,” Mike Darcey, Sky’s chief operating officer, has told the Broadcasting Press Guild. Darcey said US networks that had pooled their resources in Hulu were now having second thoughts and were beginning to ask questions over how […]