BBC Research & Technology has carried out one of the largest experimental broadcasts in many years, bringing together the NHK Super Hi Vision system, stereoscopic 3D and some of the department’s own 3D projects into the previously mothballed studio TC0 at Television Centre.
Liberty Global has announced a series of management changes following the decision by Gene Musselman, managing director, European broadband operations, to retire from day-to-day business at the end of the year. His place will be taken by Diederik Karsten, the current managing director of UPC Netherlands.
HCA/HCTA CONFERENCE – TIHANY. The decision by the leading broadcaster RTL Klub to charge a fee for its carriage has caused consternation in Hungary’s cable industry.
The Czech DTH market could be about to enter a period of huge change, with the merger of the two leading platforms Skylink and CS Link a possibility. E15 reports that Media Vision, which is headed by Ivan Zach, is looking into the possibility of selling CS Link, which had 419,000 active smart card holders […]
CTAM EUROSUMMIT ’10 – BUDAPEST. Liberty Global President and CEO Mike Fries has said the operator is in talks with over a dozen operators that each want to replicate the multimedia home gateway, known as the Horizon Project, on their own networks.
CTAM EUROSUMMIT ’10 – BUDAPEST. Cable operators are finding it difficult to secure 3D content because the Hollywood majors and sports rights holders are looking to derive additional revenues from the new format.
The Belgian mobile operator Mobistar will launch its new Mobistar TV ‘quintuple-play’ package on October 8. Costing €55 a month, the so-called Starpack bouquet will offer mobile and fixed telephony, broadband access and IPTV, DVB-T and DVB-S television.
Sky Deutschland will launch a sports app for the iPad enabling subscribers to watch Sky Sport HD 1 and Sky Sport HD 2 via the iPad everywhere at the end of October.
EXCLUSIVE: By Julian Clover YouView will let content providers decide on how they manage the payment mechanisms on the connected TV platform. In a Broadband TV News interview, Richard Halton, the newly appointed CEO of the former Project Canvas said the platform would also be opened to developers to create their own apps. Read the story »
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Project Canvas has confirmed that it will go live as YouView. The name for the BBC-led hybrid venture was unveiled alongside a new website that promises a combination of catch-up TV, free-TV, apps and widgets. Richard Halton, formerly project director, has been appointed as CEO of the newly formed YouView TV Ltd. He will work […]