Traditional TV broadcasters are almost absent from the first slate of channels announced by YouTube. Interestingly, at least two publishers are joining the line-up, the Wall Street Journal and Hearst Magazines.
Google will update its Google TV during the next few weeks, beginning with the Sony Google TV sets. Logitech devices will be updated to Google TV 2.0 soon thereafter.
Seesaw, the troubled online TV portal, has finally ceased operations after its new owners failed to come up with the promised funding. A notice on the company website posted Friday simply read “Thanks for your support but SeeSaw is no longer available”.
Zeebox, the social TV venture from former iPlayer designer Anthony Rose, has gone live. The service can be accessed from a dedicated website or from an iPad app available from Apple. An iPhone app is due for later release.
Sales of Freeview HD product have passed the three million mark with the vast majority being TV sets.
There will be big differences in broadband penetration across Europe, according to analyst firm Point Topic, who has mapped the broadband white spots predicted to happen in 2020.
The total number of Netflix subscribers fell from 24.59 million to 23.79 million during the third quarter of the year, following consumer upset about prices hikes and the split between the streaming and DVD businesses.
Apple may drop a full-fledged television, according to the new biography on Steve Jobs, which is published today in the US. “I finally cracked it,” said Jobs to author Walter Isaacson.
Pace has issued its third profits warning of 2011 after the set-top developer announced that floods at hard driver supplier Western Digital’s Bang Pa-In facility in Bangkok would hit shipments through until the end of the year.
Roughly half (48%) of Americans now watch video online, compared to 10% for mobile and 97% for traditional TV, according to the latest findings of Nielsen State of the Media Q2 report.