The BBC has confirmed BBC One HD will launch on satellite on Wednesday, November 3. The channel will broadcast on the same Astra transponder as the current BBC HD pilot channel and is being made available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
3DTV is now readily available in retail, but the uptake among consumers has been limited by high prices and lack of content, according to US research firm DisplaySearch. However, with falling prices, increased content availability, and improvements in technology all expected, there will be tremendous growth in 3D TV shipments over the next few years.
Broadband TV News travels the path of YouView, Project Canvas, from the end of Project Kangaroo to Ofcom’s guarded approval.
Ofcom has announced it will not be conducting an investigation into YouView, the former Project Canvas, stating it would be premature at this stage of its development. However, the regulator warned it may reopen the files at a later stage. Cableco Virgin Media and the receiver technology developer IP Vision had both called on Ofcom […]
40 million connected TVs are expected to be shipped in 2010, a adding to a market that is expected to grow to over 118 million in 2014, according to US research firm DisplaySearch. However, Dallas-based Parks Associates is a bit more cautious and is predicting the figure for European households to be to 47 million […]
The BBC has recorded a three-minute sequence featuring a dance by performers from Strictly Come Dancing in 3D as part of an ongoing experiment into the format. The three-minute film featuring an Argentinean tango was recorded on Friday evening and will be shown in selected UK cinemas TV retailers in the run-up to the annual […]
Liberty Global chief strategy officer Shane O’Neill has given attendees at the annual TIF conference at Dublin Castle the first glimpse of the Horizon Connected Home Gateway, scheduled for deployment across the UPC network during 2011.
YouView CTO Anthony Rose has given an insight into the type of applications that will be possible when the hybrid broadcast service goes live next year. Speaking at the Mashup event Mashup TV, Pay TV, Over The Top (OTT) TV and DLNA, Rose characterised YouView as having three parts to it, open standards, client software […]
Two German public broadcasters, Bayerische Rundfunk in Bavaria and ZDF, have launched hybrid TV services using the HbbTV standard on digital terrestrial broadcasting across the region, the IRT announced in Munich.
“The world’s first Google TV sets” will become available on October 16 from the Sony Style shop and at Best Buy shortly after. At a press conference in New York, manufacturer Sony announced details of its first Google TV sets and Blu-ray player.