The popularity of TV apps is continuing to grow, but viewers are sticking with brands they know, rather than searching out new content.
Virgin Media is exploring the possibility of using its existing broadband infrastructure to develop a Wi-Fi ‘metro’ network in London. CEO Neil Berkett has confirmed Virgin was in “advanced conversations” with some boroughs and councils with a view to being able to deliver additional broadband services.
BBC Worldwide has launched its new global iPad app into 11 markets. From today users in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland will be able to view BBC content for €6.99 (£6.14) per month or €49.99 (£44) for an annual subscription.
Pace has said its inventory management has now been normalized following the component issues that led to the set-top developer’s profit warning in May, but problems remain in its Europe business.
Liberty Global-backed UPC Romania has issued a written statement denying that the company is to be sold to RCS&RDS.
Rovi has lost a case brought against Ziggo after a Dutch court ruled a patent used in the cablenet’s electronic programme guide to be invalid in the Netherlands. The Patent (EP 1 244 300) relates to viewer navigation of the TV listings, the scheduling system, and the control of the personal video recorder.
The leading Czech and Slovak DTH platform Skylink is understood to have been put up for sale, with a new owner likely to be found within a matter of weeks.
News Corp has announced it is withdrawing its bid to take full control of BSkyB following days of pressure over the phone hacking scandal.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed he will refer News Corp’s bid for BSkyB to the Competition Commission. It follows the withdrawal of undertakings by News Corp that would have led to the spin-off of Sky News. In an earlier statement, News Corp said it was willing to engage with the Competition Commission on its proposed […]
Products launched by TV manufacturers in 2011 show how critical internet services are to the future of TV. In 2011, more than 25% of all flat panel TVs shipped are expected to have some form of internet connectivity. According to the DisplaySearch Q2’11 Quarterly TV Design and Features Report, this number is forecast to grow […]