Samsung Electronics has started making its 3D video-on-demand service available across Europe. Following announcements in the UK and France, Samsung has now also rolled out the service in The Netherlands.
The BBC, BSkyB, BT, Nokia and Microsoft are among a group of partners launching a trial to assess the potential of TV white spaces to deliver cost-efficient broadband access to rural communities and offload wireless data demand in urban centres.
Based on Digital TV Research Ltd’s forecasts for 73 countries, pay-TV revenues will climb to $173 billion (€121.9 billion) in 2016, up by $49 billion on 2006 but only up by $18 billion (12%) on 2010. The Digital TV World Revenue Forecasts report stated that on-demand revenues will increase much faster than subscription revenues, though […]
UPC Nederland will start piloting the new Horizon box this July, Liberty Global CEO and president Mike Fries has told the Denver Business Journal. Following this early trial, the box will be more widely deployed from September.
“Singapore is on track in our plans to go fully digital, in line with ASEAN’s committed timeframe to switch off analogue TV transmission between 2015 and 2020,” said Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, minister for information, communications and the arts, during his opening address at Broadcast Asia 2011.
ITV has launched its catch-up TV service ITV Player for Android, a new video catch-up service for mobile and tablet devices. Viewers can watch all ITV programmes of which the rights to show on mobile are cleared, for up to seven days after broadcast.
The BBC has launched its BBC News product for connected TVs. Combining existing video and text content from BBC News Online, it will initially be made available on Samsung’s range of Smart TVs but subsequently also on a range of connected devices.
The number of digital TV homes will double between 2010 and 2016 to 1,189 million, according to a report covering 73 countries published by Digital TV Research. The Digital TV World Household Forecasts report estimated that digital penetration will climb from 42.5% at end-2010 to 80.0% by 2016. By 2016, 33 countries will be completely […]
Red Bee Media, which manages the content for the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Channel 4’s 4oD, Channel 5’s Demand Five and the Virgin Media Player, has developed what it describes as “the first broadcast quality online video platform”.
MultiChoice (Cyprus) Public Company Ltd has been put into voluntary liquidation by its owners Forthnet Group. In a statement Forthnet said the decision had been taken at an Extraordinary General Meeting as the company was no longer able to meet its financial obligations.