Sky, Film4 and Lovefilm are included on a list on content partners interested in working with delayed hybrid project YouView. The full list comprises Blinkbox, Blinkx, BSkyB, Film4oD, Golant Media Ventures, Guardian News & Media, IndieMoviesOnline, Lovefilm, Pushbutton, Radioplayer, Stream UK, STV, Travel Channel, Tvinci, UTV and woomi.
Astra satellites are now reaching 135 million TV households, which equals 55% of all TV homes. After HD television, IPTV and connected TVs are growing the market, said Ferdinand Kayser, president and CEO, Astra at a presentation in Berlin.
Motorola Mobility has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Swedish IPTV provider Dreampark. No financial details have been announced on the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. The Dreampark software portfolio brings in a variety of open standards including HTML and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
Kabel Deutschland today lifts the curtain on its much-anticipated video on demand service. One of the last major operators to launch such a service, KDG is making up for lost time with 2,500 hours of programming, an extensive HD offering and 3D content. Much of the library will be available free of charge to KDG […]
IP&TV WORLD FORUM – LONDON. Echostar has unveiled a new PVR with a 500 GB hard disk for the free-to-air satellite platform Freesat that features the group’s placeshifting technology.
Liberty Global has announced it will acquire Germany’s third largest cable operator, Kabel BW, from the Swedish investment company EQT through a series of transactions for a total consideration of approximately €3.16 billion. Following a weekend of intense bidding the UPC owner, which already holds Germany’s second largest cableco Unitymedia, topped an earlier bid by […]
Sky COO Mike Darcey has committed the satcaster to the use tailored or targeted advertising, but has stopped short of giving a date for its introduction, initially slated for the first half of 2011.
Sky News has unveiled its much anticipated app for the iPad, but non-Sky customers will only be able to access the news service for a limited period.
The early enthusiasm for 3DTV has been tempered in recent months following disappointing display sales. The true path, according to researchers In-Stat, lies somewhere in the middle with an anticipated 100 linear channels in the 3D format available by 2014.
Sky 1 programme director Stuart Murphy has said that multiscreen viewing opportunities are increasingly devaluing the currency of overnight ratings, historically the measure of success for broadcasters.