A major report commissioned for the regulator Ofcom has recommended the use of the 2D plus Difference method of 3DTV transmission.
Days before the launch of high definition services on the terrestrial Freeview platform, Ofcom has written to the BBC over the a variation in the licensing of the HD multiplex brought about by its ownership of service information contained within the so-called Huffman look-up tables.
BT Vision chief executive Marc Watson has admitted the IPTV service will miss the 2-3 million target set by group chief executive Ian Livingston for December 2010.
BSkyB has stepped up its campaign against Ofcom’s proposals on the wholesaling of its premium channels. The satcaster has released an ‘independent’ report that predicts “adverse effects” if the planned ratecard is implemented.
Ofcom will regulate online video portals such as the BBC iPlayer and the UK version of Hulu under new European legislation.
Ofcom has appointed Aqriva’s Hyacinth ‘H’ Nwana as its new partner in charge of spectrum. The MD of mobile media solutions will join the regulator later this month.
Ofcom has ruled out the possibility of encryption on the FTA HD multiplex after third party content owners said they would seek to implement content management arrangements listed in the industry D Book.
James Murdoch has launched a scathing attack on the regulation of British broadcasting. Exactly 20 years after his father Rupert also delivered the MacTaggart Lecture to the Edinburgh International Television Festival, the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia told the 2009 event that central planning had resulted in lost opportunities for […]
The UK free-to-air platform is closing in on half a million homes, but Ofcom’s count paints a different picture of the market, and Freesat is still waiting for a surge in HD content. Julian Clover reports.