Virgin Media is deploying the Pixelmetrix Electronic Couch Potato (ECP) monitoring system after a demonstration at IBC 2009.
11.00 Update: Ofcom has warned Sky that it will review the wholesaling of its premium sports channels if the broadcaster were to shift content to channels not covered by proposals to open up its premium channels to rival operators.
- Picnic approved if Sky strikes terrestrial deal
- Wholesale rates reduced by 23%
- VOD contracts face Competition referral
- Six weeks to produce "reference offer"
IPTV World Forum – London: Ruwido is to supply Virgin Media with the remote control for its recently announced high definition receiver, extending the 10-year agreement with the Austrian design specialist.
Virgin Media’s new HD receiver will run on middleware provided by SeaChange International, Broadband TV News has confirmed.
Cable Congress 2010 – Brussels. Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett has confirmed that TiVo software will be in set-top boxes deployed by the cablenet this autumn.
14.00 Update. Cable Congress 2010 – Brussels. Virgin CEO Neil Berkett has attacked the BBC Trust over the handling of the on-demand online video to TV Canvas project.
TiVo has unveiled its new Premiere cable set-top box widely thought to be the basis for the new Virgin Media device, slated to make its debut before the end of the year.
A record customer spend has taken Virgin Media’s monthly cable ARPU to £44.81.
Virgin Media is to launch a 100 Mbps broadband service by the end of 2010, by far the fastest available speed in the UK. The cablenet says the new top speed will give its customers 24 times the average speed available from other ISPs. Read the story »
The BBC has revealed the amount of views for its iPlayer service through the Virgin Media platform.