UK pay-TV subscribers are not particularly minded to give up their pay-TV subscriptions for YouView, as they currently understand it, with only 3% (about 800,000) of all UK TV homes that are current pay TV subscribers “very likely” to switch out of pay-TV for YouView. In addition, only a further 1% (about 250,000) of all […]
Anthony Rose is stepping down from his role as chief technology officer of YouView after just six months as part of a reorganisation of technical roles within the hybrid platform. One of the architects of the BBC iPlayer, Rose will take an advisory capacity, with Youssef (Sef) Tuma becoming head of technical delivery. Tuma was […]
The BBC has been told to concentrate its Red Button services on the provision of news and information through digital text and additional coverage of major live events. Providing a consistent service across all platforms should reduce the substantial distribution costs.
YouView is calling on content providers to help it develop its content system. Speaking at the Westminster Media Forum, CEO Richard Halton said the hybrid project wanted to work directly with one or two providers to ensure the organization got the right system in place.
YouView will bring IP delivered channels and content from the major US studios, chairman Kip Meek has told the Broadcasting Press Guild.
Alcatel-Lucent Velocix is to build a new Content Delivery Network (CDN) for UK ISP TalkTalk ahead of the launch of the YouView hybrid television service.
SCREEN DIGEST FUTURE OF MEDIA DISTRIBUTION – LONDON. YouView CTO Anthony Rose has been giving details of future products to support the hybrid broadcast platform.
Broadband TV News travels the path of YouView, Project Canvas, from the end of Project Kangaroo to Ofcom’s guarded approval.
Ofcom has announced it will not be conducting an investigation into YouView, the former Project Canvas, stating it would be premature at this stage of its development. However, the regulator warned it may reopen the files at a later stage. Cableco Virgin Media and the receiver technology developer IP Vision had both called on Ofcom […]
YouView CEO Richard Halton has reacted angrily after Sky lodged a last minute complaint with Ofcom – just as the regulator was sitting down to decide whether to hold an investigation into the hybrid broadcast service. “While we welcome justifiable scrutiny, the timing of this submission is clearly designed to extend the regulatory process in […]