Arqiva’s YouView representative has expressed concern over the capability of UK broadband to deliver sufficient speeds and how it might impact on TV-based applications. Russ Armstrong, strategic development manager at Arqiva, told the Westminster eForum applications risked being hampered by the UK’s broadband infrastructure.
Technicolor is out of the frame to produce set-top boxes for the UK hybrid platform YouView, sources familiar with the situation have told Broadband TV News.
YouView has announced the addition of four so-called device partners, at the same time publishing its final core technical specification.
YouView will today publish the core device specifications that will enable any receiver manufacturer to bring product to market that shares the same underlying technology as YouView itself.
YouView has confirmed that Kip Meek has resigned as non-executive chairman after less than eight months in the role. The former Ofcom executive is being replaced by Lord Sugar, the founder of Amstrad, the set-top box supplier now owned by BSkyB.
YouView will release the technical details of its API (Application Programming Interface) for the benefit of manufacturers that just want to use a subset of features, YouView CEO Richard Halton told the DTG Summit on Friday.
YouView has confirmed what most people in the industry already suspected, that the hybrid platform has been delayed until early 2012, missing the key pre-Christmas selling reason. Describing its statement as an “update on launch timings”, YouView confirmed it would have a product in trial by the end of this year with a full consumer […]
DTT Multiplex Operators Ltd (DMOL), the organisation set up by the operators of the six DTT multiplexes, is consulting on plans to add numbering for IP channels.
BBC director-general Mark Thompson has defended the role of free-to-air broadcasters in the distribution of content and development of technical platforms. In a speech to the Oxford Media Convention, Thompson said the promise of getting as close as possible to universal availability was at the heart of the public service broadcasting contract.
The DCMS report into the potential for local TV in the UK has concluded that local TV will not be viable if distributed by DTT to sparsely populated areas. Instead, Nicholas Shott has concluded that it may be possible to sustain 10 to 12 local TV services around major conurbations.