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IPTV English News by InformITV (22/02/2010)

iptvnewsSezmi opens alternative to cable or satellite
Sezmi has launched a service blending free and pay-television broadcast channels with video on demand delivered over broadband. Initially available in the Los Angeles area, assuming it proves successful, the venture capital backed start-up company plans to expand nationally across America. Sezmi combines terrestrial transmissions with online video but could struggle to compete with existing pay-television providers.

Google puts mobile first as smart phone market expands
Google is putting mobile at the heart of its strategy.”The new rule is mobile first,” Dr Eric Schmidt told delegates of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The chairman and chief executive of Google forecast in his first keynote address at the mobile convention that in three years, if not sooner, sales of smart phones will pass global sales of personal computers. He said: “Now our programmers at Google are doing work on mobile first”.

SeeSaw to open in crowded online video playground
SeeSaw is a new online video service that aims to become a one-stop shop for television programmes from leading broadcasters. It has been raised from the ashes of the Kangaroo joint venture between British broadcasters the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 which was blocked by the Competition Commission. The service will still feature programming from most of the same broadcasters but is now being run by Arqiva, the company that transmits their television signals. Continua a leggere

categoria: English News

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (08/02/2010)

    Sky begins 3D broadcasting as HD becomes standard Sky has broadcast the first live 3D TV sports event to a public audience, in preparation for the launch of a dedicated Sky 3D channel in April. There are now over 2 ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (25/01/2010)

    Net connected TV could approach half a billion homes Sales of internet video devices are forecast to increase by nearly 80% this year, with the most significant uptake in the form of network connected televisions and Blu-ray disc players. Lower ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (14/12/2009)

    Comcast deal marks beginning of new era The planned joint venture between Comcast and NBC Universal will create a massive media production and distribution machine that marks the move from the traditional television and movie business into a new era ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (30/11/2009)

    BBC iPlayer usage still marginal to broadcasting The BBC iPlayer is reaching over four million online video viewers a week in the United Kingdom, which represents an impressive reach of over 6% of all television viewers in the country. However, ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (09/11/2009)

    Freesat gets iPlayer without waiting for Canvas The BBC iPlayer online video service will soon be available to Freesat viewers over broadband. A trial service on the subscription-free satellite platform will launch before the end of November. It calls into ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (26/10/2009)

    BBC iPlayer plan fails Trust test A BBC proposal to allow other public service broadcasters to make their programming available through its online iPlayer has been blocked by its governing Trust because it was “too complicated” and did not necessarily ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (12/10/2009)

    Comcast and NBC feel the urge to merge Comcast, the largest cable television operator in America, is reportedly in talks with General Electric, which owns 80% of NBC Universal, regarding a deal to spin the studio and network group out ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (21/09/2009)

    3DTV gains depth but standards cause headache 3D was undoubtedly one of the key themes at the IBC show in Amsterdam. Sky has already announced that it plans to launch a stereoscopic 3D service in 2010. Some experts are concerned ……

  • IPTV English News by InformITV (10/08/2009)

    Miniweb enables next-generation television services Miniweb has teamed up with Metrological and Intel to demonstrate a reference design for a set-top box that offers converged broadcast and broadband delivered services. The result is an end-to-end platform that could deliver in ……

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