IPTV

Project Canvas to launch as YouView in 2011

Project Canvas, the UK-based internet TV coalition created to drive supply and demand of online, interactive TV services has revealed that its commercial offering, to be known as YouView, will launch in 2011.

Platforms not services to rule connected home

Platforms that aggregate services rather than any individual device will play the most important role in the connected home over the next five years. Research released by analyst house Informa Telecoms & Media this week predicts that as yet unreleased platforms like HbbTV, Project Canvas and Google TV will play a significant part in the future of the connected home.

IPTV wins strong audience in Asia Pacific

Fixed line operators and service providers in the Asia Pacific region passed two significant milestones in June, as IPTV-enabled households topped ten million and the number of homes subscribing to digital TV surpassed 150 million.

IPTV service Project Canvas gathers momentum

UK public broadcaster the BBC has been greenlighted to spearhead the development of Project Canvas, an internet TV platform designed to drive supply and demand of online, interactive TV services.

Swisscom kills DVB-H service

One of Europe’s mobile TV pioneers has binned its DVB-H service, striking a blow for Europe’s mobile TV standard.

IPTV gaining traction slowly but surely

Quarterly net additions to IPTV services hit an all time high in the last quarter of 2009, although just four countries are accounting for the bulk of this growth.

IPTV platform to take on big media

The doors opened Tuesday morning on the 2010 IPTV World Forum, with keynotes from Richard Halton, director of Project Canvas at the BBC, and Richard Young, director of business development at BT Vision.

Spotify comes to TV in second deal in Nordics

Spotify, the darling of the online music market, has expanded its presence in the Nordics through an exclusive deal with Finnish carrier TeliaSonera that will see the Spotify service deployed on a number of devices from mobile phones to TVs.

BBC iPlayer racking up traffic in UK

It’s no wonder the operator community is growing increasingly concerned over the amount of data traffic hitting the networks. This week UK broadcaster the BBC announced record breaking requests for its IPTV-based iPlayer application.

IPTV platform wins support from UK broadcasters

UK broadcaster Channel 4 and internet service provider Talk Talk are the latest companies to join Project Canvas, a joint venture dedicated to developing and running an IPTV platform.

Orange to integrate Twitter into IPTV

Mobile carrier Orange UK said Tuesday it is working to integrate popular social networking platform Twitter into its own service offerings, including TV as well as mobile and web.

IPTV over copper – nightmare or opportunity?

Most service providers recognize that fibre architectures are the end-game to effectively deliver IPTV to mass markets. However, mass deployment of fibre requires a significant investment – both in terms of time and money.

Moto sells off fibre to node portfolio

Troubled handset and equipment vendor Motorola looks to be offloading bits and pieces in order to keep afloat. On Wednesday the firm said it has sold its Fibre to the node (FTTN) product family to telecoms engineering firm Communications Test Design (CDTI).

Orange building Apple-style app store for IPTV

The mobile division of France Telecom, Orange, has confirmed plans to build an Apple-style app store for its IPTV service. Informa Telecoms & Media analyst, Rob Gallagher, revealed this week that Orange will lay the ground work for the marketplace at its annual Partner Camp event to be held in Cape Canaveral this month. There, […]

BT brings Vision to Xbox

Microsoft teamed up with UK incumbent telco BT on Monday, announcing a plan to deliver IPTV and HD movie services to Xbox 360 users. The partnership will enable BT Broadband customers to use an Xbox 360 to access the BT Vision IPTV service and its library of on demand content. The service will be made […]

IPTV to be big but free

The total number of households subscribing to IPTV services is expected to grow tenfold over the next five years, according to research released Tuesday. Strategy Analytics forecasts that the number of IPTV households worldwide will grow from 6 million homes in 2006 to more than 80 million in 2011. But the analyst believes that many […]

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