Olympics enters new dimension

The organisers of the Olympics, the event’s broadcast services company and a key 3D TV set manufacturer have joined forces to provide 3D coverage of next summer’s games. The International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Broadcasting Service and Panasonic have inked an agreement and will work together to provide TV rights holders around the world with […]

GET chooses Pace for converged home solution

Norwegian cable operator GET selected Pace to develop its new converged home service. Pace is delivering a hardware platform consisting of its Media Gateway product and companion HD set-top boxes designed to deliver media content and data to a variety of devices around the home. The Pace Media Gateway will provide a central hub in […]

Spacecom begins broadcasting new Croatian channel

New Croatian TV channel KLasik TV has begun broadcasting on Spacecom’s Amos satellite fleet located at 4° West. KLasik TV is a privately owned channel broadcasting that broadcasts localproductions including movies, documentaries, cartoons and television seriesfrom the past five decades to cable andDTH homes. Spacecom isworking with OiV Transmitters and Communications, the government ownedtransmission centre, […]

Samsung brings YouTube 3D to connected TVs

Samsung and YouTube have teamed up to deliver 3D content to connected TV users. Samsung announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany that the two parties will update the YouTube app available on Samsung Smart TVs to make it capable of delivering 3D content. Samsung claims users will have access to thousands of […]

LG, Sharp and Philips join forces for connected apps

A group of connected TV manufacturers have jointly agreed to standardise the technical requirements for bringing web services to TVs. LG, Sharp and Philips have committed to “define common technical requirements” for connected TV services.  They have agreed to use open standards including HTML5, CE-HTML and HbbTV. In addition, they will release a beta common […]

Ono fleshes out TiVo plans

Spanish cable operator Ono has revealed that its TiVo platform will be available from October. Ono’s fibre subscribers will be charged €10 per month for the TiVo service, which will be available initially in Madrid, then Barcelona, before rolling out across the rest of its fibre network. TiVo by Ono will offer 12 HD channels, […]

France sees high-speed growth

France had 555,000 very high-speed internet subscribers out of a total of 22 million fixed broadband subs at the end of the second quarter, according to telecom regulator ARCEP. The regulator’s latest survey showed that FTTH subscribers grew from 138,000 in March to 155,000 in June, while other very high-speed subscribers (overwhelmingly cable subs) grew […]

Jackson reportedly quits as SeeSaw chairman

Former Channel 4 CEO Michael Jackson has reportedly quit his role as chairman of struggling online video-on-demand service SeeSaw. Criterion Capital Partners, the owner of social networking site Bebo, acquired a 75% stake in SeeSaw from transmission services provider Arqiva in July. The private equity group’s agreement with Arqiva included a clause that it had […]

Rovi selected for Panasonic connected TV EPGs

Digital TV technology company Rovi Corporation has announced that its TotalGuide will power Panasonic’s next generation electronic programme guide (EPG) for its connected TV and DVD and Blu-ray recorder products in Europe.
 Rovi TotalGuide is a media guide that provides a single destination for finding and discovering various types of content. It includes descriptive information […]

IBC 2011 Q&A: Tore Gimse, chief technology officer, Conax

Tore Gimse, chief technology officer at Conax spoke to DTVE to discuss the company’s plans for the show. What has been the most significant development in pay TV technology since last year’s IBC? It seems that OTT support in pay-TV operators’ RFQs has moved from ‘optional’ to ‘mandatory’, indicating that OTT will see a significant […]