News


Envivio launches iPhone mobile TV solution

IP video specialist Envivio has launched a mobile video encoding and distribution service specifically for iPhones. The iLiveTV service includes the Envivio 4Caster C4 video encoding platform, content delivery server software, a web-based cover flow iPhone navigation portal as well as integration and support. Envivio said it takes advantage of the iPhone OS 3.0 mobile […]

Stream TV launches money channel

Comstar-UTS-owned Russian triple-play service provider Stream-TV has begun test transmissions of a new finance-themed channel called Pro Money. The channel is dedicated to personal finance issues, covering topics including how to invest money and ways to benefit from the financial crisis. Pro Money is available in all Stream TV packages and the company said it […]

Humax chooses ANT’s Galio

Set-top box manufacturer Humax has selected set-top middleware provider ANT’s Galio platform. Humax will use the platform to build a range of satellite, IPTV and hybrid set-top boxes. It will launch the new product range by the end of the year. 

Astra signs RTL for new HD platform

Satellite operator SES Astra has launched a new high-definition service for the German market. The service, branded HD Plus, will offer various HD channels that are broadcast from Astra’s orbital position at 19.2 ° East. Deals have already been signed with commercial broadcasters RTL and VOX. Astra said HD Plus is independent from TV operators […]

Yahoo launches new TV Widgets

Yahoo has announced the launch of new applications for its Connected TV internet-to-the-TV service. According to the company’s corporate blog, TV Widgets are now available from YouTube and eBay on a range of internet-connected TV sets from Samsung and LG Electronics.

Eutelsat to increase broadband speeds

Satellite operator Eutelsat has announced plans to increase the speed of its broadband-via-satellite service Tooway to over 3Mbps from 2Mbps. From July 1, its two-way satellite broadband service will offer speeds of up to 3.6Mbps and maximum uplink speeds of 384kbps for all customers at no extra charge. In addition, the company is to discount […]

Channel 4 to offer back catalogue for free

UK broadcaster Channel 4 is to make its entire back catalogue of programming available online for free. Over 4,000 hours of content from 10,000 titles will be added to 4oD, the broadcaster’s online on-demand service. Titles including Brookside, Brass Eye and Father Ted will be available from July on PC, Mac and Linux operating systems […]

Viasat chooses Pace for HD set-tops

Set-top box vendor Pace has announced that Modern Times Group-owned pay-TV operator Viasat will use one of its products to launch an expanded high-definition offering. Viasat will use Pace’s DS830NV set-top box, which supports MPEG-2 and H.264 content. The model incorporates NDS conditional access and MediaHighway middleware and comes with an Ethernet port. Roll-out of […]

Sci Fi website launches in Russia

NBC Universal has launched a localised website for the Russian version of the Sci Fi channel. The website, scifichannel.ru, features locally produced content including programme highlights, blogs, competitions and games. It joins local versions in Germany and the UK. 

BBC Prime uses GlobeCast for Eurobird capacity

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast has announced that BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, is using capacity leased by GlobeCast on Eutelsat’s Eurobird 9A satellite for international channel BBC Prime. BBC Worldwide is using capacity from a transponder located at 9° East for DTH coverage of Europe, the Middle East and North […]