Google in talks over online TV service

Google has reportedly approached media companies about licensing content for an internet TV service, in a bid to offer a cable TV-style service over the web. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Google has made “made overtures to some programmers in recent months” about the initiative, and is looking to license linear channels – […]

Intel reportedly prepping OnCue TV brand name

Intel’s forthcoming TV service will reportedly launch under the name OnCue after applying for brand trademarks around the world. According to a GigaOM report, Intel, through a shell company called Sest, has registered OnCue trademarks in countries including the US, Canada and Mexico – as well as in Europe. Intel is also reportedly using integrated […]

TV ad spend in UK grows 5.6%

TV advertising spend in the UK grew 5.6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013, beating expectations as Britain’s “advertising bounce-back” continued.  According to a report by the Advertising Association and marketing information service Warc, overall ad spend increased by 2.4% in Q1 to £4.14 billion (€4.8 billion). Of this, £1.055 billion was spent on […]

Intel CTO steps down, CEO cautious on TV move

Intel’s chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs, Justin Rattner, is stepping down from his current role.  Intel said that the move was required by Intel’s corporate bylaws, which say that Intel employees may not serve as corporate officers past the age of 65. Rattner, who joined the company in 1973, is due to […]

Intel gears up for TV push

Intel is trailing its forthcoming TV product among some 2,000 company employees and has started to build a call-centre operation ahead of the launch, according to US reports.  CNET reported that staff in Northern California, Arizona were testing the ‘Black Box Project’ and Oregon – though it said the product trial is still based on […]

Apple admits ‘grand vision’ for TV

Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that the firm has “a very grand vision” for the TV space, but declined to comment on persistent speculation that the firm is readying an Apple branded TV set.  Speaking at the 11th D: All Things Digital conference in California yesterday, Cook said: “When you look at the TV experience, […]

EU Parliament calls for TV, film to be left out of US trade talks

The European Parliament has called for TV and film services to be left out of upcoming trade negotiations between the EU and the US.  In a resolution adopted yesterday, the European Parliament said it was essential for the EU and its member states to “maintain the possibility of preserving and developing their cultural and audiovisual policies, […]

EBU points to trade talks threat to TV and film businesses

The European Broadcasting Union says that including TV and film services in upcoming trade negotiations between the EU and the US would damage the industry in Europe. The EU is about to set the parameters for trade negotiations with the US and the EBU, an association of over 50 public broadcasters, says that the TV […]

BT TV additions almost double

  BT added 40,000 new TV customers in the three months ending March 31, almost doubling its sign up figure for each of the proceeding three quarters.  Announcing its fiscal fourth quarter results, BT said that its TV install base has now reached 810,000, up from 770,000 in the previous quarter. The 40,000 increase compares […]

BT’s TV offering in line for ‘massive transformation’

This year will mark a “massive year of transformation” for BT, as it uses fibre broadband to deliver linear TV and launches its own sports channels, according to Alex Green, director of TV for BT Retail.  Speaking at the Westminster Media Forum seminar in London today, Green said that there were three big things driving […]