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Why BT Vision’s Sky Sports event was more about boxing than soccer

July 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Why BT Vision’s Sky Sports event was more about boxing than soccer

Sky Sports on BT Vision a game-changer says boss, Freeview HD 3rd gen BTV box confirmed | Home Cinema Choice. BT Vision’s press launch to celebrate its new Sky Sports Pay TV subscription bundles turned out to be rather more exciting than expected. The press corp at the event comprised a mix of the usual […]

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Tags: Broadcasting

Eurovision 2010 – was HD picture quality compromised?

May 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Eurovision 2010 – was HD picture quality compromised? – Technology Forum | TechRadar UK. Not only is Eurovision good fun, it’s historically been one of the best HD transmissions of the year. But I’m not so sure about last night. Sure it looked great, but I felt there was rather more noise and artifacts than […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV

Philips sells set-top business to Pace, but still tuned into digital TV future

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Philips may have divested itself of its set-top business, selling its STB and Connected Solutions divisions to Pace Micro Technology, but it’s still got a vested interest in the sector. As part of the deal, Philips has acquired 64.5 million Pace shares, giving it a 21.6 per cent stake in the company. The deal makes […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Corporate · High definition TV · Trade

LG Display delivers record profit as LCD market boils

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The world’s number 2 maker of LCD panels, Korean-giant LG Display, has posted a record quarterly operating profit of 881 billion won. Making the figure even more remarkable is the fact that the result follows on from a record loss of 208 billion won the year before. LG Display chief financial officer Jeong Ho-young confirmed […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · LCD TV · Trade

BBC iPlayer comes to Nintendo Wii

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The BBC and Nintendo have signed a deal that will allow Wii console owners to access the BBC’s iPlayer playback service. Speaking at the MipTV-Milia conference in Cannes, BBC Group Controller for Future Media and Technology, Erik Huggers, said: “Working with Nintendo marks another exciting milestone for the BBC iPlayer. The BBC’s catch-up TV service […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Internet and networking · Trade · Video games

Warner brings DVD and VOD same day releasing to UK

April 7th, 2008 · No Comments

In what could be a trend-setting deal, Warner says it will release new movies on DVD day and date with availability on the UK’s leading Video on Demand services. The move will allow subscribers to Sky Box Office, BT Vision, Virgin and Xbox Live to download and view titles for 3.95 pounds. Viewers will need […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Home cinema · Internet and networking · Trade

Ofcom ploughs ahead with miserly Freeview HD plan

April 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Ofcom has controversially announced that it will accelerate its own plan to bring high definition to the Freeview terrestrial TV platform, with services due to start in 2009. Despite howls of protest from CE manufacturers, the watchdog has decided to shuffle spectrum in such a way as to only allow four channels of 720p high-definition. […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Trade

Sony launches film channel for mobile phones

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Your own personal movie theater. That’s what Sony is calling its new film channel for US cellphone users. The service, dubbed PIX, launches this May. Slated for delivery to mini-screens are back-catalogue titles from Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics. In addition to the movies, which will be shown on a loop […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Internet and networking · Trade