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Virgin Media to declare war on P2P users

April 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Will Virgin Media be the first major UK ISP to implement an anti-P2P policy on its subscribers? According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, the broadband supplier has had talks with the BPI about a three-strikes-and-you’re-suspended voluntary system for illegal downloaders. Virgin is planning trials of an ultra fast fibre optic service this summer, […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Internet and networking · Trade

HD DVD group leaves building, turns off light

April 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Signaling the end of an era, the HD DVD Promotion Group, once charged with driving interest in the hi-def format, has officially disbanded. The organisation’s website now redirects visitors inquiries to manufacturers and supporters direct.

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Tags: Broadcasting · HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

Forget hi-def, Freeview needs Local TV services

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Forget high-def. What we really need on Freeview is amateur local TV channels. That’s the view of 120 MPs who have backed an Early Day Motion to turn over spectrum space on terrestrial digital TV to local TV services. The move follows campaigning by a group called United for Local Television, which seeks to secure […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Freeview flies as analogue switchoff nears

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Terrestrial digital platform Freeview continues to go from strength to strength. The company has announced that 9.7 million Freeview-branded TV products were sold during 2007, a jump of 64 per cent YOY. During the final quarter of the year alone, 3.8 million Freeview embedded products were purchased by switch-over savvy consumers. Freeview PVRs have also […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · LCD TV · Plasma · Trade

London Olympics to be available in hi-def via Freeview HD

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Expect to watch the London Olympics in high definition on a Freeview HD box. That’s the hopeful message from Greg Bensberg, the principal advisor on broadcasting at Ofcom. Speaking at the Digital Television Group’s Annual Industry Summit, he said he was confident that high-definition terrestrial TV would be available in time to watch the 2012 […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · High definition TV · Trade

UK viewers ready for digital TV switchover, says report

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

The UK has never been more ready for the digital TV switchover, but all the ramifications of the broadcasting change have yet to sink in. According to a report by Ofcom and Digital UK, nine out of ten adults are aware of the looming analogue TV shutdown. A new tracker survey found that national awareness […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Trade

Video On Demand expected to soar by 2012

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Move over packaged media, video on demand is gaining ground. According to a report by Informa Telecoms & Media, the global market for VOD will be worth 10 billion dollars by 2012. The UK-based research operation predicts that 909 million homes (a massive 78 per cent of all TV households) will have access to VOD […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Internet and networking · Trade

South Korea announces digital switch-over, mirrors the UK

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

South Korea is the latest country to announce a transition from analogue to digital TV services, and like the UK it’ll switch in 2012. However there are fears that viewers who don’t already receive their TV via satellite or cable are ill-prepared for the December 31 cutoff. To help, 60.8 billion won will be spent […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Internet and networking · Trade