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Hi-def beating IPTV in next-gen TV tech battle

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

High definition TV is beating out IPTV in the battle of the next-gen TV services. According to UK market analyst Informa Telecoms & Media, more than 44 million homes will have access to hi-def TV by the end of 2008, rising to 179 million by 2012. According to a study of the US market, HD […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Internet and networking · Trade

When it comes to TV, special promotions are everything

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Flatscreen TVs and laptops remain a hotspot for DSG international, owners of Dixons, Currys and PC World stores. According to its latest business report, covering the 25 week period ending April 5, total group sales were up six per cent.  DSG says that its UK and Ireland Electricals business saw “good demand in response to […]

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Tags: Corporate · Internet and networking · LCD TV · Plasma · 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

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

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

Blu-ray population to hit 29 million this year

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Despite growing interest in downloads and streaming, the number of Blu-ray capable homes worldwide will hit 29 million by the end of 2008. So predicts a report from market researchers Strategy Analytics. The BD player population will rise to 132 million by 2012. It’s expected that the PS3 will remain the dominant BD player until […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Internet and networking · Trade · Video games

PS3 to get BD Live update this month, Portable Copy for PSP also promised

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Once again, Sony’s PlayStation3 has outmaneuvered its dedicated Blu-ray player rivals. Sony has now confirmed that the next firmware update (version 2.20) due later this month, will make the console compatible with BD Live discs. This will allow owners of upcoming profile 2.0 discs to access online content, including trailers and interactive Java games. Sony […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Internet and networking · Trade · Video games