Broadband Content Bits: Dec 6, 2005: Sky Broadband; CinemaNow Japan; BellSouth IPTV


Sky TV Download Service Goes Live: About to be launched formally..Sky movies and TV shows for download…nothing groundbreaking, but a start…

BellSouth to Test IPTV Over Next Summer: The Atlanta-based comapny will offer the TV service to 1,000 consumers in its hometown next year. But BellSouth hasn’t made a decision to launch the TV service commercially..

Google Video’s Jennifer Feikin at “Digital Living Room”: Google Video is “different from [the] iTunes [Music Store.] It’s not just about the popular entertainment content. We want the MIT Open Courseware lectures – also the travelogues – surgeries.”

Warner Bros In Japanese Movie Downloads Tie-Up: CinemaNow Japan has signed an greement with Warner Bros. International TV to make movies available for download via its site on a PPVand subscription basis. It is the first online service to offer movies from a major Hollywood studio to the Japanese market via an online subscription, the company says.

Champions League Football To Be Webcast Online: Setanta Sports and Servecast are to deliver Champions League football over the internet for the first time ever in Ireland and the US. Setanta will also offer rugby, football and other sports to Irish and US broadband subscribers, also available live and on an archive basis.

Looking for the Proceeds in TV-on-Demand: “We’ve taken a couple of steps forward, but there really isn’t a clear business model yet,” said David Zaslav, the president of NBC Universal Cable.

Comcast, IGN Tie Up For Games Delivery: Launched today…

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