IPTV

HFCL Infotel To Launch IPTV In Punjab

HFCL Infotel, part of the telecom equipment manufacturer, HFCL Group, has stated it will roll out its IPTV services in Punjab in the next th…

Regulatory Road-block For MTNLs IPTV

MTNL has been sitting on its IPTV venture for well over a year, and here’s something that doesn’t help things: the Telecom Regulatory Author…

I&B Says Yes To IPTV Over Cable TV

[by Cerius Shah]

Big news for cable TV operators: the I&B ministry, based on TRAI’s recommendations, has approved cable TV operators to pro…

IPTV Will Struggle In India Says Gartner

Gartner reiterates something that I’ve said time and again – that IPTV will struggle in India. The reasons that Gartner gives for this are:…

@ Promax/BDA: TV Promos Meet The Long Tail

Lee Hunt, interim managing director of Promax/BDA, held forth on how Chris Anderson’s Long Tail concept is changing viewing choices and what…

US Firms Invest In Chinese P2P Video Website

Chinese website UUSee has received $23.5 million in funding from US firms, according to AP. The round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and…

Verizon Goes Retail For IPTV Push

Verizon, which is rolling out its Fios IPTV service, is going the retail route: it has opened stores in shopping malls to show off its IPTV…

AT&T Gives Upbeat Digital View

AT&T today beat Wall Street forecasts for the third quarter and gave an upbeat assessment of its digital initiatives. Net income rose 74 per…

The Phone Companies Still Don’t Get It

The graphic below says it all…a brilliant essay in latest BW, by Mark Gimein about, well, how telcos don’t get it. “Welcome to Telco Land,…

The Fall Of Content’s Kingdom

A white paper by Alexander Cameron of Digital TX in London, about piracy, the failure of the music and movie industry to address customer de…

Microsoft’s IPTV Chief Leaves

The Microsoft musical-chairs continues: Moshe Lichtman, the man responsible for Microsoft’s IPTV division, has stepped down and will be repl…

Lucent, Alcatel in Merger Talks: WSJ

Two broadband/telecom giants Lucent and Alcatel are in merger talks, reports WSJ. The two had similar talks in 2001, but nothing came out of…

BT’s IPTV Vision Explained

BT has certainly learned the art of trickling out information on its upcoming IPTV service: it will be known as BT Vision and will now be la…

IPTV World Forum: Leave Content Alone

IPTV World Forum is on in London this week, and some coverage from IPTV News:
— Stay Out of the Content Business, Telcos Warned: “Telecoms…

EGT Gets $8.5 Million Funding

EGT, the Atlanta-based digital video encoding firm, has completed an $8.5 million third round funding. Investors included Noro-Moseley Partn…

IPTV and VoD: The Great Content Adventure

A good weekend read: excellent analysis of the IPTV and VOD market with a content-driven focus (mainly from a UK perspective). It goes into…

Broadband Content Bits: Jan 17, 2006

— BT signs three further content deals for broadband TV service: For its upcoming IPTV service, BT has secured partnerships with documentar…

Aussie IPTV Firm ReelTime Sold To Flowcom

ReelTime, an Australian content aggregator for the IPTV and online video market, has been bought out by Flowcom.
Flowcom, a communications c…

IPTV Roundup: Keller; Small Telcos; PCCW

— Small Telcos Vie for Video: While telco giants such as Verizon and AT&T are making noisy forays into video delivery, the deployment of su…

Expect More IPTV M&A; European IPTV Figures

Following Cisco’s big buyout of Scientific-Atlantic, expect more IPTV backend/tech buyouts, says this story. The deal can be seen as an aff…

BT Group Announces Plan on IPTV Service

UK telco behemoth BT has released more details of its IPTV plans…it has signed up with Phillips for a Freeview set-top box, which will all…

Telecom ’05: The Year They Waited For Video

Well, that’s my phraseology..the Telecom ’05 conference (organized by USTA) is going on in Las Vegas, and bunch of activity (some might call…

Local Telco To Launch IP-Based HDTV Service

Roseville CA-based local telco SureWest Communications plans to offer HDTV over its IP-fiber network…It has linked more than 80,000 Northe…

Verizon’s IPTV Service Review

News.com reporter goes to Verizon’s main research and testing facility and tests out its IPTV service, in trial in Keller, Texas for now..
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BT’s IPTV To Launch Summer 2006

UK telco BT will roll out IPTV in “late summer 2006”, according to Andrew Burke, CEO of BT Entertainment. speaking at a conference in London…

Microsoft In Partnership on IPTV

Some encouragement for Microsoft, after being beaten over the last couple of months on its IPTV software: it has tied up with Scientific-Atl…

Reuters TCS: Ad Models on Cable, Telco TV

As cable, satellite and phone companies beef up their video services, TV advertising is in for a change, said industry execs at the Reuters…

Bells Win Video Vote

Verizon and SBC finally got their way in Texas on Wednesday morning. After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, the state legislature appr…

Time Warner’s San Diego IPTV Experiment

(via LR): We mentioned about Time Warner Cable’s IPTV experiment in San Diego…some more technical details. TWC is working with RealNetwork…

IPTV Roundup Report: August 5, 2005

— Widevine CEO, Brian Baker, Warns Telcos against Microsoft’s IPTV Platform: And Microsoft TV’s Ed Graczyk, to respond to the issues raised…