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  • Devicescape eases WiFi pain

    by David Mercer | 11月 01, 2007
    I am sure we all have our own favourite hotspot horror stories. One of my more recent experiences, about which I penned but never published several angry paragr... ...
  • Global DVR population reaches 50 million

    by David Mercer | 10月 17, 2007
    One of the many nuggets offered by our latest survey digital home device markets is that more than 50 million TV homes around the world will be using a digital ... ...
  • Sweden completes TV switch-off as UK begins

    by David Mercer | 10月 17, 2007
    As one country finishes its analogue switch-off, another begins. On Monday morning at 8.45am Sweden’s Culture Minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, switched off th... ...
  • Sony launches Europe’s cheapest Blu-ray player: with games on the side…

    by David Mercer | 10月 08, 2007
    As we predicted, BD player prices are plunging in time for the Christmas buying season. At €399 (£299), Sony’s new 40GB PS3 will be a tempting option for any ea... ...
  • Realism finally descends on Italy’s digital plans

    by David Mercer | 10月 02, 2007
    Italy's Telecommunications minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has announced that the country's analogue switch-off date will now be 2012. This compares to the current o... ...
  • Has Sling Been Tivo’ed?

    by David Mercer | 9月 25, 2007
    Following Sling's recent deal to distribute its Slingbox through UPC, the pan-European cable operator, announced at IBC, I drafted a comment that Sling could en... ...
  • OpenTV interface

    by David Mercer | 9月 11, 2007
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  • Microsoft launches Silverlight

    by David Mercer | 9月 11, 2007
    At IBC Microsoft was giving demonstrations of Silverlight , first introduced at NAB in April. This is Microsoft's browser plug-in answer to Adobe Flash, allowin... ...
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  • OpenTV prepares for next-gen interactive TV

    by David Mercer | 9月 11, 2007
    OpenTV's Matthew Huntington gave us an update on the company's progress at IBC. Matthew and I both go back to the early days of interactive TV, so there was som... ...
  • German cable prepares for battle

    by David Mercer | 9月 08, 2007
    We met today with Gerhard Bickmann, CFO of German cable operator, Kabel BW, who spoke at NDS's annual IBC press lunch. In a one-to-one discussion, Herr Bickman ... ...
  • Does Entavio Spell the End for Free Digital TV?

    by David Mercer | 9月 06, 2007
    SES Astra's top brass, Ferdinand Kayser, President and CEO, and Alexander Oudendijk, Chief Commercial Officer, kicked off IBC tonight with an update to press an... ...
  • CNN confirms HDTV as mainstream

    by David Mercer | 9月 05, 2007
    I noted back in May that news channels would soon come under pressure to move to HD, and sure enough CNN has made its move. The channel launched CNN HD on Septe... ...
  • IBC is nearly here

    by David Mercer | 9月 05, 2007
    The world's largest broadcast technology convention gets under way this Friday in Amsterdam. Except that broadcast is becoming broadband and that's making thing... ...
  • Akamai says web is ready for HD

    by David Mercer | 9月 05, 2007
    as we reported some time ago... Akamai of course is referring to its own approach of managed edge delivery networks. We, on the other hand, have seen "good en... ...
  • £10 digital TV arrives - But you’re too late already…

    by David Mercer | 9月 03, 2007
    The UK's largest retailer, Tesco, is offering a digital TV set-top box for £10, but is currently out of stock at its online store. Whether this is a result of u... ...
  • Nokia begins services adventure

    by David Mercer | 8月 30, 2007
    Nokia makes the headlines today with the introduction of its services and software strategy. The company recently announced a major reorganisation, splitting it... ...
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    by David Mercer | 8月 21, 2007
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  • HD-DVD: last throw of the dice

    by David Mercer | 8月 21, 2007
    Blu-ray has suffered a blow in losing titles from Paramount and Dreamworks but it is unlikely to make much difference to the final outcome. If rumours suggestin... ...