Articles about video on demand


Internet video take-up to be driven by TVs, Blu-ray Players

Blu-ray Disc players and HD TVs will drive the domestic take-up of internet video services, it has been claimed. Market watcher IMS Research has said that, worldwide, internet video device shipments will leap 78 per cent year on year during 2010. While set-top boxes, games consoles and media extenders will play a part, it'll …

Sky confirms telly-on-Xbox launch date

Xbox 360 owners will have access to Sky's TV content through their consoles within two weeks, the broadcaster has confirmed. Sky_player_005 How Sky Player may look on the Xbox 360 Register Hardware reported back in May how Sky had signed a deal with Microsoft to deliver a selection of its channels through Xbox Live. Sky …
James Sherwood, 15 Oct 2009
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Spotify founder hints at video, P2P sharing, world domination

If you don't know what the fuss is about Spotify, you probably haven't used it. The company's co-founder Daniel Ek was at Music House last week, and treated attendees of the Music Publishers' AGM to the frankest public interview about Spotify I've yet heard. I also caught up with him after the session. It all adds up to the best …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Jun 2009
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Channel 4 fails to open archives to Mac, Linux fans

Broadcaster Channel 4 has admitted the archive section of its web-based service will remain unavailable to Mac and Linux users. The terrestrial TV company’s popular 4oD service, which offers viewers thousands of hours of archive TV shows and films to stream, download or rent, remains a Windows XP and Vista-only domain, C4 told …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Mar 2009
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Amazon plugs video leak flaw

Amazon has plugged a potentially revenue-draining flaw in its video streaming service by incorporating content encryption. Previously, elements of the service - powered by streaming media server technology from Adobe - relied on video player instructions to control how content was delivered. That left a loophole. Tests by …
John Leyden, 1 Oct 2008
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Adobe cache snafu delivers free movie downloads

A security bug in Adobe's software means users were able to access Amazon's video streaming service without payment, Reuters reports. The flaw was a rare example of a bug that gives extra functionality to users. In a trade-off between usability and security, Adobe technology permits the popular option of using video player …
John Leyden, 29 Sep 2008
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Amazon opens (American) video streaming shop

Amazon's new streaming video storefront has gone live today, replacing the online retailer's previous attempt at vending digital video via downloads. Amazon Video on Demand arrives about two months after service was introduced as a beta build to a limited number of US customers. The store now lets users stream commercial- …
Austin Modine, 4 Sep 2008
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Project Kangaroo gets more time to defend anti-trust claims

The Competition Commission said today that its anti-trust investigation into Project Kangaroo, the joint internet TV venture by BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4, will take longer than expected. The trio of broadcasters has asked for more time to negotiate how they plan to operate the commercial video on demand operation. …
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Cable broadband shines in Virgin Media Q2

Virgin Media's recent move to push broadband to the centre of its offering is paying off. The firm announced strong underlying profits today and said it expects its forthcoming 50Mbit/s network upgrade to further distinguish it as a premium/expensive ISP. Some 19,500 net customers left the firm in the three months to 30 June, …
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Proof of age system moves net ID a step closer

The UK moved one step closer to online ID for all last week as the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) decided to give accreditation to NetIDme’s age verification software. But for once this may be not cause for complete doom and gloom. Also added to the list are GB Group (with their URU product) and In one …
Jane Fae , 25 Jul 2008

Rock rolls out Meivo VoD HD TV

We've heard of big-screen PCs with built-in TV tuners, but here's an attempt to do it the other way round. Notebook specialist Rock has put the PC into the TV, and is pitching the hybrid as a handy way to view web-sourced video-on-demand content. Meivo clips a Core 2 Duo-based Windows Vista computer on the back of a 22in, 1, …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2007
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Slingbox shrugs off video on demand

3GSM The folks behind the Slingbox aren't worried by traditional broadcasters getting into video on demand because, they claim, their boxes offer a far more personalised experience. The Slingbox allows you to watch your TV from anywhere with a broadband connection. Stuart Collingwood, Sling Media's vice president of Europe, said: " …
John Oates, 14 Feb 2007
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BT signs up HBO, Universal for VoD

Home Box Office, maker of The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm, is to supply content to BT Vision, the video on demand service from BT, along with Universal, which will provide access to their library of music videos. The content will be available from May by subscription, or per episode. IN due …
Bill Ray, 14 Feb 2007

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