IPTV

 
  • Setanta Sports no longer offered on ITVN IPTV service: Trouble ahead?

    [photopress:itvnset.jpg,full,center] These are tough times for IPTV service ITVN. The subscription-based service, which offered hundreds of average to above average quality channels (like 600K streams… think really good Internet streaming) to its subscribers, will no longer be offering Setanta Sports starting next month. Setanta Sports, an Irish corp, broadcasts “other” sports… Read More

  • Microsoft says Xbox 360 IPTV screens real, but not part of Fall Update

    Microsoft says Xbox 360 IPTV screens real, but not part of Fall Update

    Screens of an IPTV interface in the Xbox 360 Dashboard put people into a frenzy. Were these legitimate screen shots, or were they just the work of some lonely teen? Nope, they’re real. Just don’t expect them with the upcoming Fall Update. Microsoft admitted that the screens are real, but that its IPTV services will be rolled out after the Fall Update. On top of that, it’s up to… Read More

  • Indonesian Mobile TV Based on DMB Technology

    Indonesian Mobile TV Based on DMB Technology

    Handset users in Indonesia will get their mobile TV on the Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology. This same broadcast technology is used for transmitting digital TV to mobile handset users in Japan and Korea, and today Indonesia’s PT Agis announced that it has formed a partnership with IPTV systems integrator Broadband Network Systems (BNS) and Toshiba. Together the partnership… Read More

  • Microsoft Renames IPTV Service, Adds Features: Mediaroom, Now With Developer Support

    Microsoft Renames IPTV Service, Adds Features: Mediaroom, Now With Developer Support

    Microsoft just gave its budding IPTV service a shot in the arm and renamed it Mediaroom, which is surely the product of several months of extensive focus group testing. The name isn’t the only thing to change with this update to the service, as Redmond added the ability to share digital music and photos (isn’t that Windows Home Server’s job?) within the home and support for… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Microsoft to Take on Joost?

    PatentMonkey: Microsoft to Take on Joost?

    Two things show a company is getting ramped up to enter a business – filing for patents and lining up a trademark. Microsoft has done both in the online video arena and could be in a position to take on Joost. A recently filed trademark image and a look at Joost matched up to Microsoft’s video + chat patent after the jump. Read More

  • VeeSee IPTV for Deaf Folks: See, IPTV Can Be Used to Fill Niches

    VeeSee IPTV for Deaf Folks: See, IPTV Can Be Used to Fill Niches

    Look at that! Someone using technology for a good cause and not just to pump out more megapixels or whowhatsits per second. Going by the name of VeeSee, this Britian-based IPTV service (think Joost) caters to deaf people, with programming where British Sign Language is the lingua franca. The company felt there was a lack of deaf person-friendly programming on traditional TV programming to meet… Read More

  • Akimbo Courts PC Users, NHL Fans

    Akimbo Courts PC Users, NHL Fans

    Most video-content companies are concentrating on getting their stuff off your computer and onto your TV. Akimbo was already on TVs, however, and is now working on getting that content onto your PC. The company announced today that its Internet video-on-demand service will be available next week in beta release for Windows XP and Vista-based PCs. Akimbo already made it possible for users to get… Read More

  • Samsung, STMicroelectronics and Metalink Unveil Wireless HD IPTV Set-Top Box

    Some exciting news has come out of CeBIT this morning from Samsung, STMicoelectronics and Metalink. They’ve collaborated on a set-top box that they are hoping will revolutionize the way you watch TV. The SMT-H6155 will support HD TV based on the 802.11n wireless IPTV standard. HD video decoding is taken care of with the STMicroelectronics STi7109 chipset and multiple HD video streams are… Read More

  • Joost for Mac Reviewed: Huh, Looks Cool

    Joost for Mac Reviewed: Huh, Looks Cool

    I wasn’t really following the Joost train but now my interest is piqued. Ars Technica got their hands on the OS X client and was duly impressed. Except for a few odd problems, it looks like it’s running quite well and is an exact replica of the Windows client. As much as I like Media Center and hopefully will like Apple TV, this looks like the future. Just as Skype has replaced our… Read More

  • Axion iPTV Anywhere Box and Wireless Monitor Allow Seamless Streaming Of Magnum P.I. Episodes Around House

    Axion iPTV Anywhere Box and Wireless Monitor Allow Seamless Streaming Of Magnum P.I. Episodes Around House

    Guess what kiddies: we have ourselves yet another product with the letter “I” dropped to a lowercase in the product name. This time around, the culprit is Axion’s iPTV system. Consisting of a box and mobile monitor, this thing is very similar to Sony’s LocationFree jawn. A hardwired box hooks up to your broadband internet connection and streams television and programming to… Read More