MobiTV tunes into $50M for its set-top-box-free broadcast services for pay TV providers

After raising $21 million in 2017 for a late-stage pivot from mobile TV to set-top-box-free IPTV services for the home, MobiTV is announcing another large growth round. The company — an early mo

MobiTV raises $21M as it pivots into set-top box-free IPTV for the living room

MobiTV, one of the first companies (est. 1999) to bring TV services to mobile devices, has raised some funding as it moves into a late-stage pivot to bring its technology to the living room. The compa

Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox

Microsoft announced today via its blog that it will be selling its Mediaroom properties to Ericsson, in a deal that will see Ericsson become the dominant IPTV player in the industry with over 25 perce

Google Serves BT With Patent Suit In The UK Using Motorola TV Patents

Following up from its <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/02/13/google-countersues-uk-telco-bt-over-patent-infringement-in-its-conferencing-and-ip-quality-of-service-products/">legal filing yesterday

Google TV Adds New International Apps, But It’s Still Only Available In U.S.

Google today announced another step in the build-out of its Google TV service: it is adding several new international channels in the form of apps to the Google TV platform, aimed at those who live in

Motorola Intros A QWERTY IPTV Remote That Might Just Make It Into Your Livingroom

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Nxyboard_back-540x405.jpg">Motorola is the defacto standard for cable company set-top boxes. Nearly every provider uses Moto boxes and so

Samsung Considering Android-Powered HDTVs To Compete With Sony And Apple

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/samsung-android.jpg">HDTVs are the next consumer electronic battlefield and Samsung is apparently <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/

Microsoft Improves Mediaroom IPTV

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/image002.jpg" alt="Image Overlay" />Microsoft announced that it has improved its <a href="http://www.microsoftmediaroom.com/">Mediaroom IPTV

Quick and dirty: What Panasonic will be showing off at IFA 2008

I’m here at IFA in Berlin, a stone’s throw away from my temporary base of operations in Barcelona. The show itself—think CES, just run by a bunch of well-dressed Europeans—star

Revision 3 says RIAA/MPAA anti-piracy company responsible for recent outage

Flickr’d You guys watch Revision 3, right? Diggnation, Tekzilla (my personal favorite), Totally Rad, etc. The company was DoS’d last week, and you’ll never guess who was responsible.

Akimbo calls it quits

Remember Akimbo? It’s gone now. The company launched an internet-connected hardware box for your TV a few years ago and charged about $10 a month for a handful of channels, some mainstream. Afte

One-third of Hong Kong households watch TV via the Internet; U.S. not even close

This adorable graph shows worldwide IPTV penetration. More specifically, it shows the percentage of households per country that watch TV via the Internet. Hong Kong leads the line, followed by Iceland

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

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&

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

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 t

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

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) c

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. T

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
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