Met Office To Offer Free VOD Weather To Your Mobile

Met Office To Offer Free VOD Weather To Your MobileThe Met Office, well-know weather forecasters, are to offer a world’s first – a free-of-charge (beyond any of your own mobile data charges), video on-demand weather service to your mobile phone.

Access will be via a branded portal (lovely to hear that phrase again :) ), giving access to weather forecasts that will be updated several times a day – currently the mobile site is saying it’s three times a
day.

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ABC VoD To REMOVE Fast-Forward!

ABC VoD REMOVES Fast-Forward!The Disney-ABC Television Group in the US has released a Video on Demand (VoD) service. Not exactly news for DL is it? We’ve been reporting this type of thing for years.

Here’s the news. What ABC have done, in an inexplicable move, is _remove_ functionality that is standard in VoD services normally. They’ve decided to take away the ability to Fast-Forward.

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HD VOD Launched By Verizon FiOS

HD VOD Launched By Verizon FiOSJust over two years ago we covered the launch of FiOS TV, an IPTV service by US operator Verizon, that operates over fibre optic connections.

HD VOD – High Definition Video On Demand – has now being rolled out to a number of the regions covered by the FiOS TV service – Richmond and Virginia Beach, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Pittsburgh.
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HMV And Play.com Prep Film Download Services

HMV And Play.com Prep Film Download ServicesRetail big boys HMV and Play.com have announced that they will be joining the online party by launching their own film download services in the next six months.

Play is understood to be whipping out its a movie download service within the next few weeks, while HMV’s service is still getting polished up for a launch at the beginning of next year.
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BBC Trust To Listen On iPlayer Going Open Source

BBC Trust To Listen On iPlayer Going Open SourceFinally the BBC Trust appears to be open to talking about the iPlayer going Open Source.

Good to see that the BBC Trust is to take representation from the Open Source Consortium (OSC) regarding their concerns about the fact that the BBC iPlayer is currently dependent on Microsoft’s Windows DRM.

The OSC made an official complaint to the BBC Trust in January this year but did not hear back from them until now. Quite unlike Ofcom and the old DTI, who they did get replies from.
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