Archive for the 'HDTV' Category

Freeview HD: Three New Channels For UK

Ofcom gives green light for new BBC, ITV and Channel Four HD channels.

Tudou launches HD service

Tudou, the Shangahi-based video sharing site that is reported to stream over 15 billion minutes of video every day — thrashing YouTube’s 3 Bn — has just launched an HD service.

Pace Get 2nd Gen BT Vision Box Deal

Pace, UK-based creators of digital TV products, has won a new contract to supply BT with their next-generation V-box, for use on the BT Vision service. Previously Philips supplied the V-box (that runs the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV middleware) but following Pace’s purchase of Philips Set Top Box (STB) division, it’s natural — but we imagine [...]

Freesat BBC and ITV Free HD Service Launches

Subscription-free high def service launches in the UK.

“Europe’s thinnest TV” Heading To Comet

Sony Handycam HDR-TG3E: World’s Smallest HD 1080 Camcorder

Sony has announced the Handycam HDR-TG3E, claiming it to be the World’s smallest HD 1080 Camcorder – and judging by the photos we’ve had through, they’re more than likely right. The thing looks tiny. Sized at little larger than a mobile phone (33 x 119 x 63.5mm and 283g), Sony say it’s the smallest, slimmest, [...]

Digital TV In Over Half Of US Homes

Over half of US Households now own at least one digital TV set, claim the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). In the build up to the trade show mania that is the CES, the CEA is winding up the PR machine and releasing statistics to both boost the TV industry and get the public interested.

Channel 4 Goes HD

Uk broadcaster, Channel 4, has launched High Definition broadcast of their channel, distributed on using the Sky satellite platform. No prizes for guessing the name for it – Channel 4 HD.

HD VOD Launched By Verizon FiOS

Just 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 [...]

Jamie Reed MP: Whitehaven Digital Switchover (Podcast)

Post Digital switchover, Jamie Reed, the MP for Copeland (that includes Whitehaven) and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on digital switch over, has a lot of interesting things to say, both about the run up to this week and following it.