Monthly Archives: October 2011

BBC HD Channel To Be Axed & Replaced By BBC2 High-Def Simulcast

The BBC has revealed that its popular BBC HD channel will be axed, as the UK public service broadcaster seeks to bring about a budget reduction in the region of 20 percent over the next five years. A new BBC2 HD simulcast channel will air instead in its place. BBC HD channel to be axed The proposal was outlined in ... Read More »

BBC iPlayer, 4oD & LoveFilm To Hit Microsoft Xbox 360 Live This Xmas

Microsoft has announced that almost forty television content providers worldwide have signed deals to roll out a wide variety of on-demand and streaming services on the company’s Xbox Live online entertainment portal. This means that Microsoft Xbox 360 users in more than twenty countries will soon be able to enjoy on-demand and catch-up TV programmes from their video game console ... Read More »

Virgin Media Adds 5 New UKTV HD Channels To Digital TV Service

British media and entertainment giant Virgin Media has announced that seven new TV channels are to be added to its digital cable TV service, including five in High Definition. The new channels – all from the UKTV network – will be coming to Virgin’s digital television service from this month onwards, helping the provider expand its high-def channel offerings to ... Read More »

LG Woos Adobe Flash Developers With Smart TV App Monetisation

Flash developers are set to get new opportunities for fame and fortune thanks to the Smart TV platform offered by LG Electronics. The Korean consumer electronics manufacturer is hoping to get Adobe’s developer community on board by providing inspiration for them to create and sell Flash-based applications that are powered by Adobe AIR across many of its products, such as ... Read More »

BBC Testing Orchestrated Media Interaction Between TV & Mobile Device

The BBC has revealed that it is embarking upon an innovative project known as Orchestrated Media, which could see mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs become far more integrated when it comes to viewing TV shows. The project would see these gadgets almost becoming “second screens”, with relevant content relating to the television programme that the viewer is ... Read More »