Search engines saw an explosion in the number of Britons searching for Council Tax last week after a documentary showed how thousands may be elligible for a rebate.
Martyn Lewis of Moneysavingexpert.com appeared on TV to report how hundreds of users of his site's forum had claimed up to £1,000 because their homes were incorrectly banded.
That prompted an avalanche of search traffic form rate-payers Googling for more information, according to data from Hitwise.
The BBC is set to move into the web TV market, after the BBC Trust gave its backing to the corporation’s on demand plans, despite opposition from Ofcom.
Viewers will be able to watch programmes online or download them to a home computer up to a week after they are broadcast, through the BBC’s iPlayer application.
says it will have secured a controlling stake in mobile ringtone and animation provider
The Rupert Murdoch empire has formed a joint venture with VeriSign, which bought Jamba for $270m in 2004.
A video purporting to show users how to become a tester for a forthcoming TV service to be launched by Google has split the web over claims it is a hoax.
A clip posted to YouTube by tech tutorial channel Infinite Solutions on Friday told viewers they could access high-quality US network TV shows as part of a private test by repeatedly logging in and out of Gmail.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has predicted that growing uptake of online video content and broadband TV will revolutionise viewing habits within the next five years.
The ability of web-based TV services to offer users what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, rather than being slaves to TV schedules, will make all the difference, Gates told the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Revenues from online creative content across Europe will reach €8.3 billion (£5.5 billion) by 2010, according to an EU study. The spread of broadband, mobile and the adoption of digital gadgets will drive the growth.
The research, titled 'Interactive Content and Convergence: Implications for the information Society' assessed the outlook for the online content market, identifying growth areas and potential 'roadblocks' for the market.
Reports suggest that the BBC is negotiating with Google over a deal which would see the corporation's content being shown on Google Video and YouTube.
It is believed that the BBC is interested in promoting its programming via YouTube and Google Video, in a deal similar to those with major US broadcasters, including CBS, where content is promoted on the video sharing sites via branded channels.
Asda parent Wal-Mart is reportedly placing banner ads on under-fire BitTorrent trading site The Pirate Bay.
Sweden-based The Pirate Bay grew into the world's largest torrent tracker last year, doing a roaring trade in illegally shared TV shows, movies and more. Law enforcers shut the site down in May, but it resurfaced, more popular than ever, just days later to torment the entertainment industry again.
Microsoft boss Bill Gates has outlined his vision for the next 'digital decade', announcing plans to add IPTV services to the next version of the Xbox.
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Gates announced that Microsoft will combine the Xbox 360 gaming device with the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform, which he says should be available by the end of 2007.
Google has begun placing advertisements inside clips on its Google Video upload site.
The video of a recent episode of the Charlie Rose show, a programme from the PBS network, is among the first to feature embedded ads that interrupt the clip being watched.