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Posts tagged with Broadband

IPTV subscriptions to double in 2007

The European market for IPTV services will more than double this year, with much of this growth coming from the UK, according to research from media analysts Screen Digest.

The report looks at IPTV services across Europe, and predicts that subscriptions to these services will rise from 2.9m in 2006 to 5.6m in 2007.


UK broadband connections up by a third

The number of UK broadband connections reached 13.1m at the end of last year, up from 9.8m at the end of 2005, according to the latest figures. 

Point Topic's Q4 survey puts the worldwide total of broadband lines at 281.5m, with 17.7m lines added in the three months. The year on year growth rate was 31.1%, with broadband penetration worldwide reaching 5.4%.


ONS report reveals digital divide

The latest Focus on the Digital Age report from the Office for National Statistics reveals that, while internet use is well established and growing fast, the 'digital divide' remains a problem.

According to the report, one in twelve UK households (8%) have no access to the internet, digital TV, or mobile phones.


Oldest UK ISP Pipex on the block

British ISP veteran Pipex looks set to be snapped by any of an array of larger broadband sharks set to circle the company.

Pipex, which emerged in 1991 as the UK's first commercial internet service provider, has appointed an investment bank to consider options that could include a sale.


Online ad revenue 'to surpass £40bn by 2011'

Growing internet usage will boost global internet advertising revenue to $81.1bn (£41.9bn) by 2011, according to new research from Piper Jaffray & Co.

The figure is more optimistic than a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers last year, which predicted that internet ad revenue would reach $51.6bn in 2010, based on an annual growth rate of 18.1%. Piper Jaffray's report predicts growth of 21%.


Babelgum launches to rival Joost in IPTV battle

Babelgum is a new internet TV service, using P2P technology to stream video to your PC at near -TV resolution, very much like Joost.

Like Joost, Babelgum has plenty of financial backing. While Joost's founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis raised around £1.3bn from the sale of Skype, Babelgum founder Silvio Scaglia has just sold a quarter of his stake in Italian broadband firm Fastweb for £148m. 

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Viewers vocal on Virgin-Sky spat

Virgin Media has been deluged with thousands of comments from customers facing the loss of Sky channels in the dispute between the two media giants.

Cable customers are due to lose Sky One, Sky Two, Sky Three, Sky News and Sky Sports News from Thursday if BSkyB and the former ntl/Telewest cannot agree financial terms of a new carriage deal.

A request for comment posted to Virgin's Have Your Say message boards has attracted around 7,000 responses across over 300 pages of replies.


Viacom close to licensing deal with Joost

Joost, the P2P internet TV service, is said to be close to securing a content deal with Viacom,  the parent company of MTV and Comedy Central.

Two weeks ago, Viacom demanded the removal of 100,000 of its clips from YouTube, after failing to reach an agreement with the video sharing site over use of its content.


BT inks on-demand deal with Universal Music

BT has struck a deal with Universal Music Group for the group's music videos to be made available on BT Vision's on demand service.

This follows recent content deals with companies like Sony BMG and Warner Brothers, which have helped BT to build up a catalogue of music, film and TV programming for its new TV service.


Virgin Media launches, response mixed

Virgin Media was today unveiled as the new name for ntl and Telewest, with the new entity aiming to shake up UK consumer telephony, entertainment and communications provision with a quad-play offering.

The cable company last year completed the £962m acquisition of Virgin Mobile, making Richard Branson a 10.7% shareholder in the firm, which celebrated today by firing a volley of press releases.


Ask A Ninja wins landmark ad investment

A video podcast hosted by a balaclava-wearing geek has become "the best-paid online video show in the business" after scoring a $300,000 advertising deal.

Ask A Ninja, a regular online piece-to-camera comedy sketch which debuted in November 2005 and is currently pulling in 154,000 unique visitors a month, signed to have its ads handled by Federated Media.


ITV launches broadband TV assault

ITV aims to launch the UK's first mass-market free broadband TV portal before the end of March, beating rival BBC in the internet television race.

Britain's biggest commercial broadcaster today announced it has hired a new broadband managing director in Annelies van den Belt, who previously led a digital convergence strategy as the Telegraph's new media director and took the paper to a new multimedia headquarters.