The Radioplayer, the single streaming audio player for BBC and commercial radio stations in Britain, will be launched in December this year.
The UK Radioplayer network, which was unveiled at the 2009 Radio Festival in Salford, will initially provide access to fifty channels. The number of available channels will gradually be increased to two hundred.
Virgin Media Inc. (VMED) and British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSY) had opposed the idea of a joint venture which is likely to get Internet content and new video-on-demand to the television. However an investigation has been ruled out by U. K. communications regulator Ofcom into it.
The YouView TV Ltd would most probably come into play by the first half of next year. Complaints had been submitted against Ofcom which claimed the violation of the 1998 Competition Act.
Media buyer ZenithOptimedia is reported to have raised its forecast related to its advertising growth rate for this year to over 4.8 % from 3.5 %. The decision emerged following its recovery in the global advertising filed that fetched a huge momentum in the middle of the year.
"2011 is unlikely to be so strong [as 2010] as advertisers worry that government spending cuts will dampen consumer demand. It expects that total spend in 2010 will be £11.29bn and £11.58bn in 2011", a spokesman for Zenith was quoted as saying.
Zenith is owned by France-based Publicis Groupe SA (PUBP .PA).
British pay television operator BSkyB has said that the BBC-backed YouView, which was formerly known as Project Canvas, will not be a hit.
Delia Bushel, the head of broadband & telephony at BSkyB, said in an interview with TechRadar that there would not be a huge demand for YouView as the upfront costs would likely to put several people off purchasing it.
Ms. Bushel said a YouView set-top box would cost over ten times as much as a regular Freeview box’s cost. She added that it should not be an off-the-shelf solution.
Rumors are swirling that broadband ISP Virgin Media is close to sign an agreement with Spotify to bring the European streaming music service to its subscribers.
A report published in the Telegraph has quoted an unnamed source close to Spotify saying that Soptify and Virgin Media are preparing sign a partnership deal.
According to the published report, “Spotify and Virgin Media are close to concluding a partnership deal. The finer details are not yet known, but Spotify will be offering new tools and content exclusively to Virgin customers as part of the arrangement.”
The BBC along with Japanese broadcaster NHK tested a Super Hi-Vision broadcasting that is 16 times sharper than Full HD.
The BBC delivered a Charlatans gig performed in Britain to spectators in Tokyo at a super high resolution of 7680 by 4320 pixels, which is more than 33-megapixels and 16 times better than 1080p.
The twenty-minute music video required around 4 terabytes of space. NHK produced a customized lens and Panasonic 103-inch plasma screen for viewers to watch the video.
Arguing against the claims made by Iran, a 'New Yorker' writer expressed that social media would never give birth to social revolution.
Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker writes that as per the social networking evangelists, Twitter and Facebook will escort a new age of global civil rights engagement. Giving instances to add to the facts, they talk about last year's protests in Moldova and Iran, which they blamed was triggered by flammable tweets.
According to reports by the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and AOL are in talks to possibly reach a decision regarding a deal that would involve the sale of TechCrunch to AOL. The journal further stated that the terms and conditions regarding the deal could not be yet ascertained.
A well known blog across the internet world, TechCrunch is a product that is right out of the Silicon Valley. TechCrunch was originally developed in the year 2005 and has been mentioned regularly as an asset that would be profitable to acquirers.
Australian subscription TV provider Foxtel is going to launch a string of channels later this year, with 3D-only channel, called Foxtel 3D, to come on November 1, 2010.
The launch of Foxtel 3D will extend the content to movies, factual along with general entertainment programming.
The New Corp and Telstra-backed firm said its other upcoming channels will include Speed and Speed HD, MTV Hits and concert channels MTVN Live and MTVN Live HD.
In addition the Foxtel will launch Nat Geo Wild HD and BBC Knowledge HD. The firm will simulcast all the HD channels in standard definition.
ABC has shown that the iPad can make the TV viewing more interactive by the applications of with it. ABC has also shown that the TV could be synchronized with the iPad by using the built in mic of the device only. This will allow the TV viewers to find out more about different characters of the TV and to take part in polls while watching their favorite programs o the TV.
People will be able to vote for their favorite American Idol and America's Got Talent contestants by using the iPad voting submission.
The Government of UK has not been able to make a decision on whether it should consider the takeover proposal of pay-TV group BSkyB for review.
According to the BBC, the media regulator Ofcom will be asked to keep a check on any takeover and its impact and to look whether the voices within the British media sector are reduced.
British newspapers The Sun, The Times, the News of the World and Sunday Times are owned by the News Corp., which wishes to take over 61% of the leading British pay-TV group.
Publishers of the magazine, The Lady have apologized to its readers for publishing an advertisement by the Antonio Federici brand, which showed a pregnant nun with an ice-cream tub.
The magazine had received complaints by people who felt that the advertisement was religiously insensitive and was meant to hurt people who follow Roman Catholicism.
The BBC's reporting of chancellor George Osborne's expenditure review on 20 October get in front of the disturbance after broadcasting unions today declared walkout dates in their argument over pension scheme modification.
Bectu and Unite, the National Union of Journalists, today discarded BBC director general Mark Thompson's most recent revised pension alteration proposal, conveyed to staff by email prior in the day, and substantiated two
48-hour strikes crafted to ground maximum commotion to the corporation's reporting of key in political procedures this autumn.
Redbox has reached a billion mark with its related rental service offering of DVD and Blu-ray rental service.
It is claimed to be one of the major landmarks, and in respect of this matter the firm is offering free rentals to individuals who initiated the contest offering a complete Sony Entertainment System.
Redbox, which was marked as a start-up venture was demoed as a revolution when it initiated its service offering for DVD rentals for $1 a day via thousands of kiosks, now has users renting for almost 10 million movies per week.
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