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Subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent Sues Apple over QuickTime & iDevices

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Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary Multimedia Patent Trust has sued many consumer electronics companies and broadcasters over the years including Microsoft, Dell, LG, TiVo, Canon and yes Apple. In this latest patent infringement filing, Multimedia Patent Trust (MPT) focuses their entire case against Apple on three counts ......
Subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent Sues Apple over QuickTime & iDevices

Will the FCC get its first female chief?

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Whomever President Obama nominates to replace Julius Genachowski, there will be political fallout. FORTUNE -- There are lots of different issues that the Federal Communications Commission can affect: from media ownership rules to broadband deployment to whether broadcasters must pay insanely large fines for "wardrobe malfunctions" and people swearing during...
Will the FCC get its first female chief?

Aereo countersues broadcasters over its internet TV streaming service

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Now that Aereo has launched its antenna TV-over-the-internet service it can devote some attention to its legal issues, and today countersued the TV networks suing it (Fox, PBS, Univision, WPIX and WNET) in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. It's already filed another suit against Disney, CBS NBCUniversal and...
Aereo countersues broadcasters over its internet TV streaming service

Mobile cloud DVR app BooxTV snapped up by Finnish telco

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The idea of third-party services that allow online TV recording may have proved controversial in some quarters, but now a Finnish telco is acquiring just such a thing. DNA Ltd has bought a fifth of Booxmedia, whose BooxTV app is an internet-based DVR for smartphones and tablets. BooxTV’s mobile app...
Mobile cloud DVR app BooxTV snapped up by Finnish telco

Digital brands spark thrills and fear in children's entertainment industry

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Why broadcasters want to emulate the success of Angry Birds, Moshi Monsters, Cut the Rope and others"Wherever children are, we've got to be there with them."No, not the words of an overbearing parent. The sentence above is what came from the lips of just about every broadcaster or producer who...
Digital brands spark thrills and fear in children's entertainment industry

If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

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Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn Britt is watching and rooting for Aereo, the app that takes TV signals and streams them over the Internet for $8 a month. If Aereo wins its legal battle Timer Warner would consider doing the same thing, he told the Washington Post's Cecilia Kang in...
If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

The Morning Lowdown 3-2-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) throws weight around in TV negotiations (NY Post) »  Broadcasters Sue To Stop $12 Streaming Service Aereo (paidContent) »  AT&T (NYSE: T) Ends All-You-Can-Eat (Wall Street Journal) »  Zynga and the perils of becoming a...
The Morning Lowdown 3-2-12

Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking

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Media regulator Ofcom to investigate whether Sky News broke broadcasting rules in using hacked emails for John Darwin storyOfcom is to launch an investigation into a Sky News journalist's hacking of emails belonging to John Darwin, the "canoe man" accused of faking his won death.The media regulator said that it...
Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking
Jon Miller: Hulu still essential to broadcasters

Shazam: 'TV advertising is going to become our primary revenue stream'

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With tens of millions of weekly active users, British startup wants to make second-screen ads a big deal for broadcastersIt's a long time since Shazam was just that useful app to identify (or "tag") music playing in the real world. In 2013, the company has a burgeoning business based around...
Shazam: 'TV advertising is going to become our primary revenue stream'

YouTube streams London 2012 Paralympic Games to US, Canada

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Google is streaming the 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games live on YouTube. Over 500 hours of live competitions accompanied by real-time commenting will be available to viewers in the US and Canada through the ParalympicSportsTV channel, in lieu of sufficient viewing options through other broadcasters.......
YouTube streams London 2012 Paralympic Games to US, Canada

Broadcasters sue Aereo over mobile TV streaming plans

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A number of broadcasting companies have quickly moved to sue Aereo, a startup that aims to stream broadcast HDTV content. The broadcasters are attempting to prevent the service from launching, accusing the startup of copyright infringement and asking judges to order an injunction to block the service before it becomes...
Broadcasters sue Aereo over mobile TV streaming plans

Would You Pay $10 a Month for Hulu?

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Hulu is one step closer to rolling out a premium subscription plan, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. The web video startup is reportedly going to charge users $9.95 a month for access to a larger library of video content than is currently available through its free,...
Would You Pay $10 a Month for Hulu?

Dish chairman says Hopper ad-skipper is about tech, not leverage over broadcasters

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Dish Networks Chairman Charlie Ergen denied that the satellite TV company’s DVR that lets users wipe out commercials is simply a tool to pressure broadcasters to lower transmission fees. “We don’t want to pay retransmission money but it’s not a leverage game.  It’s really that tech has changed,” Ergen told...
Dish chairman says Hopper ad-skipper is about tech, not leverage over broadcasters

Security firm suspects hired guns in South Korean cyberattacks

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The people behind the destructive cyberattacks against three banks and two broadcasters in South Korea were likely employees or hired guns of a single organization, a security vendor analyzing the attack code says. In addition, Symantec says it found a connection between the recent attack and one launched against...
Security firm suspects hired guns in South Korean cyberattacks

TNW at IBC: The future of live streaming and whether quality trumps speed for broadcasting

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The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) took place last week in Amsterdam. Throughout the event, The Next Web streamed live interviews with industry players with the help of LiveU. We conducted a panel discussion about the future of streaming with Ronen Artman, LiveU‘s VP Marketing, Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor of Streaming Media magazine...
TNW at IBC: The future of live streaming and whether quality trumps speed for broadcasting

Diller's Aereo Web TV countersues broadcasters

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In a suit against nearly all the major broadcasters, Aereo claimed it doesn't infringe on the broadcasters' copyrights. [Read more]...
Diller's Aereo Web TV countersues broadcasters

BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses

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Last November, BitTorrent put out a call to all "qualified broadcasters," seeking to build out a solid based for Live, its new P2P streaming protocol. Now, just four months later, the company's opening the beta service up to all users, giving a real-time platform to anyone with a webcam,...
BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses

Fox suing another TV streaming service

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Even as broadcast companies battle streaming service Aereo in court over copyright infringement, other similar services are popping up; and Fox is now suing yet another company that streams its broadcasts to mobile devices. BarryDriller.com, playfully named after Barry Diller, TV mogul and Aereo investor, operates in a manner similar...
Fox suing another TV streaming service

How Vidmind lets companies 'roll their own Netflix' [Video]

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At the recent IBC broadcasting technology convention in Amsterdam, The Next Web’s Paul Sawers caught up with Danny Peled, CEO of Vidmind, a company that has recently launched a platform allowing broadcasters, or indeed any company, to create their own video on demand (VOD) service. The Vidmind service is delivered...
How Vidmind lets companies 'roll their own Netflix' [Video]

The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger

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When the Viggle-GetGlue merger was first announced this morning, there was initially a bit of congratulations for those involved. After all, there are a number of folks who’d love to see a successful company tackle the social TV market — mainly networks who’d like to see apps that can get...
The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger
MOBILE VIDEO: Inside The Massive Explosion, And What It Means
New Vinson App Offers A Vision of Mobile TV If It Was Crammed Into An iPad
Twitter Launches Twitter Amplify For Real-Time Videos In Stream, Partnering With BBC, Fox, Fuse And Weather Channel

TNW at IBC: Telestream discuss how live-streaming is becoming more accessible for everyone

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TNW has been live streaming from the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam. For broadcasting technology it is one of the biggest events on the calendar where the companies behind the TV, radio and Web streams showcase their wares. Telestream creates products that make it possible to get video content...
TNW at IBC: Telestream discuss how live-streaming is becoming more accessible for everyone

Social TV Startup Kwarter Raises $4 Million To Help Broadcasters And Brands Build Second-Screen Apps

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TV viewers increasingly are using their mobile phones while watching TV, mostly ignoring commercials while doing so. And so, a number of startups are emerging to try to get their attention during those times, instead of having users play games or do email during ad breaks. To meet this demand...
Social TV Startup Kwarter Raises $4 Million To Help Broadcasters And Brands Build Second-Screen Apps
Gracenote bringing personalized TV ads to your living room in 2013

Booting Up: Just Two More Days of Facebook Phone Gossip to Deal With!

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Mr. Allen is signing…a lease?? (Photo: Flickr) We’re another day closer to the fabled Facebook phone release so images are leaking out of what the supposed Android-based OS is going to look like. Hint: it’s blue! [CNET] Say hi to your newest your coworker, Silicon Valley. It’s Paul Allen! The...
Booting Up: Just Two More Days of Facebook Phone Gossip to Deal With!

BBC Commissions Six Original Dramas For Its iPlayer Streaming Service

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Once it was all about the online catch-up. Now the Beeb's terrestrial channels will be catching up with online. Promising writers of TV scripts just got a new conduit for their work. The BBC has announced that it is commissioning six new dramas to be shown on its iPlayer...
BBC Commissions Six Original Dramas For Its iPlayer Streaming Service

DirecTV quietly shifts n3D channel from 24/7 to part-time broadcasts

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Nearly two years after launching its n3D channel broadcasting 3D content around the clock, DirecTV has reduced the channel to part-time programing hours as of June 1st. Whether the change is due to a lack of fresh content or viewer adoption is unclear and DirecTV's bland statement about waiting...
DirecTV quietly shifts n3D channel from 24/7 to part-time broadcasts
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