Digital television

  1. Online Video Going Long, Live and Mobile: Ooyala Study

    November 15, 2012 3:00 AM EST Just two years ago, conventional wisdom held that online videos should not last longer than three minutes because viewers have the attention span of a LOL cat. Fast forward to this fall, and 30% of total video viewing time on tablet devices are sp ...

  2. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  3. Apps Reshaping Digital Media Consumption At 2012 CES

    January 13, 2012 8:50 AM EST App -titude test: The floor of the 2012 CES Convention Hall in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is all about gadgets. But as this year's confab demonstrated, some of the most excitin ...

  4. EMI Music France Acquires Stake in PlayOn

    January 12, 2012 1:15 PM EST EMI Music France has acquired a "significant" stake in PlayOn. Why would EMI Music France invest in a company that releases DVDs, produces live theatrical events, works with musical artists and is generally involved with music rights? &q ...

  5. CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For

    January 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, long the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries, is increasingly becoming a magnet for music-based services and media companies. With many of this year's announcements expected ...

  6. YouTube Set to Announce TV Initiative With 100 Niche Channels

    October 28, 2011 5:00 PM EDT In a low-budget early effort to compete with satellite and cable TV providers, YouTube is set to announce Friday that it has partnered with several entities to roll out television-style channels with professionally produced shows that will strike ...

  7. Business Matters: Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group

    August 17, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group -- Warner Music Group is a holdout in the Rhapsody-MetroPCS bundle r eported Wednesday at Billboard.biz , according a report by CNET. That means subscribers who get the free subscription t ...

  8. BBC to Launch International Version of iPlayer as Subscription App

    June 15, 2011 7:59 AM EDT LONDON -- It has proved the most popular TV catch-up service in the U.K., regularly attracting over a million users per week. Now, an expanded version of the BBC's iPlayer will be launched internationally as a subscription app costing around ...

  9. YouTube Launches Live Streaming Page

    April 08, 2011 3:03 PM EDT YouTube, the video site owned by Google, on Friday unveiled a page highlighting live programming and said users have asked for more live streams. "With over 2 billion views a day, it's easy to think about YouTube as a place to watch vide ...

  10. Business Matters: U.S. Gov't Lists Worst Piracy Sites/Helpful Piracy Primer

    March 01, 2011 4:38 PM EST Eminem's "Relapse" on Taobao for as low as 8 Yuan or about $1.20 (Photo: Taobao screen shot) U.S. Gov't Lists Worst Piracy Markets/Helpful Piracy Primer -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has weighed ...

  11. DAR.fm Launches, 'TiVo for Music Streaming'

    February 24, 2011 4:44 PM EST Michael Robertson, the entrepreneur behind MP3.com and MP3Tunes -- both of which drew music industry lawsuits for copyright infringement -- is at it again, today launching a new service that will let users record and save music from streaming Inte ...

  12. The Daily: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-Only Newspaper Launches, Still A Work In Progress

    February 02, 2011 3:53 PM EST Today marks the launch of The Daily, NewsCorp's iPad newspaper that is founder Rupert Murdoch's vision for the future of digital publishing. Each "issue" features up to 100 "pages" of news, sports, entertainment, goss ...

  13. A Glimpse At Future Livestreaming Services @MIDEM 2011

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Shows like MIDEM are full of companies looking to strike deals and make partnerships, but not yet ready to discuss on the record the details of their products. So we wind up having many meetings on background with companies plann ...

  14. Business Matters: Radio Listening Dips, LimeWire Cuts Staff and more

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Study: Radio Listening Dips -- American youths are spending more time on the Internet and less time listening to radio, according to a new Edison Research study of 12- to 24-year-olds. Daily radio ...

  15. Study: 4 Million HD Radios to Hit Marketplace by Year's End

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Consumer acceptance of HD Radio may have had a slow start, but that seems to be improving, according to a new study of digital radio by ABI Research. By the end of this year, ABI is forecasting that there will be about 4 million digital radios in ...

  16. Digital Radio Scrappage Scheme For U.K.

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. radio industry has introduced a 'scrappage' scheme in an effort to boost sales of DAB digital radios. Described as a Radio Amnesty, it mirrors the 2009 car scrappage scheme in the U.K., which aimed to boost sales under a volunta ...

  17. U.K. Committee Criticizes Digital Radio Switchover

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An influential Lords committee has hit out at the British government's plans to switch the majority of U.K. radio stations from an analog signal to digital transmission within a five-year time frame. Published this week, the House of Lords Co ...

  18. Digital Radio U.K. Appoints Chairman

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital Radio U.K. has appointed Adam Singer as its chairman. The radio industry body tasked with preparing the U.K. for digital switchover said Singer will take up the role with immediate effect. He will work alongside chief executive Ford Ennals ...

  19. Business Matters: Jamendo, Spotify, Vevo, TAG and More

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Jamendo , a site that offers free and legal music publ ...

  20. TiVo: Super Bowl Plays Trumped Ads

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The five biggest Super Bowl moments outscored the five biggest ads Sunday, when measured by audience spikes and how many folks using TiVo rewound the action to watch it again. TiVo said Monday that the top moment of Super Bowl XLIV was Tracy Porte ...

  21. The Top Music Stories From CES 2010

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST While a logistical hassle, in some ways holding the Consumer Electronic Show - which ended Sunday (Jan. 10) - at the very beginning of the each year is a fitting time-slot as it allows anyone following the tech space to get a handle on what to exp ...

  22. CES Preview: Tablets, Cisco, Lady Gaga and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has become the annual custom, the tech industry will celebrate the new year by congregating en masse in the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase their latest and greatest gadgets and gear. This year will be no different, as the event kicks o ...

  23. TiVO, Amazon Pair For Purchasing Service

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TiVO and Amazon.com are teaming up on a service that will let TiVO users buy products featured on the TV show they are watching. Users purchase the products through the Amazon online store. The Product Purchase feature, as it is called, requires a ...

  24. Sony BMG Teams With Muzu TV

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. has become the first major music company to strike a video content agreement with Muzu TV, an ad-funded online multimedia music service launching in Beta format today. Muzu TV, a privately-owned venture belonging to the Ireland-regis ...

  25. Footprint Strikes Content Deal Targeting Chinese Students

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Newly-established entertainment company Footprint Worldwide has gotten off to a running start by signing a deal with China Youth Media to provide content and brand sponsorship packages to the territory's online university population through l ...

  26. AT&T Bolsters Blue Room

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T is stepping up its online advertising efforts in order to drive more traffic to its music services. According to MediaPost , the Internet service provider is relying on search advertising to promote its Blue Room webcasts of live events. ...

  27. Channel V Debuts In U.S., Canada

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST North American cable subscribers now have access to the Taiwan edition of Channel V, a leading Asian music and lifestyle channel. The channel is the latest offered by KyLinTV, a content provider serving Mandarin speakers in the U.S and Canada. &qu ...

  28. Digital Briefs: Music Choice, TiVo, YouMail, American Idol

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music Choice's on-demand music videos and original programming is now available to TiVo users. The two companies joined forces to add the Music Choice service to the TiVoCast feature on broadband-connected TiVo devices at no extra cost to u ...

  29. Report: 'Idol' Creator, Google Eye IPTV Service

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to rumors reported by IPTV Watch , American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Google are in talks to create an IPTV service designed to "distribute entertainment and music in new and innovative ways." The service is believed to be ...

  30. Rhapsody Links With TiVo

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody is bringing its market-leading subscription music service to the TiVo digital video recorder. The two companies joined forces to create a TiVO-customized version of the Rhapsody service that uses the TiVo remote for navigation and its &qu ...

  31. AT&T Preps Mobile TV Service

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wireless operator AT&T (formerly Cingular) will launch a 24/7 live streaming TV service later this year, using the MediaFLO technology and service from Qualcomm. Unlike today's mobile TV services that deliver on-demand programs made speci ...

  32. Clear Channel Goes Hi-def

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live performances offered in HD. Clear Channel Radio's online unit has begun offering its “Stripped” live performance series in high definition (HD). The first act to be recorded in HD is Island Def Jam's the Killers. The band’s private ...

  33. New Online Music TV Station Launches

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be initially broadcast via broadband on Web. Tim Renner, the former Chairman/ CEO of Universal Deutschland, and now owner of the online radio station Motor FM in Berlin, launched an Internet-delivered television music channel at Popkomm on Wedn ...

  34. Senate Panel Clears B'cast Flag

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give the FCC authority to promulgate regulations designed to protect content delivered by digital broadcasts. A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give th ...

  35. RIAA, Clear Channel Debate Digital Radio

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Broacasters fear legislation that restricts hi-def usage. RIAA head Mitch Bainwol and Clear Channel chief legal officer Andrew Levin engaged in a rapid-fire debate over broadcast audio flag legislation and fair use during a House subcommittee hear ...

  36. IP Legislation Flagged Up For Digital Services

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Audio Broadcast Flag act introduced March 2. Audio Broadcast Flag act introduced March 2. News ...

  37. Update: IP Legislation Flagged Up For Digital Services

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. legislation was introduced yesterday (March 2) designed to protect intellectual property transmitted over digital radio services. Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.) introduced the Audio Broadcast Flag L U.S. legislation was introduced yesterday (Mar ...

  38. Legislation Ending Analog Approved

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awaits the signature of President Bush. The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval today (Feb. 1) to bring television into the digital age. The legislation was crafted by the Energy and Commerce Committee under the chairmanship of U.S. ...

  39. House Passes Bill With Analog Deadline

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday (Dec. 19) which will free up valuable airwaves for wireless broadband use and pave the way for completing the digital television transiti The U.S. House of Representatives passed legis ...

  40. Content Control Debated At DEMXPO

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conference, awards held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in L.A. Old media brands and new technology startups could agree on one thing at the 2006 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo conference—the digital entertainment industry has a long way to go before it at ...

  41. Finland To Issue Mobile TV License

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Finnish government said it has launched a tender process for Europe's first mobile digital television broadcasting license in a bid to boost such innovative services as mobile TV broadcasting via sannaLONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Th ...

  42. House OKs Budget Plan Setting '09 DTV Date

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. government moved one step closer to shutting down the TV broadcast system that the nation has used to beam programming into people's homes since the medium was dominated by Lucille Ball, Sid WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. government mo ...

  43. Hollywood Raises 'Flag' Issue

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Entertainment industry executives Nov. 3 attempted to convince lawmakers to approve laws that would ensure copyright holders' ability to protect content delivered by digital TV and radio broadcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - ...

  44. Senate OKs Analog Death In '09

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Senate on Nov. 3 narrowly approved a massive budget reduction measure that will end the nation's venerable analog broadcasting service on April 7, 2009. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Senate on Nov. 3 narrowly approved a ...

  45. Legislation Sets Digital TV Transition Deadline

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved bipartisan legislation Oct. 26 that would set the deadline for the digital TV transition at Dec. 31, 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved bipartisan legis ...

  46. Legislation Sets Digital TV Transition Deadline

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill does not include a 'broadcast flag.' The House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved bipartisan legislation Oct. 26 that would set the deadline for the digital TV transition at Dec. 31, 2008. Efforts by the Hollywood and music i ...

  47. Coming To A Home Near You: The Connected Consumer

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Looking for the catalyst for a true revolution in home entertainment? There is no shortage of possibilities: high-definition TV, TiVO, BitTorrent, video on demand, smart set-top boxes and more. Vince Broady is senior VP of games and entertainment ...

  48. House Group Says Broadcast Flag 'Essential'

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The copyright industry's drive to get lawmakers to enact legislation that will institute the so-called "broadcast flag" copyright-protection regime appears to be gaining steam. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The copyright industry's drive ...

  49. Broadcasters Testify At FCC Atlanta Meet

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The FCC's four commissioners met for nearly three hours Sept. 15 in Atlanta to hear testimony from four broadcasters and various representatives of other parts of the country's communications industry NEW YORK -- The FCC's four comm ...

  50. Coalition Seeks Digital Radio Copyright Protection

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of music industry groups ranging from the RIAA to the Gospel Music Assn. is urging Congress to approve legislation that would ensure that copyrighted works are protected during digital rad WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A ...

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