The BBC has closed its Digital Media Initiative due to spiralling costs, and suspended its chief technology officer John Linwood for his role in what the broadcaster’s new director-general Tony Hall has dubbed a “huge waste” of taxpayers’ money.
Beijing-based telecoms equipment vendor UTStarcom has posted a US$ 5mn net loss for the first quarter of this year, but expects profitability to improve once it can count the IPTV business it sold last August as discontinued operations.
Demand for IPTV services picked up “significantly” last year, according to US research firm MRG, which estimates that the number of IPTV subscribers worldwide rose 36% in 2012 to reach 77mn, with strong growth in all geographic regions.
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Microsoft announced the Xbox One on Tuesday in Redmond, Washington. Given that the Xbox 360 has been around since 2005 and sold over 70 million units worldwide, finally seeing the next-generation console from the #1 player in the market is a pretty big deal.
Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One yesterday evening in Redmond signaled the culmination of its ambitions to be at the centre of the future living room entertainment landscape.
A new codec war is looming! The peaceful reign of H.264 is over, the end is nigh, and HEVC is ready to battle to prove its worth, steal the crown and prove itself the one true king (guess who just got caught up on Game of Thrones?).
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