Internet TV to be Used by Malaysian Government

1_malaysia_iptv_iosA new internet video service has been introduced by the Malaysian government that will assist it in communicating news, information and other updates to the public within the country. 1MalaysiaIPTV – The IPTV internet channel – is able to be looked at online from a PC or mobile device, whilst apps for iOS (iPod Touch, iPad, [...]

MUST SEE: BBC’s Revamped iPlayer for PS3 and other Connected Devices

BBC iPlayer PS3 DemoIt's hard to be impressed by TV apps these days. Most developers do a horrid job of making things intuitive and easy for end-users to navigate with a standard remote. Enter BBC's new iPlayer HTML5/CE-HTML app. The team at BBC have put in a lot of thought on what a TV-optimized web app should do, [...]

No Streaming-only Service from Comcast on the Horizon

Samsung Comcast Smart TV App CES 2011Comcast's CEO told analysts earlier this week that the company has no plans to offer a streaming-only service to non-subscribers which could theoretically run on the Boxee Box or Roku. The CEO makes clear that previous efforts like Fancast.com "proved unprofitable." It's worth pointing out, though, that a free service like Fancast is different than an IPTV service that folks [...]

Microsoft Is Taking IPTV Serious on the Xbox As Evidence by Its New Media Remote

Xbox 360 Media RemoteBesides the new, slim Bluetooth headset you may have seen on some of the gadget and gaming sites this week, Microsoft also unveiled a new Xbox 360 Media Remote. It, of course, has buttons the mimic the A, B, X, Y buttons and D-pad navigation of the controller, but it also provides TV remote functionality [...]

Connected TVs with On-Demand Content Access Present in 2 Out of 5 Households, People Still Prefer ‘Live’ TV, Though

Samsung Comcast Smart TV App CES 2011This is interesting, though not all unexpected. Knowledge Networks has found that 47% of people, ages 13-64, they surveyed in April 2011 prefer watching live TV at its schedule time. 23% said they prefer DVR recordings, which I also assume means on-demand content as well from their TV provider or sites like Hulu. Another nugget [...]

What the…? Google Just Acquired SageTV

SageTV 7 InterfaceWith little more than a brief note on its homepage (and a tweet), SageTV is announcing that the software company has just been taken under Google's wing. It's unclear what Google plans to do with the company, but it's not a stretch to think that the Google TV team has its eyes on SageTV's DVR, [...]

Motorola Televation to Bring Secure, Set-top Box Free Television Streams to Android, iOS, Smart TVs and other IP Devices over Wi-Fi

Motorola TelevationSomeone pinch me. Motorola is announcing a new kind of CableCARD TV tuner that providers can leverage to offer customers additional/legal ways to receive television to their varied devices via IP. Motorola says they already have SDKs available for both Android and iOS that providers can use to create custom apps to enable subscribers to navigate, [...]

Samsung Shows How Uncomplicated Activating a Blockbuster or Netflix TV App Is

Samsung Netflix TV App Activation DemoWell, I guess you can say it's easy — if you don't mind jumping back and forth between your TV and PC. As you'll see below, activating a TV app on some services, like Blockbuster and Netflix, requires one to grab an authorization code from the provider's website to enter into the app's settings. If you're familiar [...]