Archive for the ‘Internet-based television technology’ Category

IPTV faced challenges and opportunities in 2010

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Consumers in 2010 staged a mini-revolt, if you believe some sources, to redefine their TV viewing habits. Just as TiVo and all the DVR iterations that followed ushered in the era of time-shifted TV viewing, consumers began to experiment in TV place shifting as well, looking for ways to watch–and pay for–only the content they wanted, when and where they wanted it. Bundles? Increasingly coming under fire and even Hollywood–which jealously guards the gate to its content kingdom–is starting to take notice. FierceIPTV (12/21)

Motorola to buy video company BitBand

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Motorola Inc (MOT.N) on Monday said that it would buy privately held BitBand, an Israel-based video-on-demand technology provider, to expand its home video business. Motorola said it would integrate BitBand into its Home and Networks Mobility unity, for which the company has reportedly been looking for a buyer willing to pay $4 billion to $5 billion.

Motorola, which is losing money on its mobile phones business, did not disclose the terms of the BitBand deal. It expects to close the transaction in the current quarter.

BitBand provides Internet-based television technology to 60 operators in countries such as Holland, Italy and Russia, Motorola said.

Shares of Motorola rose 8 cents to $8.86 in morning trading on New York Stock Exchange