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    Yahoo! strikes online music alliance with Duet

    April 5, 2024 Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. has struck an alliance with Duet, an online music distribution company backed by Sony Corp. and French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal. In doing so, Yahoo has become the latest in a string of companies that plan…

    Consumers want interactive TV now: study (April 03, 2024)

    April 3, 2024 Los Angeles – The majority of consumers understand what interactive television is, they want it now, and they are willing to upgrade from analog to digital cable, or switch between cable and satellite services, in order to get interactive content…

    BCE to create $70 million “convergence” fund (April 03, 2024)

    April 3, 2024 Montreal – Telecommunications giant BCE Inc. is creating a $70-million fund designed to speed up the development of convergence products and services across the company. The announcement today follows several days of criticism against the company and its strategy to…

    NAB trying to block Canadian site from Webcasting

    April 3, 2024 The National Association of Broadcasters has requested that the Copyright Board of Canada deny’s application to stream TV programs over the Internet. It argues that Internet retransmissions of U.S. broadcast signals would have "devastating consequences for the U.S. system…

    RealNetworks to launch online music subscription service (April 02, 2024)

    April 2, 2024 New York – RealNetworks, maker of a popular Internet-based music and video player, is partnering with three major record label owners to create an online music subscription service to be available sometime this year. Called MusicNet, the venture announced Monday…

    First HDTV signals sent across the Web

    March 30, 2024 Manhasset, N.Y. – InternetWeek has announced the first ever high-definition television (HDTV) broadcast over the Internet, marking the first time HDTV images have been sent over an IP network to a location thousands of miles away. The multicast data stream,…

    Microsoft technology allows online delivery of films

    March 29, 2024 Redmond, Wash. – Microsoft Corp. yesterday announced the final release of its Windows Media Audio and Video 8, the first digital media technology to make possible the real-time delivery of full-screen, near-DVD-quality film content over today’s broadband connections. Windows Media…

    Ryerson expands broadcasting research with CTV fund (March 29, 2024)

    March 29, 2024 Toronto, – Ryerson University has established The Bell Globemedia Chair in Convergence and the Creative Use of Advanced Technology, thanks to a $2.5-million endowment from CTV Inc., as part of the BCE-CTV benefits package. The Bell Globemedia Chair will expand…

    China unveils digital broadcast strategy

    March 28, 2024 Beijing – The Chinese government has unveiled an ambitious plan to craft a modern broadcast network over the next five years that will put digital and high-definition TV and broadband access atop a unified national cable TV network reports…

    Revenues jump 19% at Cogeco

    March 27, 2024 Montreal, – Cogeco Cable Inc. says revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2024 increased by 19 per cent, from $91.1 million to $108.8 million. For the first six-month period ended February 28, 2024, consolidated revenue amounted to $212.5 million…