The latest happenings from around the world of IPTV

Business, technology, programming and personnel highlights from around the world of IPTV.
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ITVN launches beta on-demand sports
Interactive Television Networks has launched the beta version of Setanta On Demand, which will allow subscribers on-demand access to all scheduled European soccer and rugby games for 24 hours following the end of the match.

ITVN carries Setanta Sports programming, including 1000 live and short-delay sports productions.

For more information, visit: www.itvn.com.


Limelight Networks delivers Current TV on the Web
Limelight Networks is providing the delivery network for www.current.tv, the online counterpart to the Current television network, co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore in 2005.

As the content delivery network for www.current.tv, Limelight delivers the combination of professional and viewer created video content featured on cable/satellite network Current TV.

For more information, visit: www.llnw.com.


AdvancedTechnetix appoints Palmer to board
Advanced Technetix has appointed Bruce Palmer to its board of directors. Palmer has served for the past year as Advanced Technetix vice president and chief financial officer.

For more information, visit: www.advancedtechnetix.com.


RiT Technologies to join DSM Consortium

RiT Technologies will join the new Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) Consortium, a multi-disciplinary R&D effort aimed at developing advanced next-generation broadband technologies.

The goal of the consortium is to deliver new technologies that outperform today's VDSL2, delivering fiber optic-like data transfer rates over copper wire infrastructure.

For more information, visit: www.rittech.com.


Widevine secures HD, VOD deployment for SaskTel
Widevine Technologies has expanded its content security for SaskTel’s HDTV over IP deployment, available to SaskTel Max customers. SaskTel’s new HDTV service is part of a complete broadcast and VOD service offering comprised of 27 Max HD channels, claimed by Widevine to be one the largest high-definition lineups available to IPTV subscribers anywhere.

For more information, visit: www.widevine.com.


TechnoConcepts subsidiary provides STBs in China
Jinshilin Techno, the TechnoConcepts subsidiary in China, has completed its first milestone by shipping set-top boxes to the Shanghai Forests Information Technology Co. and the Television and Broadcast Bureau of the Henan Province.

The units will be integrated into an IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) demonstration network being built by Shanghai Forests in cooperation with Alcatel Network Support System.

For more information, visit: www.technoconcepts.com.


iHollywood Forum announces conference keynote speakers
The Digital Living Room and Venture Forum Dec. 5-6 at the San Francisco Airport Crowne Plaza in Foster City will feature four keynotes from industry luminaries, said event organizer iHollywood Forum.
They include:

  • Satjiv Chahil, Hewlett-Packard, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Marketing, Personal Systems Group
  • Tushar Saxena, Verizon Communications, Director Home Networking Technologies
  • Joe Menard, AMD, Corporate Vice President Consumer Business
  • Peter Barrett, Microsoft TV, Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Engineering

For more information, visit: www.digitallivingroom.com.