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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (November, 2006)

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Programming

DirecTV Activates HD Local Channels in Green Bay, Wisc., Greensboro, N.C., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Providence, R.I.

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 27 2006, 2:32pm

DirecTV is now offering local HD programming to customers in the Green Bay, Wisc., Greensboro, N.C., Grand Rapids, Mich. and Providence, R.I. DMAs. With the addition of these four markets, DIRECTV now offers local HD broadcast channels in 49 cities, representing more than 65 percent of U.S. TV households. DIRECTV plans to launch an additional eight HD local markets...

Global & Worldview

Interactive Services in China Raise More than Revenues

By Dale Cripps • Nov 21 2006, 6:27pm

For those of you keeping up with the rest of the world this article just in from IMS Research should prove interesting. _Dale
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Shanghai, China (November 21, 2006) - Interactive digital set-top box shipments to the Chinese market increased by an estimated 563% in 2005 to 212,000 units, according to a new report published by IMS Research. This market segment is forecast to grow strongly and to reach about 5.3 million units in 2010.

To digitize current analog cable TV households in urban areas, the Chinese government has...

New Products & Equipment

Panasonic Plasma HDTV Goes From Wish List To Reality

By Dale Cripps • Nov 17 2006, 10:44pm

SECAUCUS, N.J., November 16, 2006 - Panasonic, the market and technology leader in Plasma TV, is turning the dreams of many consumers into reality this holiday season thanks to technological advances, lower pricing and $200 installation rebates1 which are making its best selling line of Plasma HDTVs more attainable than ever during this peak buying period.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association2, sales of flat panel TVs are expected to top $7.3 billion this year, up 85 percent from a year ago. Half of consumers surveyed said...

New Products & Equipment

Panasonic Offers Open Access to its Plasma Concierge Service over Holiday Season

By Dale Cripps • Nov 17 2006, 9:52pm

SECAUCUS, NJ (November 16, 2006) - Panasonic, the market and technology leader in Plasma TV, announced today that it is offering all consumers access to its Plasma ConciergeTM toll-free information service this holiday season. This Panasonic Plasma Concierge program, normally open exclusively to Panasonic HD Plasma owners, will, for a limited time, be accessible to any consumer who would like to learn about HDTV flat panels from a live expert beginning today.

High Definition Video on Demand Coming From Dish Network & Lionsgate

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 8 2006, 3:00am

DISH Network™ satellite TV service today announced an agreement with Lionsgate Entertainment to carry the studio's titles on its Video On Demand platform, DISH On Demand, as well as Pay-Per-View services, including high definition.

DISH Network's DISH On Demand service gives customers the power to enjoy movies and other programs whenever they want and is currently available on the DISH Player-DVR 508, DISH Player-DVR 510, DISH Player-DVR 625, and ViP622 DVR receivers. Customers have immediate access to...

Entertainment

HD TV Shows and Movies Coming to Your Xbox 360

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 7 2006, 10:45am

Beginning on its first anniversary, November 22, Xbox 360 will become the first gaming console in history to provide HD TV shows and movies directly to gamers in their own living rooms. Xbox 360 gamers will be able to download full-length TV shows to own, and will be able to rent movies via download from the Xbox Live® network.