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UK multiscreen viewing up 17%

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Figures released by Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, suggest that the total average daily TV viewing in the UK during 2014 was 3 hours, 44 minutes, 30 seconds a day per person. Overall, there was a decline in total TV viewing of 10 minutes, 30 seconds a day compared to 2013, a fall of 4.5…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

FCC adopts net neutrality rules

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has followed the lead of President Barack Obama and voted to impose tough new rules for net neutrality, introducing a measure that seems sure to…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Aereo bankruptcy auction raises less than $2m

Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo, which late November 2015 filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, has…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »
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LG leads UHD sales

South Korean electronics giant LG supplied 1.86 million Ultra-HD panels in Q4/2014, and took 27.9 per cent of the global market by volume according to data from DisplaySearch. LG narrowly…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Belgian card-sharers further penalised

In a joint card-sharing case brought by a number of members of audiovisual anti-piracy body AAPA, the court of appeal of Liège (Belgium) has upheld the decision of the court of first instance (in Dinant) and increased the penalty for an illegal card sharing network…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

ProSiebenSat.1 hails record year

German TV group ProSiebenSat.1 has reported 2014 as a record year, as revenues increased by 10.4 per cent to €2.876 billion. Recurring EBITDA increased by 7.2 per cent to €847.3 million and underlying net income rose by 10.3 per cent to €418.9 million. Thomas Ebeling,…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Cricket and 4K captivate India viewers

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Nothing, not Bollywood movies, not vivid variety shows, not even Comedy Nights with Kapil, comes close to capturing Indian viewers’ attention like a game of cricket. The local derby match between India and Pakistan on February 15th, part of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament,…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Connected viewers interested in TV transactions

A study conducted for Delivery Agent by Nielsen has revealed notable consumer interest and intent to engage in commerce and associated commerce activities through connected televisions and related devices. The research underscores the opportunity for TV marketers to increase viewer engagement, generate customer leads, and…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Google buys .app web domain

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Google has purchased the website domain .app in an auction held by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) – the organisation which oversees the running of the net. The firm’s winning bid for $25,001,000 is believed to be the highest so far.…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Naguib Sawiris eyes Euronews control

Euronews is set to sell a €35 million majority stake to Naguib Sawiris. Established in 1993 by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Euronews is currently owned by 21 public television channels and 3 local authorities. Available in 13 languages it provides rolling coverage of world…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Nickelodeon Noggin SVoD service

Nickelodeon will officially launch its SVoD service in the US on March 5th. Originally set to go live in February, the service will resurrect the “Noggin” brand previously employed by the kids’ network for one of its TV channels, and will cost $5.99 per month. …

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Nilesat profit up 58%

Cairo-based Nilesat reported a significant jump in net profit, from $46.6 million in 2013 to $73.8 million in 2014, an improvement of 58.6 per cent. The data was released to the Cairo Stock Exchange on February 26th. Overall revenues also grew from $180.9 million in…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

WWE passes NBA as No1 sport on YouTube

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With more than 4.2 billion video views in the last 12 months, WWE has become the top ranked Sports channel on YouTube ahead of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, ESPN and NASCAR. In addition, WWE on YouTube has more than 5.2 million subscribers, which is…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Eircom adds more Sky Sports

Irish telco Eircom has confirmed it will expand the number of Sky Sports channels in its pay-TV line-up. From March 3rd, Sky Sports 3, 4 and 5 will join the eVision line-up ahead of April’s Masters golf. “We continue to evolve our TV offering and…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »
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Chris Forrester

Good news from Outer Space

The past few days have seen each of the Top 10 satellite operators release their end-of-year results. We have reported…

Chris Forrester - Feb 27 2015 / Read More »
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Nick Snow

Battle lines: Neutrality, Rights Auctions

Journalism about regulatory and commercial disputes often looks to conflict related analogies. It is, more often than not, an over-reach…

Nick Snow - Feb 11 2015 / Read More »

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Orange deploys Viaccess-Orca’s Voyage

French telco Orange has launched an OTT multiscreen service thorughout France using the Viaccess-Orca ‘s Voyage – TV Everywhere solution, with systems integration and technical…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

ZTE launches 4K smart STBs

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced the global launch of its smart 4-core…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

MTN demos VoD over LTE

MTN recently announced that Discover Digital would operate the service which it built with Irish company Digisoft.tv  Digisoft announced a move into multi device VoD…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

MPs: ‘No long-term future in BBC licence fee’

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An influential group of UK MPs has said it sees no long-term future in the BBC licence fee and set out advantages of a broadcasting…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Analyst: Cord-cutting evidence confused

Analyst firm MoffettNathanson’s comprehensive quarterly report on the US cable and satellite pay-TV sector, admits that on the surface “all is calm” insofar as subscriptions…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

​Mediaset €1.2bn bid for RAI’s tower network operator

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Mediaset’s broadcasting network operator Ei Towers has launched a bid for its counterpart RaiWay, owned by public broadcaster RAI. The cash and stock offer values…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »
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