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BT plans ultrafast broadband


UK telco BT has revealed plans to transform the UK broadband landscape from superfast to ultrafast. The announcement came as BT reported its Q3 Results which showed it had added 45,000 TV customers and continued to grow its BT Sport residential and commercial customer bases. In just over a year since launch, 25,000 commercial premises have signed up to BT…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

UHD panel market $30bn by 2020

According to a report from Transparency Market Research, the market for ultra-high definition (UHD) panels globally is estimated to reach $30.4 billion by 2020. In terms of volume sale, the…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Movistar signs HBO, hits 2m pay-TV subs

Movistar and HBO have signed an agreement that will see TV series such as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Girls distributed via Telefonica’s online VoD service. Movistar TV will…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Médiamétrie TV Twitter ratings

French ratings institute Médiamétrie has launched, in association with Twitter, its Twitter TV Ratings tool that measures the number of tweets made in relation to a television programme. Proving that…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

FCC spectrum auction breaks all records

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) auction for new spectrum that has been running in the US for the past two months closed on January 29th and broke all records. The FCC’s AWS-3 auction brought in $44.9 billion, as various existing operators scrambled to acquire fresh…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Singtel, Sony, Warner hook up for Asia OTT

Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment have established HOOQ, a joint venture start-up, to offer a regional over-the-top (OTT) video service in Asia. HOOQ will deliver both Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programmes to customers anytime,…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

TV easily wins attention battle


Internet video is getting interest from media and marketers, but multiscreen TV is where US consumers commit the bulk of their time, according to report called Get Real: Video Advertising 2015. The report examines the major players in the growing field of video in the…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Chromecast passes 1bn streams, YouTube views up 50%

Chromecast, Google’s HDMI dongle that has been on the market for 18 months, is still riding high.  According to analyst group NPD, Chromecast was the top selling streaming device throughout the US in the year of 2014, with users casting more than 1 billion times…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

2 bidders for UK DAB multiplex


Ofcom has announced there have been two applications to run a second national, commercial digital radio ‘multiplex’ in the UK, which will deliver around 15 new national DAB stations from 2106. Ofcom invited applications to run the multiplex in July 2014, stating that it would…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

TF1 preps SVoD kids service

French broadcaster TF1 will launch the first SVoD service targeting kids in France on February 5th. Branded ‘TFou Max’, TF1 says the service isn’t seeking to compete with Netflix or other French VoD platforms such asCanalPlay, but to take advantage of children’s growing non-linear viewing.…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Greece to restart ERT

Greek public broadcaster ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corp) was ordered to close in June 2013, and has struggled ever since with some 2600 staff laid off. ERT returned to air in July 2013 with a dramatically cut-down broadcasting schedule reflecting the country’s austerity programme, and a…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Canada sets out future TV policy


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued two decisions related to some of the issues addressed in its ‘Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians’ public consultation, as well as a decision relating to the future of mobile television content. These announcements concern…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Huge rise in India’s ‘inactive’ DTH subs

India is frequently cited for its huge – and growing – DTH subscriber numbers of a combined 70.33 million. But a report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) tells a different story. TRAI says that the total number of inactive subscribers grew by…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Most broadcasters ever to cover Chelsea v Man City


On January 31st, Stamford Bridge will play host to record number of broadcasters attending a Barclays Premier League match. The action on the pitch will be made available to Premier League fans all over the world as 26 television broadcast crews cover the match in…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »
Inside Satellite
Chris Forrester

Satellite to lose some C-band access?

Satellite operators around the world have been seeking protection for their continued exclusive use of C-band frequencies. The threat to…

Chris Forrester - Jan 30 2015 / Read More »
Off Message
Nick Snow

Who’s Neutral Now?

The FCC’s fork in the road, or should that be Information Super-highway, on Net Neutrality is fast approaching and the…

Nick Snow - Jan 20 2015 / Read More »

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Levira delivers Fight Sports in Scandinavia

Levira, a  play-out and media asset management platform is delivering a new 24/7 HD Network Fight Sports to Nordic Pay-Tv operator, TeliaSonera in Sweden and in…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Canada: Rogers delivers ICC Cricket World Cup

Canadian cricket fans are receiving a front-row seat to one of the world’s popular sporting events this February as Rogers delivers live pay-per-view coverage of…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Sky to enter mobile sector


UK pay-TV operator Sky is set to add a range of mobile voice and data services to its customer offering for the first time following…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

Virgin Media seeks Premier League rights delay

UK quad-play operator Virgin Media is seeking a suspension to the tendering process for live English Premier League football broadcast rights for three seasons starting…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

Cabsat deals dominate European media M&A

According to new PwC analysis of M&A deals across the European entertainment and media industry in 2014, the rebound in deals value since the post…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

BBC retains Premier League highlights


The BBC has renewed its deal to show Premier League highlights for a further three years, through to and including the 2018/19 season. The agreement…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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