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Ofcom consults on pay-TV regulation

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UK regulator Ofcom has published a consultation as part of its review of the pay-TV ‘wholesale must-offer’ remedy. Ofcom’s initial assessment indicates that Premier League and Champions League football are key content likely to be capable of influencing consumers’ choice of pay-TV retailer. The review will determine whether regulation requiring Sky to offer its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

4K TV set shipments up 700%

The worldwide television market is forecast to grow to 234 million units in 2014, representing a 3 per cent growth from 2013, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting.…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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Spain approves 3 month extension to DSO

The Spanish government has bowed to the pressure of the industry and market to delay until March 31st 2015 the digital switch-off and the DTT reset deadline. The government has…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Numericable DTO service

Numericable-SFR (Altice) has announced the launch of a pay to keep download service after signing agreements with five international studios and production companies. This service has been added to Numericable’s…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

EBRD €24m loan to Serbia to complete DSO

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a €24 million loan to Serbian public company Emisiona Tehnika i Veze for completing the transition from analogue to digital TV broadcasting. However, it is already certain that the full amount of the allocated resources…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

TiVo: Time-shift and binging proliferate

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TiVo Research & Analytics – the media marketing and analytics software subsidiary of the next-generation television services specialist – has released the first-ever TiVo State of TV Report, revealing startling changes to the ever-evolving TV and entertainment industries. The report details key insights into viewing…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Success for O3b quartet

SES-backed O3b now has its first constellation of 12 satellites in orbit. Four additions were lofted into space late on December 19th, by an Arianespace Soyuz rocket from the Kourou, French Guiana, spaceport. The complex mission worked perfectly and after a 2 hour 22 minute…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Online TV Box from Sky Deutschland

All existing and new subscribers to Sky Deutschland’s Sky Online and Snap services can now order the Sky Online TV Box powered by Roku. The Sky Online TV Box is available at the introductory price of €49.90 when ordered with the Sky Online (www.skyonline.de) or…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Google/MPAA spat intensifies

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A ‘difference of opinion’ between Google and movie industry trade body the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over copyright policy has been raised a notch with the MPAA describing Google’s effort to position itself as a defender of free speech as “shameful”. The MPAA…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Ultra-HD on Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video users can now watch blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original Series in Ultra-HD picture quality. Ultra-HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra-HD smart TVs. Available at no additional cost to their…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Wuaki.tv 220% increase in UK users

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Wuaki.tv, the movie and TV series streaming service, saw significant company growth in the UK during 2014. Wuaki.tv now has over 400,000 registered users in the UK as of December 2014, a 220 per cent increase over the last 12 months. Company revenues have also…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Fox boost for Hulu

Hot on the heels of agreeing a deal for exclusive ABC content, US online entertainment streaming service has revealed what it describes as a landmark agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks’ Original Series Produced by FX Productions. The agreement will make…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Sky Deutschland scores Europa League rights

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Sky Deutschland has secured the live broadcasting rights for the UEFA Europa League up to and including the 2017/18 season. In combination with the rights for the UEFA Champions League, Sky will continue to exclusively show all matches of the German and Austrian teams. The…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Majority of US ISPs offer lower-speed service

Research from the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) of the US Department of Commerce – Competition Among U.S. Broadband Service Providers – has found that more service providers offer lower-speed than higher-speed service. Noting that more than one quarter of American homes have not adopted…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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Chris Forrester

Content WILL be King

A blog from T&T Capital Management argues – quite sensibly – that “content will once again prove to be King’.…

Chris Forrester - Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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Nick Snow

Sony: “Why always me?”

One of the most gifted but controversial characters in the English Premier League is the Italian Mario Balotelli. One minute…

Nick Snow - Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

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Australia: TV still centrepiece for content

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In Q3 2014, Australians across the population watched an average of 96 hours and 58 minutes (96:58) per month of broadcast television (including free-to-air and…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Freesat Showcase to ease Xmas viewing planning

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

NAS sales to grow 45% this year

The external hard disk drive market in EMEA is experiencing turbulent times, with NAS sales pushing forward and performing in a difficult market, according to…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

TVN, Cyfrowy Polsat extend distribution

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TVN and Cyfrowy Polsat signed agreements to extend the ongoing cooperation in the field of distribution of paid and free-to-air TVN channels in Poland. The…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Anevia next-gen Cloud Monitoring

Anevia has announced the first service in its new Cloud strategy. Introduced to Anevia customers and partners during its fist Cloud Conference, Anevia Cloud Monitoring…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Globecast for Virgin’s international content

Globecast has partnered with Virgin Media to supply seven channels for the platform’s expanded international TV content. In total Virgin Media is adding ten more…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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