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Samsung commits to global 4K

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Amazon’s 2014 original series line-up will soon be available to stream via Samsung Ultra-HD TVs with the launch of the Amazon 4K video streaming service. Samsung has confirmed that Amazon’s Ultra-HD VoD service will launch globally on its 4K TVs in October. Samsung has also announced that the Netflix Ultra-HD Service is expanding in Europe, after being made available in…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

BBC, CNN tieing for global news audiences

Research from ComScore has revealed that the BBC’s global audience has grown by 30 per cent since 2012 to 73.4 million unique browsers – just 200,000 (0.27 per cent) short…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Hispasat drops Spacecom bid

Madrid-based Hispasat has scrubbed its bid for Israel’s SpaceCom which operates the Amos fleet of satellites. Spanish newsletter ‘El Confidencial’ says that the bid, worth some €390 million, had failed…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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OTT TeVolution launches tablet app

French OTT TV service TeVolution has launched its first tablet app. Created by French start-up Leankr, the new app is available for Android and iOS devices and will soon be…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

India revokes India MSO licence

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has cancelled the digital transmission licence and registration of Kal Cable. The Ministry says it is because Kal Cable has failed to obtain a security clearance by India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Evidently the MIB sent a…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

BT Sport wins Formula E highlights race

BT Sport is to televise extensive highlights of all 10 rounds of the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship in the UK, joining ITV – which has the live rights – in providing coverage of the electric single-seater car race series inaugurated by motorsport’s governing body.…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Sky Sports News HQ app on NOW TV

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NOW TV is offering a new way to watch Sky Sports News HQ, with an app launching on the NOW TV Box. Available immediately, those with a NOW TV Box and any active NOW TV pass will be able to watch Sky Sports News HQ…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Netflix unveils Marseille drama commission

Following advanced-television.com’s reports June 22nd and August 27th of Netflix’s intentions to produce drama in France to tie in with its September launch there, the Internet entertainment streaming service has revealed details of its first such commission. The production reflects CEO Reed Hastings comments in…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

FOXLife to launch in Spain

Entertainment channel FOXLife is slated to launch in Spain in October. The fully localised 24-hour network will be available on all the most relevant Spanish pay-TV platforms, reaching 2.6 million subscribers within DTH, cable, IPTV and OTT services. The FOXLife launch rounds out FOX International…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Record rating for Doctor Who US premiere

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The new era of Doctor Who has begun with the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA. Nielsen figures show the US embraced Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Doctor, delivering 2.58 million total viewers Live+SD Cume (Cumulative). From 8:00-10:00pm, Doctor Who ranked…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

blinkx partners Forensiq for fraud detection

blinkx, the Internet media platform, has announced a partnership with Forensiq, a specialist in fraud detection. In a market-first move, blinkx has implemented Forensiq’s technology and processes in a unique way enabling it to combat fraud in real time. blinkx’s UK & European partnership with…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Transparent coming to Amazon Prime

Amazon will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated dark comedy Transparent on September 26th exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK and US. Written and directed by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Soloway, Transparent is a ten episode, half hour…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Mariner xVu monitoring 20m+ devices

Mariner, a global player in Software Defined Monitoring (SDM) for IP Video, is seeing strong market growth as TV and entertainment companies take advantage of Mariner xVu to see and solve problems and drive down operational costs. In addition to providing its Mariner xVu solution…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Thomson launches ViBE XT1000

Thomson Video Networks has confirmed the launch of the ViBE XT1000 Xtream Transcoder, an all-new high-density video transcoder for live content. The ViBE XT1000 supports up to 54 HD channels or 180 SD channels with transcoding from any format to any format including MPEG-2 and…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Eutelsat and Intelsat win Iran exemptions

Eutelsat and Intelsat are being given permission by the USA State Department to carry Iranian satellite channels. The two satellite…

Chris Forrester - Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Nick Snow

Rupert runs. Really?

Fox has dropped its bid for Time Warner. The surrender was unequivocal; “We’re done, period,” said Chase Carey, Murdoch’s right…

Nick Snow - Aug 7 2014 / Read More »

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20% Euro homes to be online subs

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The number of European homes paying a monthly subscription to receive VoD packages will climb from 1.78 million in 2010 (0.6 per cent of TV…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Hastings: ‘Canal+ will become web service’

Traditional and linear television will eventually disappear predicts Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Speaking to French magazine Telerama ahead of the launch of its service in…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Streaming innovation will drive 4K uptake

While the larger 4K ecosystem slowly gets its footing, a report from The Diffusion Group (TDG) argues that streaming video will be the spark that…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Japan commits to Ultra-HD

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Japan is about to announce a major commitment towards 4K broadcasting. It already has a 4K ‘best of 4K’ channel on air (which went live…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Liberty’s Ziggo buy ‘will be cleared’

Liberty Global will be given permission to take over its Dutch competitor Ziggo by the European Commission. However, the approval will be conditional on Liberty…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

TiVo increases Q2 revenues

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TiVo reported higher Q2 revenue as the DVR specialist benefited from worldwide growth and am increased customer base. For the quarter ended July 31st, TiVo…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »
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