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Netflix eyes next targets

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, told the CTAM cable marketing summit it will decide in 2015 which European territories will be next in its five year plan to expand globally. Hastings, in Europe to promote Netflix’s latest six European launches, said moving to more territories will help it to monetise and do “more original content.” “Our pattern for the next few…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Spain picks up €286 DTT retuning bill

The Spanish Government will pay the bill for readjusting DTT aerials on around one million buildings. The retuning must take place before the end of the year as a result…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Murdoch: I didn’t want TW deal debt

Rupert Murdoch has told his own Fox Business Network that he dropped his pursuit of Time Warner over concerns the deal would require his 21st Century Fox to take on…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

YouTube funding more user-producers

YouTube has started to hand out another round of funding to some of its top content creators, according to YouTube Originals head Alex Carloss. “As any creator will tell you,…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

BT Sport Extra red button

BT Sport viewers are set to benefit from more top flight TV programming following the launch of its BT Sport Extra ‘red button’ service in the UK and Ireland, this weekend. BT Sport Extra will be on air at selected times, providing viewers with additional…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Study: Canadians love Netflix

Findings from Sandvine, a provider of intelligent broadband and network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, reveal that Netflix is the leading application in Canada, and on select networks, can account for between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of downstream traffic in the…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Telefónica finalises €4.7bn GVT acquisition

Telefónica and Vivendi have signed the final agreement for the sale of Global Village Telecom, GVT, to Telefónica, a move that reinforces the Spanish telco’s leadership in Brazil, and is expected to generate synergies of at least €4.7 billion, Both companies agreed August 29 to…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

FindAnyFilm presents a Dracula moment worth paying for

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Universal Pictures are launching a Dracula Untold trailer in cinemas nationwide, the 17th such collaboration as part of the industry’s successful ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign. Luke Evans stars in this origin story of…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Expendables 3 producer: ‘We’re going after illegal downloaders’

Avi Lerner, producer of The Expendables 3 and chairman of Millennium Films, has confirmed the studio is pursuing individuals who downloaded pirated copies of the movie, sending out legal letters asking for a settlement to holders of IP addresses in lieu of more substantial damages…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Study: Cyberlockers profiting from content thieves

Digital Citizens Alliance – a coalition of consumers, businesses, and Internet experts focused on educating the public and policymakers on the threats people from all walks of life face on the Internet – has just released a new report, Behind the Cyberlocker Door: A Report…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Netflix to boost German video revenues to €7.4bn

Total consumer spend on video entertainment in Germany will increase by 2 per cent in 2014 to over €6.9 billion after 5 per cent growth in 2013, and is on course to reach a total of €7.4 billion by 2018, according to findings from research…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Disney looks to OTT for young

Disney is turning to OTT to reach 20 to 30 year-olds as pay-TV growth slackens, Ben Pyne, president of global distribution at Disney Media Networks told the CTAM EuroSummit . “In the United States, we roughly have 100 million multi-channel households and there’s been tremendous…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Telefonica and Cisco partner for advanced network

Telefonica and Cisco have joined forces to set up an advanced testing platform to jointly explore and capitalise on the benefits of converged IP and optical networks. Both companies aim at improving efficiency and cost savings by unifying the planning, management and engineering of optical…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

INTX replaces Cable Show

To bring together the world of entertainment, communications and the Internet, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced that INTX: the Internet and Television Expo will be held on May 5-7, 2015, in Chicago. This new live, interactive event will draw everyone from network…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »
Inside Satellite
Chris Forrester

Fitch doubts Sony mobile rescue

Ratings agency Fitch doubts that electronics giant Sony can turn around the struggling fortunes of its mobile phone division. Sony…

Chris Forrester - Sep 19 2014 / Read More »
Off Message
Nick Snow

Beware of 4K fever

4k and UHD really are the talk of the town just now and are bound to dominate IBC. The September…

Nick Snow - Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

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CSA extends TDF’s B2M trial

French TV regulator CSA has extended until March 2015 the authorisation for TDF to trial DTT broadcasts of service B2M (Broadcast Mobile Multimedia) using DVB-T.…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

BeIN Sports adds 3rd channel

Doha-based beIN Sports has added a third channel to its existing pair of sports channels, which mostly carry soccer matches. Its channel 3 will carry…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Telecom Italia denies Brazil move

Telecom Italia put out a stock exchange statement Sept 17 firmly denying reports that its Brazilian subsidiary was interested in buying Oi, a Brazilian telco…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Fox re-signs Wimbledon for Asia

FOX Sports, FOX International Channels’ sports network, has secured exclusive broadcast rights (cable, satellite and terrestrial) and multi-media rights with The All England Lawn Tennis…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

SWISSCOM carriage for TRACE

International brand and media group TRACE has signed its first carriage deal with Swisscom. The distribution agreement will include TRACE Urban SD & HD, an…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

MPAA’s Dodd urges greater content protection

Christopher Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has made clear how China – and the world – needs to…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »
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