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Analyst: Cord-cutting now a reality in Europe

Pay-TV cord-cutting is now an undeniable phenomenon in a large number of European markets as 12 countries witnessed a decline in overall pay TV uptake in the first quarter of 2014, according to IHS Technology’s latest European pay-TV Update. Six of these markets are seeing their second quarter of decline, suggesting a sustained softening of pay-TV across much of the…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

People-powered cinema arrives in Britain

A new service drawing on the power of social media and the growing demand for movies on demand will let film fans around the UK take control of their local…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

Creative Future chief: BitTorrent ‘insincere’

Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of industry body CreativeFuture, has rounded on file-sharing technology company BitTorrent, questioning its sincerity in proposing that its users help finance new content and gain viewing…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

Majority of Australians support piracy crackdown

A majority of Australians believe individuals involved in the supply of pirated television should be prosecuted and punished, according to research conducted by market research company Auspoll. Sixty per cent…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

BT TV growth slows


BT has reported strong demand for fibre broadband lines in Q1, but growth in its pay-TV business has slowed. Group revenues were down 2 per cent on last year to £4.4 billion (€5.5bn), with only the consumer division posting growth. Adjusted pre-tax profits were up…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

AMC eyes BBC America stake

The BBC is reportedly in talks to sell a near 50 per cent stake in its flagship BBC America channel to US television group AMC Networks. BBC Worldwide, the broadcaster’s commercial arm, is said to have already entered into negotiations with AMC, home of Breaking…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Sony makes shock profit


Sony Corp has reported an eight-fold increase in its quarterly profits, helped by the sales of Playstation 4 consoles, and the disposal of properties as well as the sale of Square Enix, a video games developer. Sony said that profit for the April-June period, and…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

RTL acquires SpotXchange majority stake

Broadcast entertainment group RTL has made what it describes as an early entry into the rapidly growing market for programmatic online video advertising by acquiring a 65 per cent majority stake in Denver-based video advertising monetisation company SpotXchange. In addition to RTL Group’s initial €107…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

TivùSat reports 2.2m active smart cards


Five years after its launch, Italian DTH platform TivùSat has exceeded the figure of 2.2 million active smart cards. TivùSat launched on July 31st 2009 and, with a steady growth over the years, has now reached 2,201,708 active smartcards, equivalent to 1.83 million households, more…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Competition watchdog suspends French rugby deal

In a further controversial move affecting the French pay-TV industry, following the decision by broadcast regulator the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel to deny applications from three channels to migrate from pay-TV channels on France’s digital terrestrial TV platform to become free-to-air, France’s competition watchdog, the…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Discovery Q2 up 10%


Discovery Communications has published its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30th 2014. David Zaslav, Discovery’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The operating strength across Discovery’s organic businesses, along with increased contributions from strategic acquisitions, led to sustained financial momentum during the…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Brazil continues pay-TV enthusiasm

At the end of June Brazil’s pay-TV universe had grown another 210,000 subscribers during the month and taking the nation’s total to within a whisker 19 million, (18.97 million, or 29.02 per cent of TV homes. Carlos Slim-backed America Movil group (Claro/Embratel/Net) continues to dominate…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

APAC DTH opportunity ‘stellar in medium term’

DTH satellite pay-TV customers in Asia are expected to grow from 56.3 million in 2013 to more than 110 million by 2018, a strong CAGR of 14 per cent, according to new projections from leading industry analysts Media Partners Asia (MPA). Longer-term, DTH’s share of…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

DirecTV Q2 up 5%


DirecTV, the US satellite TV provider, has reported that Q2 2014 revenues increased 5 per cent to $8.11 billion (€6bn) , reported operating profit before depreciation and amortisation (OPBDA) increased 3 per cent to $2.15 billion, reported operating profit increased 5 per cent to $1.42…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »
Inside Satellite
Chris Forrester

Eutelsat grows backlog 20%

One valuable measure of success for any satellite operator is the amount of contracted ‘backlog’, that is the value of…

Chris Forrester - Jul 31 2014 / Read More »
Off Message
Nick Snow

King Content, King Rupert?

Exactly three years ago, Rupert Murdoch was wiping custard pie from his shirt as his now ex-wife struck out at…

Nick Snow - Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

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TVplayer adds Aaj Tak

Aaj Tak, the number one Hindi News channel in India, is the latest channel to join the DESI pack on UK OTT platform TVPlayer. Launching…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Australia: No evidence of cord-cutting


Using the Internet has almost eclipsed watching TV as Australian’s preferred source of entertainment and reading the news online has overtaken reading it in print,…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

World Cup Akamai’s biggest sporting event

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was the largest live sporting event ever delivered in the history of Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services.…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Global smartphones exceed 290m in Q2


Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached over 290 million in Q2 2014, representing 26 per cent y-o-y growth…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Ofcom invites more local TV applications

Ofcom has invited applications for new local TV channels in seven UK locations – Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke on Trent.…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

TP Vision licenses Rovi

Rovi Corporation has announced that Rovi has entered into a multi-year patent licence agreement with TP Vision. The licensing terms grant TP Vision use of…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »
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