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Netflix targets 30% French market in 5 years

Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking to French daily newspapers, has said the company is aiming to capture 10 per cent of French subscribing households within two to five years, and one third from five to 10 years from now. The service launches in France on September 15th. This despite, so far, failing to agree a deal with pay-TV or broadband…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

84% US households pay-TV subs

Consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) finds that about 84 per cent of US households subscribe to some form of pay-TV service. While the reported number of pay-TV subscribers…

Sep 3 2014 / Read More »

Netflix disrupts video distribution models

At a time when Netflix is shaking up classic video distribution models, IDATE has released its latest report on the future of television, delivering an analysis of ongoing disruptions in…

Sep 3 2014 / Read More »

Mobile video on LTE surpasses 3G

Citrix has released its Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014. The Mobile Analytics Report provides insight into subscriber behaviour and related factors that determine quality of experience…

Sep 3 2014 / Read More »

NOW TV on Chromecast, adds ITV Encore

BSkyB has confirmed that its NOW TV OTT service is available on Google’s media streaming device Chromecast. Sky says the arrival of NOW TV to Chromecast offers customers another new way to enjoy the latest blockbuster movies, live action from all Sky Sports channels and…

Sep 3 2014 / Read More »

Emmy wins lead to piracy surge

According to findings from CEG TEK International, a provider of in-depth business intelligence and comprehensive anti-piracy solutions, piracy rates for five Emmy-winning shows surged over 340 per cent within a day of the broadcast. CEG TEK has been tracking the daily rate of illegal downloads…

Sep 3 2014 / Read More »

Spain to judge Telefonica-Canal Plus deal

The acquisition by Telefonica of Canal Plus will be scrutinised by the Spanish Competition Authorities since the EC has returned the case to Spain on the grounds that it does not have a European dimension. The National Market and Competition Commission (CNMC) will investigate whether…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

GSMA calls for early broadcast spectrum release

Trade body the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has called on the European Commission to accelerate the repurposing of the UHF spectrum band (470-790MHz) better to respond to the changing ways content is being accessed. The move puts the GSMA in…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

Dutch digital TV market now 6.7m


The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 0.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2014 to 6.76 million on June 30th 2014. Digital TV was used by 87.7 per cent of TV subscribers in the Netherlands, including 3.73 million cable…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

UK Culture Secretary: “Copyright infringement is theft”

Culture Secretary Said Javid has told the UK music industry that copyright infringement is theft, pure and simple, and confirmed the government’s continued support for initiatives to combat its threat. Speaking at the British Phonographic Industry AGM, Javid noted that the rise of new technology,…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

Superfast altnets developing long-term outlook

The UK’s alternative superfast network operator market looks buoyant with new investment flowing in from a variety of sources, and new relationships being built between network operators and service providers. These are the findings from a new report reviewing the past six months in country’s…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

UK illegal sports streaming arrest


The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has arrested a man in the north-western city of Manchester on suspicion of running a series of illegal sports streaming websites The 27-year-old is believed to be operating streaming sites that allow unlawful access to subscription only…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

No news on ABS-2 fault

Asia Satellite Broadcasting’s ABS-2 suffered a Ku-beam problem on July 26th which resulted in a number of transponders and channels being lost from its services to Russia. Most channels were transferred to other transponders but in some cases with reduced power levels.  ABS-2 operates from…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

LG Swarovski luxury OLED TV

LG Electronics, with design support from Swarovski, the renowned Austrian jeweler, will unveil a one-of-a-kind curved OLED TV at IFA Berlin. Featuring a streamlined stand studded with shimmering crystals complemented by the precise colours of the OLED’s self-lighting pixels, this advanced TV is said to…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »
Inside Satellite
Chris Forrester

Israel aims for satellite “rescue”

On August 22nd two Galileo/GPS satellites were placed into a useless orbit. Now, an Israeli company is suggesting it can…

Chris Forrester - Sep 2 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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Sunset+Vine sells ECB archive


Sunset+Vine, the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company, has confirmed its appointment by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

Envivio Nuage SAAS solution

Envivio has unveiled Envivio Nuage – its advanced fully virtualised cloud-based software-as-a-service (SAAS) video solution. Envivio Nuage is designed to manage content for video service…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

Watson Nordic deploys Agama

Agama Technologies, the video service quality assurance expert, been contracted by Watson Nordic, a Finnish OTT multiscreen video service provider, to provide its DTV Monitoring…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

Onlime expands capacity on Africasat-1a

Measat Satellite Systems has signed an agreement with Onlime for additional transponder capacity on the AfricaSat-1a satellite. Under the terms of the agreement, Onlime expands…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

Civolution advertising execs

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising media content, has announced the appointments of Volker Ballueder as Director Sales Advertising…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

Thomson brings MediaFlexOS to the Cloud

Thomson Video Networks has released its MediaFlexOS video operating system that includes support for virtual machines (VMs) and cloud-based video processing resources. The updated MediaFlexOS…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »
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