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Portugal’s RTP to broadcast Euro 2016 in 4K


Portuguese public broadcaster RTP will launch a Ultra HD channel for this summer’s Euro 2016 football tournament in France. A total of eight matches will be broadcast live on the RTP Ultra HD channel, always at 20:00 local time. These include the opening match on June 10th, the quarter-finals between…

Study: C4 privatisation “overwhelmingly negative”

A new report commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 – authored by Patrick Barwise, emeritus professor of management and marketing at London Business School, and Gillian Brooks,…

SVoD the dominant model for online TV

SVoD the dominant model for online TV

Over the past few years, predicting the future of television has involved more questions than answers. But new data from Hub’s annual What’s TV Worth? study suggests we’re…

Red Bull to pull the plug on ServusTV

Red Bull founder and Formula 1 team owner Dietrich Mateschitz is set to pull the plug on his private TV channel ServusTV by the end of June. Mateschitz…

France Télévisions preps SVoD service

France Télévisions preps SVoD service

French PSB France Télévisions is preparing its own OTT SVoD service, with a launch date set for March 31st 2017. Talking to Le Monde, France Télévisions Commercial Development…

Spain: Vodafone to launch TiVo 4K STB

Vodafone Spain is finalising the launch of a new STB that will include the smart service TiVo within the 4K-equipped device. The new box will allow subscribers access…

NOW TV launching Kids Pass

NOW TV launching Kids Pass

Sky’s online TV streaming service NOW TV continues to boost its customer offer with the launch of the NOW TV Kids Pass. Available from June 21st, the service…

ASA issues new broadband ad rules

From October, broadband providers in the UK must make sure adverts for their products are very clear about costs and contract lengths, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has…

Authenticity key to boosting entertainment genres

The 2016 edition of the Entertainment TV Report , covering 11 territories and 90 channels, looks back over the success stories in 2015 from emblematic entertainment genre. Talent…

C5 launches HD channel on Freeview

C5 launches HD channel on Freeview

Channel 5, the commercial public service broadcaster, and Freeview have confirmed the launch of Channel 5 in high definition on Freeview. Available immediately, Channel 5 is now in…

Incognito: Just 34% would recommend their ISP

Incognito Software Systems, a global provider of solutions for communication service providers, has released its 2016 Incognito Broadband Consumer Quality of Experience (QoE) Survey, which explores subscribers’ level…

MultiChoice gets tough with ‘grey’ market pirates

MultiChoice gets tough with ‘grey’ market pirates

South Africa has a near-neighbour in Zimbabwe where MultiChoice’s DStv South African satellite signals are easily received, and extremely popular. Indeed, there’s quite a local business in Zimbabwe…

India’s Siti and DEN merger talks?

Two giant India cable MSOs are reportedly in exploratory merger talks. Siti Cable, owned by Subhash Chandra/Essel Group (which also owns the Dish TV/Zee broadcasting empire) is already…

Tata drives Sky F1 coverage

With the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season four races old, Tata Communications, the Official Connectivity Provider to the sport, has confirmed that it has been selected by…

Vice, ESPN partnership

Vice, ESPN partnership

Vice Media has agreed a deal to produce TV shows and web content for ESPN, the most-watched sports network in the US. Disney-owned ESPN will air Vice’s The…

Adobe to acquire Livefyre

Adobe is to acquire privately held Livefyre, a content curation and audience engagement company. The Livefyre platform gives brands and publishers access to billions of pieces of user…

Chris Forrester

Class action against TiVo directors

Class action writs are not unusual in the US, and it seems at least one group of TiVo shareholders feel…

Chris Forrester - May 4 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

Big Data – no Big Easy

Broadcasters could be forgiven for wishing the digital train would occasionally slow down or at least rest a little longer…

Nick Snow - Apr 22 2016 / Read More

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