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Altice confirms 4K English Premier League

Further to’s revelation that multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, contents and media company Altice had snatched the rights from holder Canal Plus, Altice has confirmed it has acquired the exclusive football broadcasting rights for France and Monaco for the Barclays English Premier League. Fixed and Mobile customers of Altice and…

Virgin Media wins final Rovi case

The Court of Appeal delivered has its judgment in the last outstanding patent case brought by Rovi against Virgin Media. The Right Honourable Lords Justices Moore-Bick, Kitchin and…

WRC: ‘Satellite spectrum central to connectivity vision’

WRC: ‘Satellite spectrum central to connectivity vision’

The world’s governments have resoundingly affirmed a clear vision for the importance of many vital and irreplaceable services provided today over satellite. They also agreed on a clear…

DVR market to grow at 15% CAGR to 2019

The growing number of smart homes is an emerging trend in the digital video recorder (DVR) market. In developed nations such as the US and the UK, many…

Telefonica’s OTT Yomvi gains momentum

Telefonica’s OTT Yomvi gains momentum

With the recent launch of Netflix in Spain the competition in the OTT market has intensified with Telefonica’s service Yomvi growing significantly, according to the company. In October…

Chromecast leads streaming device market

Competition for control of the living room between Apple, Roku, Google and Amazon is intensifying as each brand looks to establish an advantage over the other through the…

Sky exec: “3D isn’t dead for us”

Sky exec: “3D isn’t dead for us”

Sky insists that it hasn’t given up on 3D, even after axing its Sky 3D channel earlier this year. TrustedReviews asked Sky Executive Kathryn Lacey whether Sky had…

France: 37% watch TV online

The Electronic communications and postal regulatory authority (ARCEP) and the General economic council, CGE (Conseil général de l’économie) have published the results of the annual survey on the…

Czech pirate ordered to make anti-piracy movie

A convicted software pirate has been handed an unusual punishment by a Czech court. The man, named in the press only as Jakub F, will be spared having…

South Africa pay-TV subs to top 7m 

South Africa pay-TV subs to top 7m 

South Africa’s enthusiasm for pay-TV, largely based on the success of Multichoice’s DStv bouquet, will see subscriber numbers reach 7.1 million in 2018, according to a report from…

NRL wins A$1.8bn rights deal

Rugby League will reach more fans than ever before – both in Australia and globally – under a massive new NRL broadcast deal. The ARL Commission, Nine Network,…

Papal ‘Holy Year’ ceremony to be in UHD 

There’s a door in the Northern corner of the Vatican in Rome that’s normally bricked up and cemented over on its inside. But on December 8th it will…

DirecTV: 4K launch “early 2016”

DirecTV: 4K launch “early 2016”

US satellite pay-TV giant DirecTV (now part of AT&T) is currently testing Ultra-HD sport transmissions ahead of a formal launch of a 4K service “early in 2016”. DirecTV’s…

BBC Trust approves BBC3 online move

The BBC Trust has formally approved proposals to move BBC Three online, and has set conditions to ensure that younger audiences continue to be well served, in its…

4K TVs to 23% market penetration in 2016

Global LCD TV shipments for 2015 will total 216 million sets, according to forecast by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. This year’s shipments will represent a slight annual…

Canal+ losing Premier League rights?

Canal+ losing Premier League rights?

French sports newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that Canal Plus has lost its TV rights to air English Premier League football matches. The rights have been picked up, says…

Chris Forrester

Disney hit by significant subs losses

The Walt Disney Company cheekily filed its latest regulatory 10K statement to the Security & Exchange Commission after the market…

Chris Forrester - Nov 27 2015 / Read More

Nick Snow

OTT QoE: Who carries the can?

A couple of recent polls have revealed that Quality of Experience is an important factor in satisfaction and subscription renewal…

Nick Snow - Nov 18 2015 / Read More

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