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2014 pay-TV market $280.4bn


The worldwide pay-TV market continues to grow in Q1 2014. According to ABI Research’s Market Data, the total pay-TV subscriber base is expected to surpass 936.4 million at the end of 2014, generating $280.4 billion in service revenue. Although the global cable TV market grew in 2013, the North American cable TV market lost around 4 per cent subscriber base…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

YouView expansion plans as shareholders agree

UK on demand TV service YouView says it is demonstrating further momentum and ambition following the completion of its shareholder agreement. The agreement guarantees five years of funding by all…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »
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Netflix: “We’ll invest in French content”

Reed Hastings, CEO of online entertainment service Netflix, has confirmed the company will invest in local content when it enters the French market in September. Speaking on Netflix’s Q2 earnings…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Spain: New DTT channels in 2015

Spain will call a new public tender to award nationwide DTT channels, with priority for HD content, in 2015 – representing 30 per cent of the country’s private TV frequencies.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Connected devices to double US Internet households

By 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet and able to deliver apps to viewers, more than double the projected number of US Internet households. These devices include video game consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray Disc players, and TVs.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Verizon speed boost for content sharing

Recognising that people are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, with the trend expected to continue, US telco Verizon has confirmed that its FiOS residential customers will receive upload speeds that match their download speeds, making it easier and faster to share. This…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Comcast Q2 income up 15%


Comcast Q2 income rose 15 per cent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated. High-speed Internet customers increased by 203,000 – the best Q2 net additions in six years,…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Dish TV India adds 332,000 subs in Q1

Dish TV India added 332,000 net subscribers during the quarter ended June 30th 2014, giving a total subscriber base of 11.7 million net subscribers at the end of the period. Asia Pacific’s largest DTH broadcaster reported first quarter fiscal 2015 standalone subscription revenues and total…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Rushed analogue switch-off threatens African TV

Ovum research finds that most sub-Saharan countries – notably Nigeria and South Africa – will not achieve the ITU-mandated 2015 deadline to switch off their analogue terrestrial TV signals due to: a lack of awareness amongst the public that analogue switch-off is impending; inadequate funds…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Yahoo strengthens mobile with Flurry deal


Yahoo is to acquire mobile analytics and advertising specialist Flurry in a reported $300 million deal it says reinforces its commitment to building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions. Yahoo says it is on a mission to re-imagine users’ daily…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Russia Today in trouble with Ofcom

Russia Today, a Moscow-based 24-hour news channel that is licensed by UK regulator Ofcom to broadcast in Britain as well as the rest of Europe and beyond, is facing enquiries by the regulator over the lack of balance in its news reports and slanted reporting…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Mobile and Internet ‘essential’ to UK consumers


UK consumers believe that they can’t do without the Internet and mobile phones, Ofcom research reveals. The media regulator examined which communications services UK consumers consider ‘essential’ in their day to day lives and whether they are affordable, particularly for the most vulnerable in society.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Comcast lets subs test drive STB features

US cable operator Comcast has added a new Labs section to its X1 cable boxes, allowing TV subscribers to test-drive new features before they’re officially integrated into the product. “Gmail has always had the Gmail Labs features,” said Piers Lingle, Comcast’s VP of product development…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Video game revenues to drop $5bn by 2019


A report from Juniper Research has found that global revenues from PC and console games will decline from $46.5 billion this year to $41 billion by 2019. It also reveals that despite the decreasing sales of console hardware and increasing significance of mobile platforms, PC…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »
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Chris Forrester

Sanctions on Russia could risk space business

The Malaysia aircraft catastrophe could result in a worsening of US-Russia relations, and severely damage upcoming satellite launch plans, as…

Chris Forrester - Jul 21 2014 / Read More »
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Nick Snow

Targeting and collateral damage

blinkx, the ad targeting company, took a real pasting when it recently issued a profit warning. It said it was…

Nick Snow - Jul 2 2014 / Read More »

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Facebook adds ‘Save’ feature

Facebook users can now save items they see on their Facebook feed to view later when they have more time. Users save items like links,…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

WWE pay-TV deal with OSN


WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and OSN have confirmed that WWE’s flagship television programme Monday Night Raw will now air live on OSN, WWE’s exclusive pay-TV…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

IMAX boosts China investments

Canada’s giant screen operator IMAX has reached an agreement with Shanghai Film to open 19 new IMAX-equipped theatres in China. The new investment follows on…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Python farewell attracts record viewers

The highly-anticipated live broadcast from the O2 of the final ever performance of the Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down Five to Go stage show,…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Wurl, ARRIS launch ARRIS Market platform

ARRIS and Wurl have announced the launch of ARRIS Market – a new open platform for cable operators combining OTT content with traditional programming services…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

BSkyB nearer to buying Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland?


BSkyB could agree a deal in the next two weeks to buy Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Italia and his stake in Sky Deutschland, according to reports.…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »
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