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Netflix, Amazon are cutting TV ratings

Todd Juenger of Sanford C. Bernstein, says the big third quarter drop in ratings for ad-supported TV in the US is largely the fault of subscription video on demand services like Netflix and Amazon and that the erosion is likely to increase. Using data from both Nielsen and Rentrak, Juenger believes the decline is real and not just a measurement…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Online TV viewers prefer dynamic advertising

Recent research suggests that a limited number of targeted ads are the most effective way to reach online viewers. All else being equal, more consumers would prefer to use a…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

MCN, AOL to pilot programmatic private marketplace

AOL Platforms, a division of AOL, and Multi Channel Network (MCN), Australia’s most progressive media advertising company, are teaming up to pilot what they say is the media industry’s first…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

ONO TV on Android phones

Spain’s largest cable company ONO, recently acquired by Vodafone, is launching its ONO online TV service on Android-based devices with the service available through Google Play. The service, with up…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Pirate Bay founder gets jail

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking into computers and illegally downloading files. He and a co-defendant were convicted of breaking into computers owned by technology services giant CSC by a Danish court. Prosecutors said it was…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

TiVo now on Cogeco Cable

Advanced television service TiVo has added to its roster of broadband cable operator clients, with the experience now available in Canada from Cogeco Cable. In Ontario markets where it operates, Cogeco Cable Canada will now offer Cogeco TiVo Service, the ultimate personalised home entertainment experience.…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Bell Media brews Project Latte SVoD

Canadian multimedia group Bell Media has revealed plans to launch a new video streaming service devoted exclusively to the best content on television. The on-demand subscription service, currently code-named ‘Project Latte’, will feature thousands of hours of content representing TV’s top premium brands including HBO.…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

European TV market 0.4% growth

The TV market in Western Europe in 2013 performed unevenly across countries, managing to grow by a mere +0.4 per cent and exceeding €95 billion, according to the annual report of Rome-based ITMedia Consulting. With economic slowdown and the absence of big TV events, advertising…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

SES Q3: “Strong growth”

Satellite operator SES, reporting its Q3 figures, says it has delivered strong growth in Western Europe and International markets, with revenue of €1.4066 billion for the year to date, up 4.7 per cent over the prior year. It says it remains well placed to deliver…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Imagine Communications acquires OpenTV ad unit

Media protection and value-added service technology provider The Kudelski Group has sold the advertising business unit of its OpenTV subsidiary to media software and video infrastructure solutions specialist Imagine Communications. “With this transaction, the Kudelski Group continues to streamline its business portfolio as it increases…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Eutelsat ups revenues 4.2%

This is satellite results season with Intelsat declaring its numbers on October 30, and Eutelsat following on late in the evening. Luxembourg-based SES unveils its numbers early on October 31st. Eutelsat’s Q1 results (to September 30, were “in line with objectives” said CEO Michel de…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

India’s DISH TV to build STBs

India’s largest DTH platform is to start building its own set-top boxes. The main benefit, apart from controlling its production and supply demands, seems to be to save import duties, as well as to boost profit margins on today’s imported devices. Jawahar Goel, MD at…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

BT confirms Netflix deal

UK telco BT has confirmed that it is to make available Internet TV streaming service Netflix as part of its offering. BT revealed the initiative as it reported its Q2 results, which saw it add 38,000 TV customers in the quarter. “We continue to focus…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Sky Deutschland unveils OTT service

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Pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland has launched what it describes as a new, easy, and flexible way to experience its content, at home or on the go. For the first time, the new, standalone online TV service Sky Online makes it possible for everyone without a…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »
Inside Satellite
Chris Forrester

O3b gets Christmas gift

O3b is the SES and Google-backed satellite constellation planning to reach the “other 3 billion” people who do not have…

Chris Forrester - Oct 28 2014 / Read More »
Off Message
Nick Snow

Netflix: Far from immortal

I seriously doubt any media company has ever had as many namechecks as Netflix over this last couple of years.…

Nick Snow - Oct 16 2014 / Read More »

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Connected device streaming hits new high

Streaming films and television shows on Connected TV – including set-top boxes, game consoles and Smart TVs – is now the most satisfying and preferred…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Mediaset and Atresmedia under fire for exceeding ad limits

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The Spanish Competition Authority, CNMC, has started legal proceedings against Mediaset Spain and Atresmedia for exceeding advertising limits and interrupting programmes with adverts to the…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Time Warner Cable disappoints with video subs

Time Warner Cable the cable company awaiting regulatory approval to merge with Comcast reported profit behind analysts’ estimates as more video subscribers canceled service and…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Lagardère buys into Gulli, plans African expansion

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Lagardère Active has bought the 34 per cent of shares owned by France Television in youth and family DTT channel Gulli. Lagardère intends to launch…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Broadcast unions call for spectrum safeguards

Leaders of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) have demanded global action to protect spectrum to guarantee the future of…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Boxer Play launches in Sweden, Denmark

Teracom Boxer has launched a new VoD streaming service across Sweden and Denmark. Norigin Media of Norway, has been selected to license their multi-screen TV…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »
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