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As the number of global households with SVoD services continues to grow, the latest research from Ampere Analysis shows that the proportion of households that only have an SVoD subscription is also increasing as are the number of SVoD services taken in each SVoD homes. 1. The proportion of TV…

Rivo and Tivo and now one company

Fox to swoop on Sky?

Not for the first time there are market rumours that 21st Century Fox is about to buy Sky and its trio of European pay-TV operations. This time it…

Studies: SVoD satisfaction motivates cord-cutting

Overall satisfaction with alternative video services such as streaming and transactional-based OTT offerings is considerably higher than it is with traditional pay television service, spurring an increase in…

UK citizens demand better broadband

UK citizens demand better broadband

According to research by ComRes, half of UK adults (50 per cent) say, when thinking about the  potential benefits to them/their family, upgrading Britain’s national broadband network should…

FCC proposes broadening content availability

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking aimed at fostering consumer choice and access to diverse programming on television. The proposed rules may…

Ex-culture minister to head BBC radio

The BBC has confirmed that former Labour culture secretary James Purnell will become its director of radio. Helen Boaden, has confirmed that she is set to retire, has…

Huawei unveils VideoSense management solution

ICT solutions provider Huawei has released VideoSense, what it says is first video experience visualisation management solution, marking a shift from KPI-centric passive network Operations and Maintenance (O&M)…

Italy: Entertainment & Media sector worth €36bn by 2020

Italy: Entertainment & Media sector worth €36bn by 2020

Revenues from the Entertainment and Media (E&M) sector in Italy should reach €36 billion by 2020, with a CAGR of 4 per cent, according to a PwC report…

Nielsen to double sample size

Nielsen has announced that as part of its ongoing effort to advance television measurement, it will expand the use of its Portable People Meter (PPM) technology to provide…

Com Hem completes Boxer acquisition

Following approval by the State of Sweden and the Competition Authority, Com Hem has closed the Boxer acquisition and the company will be consolidated into Com Hem’s financial…

Congress wants answers on SpaceX problem

Congress wants answers on SpaceX problem

Ten members of the US Congress have reportedly written to “several” US government agencies demanding answers on the September 1st catastrophe when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded…

Türksat removes 12 controversial channels

Turkey’s recent political problems have resulted in 12 TV channels being taken off air by Türksat. Their removal follows the issue of a State of Emergency decree, and…

Streaming 95% of mobile music by 2022

Share of value from streaming will grow from 76 per cent in 2015 to 95 per cent in 2022 in the total mobile music market, while the number…

Sky Muster II ready for launch

Sky Muster II ready for launch

Australia’s Sky Muster II satellite, built for the National Broadband Network, is ready for launch from the French Guiana spaceport by Arianespace.  The launch is scheduled for October…

Unified Streaming joins European consortium to develop 5G

A converged cloud-based 5G network and service platform distributed over the mobile edge is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Unified Streaming, as a partner in the…

Net Insight’s Sye delivers content to betting shops

Net Insight, a provider of media transport and resource scheduling, has announced that SIS, a supplier of products and services to the online and retail betting markets, has…

Chris Forrester

Downgrades for Discovery and Scripps

MoffettNathanson’s senior analyst Michael Nathanson is concerned that the best days for some multichannel broadcasters could be well over. In…

Chris Forrester - Sep 28 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

UHD over promised and under-delivered?

If I had to choose an industry not to be in as the digital world looms larger than ever, I…

Nick Snow - Sep 29 2016 / Read More

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