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Sky’s Davey: Entertainment a focus going forward

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Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky, has suggested that going forward, the pan-European broadcaster will focus increasingly on entertainment, declaring that done properly, the genre could be just as engaging as football, a mainstay of Sky’s UK business and an important component of its German and Italian operations. In a…

UK manufacturers warn of digital infrastructure threat

Britain’s place at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution is at risk through lack of Government planning for a world class digital infrastructure according to the body…

Piracy marketing platform from MUSO

Content protection and data-analytics solutions specialist MUSO has revealed what it describes as a major new addition to its range of market analytics and audience connection products with…

35% of Millennials watching Super Bowl on Smart TV

With more than one in three consumers watching live sports on a device other than a traditional television set, Super Bowl 50 is likely to see some major…

Analyst: Consumer VR content to reach $8.3bn

Virtual reality is still very much in the ‘innovation’ stage, but this will start to change over the coming months as a variety of major first generation headsets…

58% of Netflix subs prefer Netflix to cinema

58% of Netflix subs prefer Netflix to cinema

For Netflix subscribers, the ideal date night is a quiet night in watching Netflix rather than heading out to the movie theatre, according to an Ipsos poll conducted…

Vodafone Spain: Revenues down, subs up

In the last quarter of 2015, Vodafone Spain saw its revenues fall by 1.3 per cent to €1.256 billion from the same period the previous year with revenues…

BBC to stream Six Nations match to outer space

BBC to stream Six Nations match to outer space

The news that the BBC is to stream live coverage of Saturday’s Scotland v England RBS Six Nations match may not raise too many eyebrows, but the fact…

81% US households DVR, VoD users or Netflix subs

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 81 per cent of US households have a DVR, get Netflix, or use VoD from a cable or Telco provider —…

New UK homes to have superfast broadband

The government has worked with Openreach – BT’s local access network business – and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement which aims to deliver superfast broadband…

Dauman named Viacom Chairman

Viacom has named Phillippe Dauman as executive chairman, replacing Sumner Redstone, 92, who has become Chairman Emeritus — the same role he has at CBS following Leslie Moonves…

SpaceX to launch “every 2-3 weeks”

SpaceX to launch “every 2-3 weeks”

SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell (president/COO) says that the satellite launch company is about to ramp up its rocket manufacturing methods to produce – this year – about 18 rockets.…

OneWeb will build Florida factory

OneWeb is planning to launch a comprehensive 900-satellite constellation to girdle the Earth and supply broadband connectivity to the planet’s underserved consumers. Channel Islands-based OneWeb is to reportedly…

Huawei, Expway partner for video quality standardisation

Huawei is partnering with wireless multicast specialist Expway to form a joint working group to promote standardisation of end user video experience, with a specific focus on improving…

Acorn TV on Apple TV

Acorn TV is now available on Apple TV and in a new iOS app for iPhone and iPad with Qello Media Solutions. From RLJ Entertainment, Acorn TV is…

SES, TELE 5 expand partnership

SES, TELE 5 expand partnership

German commercial broadcaster TELE 5 has renewed a multi-year contract with SES, Under the agreement, SES Platform Services, a global service provider for the distribution of video content,…

Chris Forrester

Avanti “burning through cash”

London-based specialist satellite operator Avanti saw its shares fall in value some 13.4 per cent on February 4th following the…

Chris Forrester - Feb 5 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

Time Warner bid talk is all OTT

Love him or hate him – and, like most, I have a chronically schizophrenic attitude – you have to hand…

Nick Snow - Jan 15 2016 / Read More

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