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Pay-TV stays top revenue source to 2018

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IDATE has released the latest version of its TV and video services worldwide market report analysing changes in viewer habits, TV access networks (terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV) and revenue sources (linear TV, pay-TV, DVD, Blu-ray, VoD) in more than 40 countries. The report’s project manager, Florence Le Borgne, comments that, “even though we are watching more video than ever before,…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Universal broadband €40bn opportunity

The results of the latest research conducted by Point Topic and Adroit Economics point to a €40 billion opportunity for the SMEs in Europe by the end of the decade.…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Issa applauds Google anti-piracy efforts

US Congressman Darrell Issa – author of the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act – has reacted positively to Google’s recent report which explains how it combats…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Rentrak granted US STB measurement patent

Consumer viewership information provider Rentrak has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for the method and system behind measuring the status of return path TVs…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Ooyala acquires Videoplaza

Establishing a presence in the fast-growing video advertising market, Ooyala, a Telstra subsidiary and video streaming, personalisation and analytics specialist is to acquire Videoplaza, a leader in video advertising technology and monetisation. Videoplaza operates one of the world’s largest premium video ad serving platforms and…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Google claims anti-piracy progress

Google has published an updated How Google Fights Piracy report, which explains how it combats piracy across its services. This new version updates many of the numbers from the 2013 version and lists a few other developments in the past year and follows an open…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Broadcast technology market worth $44bn in 2017

Following a compound annual growth of 3.6 per cent over the previous four years, the global broadcast and media technology industry was worth $39 billion in 2012, and is projected to grow to $44.3 billion in 2017. The results come from the Global Market Valuation…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

AT&T/DirecTV want speedy FCC approval

AT&T has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to speedily approve its planned $48.5 billion take-over of DirecTV. AT&T filed its request in Washington, and argued that its move on DirecTV is very different from the merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast. AT&T further…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Freesat in 1.9m homes

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Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has maintained its 2014 momentum by adding 8,000 new TV homes in the three months to the end of September. In all, Freesat has added 32,000 new households in the first nine months of 2014; it is now…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

France Télévisions new youth multiscreen platform

France Televisions will this week launch the new ad-supported multiscreen platform for its youth brand Ludo, developed as a youth digital on-demand channel for kids aged 6 and above. The new platform will replace the current website monludo.fr and will be available on IOS and…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Aereo supports MVPD clarification

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Online entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, is taking further steps to create a path forward for the company by filing a required ex parte notice disclosing its recent conversations…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Study: Reducing pirated link prominence aids IP theft fight

An academic study into whether search engines influence media piracy has concluded that reducing the prominence of pirated links can be a viable policy option in the fight against intellectual property theft. The researchers at Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III School of…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

ABS makes $214m claim

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) says it is in negotiation with the insurance industry over a partial failure of its recently launched ABS-2 satellite. Their claim is for $214 million, and concerns their key Russian beam. ABS-2 was built b y Space Systems/Loral, and launched in…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Sky Sports ups Rugby League coverage

Sky Sports will show more Rugby League than ever before next year, with around 100 live matches from the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship, Challenge Cup and World Club Series. Sky Sports will show every Super League team at least twice before the…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
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Chris Forrester

Netflix an acquisition target?

Investment bankers Mediatech Capital Partners (MCP) believe that Netflix is now firmly a potential acquisition target. Porter Bibb, MCP’s managing…

Chris Forrester - Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
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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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Federation boost for India’s cable DSO

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Major Indian cable Multi System Operators (MSOs) are seeking to create momentum for digitisation of the country’s networks with the formation of the All India…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Lithuania wants Russia TV limits

BBC Monitoring is reporting that Lithuania’s parliament (Seimas) last week debated the prospects of creating a TV channel dedicated to countering what it said is…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

BT Broadband jobs boost

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BT will employ a further 500 engineers to build and maintain its network amid concerns that a host of upcoming infrastructure projects will make contract…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Better enforcement tackling rise in online IP crime

Consumers must beware of illegal traders who are increasingly using the Internet to sell counterfeit and pirated goods, according to the IP Crime Report published…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

DiCaprio documentary for Netflix

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has teamed with Netflix to release gorilla documentary Virunga. The wildlife film, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, follows park…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Hispasat/Intelsat extend co-operation

Hispasat is certainly on a fast-track to co-operation with its satellite rivals. Madrid-based Hispasat is to create a joint-venture with Intelsat to extend its current…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
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