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Europe Cable revenue up 7%


The cable industry is growing, with total revenues up 7.1 per cent year on year based on IHS statistics released by Cable Europe at the annual Cable Congress in Warsaw. Growth is considerable across all cable services: Internet via broadband (10 per cent), TV (5.5 per cent) and telephony (7…

US SVoD and DVR penetration on a par

According to findings presented in Nielsen’s first-quarter 2016 Total Audience Report, SVoD services have reached a milestone. For the first time, the US penetration of these services has…

Netflix pioneer takes over MoviePass

Twenty years after helping found Netflix, Mitch Lowe has taken over as chief executive officer at MoviePass, a five-year old company that offers an all-you-can-watch subscription service for…

Eutelsat to trim distributors

Eutelsat to trim distributors

Eutelsat is to increasingly take over sales from its wholesalers and distributors in order to improve its profit margins. It currently charges around €3.9 million a year for…

ITV value dives £2.5bn on Brexit

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has seen almost £2.5 billion (€3bn) wiped off its stock market value since the Brexit vote, raising speculation the company could become the target…

Fries: Content our key

Fries: Content our key

Mike Fries, President and CEO of Liberty Global, and Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks set out the future of the cable industry as a multi-platform…

Rebrand and refocus for Vivendi’s CANAL Group

Vivendi’s CANAL Group has unveiled what it calls the CANAL galaxy, a collection of four national reference channels with complementary models, distinct editorial lines, articulated around a common…

Limelight: CDNs essential for online sport

Content delivery networks more important than ever – especially during the European Championship Limelight Networks, a global player in digital content delivery, has noted the increasing importance of…

Netherlands: AMC for KPN

Netherlands: AMC for KPN

AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, has agreed a deal with KPN in the Netherlands. The network will now be available in more than 95 per cent…

Albrecht to continue as Starz CEO

Starz has a new contract for Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht. The agreement is intended to secure Albrecht’s service through 2020. The role of President will be added…

HbbTV Association extends contract for 2.0.1 test suites

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, today announced…

Nokia selected by Telefónica Spain

Nokia selected by Telefónica Spain

Nokia’s next-generation optical solution has been selected by Telefónica Spain for its new metro transport network to handle the massive traffic growth fueled by its successful Fusión quadruple-play…

Ikusi, Samsung partner for content protection

In order to ensure the complete safety of premium content, Ikusi and Samsung have reached an agreement by which the Flow platform by Ikusi incorporates Samsung LYNK Digital…

BBC readies for UHD/HDR transmissions

BBC readies for UHD/HDR transmissions

The BBC is stockpiling suitable programming in preparation for the start of a dedicated 4K/UHD channel. The Corporation, as part of its relationship with commercial arm BBC Worldwide,…

Eutelsat restructures for tough market

Eutelsat is restructuring its business, cutting capital expenditure and re-assuring the market that it will quickly return to its top-line targets as a result of the fresh strategy.…

Dolby Vision HDR on Amazon Video

Dolby Laboratories and Amazon have confirmed that the second season of the hit Amazon Original Series Bosch and a slate of blockbuster films are now available in Dolby…

Chris Forrester

Brexit puts Galileo programme at risk

‘Galileo’ is the European Space Agency’s (ESA) major project to deliver improved GPS signalling to cars, boats, aircraft, hikers, etc. …

Chris Forrester - Jun 27 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

Bon Chance indeed

If you’d asked me to predict the outcome of the Brexit vote I’d have said it would be Remain, for…

Nick Snow - Jun 28 2016 / Read More

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