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Targetting improves ad viewability


Videology, the video advertising technology platform, has released research findings on viewable video impressions that illustrate the complexities still surrounding viewability, and issued caution in using viewability ratings as the primary gauge of campaign performance.  The findings also suggest that technology can help advertisers improve the percentage of ads viewed by consumers through proper targeting and improved ad relevancy. According…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

TiVo: Time-shifted viewing and binge-watching proliferate

TiVo Research & Analytics – the media marketing and analytics software subsidiary of the next-generation television services specialist – has released the first-ever TiVo State of TV Report, revealing startling…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Majority of US ISPs offer lower-speed service

Research from the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) of the US Department of Commerce – Competition Among U.S. Broadband Service Providers – has found that more service providers offer lower-speed…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Fox boost for Hulu

Hot on the heels of agreeing a deal for exclusive ABC content, US online entertainment streaming service has revealed what it describes as a landmark agreement with Twentieth Century Fox…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Sky Deutschland scores Europa League rights

Sky Deutschland has secured the live broadcasting rights for the UEFA Europa League up to and including the 2017/18 season. In combination with the rights for the UEFA Champions League, Sky will continue to exclusively show all matches of the German and Austrian teams. The…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Freesat Showcase to ease Christmas viewing planning

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas genres in its Showcase service. Showcase takes a human-touch approach to curate a selection of shows hand-picked by Freesat’s in-house…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Online TV Box from Sky Deutschland

All existing and new subscribers to Sky Deutschland’s Sky Online and Snap services can now order the Sky Online TV Box powered by Roku. The Sky Online TV Box is available at the introductory price of €49.90 when ordered with the Sky Online ( or…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Brits use holidays for TV catch-up

According to findings from BT, rather than making the most of days off from work to get away for a break, almost half of Brits (48 per cent) have used their holiday days to enjoy TV. Two in five (42 per cent) telly fans claimed…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

TivuSat success explains Sky Italia struggle


Italian free-to-view DTH service TivuSat has added 275,000 net new subscribers during 2014, and taking its total to more than 2.3 million ‘active’ smart cards. The broadcast platform says its numbers are the equivalent of some 1.9 million households, or more than 8 per cent…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Holiday movie piracy tracking from CEG TEK

Content and asset protection solutions specialist CEG TEK International has introduced its Holiday Piracy Portal located at According to COO Kyle Reed, the Portal is designed to provide peer-to-peer (P2P) download demand data across BitTorrent users worldwide including geolocation metrics and interactive mapping features.…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Rightscorp: Piracy not declining


Findings from Rightscorp, a provider of monetisation services for artists and holders of copyrighted intellectual property (IP), suggest that content piracy is in fact not declining and is still a very serious ongoing threat to copyright owners, Rightscorp’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Sabec and President…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Akamai: “Critical inflection point for CDNs”

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services, has released a report in which online video professionals in North America and Europe share insights about how their organisations leverage content delivery networks (CDNs), as well as how they consume content both personally and professionally. The report…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel


Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, has revealed further details of web video operation Vessel which aims to provide early access to the web’s best short-form videos through a low-priced subscription service. In a blog post, The First Window for Web…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Comcast free taste of 4K

Comcast has launched Xfinity in UHD, a 4K streaming app that will initially be available on 2014 Samsung UHD TVs and provide free access to a set of TV shows from NBC and USA Network. Initially shows delivered on demand via the authenticated streaming app…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
Inside Satellite
Chris Forrester

SES cracks 4K from O3b

O3b is a constellation of Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites backed by Luxembourg-based operator SES. Unlike geostationary satellites which orbit…

Chris Forrester - Dec 10 2014 / Read More »
Off Message
Nick Snow

Sony: “Why always me?”

One of the most gifted but controversial characters in the English Premier League is the Italian Mario Balotelli. One minute…

Nick Snow - Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

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Worldwide CE market grows 4.5% in 2014

Worldwide CE sales are forecast to rise by 4.5 per cent in 2014 to reach $707 billion (trade value), driven largely by a 24 per…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Snapchat secrets blown in Sony hack

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel has said he is “devastated” that plans for his app were leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. Details of…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Free Premiership Rugby on BT Sport

Rugby Union - Aviva Premiership - Harlequins v Bath Rugby - Twickenham Stoop

BT Sport is making a selection of Aviva Premiership Rugby games available for everyone to watch over Christmas and New Year. BT Sport will make…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Virgin Media adding 10 international channels

Virgin Media is adding ten more international channels to its TV service. HUM Europe is one of the latest to join the line-up, bringing a…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Viacom, OSN launch 3 new youth channels in MENA

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom, will expand its entertainment offering on OSN, a pay-TV network in the Middle East and North…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Coverage boost for UK mobile users

UK consumers and businesses set to benefit from guaranteed £5 billion investment into UK’s mobile infrastructure in what is being described as a landmark deal…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
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