Report: Cable outpaces broadcast for viewer attention

According to television attention measurement company TVision Insights, cable television programming captures primetime viewer attention better than broadcast, and brands see significant variation in consumer attention to different ads in their rotation. The study – Q2 2017 TV Attention Report – also identifies which demographics truly engage with television, which…

YouTube TV available in 50% of US

Google has announced that its YouTube TV is now available in 50 per cent of US homes, thanks to a rollout to 14 new markets. The company has…

BT Sport Score on Twitter

BT Sport Score on Twitter

BT Sport Score will now be available for free to anyone on Twitter in the UK throughout the 2017/18 football season. The show will be streamed via the…

Ericsson to shed 25,000 staff?

Ericsson could be preparing to lay-off some 25,000 employees outside Sweden as part of its savings programme following another disappointing quarter, according to a report in Swedish daily…

Fastweb reaches 7.8m Italian homes with fibre

Italian broadband operator Fastweb reached 7.8 million homes in 130 cities with its FTTC and FTTH networks at the end of June. A further 19 cities are in…

Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has welcomed actions taken by the Federal Court to block an additional 127 domain names which provide access to 15 pirate streaming sites and…

Dish India Q1 revenues decline

Dish TV, India’s largest DTH broadcaster, saw a drop in both subscriber growth and revenues for the quarter-year ended June 30th (the company’s 1st quarter), and lower than…

HBO social media hacked

HBO social media hacked

HBO’s spate of cyber breaches has continued as several of its Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine group. The hacking group took control…

iPlayer mobile and tablet requests increase YoY

New crime drama series In The Dark was July’s top programme on BBC iPlayer. The first episode was made available from July 11th, and received 1.6 million requests…

AsiaSat H1 flat

AsiaSat H1 flat

AsiaSat, Asia’s leading satellite operator, has announced its 2017 interim results for the six months ended June 30th 2017. H1 revenue maintained at HK$ 642 million (2016: HK$640…

Mediacorp names Loke Kheng CEO

Singapore media company Mediacorp has announced the appointment of Tham Loke Kheng as its CEO and Board Director, effective September 1st 2017. She will succeed Shaun Seow, who…

Kabillion launches on Mediacom

Kabillion launches on Mediacom

Kabillion and Mediacom have finalised a deal to carry Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule! on Mediacom’s VoD service in the US. Kabillion, the only independently owned VoD network…

Encompass, AsiaSat deliver 29th SEA Games

AsiaSat has teamed up with Encompass Digital Media to provide Telekom Malaysia with C-band capacity on the AsiaSat 5 satellite to deliver live coverage of the 29th Southeast…

Apple to spend £1bn on original content

Apple to spend £1bn on original content

Apple is set to invest $1 billion (€855m) in producing and procuring original content over the next year, according to a report in The WSJ. The investment could…

F1 chief: FTA/pay-TV balance needed

According to Chase Carey, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Formula One Group, the sport faces a major challenge as it plans the way races are…

EE TV offers Amazon Alexa hands-free

EE TV offers Amazon Alexa hands-free

UK OTT service EE TV has become one of the first operators to offer a skill for Amazon Alexa via its set-top box. EE TV will support Alexa…

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