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Digitalsmiths, a TiVo company, and specialist in personalised content discovery technology, has released the 14th edition of its quarterly Video Trends Report covering key topics across pay-TV, VoD, PPV, OTT, TV Everywhere, connected devices, and content discovery. Based on a survey of over 3,100 consumers, Digitalsmiths’ Q2 2016 Video Trends…

Sony Pictures buys ZEE’s Ten Sports

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has revealed that SPN and its affiliates have entered into definitive agreements to acquire TEN Sports Network from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE)…

Sony, Intel bring premium 4K movies to PCs

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Intel Corporation have confirmed that ULTRA, SPHE’s 4K movie streaming service, will debut on computers powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors…

Cable Europe urges Net Neutrality guideline caution

Cable Europe, the Association representing broadband cable operators, has urged caution in the use of the BEREC guidelines, designed to give National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) direction in implementing…

Mobile TV market on cusp of unprecedented growth

The global market for mobile TV is exceedingly fragmented and the top 10 players accounted for a mere 23.3 per cent in 2015, according to Transparency Market Research…

Controversial Greece TV tender under way

Greece is auctioning four broadcasting licences, and the tender process started August 30th, although not without drama. A dummy run on August 29th created headaches as the electronic…

TiVo: 7.4m subs but many claims outstanding

TiVo: 7.4m subs but many claims outstanding

TiVo, now close to finalising its take-over by Rovi (likely to wrap this coming week), stated that at the end of July it had 7.4 million TiVo subscribers…

SES to orbit on a ‘pre-flown’ rocket

As expected, satellite operator SES will use a returned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to orbit its SES-10 satellite. The launch will take place during Q4 this year, probably…

YouTube catches up on live video

YouTube claims live video views jumped by 80 per cent over the last year as it chases down the likes of Facebook and Snapchat.  Neal Mohan, head of…

Canal+ for Illiad?

Canal+ for Illiad?

Vivendi pay-TV unit Canal Plus is talking to French telecoms firm Iliad about new distribution offers as it tries to stem subscription losses in the country, Les Echos…

Mobile video 75% of 4G traffic by 2020

Huawei and Ovum, a global technology research and advisory firm, have jointly released the “The Evolution of Big Video – Examining telco transformation video opportunities”. This paper covers…

Europe: Olympics TV viewing down, online up

Europe: Olympics TV viewing down, online up

This year’s Olympic Games in Rio were a massive TV and online hit in every corner of the globe. Nine countries have put together TV viewing data for…

Paywizard: Pay-TV operators need better CRM strategies

To stem customer attrition pay-TV operators today have to ensure they move beyond simply providing a good service and collecting payment, and instead use insights gleaned from subscriber data…

Virgin Media buying Arqiva hotspot business

Virgin Media is reportedly about to close a deal to buy UK-based Arqiva’s WiFi distribution business. Arqiva, according to the FT, has some 27,000 hotspots covering hotel rooms,…

The European Metadata Group formed

Bindinc (Netherlands), media-press.TV (Poland, Germany and Switzerland), and Plurimedia (France) are the founding members of The European Metadata Group The purpose of the Group is to offer top…

Naspers/DStv: “headwinds ahead”

Naspers/DStv: “headwinds ahead”

Naspers, the South African conglomerate which owns the MultiChoice/DStv pay-TV business, has warned that the rest of this year and 2017 could see “headwinds” and stated that foreign…

Chris Forrester

Analyst: Time is right for Fox to buy Sky

A report from Macquarie investment bank has suggested that the time was now right for a deal which would see…

Chris Forrester - Aug 30 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

UK takes a bullet for BT

A number of headlines today advise that BT has dodged a bullet as Ofcom has not forced it to sell…

Nick Snow - Jul 26 2016 / Read More

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