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Ofcom has published on the volumes of consumer complaints made to Ofcom against the major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services. The latest report covers the three-month period from January to March 2015 (Q1), and reports on the complaints made to 13 providers of fixed line telephone, fixed line broadband,…

TVPlayer launches pay OTT

UK over-the-top television platform TVPlayer is to launch TVPlayer Plus, a subscription service, this summer. TVPlayer Plus will be priced from £4.99 (€7.05) per month (with no contract)…

Netflix users finding traditional pay-TV less attractive

More Netflix users in the US are officially cutting the cord than ever before. In a survey of 829 current Netflix subscribers, CutCableToday found that just 67 per cent…

Vivendi takes 80% of Dailymotion

French media giant Vivendi has closed the acquisition of an 80 per cent stake in video-sharing portal Dailymotion from Orange for €217 million. The pair announced on April…

Original content tops binge viewing

Original content tops binge viewing

Findings from the second annual TiVo Spring 2015 Binge Viewing Survey indicate that binge viewing, defined as viewing more than three episodes of a series in a day,…

Vodafone Portugal adds Funbox 4K UHD channel

Vodafone Portugal has launched the Funbox 4K Ultra-HD channel which, as the name implies, broadcasts content in 4K. The offer is only available for customers of the operator’s…

Pond5: “4K is having its day”

According to Pond5, a marketplace for royalty-free video footage, 4K resolution video is finally having its day. As 2015 passes the midway point, 4K televisions, cameras, and computer…

Millions secretly stream sport at work

Millions secretly stream sport at work

Nearly half of British sports fans have put their work to one side and tuned into live sport on their portable screens according to research commissioned by Sky’s…

LatAm telco revenue to hit $110bn by 2018

Latin America’s telecom services generated $107.7 billion (€96.5bn) in revenue in 2014, according to data published today by Dataxis. By 2018, this figure will grow by 2 per…

UK programmatic adspend nears £1bn

Almost half of online display ads in 2014 – worth just under £1 billion – were bought through ‘programmatic’ technologies, according to the second annual industry study quantifying…

STBs seized during fraud raid

Dozens of electronic items including suspected illegal set-top boxes have been seized from an apartment in the UK West Midlands town of Walsall. The items were located after…

Freeview NZ launches HbbTV service

Freeview NZ launches HbbTV service

New Zealand’s DTT provider Freeview has launched a new platform designed to give New Zealanders easy access to on-demand video services on their TVs – FreeviewPlus. In a…

Viacom English channels for India

Viacom18 is launching two new English General Entertainment channels in India – ‘COLORS INFINITY’ and ‘COLORS INFINITY HD’. The new channels will be co-curated by the multi-faceted celebrity…

MTG invests in ESL

International entertainment group MTG has signed an agreement to acquire 74 per cent of Turtle Entertainment, the world’s largest esports company that operates under the well-known ESL brand…

Streaming subscriptions to account for third of global music spend

According to Futuresource Consulting, the launch of Apple Music will lead to a significant increase in streaming music subscriptions. Futuresource Consulting predicts subscriptions will reach at least one…

CNN recovers in US ratings battle

CNN recovers in US ratings battle

The quarterly ratings numbers for US broadcasters are out and it is clear that CNN is climbing back up the charts having improved by double digits in the…

Chris Forrester

Satellite operators in long wait for launch

Imagine this: Two out of the only three businesses which can launch your satellites are – in effect – wholly…

Chris Forrester - Jul 1 2015 / Read More

Nick Snow

The sons also rise

Some people think that doing nothing, saying nothing, in the face of hard problems or trenchant criticism isn’t much of…

Nick Snow - Jun 17 2015 / Read More

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