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Ericsson: 35% of TV viewing is on-demand

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Ericsson has published the latest edition of its annual ConsumerLab TV & Media Report, representative of the viewing habits of 680 million consumers across the globe. The report reveals that VoD services are meeting consumer needs and enabling them to change viewing habits. Consumers now spend six hours per week…

83% of US households pay-TV subscribers

New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) finds that about 83 per cent of all households nationwide subscribe to some form of pay-TV service. The percentage of…

Freeview Play set for October launch

UK subscription-free TV service Freeview and Digital UK – the company that manages the development and strategy of DTT and supports viewers – have confirmed that the new…

France could tax STBs

The French government has confirmed it will not expand the TV licence fee to smartphones and tablets, despite widespread rumours suggesting the opposite. French culture minister Fleur Pellerin…

Sony 4K mobile screen

Sony 4K mobile screen

Sony has unveiled its first smartphone to feature a 4K-resolution screen. The Xperia Z5 Premium model can both capture video in Ultra-HD and also play it back on…

Canal Plus “suffering”

French media giant Vivendi has released its Q2 numbers showing organic growth up 1.3 per cent, helped by solid growth in its music business (up +4.5 per cent). …

More UHD channels for Europe

The news that FashionOne has now launched in Europe as well as over North America and South America on SES satellites ups the total number of Ultra-HD channels either…

Fox UK launching FTA channel

Fox UK launching FTA channel

Fox International Channels UK has confirmed it will launch its first Free-To-Air entertainment channel, YourTV, on a variety of UK platforms on October 1st. YourTV will provide viewers…

Telefonica opts for single IP network

Telefonica has selected Juniper Networks’ MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers to build a metro network across Spain to deliver fixed and mobile broadband services, including TV for…

Sport TV and Meo close to renewing carriage deal

Sport TV and Meo close to renewing carriage deal

Portugal’s premium sports-orientated pay-TV network Sport TV has renewed carriage agreements with all national pay-TV platforms, except PT Portugal’s Meo. Sport TV, which broadcasts five sports channels (Sport…

Net Insight acquires ScheduALL

In a strategic move to strengthen its market position in media service and workflow orchestration to match the needs of the broadcasting industry now and in the future,…

AOL buys mobile ad Millennial Media

AOL is to acquire mobile advertising specialist Millennial Media. AOL says the deal will give it a platform for app monetisation and add more than 65,000 apps to…

India digitisation continues to slip

India digitisation continues to slip

India, which has managed to miss just about every one of its self-imposed targets to switch off analogue transmission and to convert the population’s TV viewing to digital…

Feltes, Denavaut in new satellite agency

Yves Feltes, for some 25 years one of SES’s most senior PR gurus, and Jacques Denavaut, who was VP/Corporate Communications at Arianespace for a similar length of time,…

SpotXchange rebrands to SpotX

SpotXchange, the video inventory management platform for publishers, has confirmed its rebranding to SpotX. Reflecting the changes in the market and its platform, the Denver-born, global company says…

Netflix, Amazon join Open Media alliance

Netflix, Amazon join Open Media alliance

Seven leading Internet companies have formed the Alliance for Open Media – an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies in the public interest.…

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More UHD channels for Europe

The news that FashionOne has now launched in Europe as well as over North America and South America on SES…

Chris Forrester - Sep 3 2015 / Read More

Nick Snow

Words are all I have

The English language is a beautiful thing and it is the lingua franca of this industry, and every other. I,…

Nick Snow - Aug 19 2015 / Read More

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