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OTT and ‘skinny’ bundles stave off cord-cutting


The global pay-TV services market, including cable TV, satellite TV, telco TV and OTT video, totalled $237 billion in 2014, up 7 per cent from the previous year, according to the 2015 IHS Infonetics Pay-TV Services and Subscribers report. “In a growing number of pay-TV markets, service providers are expanding market presence by offering their…

YouTube HFR and in-ad links

YouTube is adding TrueView for Shopping, meaning that viewers can click and buy products listed directly within pre-roll videos.  The ads are powered by an integration with Google…

Spain: Euskaltel merger with R and Telecable?

Spain: Euskaltel merger with R and Telecable?

More concentration is set to take place in the Spanish cable market. The Basque Country-based company Euskaltel is seeking to merge with other big regional cable companies in…

John Lewis ‘affordable’ UHD TV range

UK retailer John Lewis is set to sell Ultra-HD TVs from £699 (€978) after expanding its partnership with LG.  The LG-made JL9100 televisions will be released under the…

40% of Bosnia could be dark after DSO

An estimated 40 per cent of the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina could be left in the dark after the digital switchover on June 17th. The country has…

Sky-D to air German cup-final in UHD

Sky-D to air German cup-final in UHD

Sky Deutschland is set to broadcast the DFB Cup Final football match in Ultra-HD in a number of bars across Germany. The match, between Borussia Dortmund und VFL…

BBC’s claims 308m global audience

Figures reveal the BBC has a weekly global audience of 308 million people. This represents the combined measured reach of international BBC content – both news and entertainment…

Canada: IPTV revenues $6.5bn in 2014

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has released statistical and financial information on Canadian terrestrial and satellite broadcast distribution companies for the year that ended August 31st 2014.…

DirecTV 15 is Airbus 100th satellite

The launch of DirecTV 15, the US’ most powerful television broadcasting satellite, is scheduled for May 27th from Kourou on board an Ariane 5 launcher. Airbus Defence and…

Sling TV app for Nexus Player

Sling TV has launched its Android TV application for Google’s Nexus Player, available for immediate download in the Google Play Store. Sling TV and Google are kicking off…

Eurosport Apple Watch app

Eurosport Apple Watch app

Eurosport, the pan-regional sports entertainment destination, has unveiled its Apple Watch app. The app, which provides users with easy access to live scores, updates and player data from…

BBC First for Belgium

BBC Worldwide will launch BBC First in Belgium on June 4th. Following on from the successful launch of the channel in The Netherlands on May 16th, Belgium is…

Sky Sports, Matchroom extend boxing deal

Sky Sports and Matchroom Sport have extended their exclusive UK and Ireland broadcast partnership until 2021, offering up to 120 nights of live boxing over the next six…

NHK demos 8K to public

NHK demos 8K to public

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says that next week (May 28-31) during NHK’s Science & Technology Research Labs ‘open day’ in Tokyo that it will showcase its latest developments…

Spotify reveals video enhancements

As well as introducing a raft of enhancements to its music service, Spotify is adding video clips and audio shows to the music mix. “We know there are…

First worldwide DVB-T2 tests on 4K in Spain

Spain has become the first country in the world to test the second generation DVB-T2 under 4K format with 100 frames per second. A group of researchers in…

Chris Forrester

Proton fallout reverberates through satellite industry

The fallout from the May 16th Proton rocket explosion and the total loss of a Mexican satellite continues to reverberate…

Chris Forrester - May 20 2015 / Read More

Nick Snow

OTT drama, crisis?

If you are of a certain age, you know that a tiny number of TV dramas get remembered long after…

Nick Snow - May 11 2015 / Read More

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