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UK consumers embracing Ultra-HD

A survey by the DTG (conducted by Atomik Research) has found that UK consumers are enthusiastic buyers of Ultra HD displays. The DTG, a unique self-funding UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, polled over 1,000 people who purchased a TV in the last three years and found that…

Spotify buys MightyTV

Music service Spotify has acquired MightyTV, a specialist in the use of machine learning for personalised TV recommendations. MightyTV founder and CEO Brian Adams will join Spotify as…

59% US pay-TV subs push back when ads use personal data

Parks Associates has released digital media research at the TV Connect Show in London showing that 59 per cent of pay-TV subscribers in US broadband households are bothered…

Comcast planning nationwide streaming TV service

Comcast planning nationwide streaming TV service

US broadcasting and cable giant Comcast is planning to rebrand and expand a streaming video option for broadband subscribers who do not wish to pay for a traditional…

Arianespace strike forces French government to act

Arianespace’s rocket launch schedule has continued to suffer from a workers’ strike in French Guiana, which has now gone on for more than a week. The Ariane 5…

Online ad expenditure to exceed TV this year

Global internet advertising expenditure will grow 13 per cent to reach $205 billion (€189bn) in 2017, according to Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts. Internet advertising will attract 36.9 per…

Movistar’s pay TV makes mobile the remote control

Movistar’s pay TV makes mobile the remote control

Telefónica is launching a new multi device functionality that will allow its subscribers to control and manage their pay-TV service through the mobile phone or the tablet. The…

France: Free offers 57 Chinese channels

French TV network Free has launched the Chinese Pack – a Freebox TV  package that offers the largest choice of Chinese channels available in France. Launched in partnership…

AMC extends F1 rights in Czech Republic, Slovakia

AMC extends F1 rights in Czech Republic, Slovakia

AMC Networks International Central Europe has signed a three-year contract deal extension with Pragosport to broadcast Formula 1 exclusively in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The deal, which…

Barclays launches £100m UK TV production fund  

Banking group Barclays has launched a £100 million (€116m) fund to provide UK TV production companies improved access to finance and enhance their ability to compete internationally. The…

Antenna launches SVoD in Greece

Antenna launches SVoD in Greece

Antenna Group, the international media and entertainment organisation, has launched a local SVoD service in Greece offering viewers a range of popular local content. The new SVoD service,…

Simplestream powers TracePlay

OTT video services provider Simplestream has announced that its Cloud TV Platform has been chosen by MTG-owned Trace – the urban music and entertainment global media group –…

Stofa selects iWedia for Android TV 4K STB

iWedia, a provider of software solutions for TV devices to service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, has announced that its Teatro-3.5 solution for Android TV STB has been…

Turkmenistan switches from Russian satellite

Turkmenistan Ministry of Communications says that its broadcast of national TV-channels and of national radio stations has ceased over the Russian Yamal-401 satellite. The satellite is owned by…

SES-10 launch slips

The launch of SES-10 by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been moved by one day to March 30th. SpaceX carried out its obligatory ‘hot test’ firing of…

Over 50m DAB receivers now sold worldwide

Over 50m DAB receivers now sold worldwide

WorldDAB has published the latest version of its infographic, featuring DAB receiver sales, coverage and household penetration for markets in Europe and Asia Pacific up to the end…

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