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FCC: ISPs can charge for speed

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The Federal Communications Commission has said it will propose new rules to allow content companies such as Disney, Google or Netflix to pay ISPs like Comcast and Verizon for faster lanes to send video to their subscribers. The proposed changes effectively end the guarantee on net neutrality — the principle that no providers of legal Internet content should face discrimination…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Apple’s Cook confident about TV business

Having declared in March 2014 that the Apple TV business was no longer a “hobby” – a term used by Steve Jobs, his predecessor as CEO – current incumbent Tim…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Abertis/Hispasat eye Spacecom

Spacecom is Israel’s commercial satellite operator and operates a growing fleet of Amos craft. It has been up for sale, or for a joint-venture partnership, for some months. Madrid-based infrastructure…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Pace reports positive start to 2014

Pace has reported that its Q1 gross margins are “well ahead” of last year and that it is on track to meet its full-year revenue growth target of about $2.7…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

BSkyB losing market share

BSkyB’s Q3 results, due on May 2nd, are likely to disappoint the market, says a client note from Berenberg Bank. The current quarter-year is expected to be “slow” in terms of customer acquisitions, and this includes broadband net additions which could slump (y-o-y) by as…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

FIFA speaks out over Arab TV rights

The past few days have seen a slew of rumours in the Arab world that – somehow or other – football-mad Arab fans would be able to see the upcoming FIFA World Cup out of Brazil free of charge. Arab fans had their expectations raised…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

YouTube, Netflix boost global CDN market

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TechNavio is reporting that unprecedented growth of streaming video is directly boosting the global video content delivery network (CDN) Market. The market is projecting a CAGR of 29.66 per cent from 2014-2018. “In 2013, the average video traffic over the internet was estimated at 23.2…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

AMC/Sundance Channel acquires KinoweltTV

AMC/Sundance Channel Global, a division of AMC Networks, has reached an agreement to acquire KinoweltTV, a pay-TV channel distributed throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  The 24/7 linear network airs an array of classic and contemporary films. The acquisition expands AMC/Sundance Channel Global’s European presence with…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Mexico entertainment spend to hit $4.5bn in 2014

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Overall consumer spend on video and TV entertainment in Mexico grew by 9 per cent in 2013 to reach $$4.2 billion (54.5 billion pesos) and is forecast to reach $$4.5 billion (58.8 billion pesos) in 2014, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. “2013…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Virginia Lee to head Cable Europe comms

Cable Europe, the trade association representing all leading broadband cable TV operators and their national associations throughout Europe, has appointed seasoned broadcast public affairs executive Virginia Lee as Director of Communications. Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe, said he was delighted to announce Virginia’s…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Discovery veteran to head ITV Studios UK

Julian Bellamy is set to become the new managing director of ITV Studios UK. The Discovery Networks International veteran succeeds Denise O’Donoghue who revealed she was stepping down from the role earlier this month. Bellamy, who will start his ITV role “later this year,” served…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

ACCESS Europe appoints Foster as COO

ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, has announced the appointment of Dr. Neale Foster as Chief Operating Officer of ACCESS Europe. Foster retains his previous role as VP Global Sales TV at ACCESS Europe, where…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

AOL partners for Makers in China

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Makers, the multiplatform initiative from AOL, has launched in China. In partnership with Yang Lan, a broadcast journalist and founder of Sun Media Group – one of China’s leading private media companies – Makers China highlights and celebrates ten trailblazing Chinese women, and presents an unprecedented…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Harmonic, Elemental lead multiscreen encoder market

A Competitive Assessment looking at the multiscreen encoder market has found a virtual tie between well-established Harmonic and rapidly growing start-up Elemental. ABI Research practice director Sam Rosen commented, “Harmonic has a larger portfolio but is generally less disruptive in its innovation. Elemental, meanwhile, is…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Chris Forrester

BSkyB losing market share

BSkyB’s Q3 results, due on May 2nd, are likely to disappoint the market, says a client note from Berenberg Bank.…

Chris Forrester - Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Nick Snow

Targeted ads, let the sleeping dog lie

Ironically, given that its purpose is to draw attention, targeted advertising is the dog that didn’t bark. For as long…

Nick Snow - Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

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Bolivia: Millicom launches satellite TV service

Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company, has announced that its operation in Bolivia will this week launch the company’s first DTH satellite TV service.…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Pokémon TV on Kindle Fire

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The Pokémon Company International has confirmed the launch of the official Pokémon TV app on the Amazon Kindle tablet. The Kindle Fire launch adds another…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Network TEN, Fox Sports Australia broadcast MotoGP

Dorna Sports has confirmed agreements with Network TEN and with Fox Sports Australia for 2015 and 2016, for TV broadcasts of the MotoGP World Championship.…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Puerto Rico TV navigation with social smarts

Liberty Puerto Rico and ActiveVideo have announced that they are showcasing at NCTA’s The Cable Show a major advance in how viewers find television content…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

One America News on AT&T U-verse TV

One America News Network, an emerging source for 24/7 national and international news, will soon be joining the channel lineup on AT&T U-verse TV across…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Buy & Keep goes live on Sky Store

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BSkyB has confirmed that the Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ download-to-own service is now available for ‘connected’ Sky customers, letting them for the first time…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
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