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7.6m US homes considered cord-cutters

With the explosion of smartphones and digital tablets and the steady rise of Internet-connected televisions, gaming consoles, etc, consumers are increasingly watching streaming or downloaded video when and where they want. According to research from Experian

Aereo versus broadcasters: Early shots fired

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The US Supreme Court has started its hearing as to whether Internet TV streaming service Aereo violates the broadcasters’ exclusive rights under federal copyright law to the public performance of their works, with initial oral arguments, being offered. After the first day, David Frederick, counsel to Aereo, said that from the company’s perspective, the issue in the case was whether [...]

Consumers and broadcasters will pay for DSO

Three years after the latest shift in the frequencies, Spaniards will again have to foot the bill of the new DTT migration following the digital dividend to be completed by January 2015. The Administration estimates that the total cost of retuning will amount to €200 million with over 8 million households paying between €20 and €23 each to readjust their [...]

YouTube still top second screen site

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Despite a relative drop in visit share of 8.9 per cent over the last year in the US, YouTube is still by far the video site most frequently visited from a desktop computer with a 58.77 per cent share of visits among a custom aggregate of video-rich sites, according to

Russia’s pay-TV market sees strong growth

Russian pay-TV operators are flushed with success. A report from iKS-Consulting shows that the overall Russian pay-TV market grew last year by 16 per cent to a value of 54 billion Roubles. Satellite and IPTV operators enjoyed the most growth,

HBO originals for Amazon

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Amazon’s Prime subscription service will stream a selection of HBO series, mini-series and original movies as part of its new licensing deal. The deal, the first time that licensed HBO content has been available online outside of its own HBO Go service for subscribers, allows Amazon to stream a library of shows older than three years. Amazon Prime members will [...]

U-verse has 11.3m subs

AT&T said it ended the first quarter with 11.3 million U-verse subs (TV and high-speed Internet) following the addition of 201,000 U-verse TV subs for a total of 5.7 million in the category. AT&T ended 2013 with 10.7 million U-verse subs and 5.5 million TV customers. AT&T said U-verse broadband scored a first quarter net gain of 634,000 subs, giving [...]

YouTube on all Roku current-gen devices

Streaming platform Roku has confirmed that YouTube is available now in the Roku Channel Store for all current-generation Roku devices in the US, Canada, UK and the Republic of Ireland. Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku [...]

TalkTalk adds FilmFlex

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TalkTalk has announced a deal with FilmFlex Movies to bring its customers hundreds more movies on demand, with even more new releases available to rent on the same day as DVD. The multi-year deal kicks off with immediate effect and will offer subscribers to both TalkTalk’s Essentials TV and Plus TV packages, access to hundreds of movies on demand. TalkTalk’s [...]

Akamai: Peak connection speeds up 38%

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications, has released its Fourth Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from

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