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Wuaki.tv adds Icon movies

VoD streaming service Wuaki.tv has signed a new deal with Icon Film Distribution to increase its focus on high quality independent movies. Icon Film Distribution is one of the UK’s fastest growing independent distributors focusing on distinctive feature films. The deal will immediately add a selection of library movies, including; Drive, Precious and A Single Man to the Wuaki.tv range […]

Aker appointed FTTH president

Edgar Aker has been appointed as the new President of the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe, becoming the seventh person to hold this position since the organisation was founded in 2004. Aker replaces outgoing President Karin Ahl, who occupied this position for the past three years. In addition to his new position as President of the FTTH Council […]

Allegro DVT introduces Keepixo

Allegro DVT, a provider of H.264 and HEVC solutions, has unveiled its new affiliate Keepixo, specifically dedicated to its broadcast business. Allegro DVT is known in the field of video compression and currently has two business units: •    Broadcast business unit: development of OTT & IPTV encoding software and appliances for broadcasters and service providers •    Semiconductor business unit: development of compliance […]

Streaming overtakes linear TV in US

According to Deloitte’s latest Digital Democracy Survey, Americans now prefer to stream TV content (53 per cent) rather than watch TV content live (45 per cent). The report also found that viewers aged 14 to 25 year olds watch more content on mobile devices than they do on actual TVs. Another trend increasing in popularity across all age groups is […]

BBC3 online shift delayed to 2016

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Plans to make BBC3 an online-only channel have been put back to next year, according to Damian Kavanagh, the digital channel’s controller. The BBC announced last year the channel would go online only in a bid to save money. It was intended to close this autumn, but BBC bosses are still awaiting the results of a public value test carried […]

StarSat goes off air

South Africa’s struggling pay-TV service StarSat went off air on April 19th. Local reports state that the service has been affected by a problem at the uplink site “in Slovenia” where there had been a fibre break. However, this is somewhat confusing given that most of the StarSat (which used to be known by its TopTV brand, and On Digital […]

Aereo to pay broadcasters $950,000

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Aereo will pay CBS Corporation and other US broadcasters $950,000 to settle copyright claims of over $99 million. The deal, backed by all of the broadcasters, will leave Aereo with $811,000 to pay non-broadcaster creditors with claims totalling $7.5 million. CBS has claims against Aereo that total up to $27.8 million. Disney’s ABC and 21st Century Fox also have claims […]

US online ad revenue $49.5 Billion in 2014

Digital advertising revenues in the US rose to an all-time high of $49.5 billion in 2014, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year, released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC US. This figure represents a 16 per cent increase over 2013’s record-setting total of $42.8 billion – and marks the fifth […]

Sony raises forecasts again

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Consumer electronics giant Sony has raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months, citing higher than expected sales of video games and digital cameras, and possibly turning a corner in its flagging fortunes. Sony said it “probably” made an operating profit of 68 billion yen ($569 million) in the year ended March 31st, compared with 26.5 billion […]

Broadcom forecasts busy 2016 for 4K

System-on-a-chip manufacturer Broadcom, speaking to analysts following its Q1/2015 results announcement, told them that it was already experiencing strong growth drivers from its Ultra-HD and HEVC chip-sets. CEO Scott McGregor said that its Ultra-HD and HEVC solutions “are still in the early adoption phase and are expected to drive growth for many years to come.” McGregor added that the North […]

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