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Fox boost for Hulu

Hot on the heels of agreeing a deal for exclusive ABC content, US online entertainment streaming service has revealed what it describes as a landmark agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks’ Original Series Produced by FX Productions. The agreement will make Hulu the subscription video on-demand (SVOD) home to the largest selection of FX Networks content […]

Sky Deutschland scores Europa League rights

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Sky Deutschland has secured the live broadcasting rights for the UEFA Europa League up to and including the 2017/18 season. In combination with the rights for the UEFA Champions League, Sky will continue to exclusively show all matches of the German and Austrian teams. The new rights deal will become effective as of the 2015/16 season and includes not only […]

Majority of US ISPs offer lower-speed service

Research from the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) of the US Department of Commerce – Competition Among U.S. Broadband Service Providers – has found that more service providers offer lower-speed than higher-speed service. Noting that more than one quarter of American homes have not adopted Internet service, with many citing cost as their primary reason and that market competition can […]

Australia: TV still centrepiece for content

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In Q3 2014, Australians across the population watched an average of 96 hours and 58 minutes (96:58) per month of broadcast television (including free-to-air and subscription channels) on their in-home TV sets – up 1 hour and 7 minutes (1:07) per month YOY. This equates to a little more than 3 hours per Australian per day on in-home TV sets, […]

Freesat Showcase to ease Xmas viewing planning

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has expanded its editorial offering to support the busy Christmas TV schedule with the launch of two new Christmas genres in its Showcase service. Showcase takes a human-touch approach to curate a selection of shows hand-picked by Freesat’s in-house editorial team. TV viewers can get recommendations for what to watch for the week ahead […]

NAS sales to grow 45% this year

The external hard disk drive market in EMEA is experiencing turbulent times, with NAS sales pushing forward and performing in a difficult market, according to the latest quarterly external HDD report from Futuresource Consulting. “Across the EMEA region – where we track 17 countries – we’ve seen NAS sales hit a growth spurt,” says Mats Larsson, Senior Market Analyst at […]

TVN, Cyfrowy Polsat extend distribution

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TVN and Cyfrowy Polsat signed agreements to extend the ongoing cooperation in the field of distribution of paid and free-to-air TVN channels in Poland. The agreements relate to nine TVN Group’s channels currently distributed by the largest Polish satellite platform Cyfrowy Polsat: TVN, TVN7, TTV, TVN24, TVN Meteo, TVN Style, TVN Turbo, TVN24 Biznes i Świat and Mango24 as well […]

Anevia next-gen Cloud Monitoring

Anevia has announced the first service in its new Cloud strategy. Introduced to Anevia customers and partners during its fist Cloud Conference, Anevia Cloud Monitoring is a software-as-a-service based application allowing global maintenance of enterprise television deployments based on Anevia Flamingo XL and XS IPTV head-ends. Anevia’s Cloud Monitoring service allows lost-channel issues such as lapsed subscriptions to be identified […]

Globecast for Virgin’s international content

Globecast has partnered with Virgin Media to supply seven channels for the platform’s expanded international TV content. In total Virgin Media is adding ten more international channels to its TV service. Globecast is supplying seven channels for Virgin Media’s Worldbox service, a new app offering live streams of international channels via Virgin Media TiVo. The channels will be launched in […]

Targetting improves ad viewability

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Videology, the video advertising technology platform, has released research findings on viewable video impressions that illustrate the complexities still surrounding viewability, and issued caution in using viewability ratings as the primary gauge of campaign performance.  The findings also suggest that technology can help advertisers improve the percentage of ads viewed by consumers through proper targeting and improved ad relevancy. According […]

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