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Consumers still favour ‘traditional’ service providers

Amdocs, a provider of customer experience solutions, has released independent research that explores the market forces driving The New World of Customer Experience, a world characterised by a rapidly changing competitive landscape and the ongoing need to compete by delivering a superior customer experience. The research shows that despite the competitive challenges from OTT players, the vast majority of consumers […] launches in Italy

Wuaki, the VoD streaming service, has announced the start of operations in Italy as part of its European expansion plan. The Alpine country is the fifth in which will be available, after Spain, UK, France and Germany. The company is undergoing a growth plan that aims to be in 15 European countries in late 2015. closed 2014 with […]

Apple, Samsung no longer control tablet market

Market share for top two tablet vendors Apple and Samsung fell to 43 per cent as total shipment volume growth slowed to 6.6 per cent in 2014. According to two new Strategy Analytics’ Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) reports, growth is likely to continue along this trajectory but leading tablet vendors cannot rely on inertia alone to hold market share […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

BT Sport extends Serie A football deal


BT Sport has extended its deal with MP&Silva for exclusively live Italian top flight football until 2017/18. The channels are the current home of exclusively live Serie A in the UK and BT Sport has signed a contract to add another three years to the current deal. BT Sport will have the rights to show up to 380 exclusively live […]

maxdome SVoD for Unitymedia

ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Unitymedia KabelBW have signed an agreement regarding the integration of maxdome VoD content into the portfolio of the German cable network operator. With this agreement, maxdome becomes an integral part of Unitymedia KabelBW’s new TV and triple-play offerings. Starting in March, Unitymedia Kabel BW’s more than seven million customers will be able to directly subscribe to the […]

Starz tees up international SVoD roll-out

Chris Albrecht, Chief Executive Officer, of premium entertainment programmer Starz has revealed further details of its Starz-branded SVoD service – Starz Play International, which it is planning to launch in select emerging markets. Speaking during Starz’ Q4 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call, Albrecht said the project was proceeding well with plans to launch shortly. He suggested that Starz Play International […]

SpaceX twin launch slips to March 1

SpaceX was scheduled to launch two satellites on February 27th but has slipped this to late on Sunday (March 1st at 10.49 Florida time) from Cape Canaveral. The two satellites are Eutelsat America’s 115 West B craft (originally ordered as Satmex-7) and Asia Broadcast’s ABS-3A. The two satellites were ordered from Boeing and are both lighter-weight ‘all-electric’ craft which will […]

Beamly beats Twitter during EastEnders special


EastEnders’ ‘Who killed Lucy?’ 30th anniversary story created a social media frenzy last week, with one million tweets sent during the live show. But despite the online engagement generated on Twitter around one of TV’s most-anticipated events, consumer behaviour indicates a new trend for social TV. These are the findings of social discovery platform Beamly, which received the biggest share […]

Turton named All3Media CEO

Jane Turton has been officially confirmed as the CEO of UK-based production company All3Media. Turton has been leading All3Media since previous chief executive Farah Ramzan-Golant’s exit last year, but her promotion has now been confirmed after a lengthy selection process. Turton now oversees a production group of 20 production companies, including Studio Lambert, All3Media America and Objective Productions, and sales […]

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