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Report: Cord-cutting could get worse

Analysis from MoffettNathanson asks the all-important question as to the position of US cable & satellite if so-called ‘cord-cutting’ turns out to be actually worse than expected. MN reports that the last 3 months have seen a flurry of new entries into the OTT market in the US.  Dish’s Sling TV, CBS All Access, HBO Now, and Sony Vue “have […]

Guangdong Cable selects NAGRA anyCAST

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group digital TV business and provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that Guangdong Cable has selected NAGRA anyCAST content protection solutions to secure a new offer combining DVB-based live TV and Internet-based OTT services. The OTT services will include live TV and VoD delivered to PCs, iOS and Android devices. Guangdong Cable serves […]

Altice to sell Portugal’s Cabovisão

France’s Altice has confirmed it is planning to sell Portuguese cable TV operator Cabovisão. Speaking to journalists in Paris, the co-founder of Altice, Armando Pereira, said that his company may sell Cabovisão, to ensure that Portugal’s Competition Authority gives the green light for the purchase of telecommunications operator PT Portugal. Altice group is planning to buy PT Portugal that, among […]

HBO Now on Cablevision

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Cablevision has confirmed it will be the first cableco to offer HBO’s new steaming-only service, HBO Now, to its customers in the coming weeks. Cablevision didn’t disclose the deal’s terms or how much it’ll charge its customers. HBO said it will launch its HBO Now service early next month — in time for Season 5 of Game of Thrones — […]

Digital TV homes to double in LatAm

Despite slowing economic growth, the number of digital TV households in Latin America will double by 2020. A report by Digital TV Research estimates 152 million digital TV households by 2020. Digital TV will climb from only 17.9 per cent penetration of TV households at end-2010 to just over the halfway mark by end-2014 and onto 93.6 per cent by […]

Vodafone: ‘Content rights hurt convergence’

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Philipp Humm, Vodafone’s European chief, told Cable Congress that ‘true convergence’ was their priority with everything centred on the subscriber. He said until now convergence – i.e. service packages – had been driven by discounting but real convergence would require changes in content rights and regulation. Vodafone – which has bought its way to being a major converged player in […]

Ofcom to review digital communications

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced an overarching review of the nation’s digital communications markets, to ensure that communications providers and services continue to meet the needs of consumers and businesses. Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications will examine competition, investment, innovation and the availability of products in the broadband, mobile and landline markets. By assessing these areas as a […]

Australia’s NBN promises gigabit speeds

NBN Co – the Australian government-owned corporation tasked to design, build and operate Australia’s National Broadband Network – has revealed at Cable Congress in Brussels that it is set to become one of the first telecommunications companies in the world to introduce DOCSIS 3.1, which supports download speeds of up to 10Gbps and up to 1Gbps upstream and by delivering […]

Fries: ‘US embarrassing on neutrality’

Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, told delegates at Cable Congress that the US was just “embarrassing” on Net Neutrality. He said he had no idea what problem regulators thought they were trying to fix and that European authorities had a more sophisticated approach. “No one wants to block anyone, but we have to able to manage the network, we […]

Europe Cable adds €1bn

As ever, the Cable Congress opened with the latest industry numbers and Caroline van Weede, MD Cable Europe, declared “We are in good shape”. Cable faces more

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