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Time Warner Cable disappoints with video subs

Time Warner Cable the cable company awaiting regulatory approval to merge with Comcast reported profit behind analysts’ estimates as more video subscribers canceled service and programming costs rose. Time Warner Cable lost 184,000 video customers in the third quarter, while rising costs for sports programming cut into profit. The company lowered its revenue forecast for the year to $22.8 billion, […]

Sky Go boosts BSkyB Q1

BSkyB has posted results for the three months to the end of September showing a record 309,000 users signing up to its Sky Go Extra service, which allows subscribers to watch programmes on portable devices when away from home. The number of On Demand downloads has more than trebled to almost 257 million in the quarter. Sky Go now reaches […]

CPE market up 20% for 2014

The global market for broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) will end 2014 with the highest growth in revenues since 2010, increasing by 20 percent from 2013 to reach nearly $11 billion, according to IHS Technology. Revenue this year is set to expand by $1.8 billion. Such notable growth establishes

Virgin TV ad banned

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A Virgin Media TV ad has been banned after rival BSkyB complained about the use of a Sky Sports football clip. The TV campaign featured the former Doctor Who David Tennant promoting Virgin Media’s ‘Big Kahuna’ Bundle. Virgin Media’s ad pushed its “quad play” package of products – including TV, superfast broadband, mobile and landline – claiming it was significantly […]

Ofcom updates on ‘White Space’ trials

Ofcom has reported on the status of plans for the introduction of new ‘white space’ wireless technology in the UK – the first country in Europe likely to do so. A number of trials are taking place across the country, with the latest organisations to launch TV trials using the technology to stream live footage of animals to YouTube. This […]

Obama confirms net neutrality commitment

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President Barack Obama has declared himself fully committed to net neutrality, effectively coming out in opposition to the proposed FCC plan to create so-called Internet ‘fast-lanes’. The FCC received a record 3.7 million comments since Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new so-called Open Internet rules in April. The proposed rules would ban ISPs from blocking or slowing users’ access to websites […]

EE to offer TV service

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UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

Network upgrades improve ISP, TV performance and reliability

The number of performance quality, reliability and connection speed problems has declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISP) continue to upgrade their networks to newer technology and faster connection speeds, according to the three US wireline studies released today: the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study; the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential […]

Mediaset Italia streaming worldwide

Mediaset Italia, the international TV service of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, is now visible worldwide in online streaming via PCs, tablets and smartphones. The new service is called Mediaset Italia Online and offers the best of Mediaset programmes (both general entertaniment and thematic TV channels) on a single TV channel that is not available in Italy or Canada. The schedule […]

Telecom Italia targets Brazil’s Oi

Telecom Italia is looking at acquiring Brazilian fixed-line telco and satellite broadcaster Oi in an attempt to boost local competitiveness and challenge Telefonica’s market position. Telecom Italia already has a small operation in Brazil (TIM Brazil) and has previously tried to buy another local operator GVT. TIM Brazil is itself under threat of take-over with America Movil, Telefonica itself as […]

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