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Movistar signs HBO, hits 2m pay-TV subs


Movistar and HBO have signed an agreement that will see TV series such as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Girls distributed via Telefonica’s online VoD service. Movistar TV will offer the first three seasons of Game of Thrones and the first four seasons of Boardwalk Empire. Three seasons each of In Treatment and Girls also will be available. This […]

TV easily wins attention battle


Internet video is getting interest from media and marketers, but multiscreen TV is where US consumers commit the bulk of their time, according to report called Get Real: Video Advertising 2015. The report examines the major players in the growing field of video in the US – multiscreen TV, Google/YouTube, AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Facebook – on the basis of […]

2 bidders for UK DAB multiplex


Ofcom has announced there have been two applications to run a second national, commercial digital radio ‘multiplex’ in the UK, which will deliver around 15 new national DAB stations from 2106. Ofcom invited applications to run the multiplex in July 2014, stating that it would consider whether bidders are looking to offer something new to UK audiences. Ofcom hopes to […]

Greece to restart ERT

Greek public broadcaster ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corp) was ordered to close in June 2013, and has struggled ever since with some 2600 staff laid off. ERT returned to air in July 2013 with a dramatically cut-down broadcasting schedule reflecting the country’s austerity programme, and a new name NERIT (New Greek Radio, Internet & Television organisation). Greece’s newly-electric prime minister Alexis […]

Canada sets out future TV policy


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued two decisions related to some of the issues addressed in its ‘Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians’ public consultation, as well as a decision relating to the future of mobile television content. These announcements concern local television stations, ‘simultaneous substitution’ and mobile television services. The CRTC notes that the way […]

Huge rise in India’s ‘inactive’ DTH subs

India is frequently cited for its huge – and growing – DTH subscriber numbers of a combined 70.33 million. But a report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) tells a different story. TRAI says that the total number of inactive subscribers grew by 5.99 per cent (q-o-q, and during the July-Sept 2014 period). This growth takes the total […]

Most broadcasters ever to cover Chelsea v Man City


On January 31st, Stamford Bridge will play host to record number of broadcasters attending a Barclays Premier League match. The action on the pitch will be made available to Premier League fans all over the world as 26 television broadcast crews cover the match in person. The attending Premier League rights holders include NBC Sports (US), beIN Sports (Middle East […]

Sky to enter mobile sector


UK pay-TV operator Sky is set to add a range of mobile voice and data services to its customer offering for the first time following agreement of a new partnership with Telefónica UK which will see it become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Telefónica UK will give Sky wholesale access to 2G, […]

BBC retains Premier League highlights


The BBC has renewed its deal to show Premier League highlights for a further three years, through to and including the 2018/19 season. The agreement covers the weekend programming of Match Of The Day; its Sunday morning repeat; MOTD2; Football Focus; plus a new midweek magazine show to air 10pm Wednesday nights on BBC Two and BBC Two HD. It […]

Cricket World Cup set for India 4K coverage

Pay-TV operator Star India has revealed an ambitious broadcast plan for its coverage of the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, with seven matches including the semi-finals and final set to be broadcast in 4K. Earlier in January 2015, Tata Sky launched the country’s first 4K set-top box, to be available for existing and new […]

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