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Research: Global pay-TV revenues $155bn in 2010

Some 338 million digital homes were added around the world between 2006 and 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research (DTVR). The Digital TV World Databook estimates…

Wall to head Abu Dhabi Media

Wall to head Abu Dhabi Media

Malcolm Wall, the former Chief Executive for Content of Virgin Media, is to become Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Media with effect from September 1st. Abu Dhabi Media manages…

Pro7/Sat.1: Interesting times ahead?

This time last week, Permira’s man responsible for its ProSiebenSat.1 investment, Joerg Rockenhaeuser, said the German commercial broadcaster wasn’t up for sale “today or tomorrow”. As readers will fully understand,…

First service for BBC Wimbledon 3D

First service for BBC Wimbledon 3D

The BBC is to broadcast live 3D coverage to homes across the UK for the first time, when it broadcasts the Men’s and Ladies’ Finals of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships…

Hunt abandons ‘spine’ for local TV

Hunt abandons ‘spine’ for local TV

UK culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed the major policy shift in his plan for a new generation local TV services, virtually scrapping plans for a national network spine in…

CEA: 10% will cord cut

New research from trade group the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) suggests consumers are relying less and less on over-the-air TV signals and few US households have interest in cancelling their…

Research: Rapid MEA digital conversion, but hands stay in pockets

Despite the recent social and political turmoil, rapid conversion to digital TV continues in the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report from Digital TV Research (DTVR). Digital…

YouTube: TV content boosts views 50%

YouTube: TV content boosts views 50%

YouTube has reported a 50 per cent jump in video views, taking the total to 3 billion views a day and it has revealed more than 48 hours of video…

More foreign investment for Indian FTH and IPTV

The recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to raise FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) ceiling for DTH, IPTV from 49 per cent to 74 per cent have been…

Western European pay-TV revenues to plateau

Pay-TV revenues in Western Europe will not grow between 2011 and 2016 ($36 billion) according to a new report from Digital TV Research Ltd. Report author Simon Murray described the…