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7% of households will cut pay TV by 2012

Trender Research, a consumer technology market research and consulting firm, has released a strategic analysis of the over the top (OTT) video industry and its impact on the Pay TV…

Telefonica eyes Digital+ stake

Spain’s Telefonica is still interested in being a minority partner in the pay-TV group Digital+ the company’s chief operating officer Julio Linares has said. Telefonica previously tabled an offer for…

SeaChange acquires eventIS

SeaChange International, provider of software and hardware solutions for VOD television, has confirmed the acquisition of eventIS Group – a privately owned Netherlands-based company that provides VOD and linear broadcast…

European pay-TV subscribers top 62m

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Pay-TV subscribers in Western Europe grew by almost 13 per cent to more than 62 million during the year ending March 2009, or over 36…

TW and Verizon join web pay-TV trials

Time Warner Cable and Verizon plan to test systems to offer shows on the Web to their pay TV subscribers following Comcast's example in the TV Everywhere initiative. Pay-TV companies…

French channels can't agree carriage

Talks between TF1 and M6 and pay-TV platforms about carriage of their respective thematic channels have reached a deadlock say reports. DTH operator Canal Plus currently holds exclusive rights to…

Video ads in magazine

Some readers of Entertainment Weekly next month will discover characters from US television programmes speaking to them from a wafer-thin video screen built into the page. The experiment – which…

BBC on blinkbox

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal to make hundreds of hours of content available via the UK online video service blinkbox. Popular titles on DVD, such as Top Gear, Gavin…

China accelerates bi-directional DTV

At the 2009 China Digital TV Forum, Wang Xiaojie, director of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television’s (SARFT) Department of Science and Technology, said that SARFT will increase…

Apple TV in 2011

Investment analysts Piper Jaffray have predicted Apple will enter the TV market by 2011 with an Apple-branded television set with digital video recording and home media functions. “With the popularity…