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TF1’s LCI confirmed for free DTT switch

TF1’s LCI confirmed for free DTT switch

France’s Conseil d’État – its highest administrative jurisdiction – has confirmed TF1’s pay-TV news channel LCI switch to FTA on the country’s DTT platform, rejecting an initial appeal launched by…

Star Wars delivers Disney record quarter

Star Wars delivers Disney record quarter

The Walt Disney Company has reported record quarterly earnings of $2.9 billion (€2.6bn) for its first fiscal quarter ended January 2nd 2016 compared to $2.2 billion for the prior-year quarter.…

iPlayer computer requests dip

iPlayer computer requests dip

There were 309 million TV and radio requests for programmes on BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio in December. Overall there was a slight decrease in requests from computers, while…

Infrastructure, content key to LatAm OTT success

Research from enterprise-class subscription billing specialist Vindicia and video, analytics and advertising technology provider Ooyala suggests that premium OTT is set for strong growth in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Major…

Coalition files anti-Mega Cable submission

Following two meetings held with the Federal Communications Commission on February 5th, the Stop Mega Cable Coalition – a diverse group of public interest groups, media and telecommunications businesses, programmers,…

Improved outlook at Telenor

Improved outlook at Telenor

The successful launch of Telenor Satellite’s latest satellite, Thor-7, last April was the catalyst for helping revenues grow (up 5 per cent) at the Norwegian operator. The company says the…

AVIWEST teams with Globecast

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, has announced that Globecast, a provider of global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators, has deployed AVIWEST’s DMNG StreamHub receiver,…

Sky confirms Sky Q availability

Sky confirms Sky Q availability

Sky has confirmed that Sky Q, its next generation home entertainment system, is now available to buy. Following Sky Q’s unveiling in November 2015, now both existing Sky customers and…

Analyst: Recommendation to drive 75% of TV viewing

According to consultancy service The Diffusion Group, US multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) will rapidly move to make recommendation-based programme guides the centrepiece of their updated TV interfaces. Within the…

Viacom, Snapchat extend ad deal

Viacom, Snapchat extend ad deal

Viacom and Snapchat have extended a deal that will allow Viacom to sell advertising on the social media app’s behalf. Under the terms of the deal, Viacom will have the…