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Research: US Viewers prefer à la carte pay-TV

Research: US Viewers prefer à la carte pay-TV

Findings from market research firm Hub Entertainment Research confirm that US consumers would prefer a TV service model where they select, and pay for, only the individual networks they’re most…

North America: Non-pay TV homes to double

North America: Non-pay TV homes to double

The number of pay-TV subs in North America [Canada and the US] will fall by 10 million from 112 million in the peak year of 2012 to 102 million in…

eMarketer: “Snapchat could be bigger than Twitter”

Snapchat could become more popular with advertisers than Twitter, Yahoo and AOL within three years. eMarketer forecasts that the messaging app will bring in revenues in excess of $3 billion…

Media Broadcast confirms German DVB-T2 HD switch

Media Broadcast confirms German DVB-T2 HD switch

In one of the largest switchover procedures in German broadcast history, German broadcast infrastructure provider Media Broadcast will press the start button for the HDTV launch on DTT over the…

Verizon, SES trial Ultra HD delivery

Satellite operator SES is stepping up the number of its North American Ultra HD delivery service provider trials with the announcement of a collaborative agreement with telco Verizon aimed at…

Italy: 9.4m DTH viewers

Italy: 9.4m DTH viewers

Italy has seen a growth of DTH viewers in recent years, going up from 8.1 million in 2014 to 9.4 million in 2016. The DigitalTrends market survey, conducted by Ergo…

Space Systems/Loral sues Orbital ATK

Satellite builder Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) is suing Washington-based Orbital ATK in an action that alleges breach of confidentiality. According to a filing made at the US District Court for the…

SES-10 set to make launch history

SES-10 set to make launch history

On March 29th, subject to the usual weather constraints, a “pre-flown” SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will lift a much-needed SES satellite onto its first part of its journey into orbit.…

Kino Polska TV revenue boosted by movie channels

Poland broadcasting company Kino Polska TV has announced its 2016 year-end results. The Group reported revenues of nearly 114 million PLN (€26.7m), with the EBITDA exceeding 48 million PLN. The…

Vivendi dispute costs Mediaset €100m

Vivendi dispute costs Mediaset €100m

The dispute with Vivendi over the sale of its pay-TV unit has negatively impacted the 2016 accounts of Italian broadcaster Mediaset by €100 million. The figure was announced by Mediaset…