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Portugal: 3.3m pay-TV subs

Portugal had about 3.3 million pay-TV subscribers at the end of September, a net addition of 46,500 on the second quarter (+1.4 per cent) and 132,000 (+4.2 per cent) more than in the same period in 2013. The pay-TV penetration rate stood at 55.6 per cent, according to data from the National Communications Authority (Anacom), The positive result was due […]

Spain: Smart TV take-up boosts pay-TV content

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The expansion of Smart TVs is driving the increase in the consumption of pay-TV content amongst Spaniards. This is one of the main conclusions from a report by Samsung and The Cocktail Analysis which reveals that in families with children the consumption of VoD and OTT services through their Smart TVs is significantly growing in a country traditionally unwilling to […]

All-in-One quadplay from KD, Vodafone


The first fruits of mobile operator Vodafone’s €10.7 billion takeover of German triple-play cableco Kabel Deutschland in 2103 are beginning to emerge with the launch of Vodafone All-in-One, a quadplay package which Kabel Deutschland says brings together the best products of both worlds – mobile from Vodafone Germany and cable Internet, phone and TV for the home from Kabel Deutschland. […]

Naspers’ pay-TV revenue up 18%

According to the group’s half year results, Naspers reported an increase in headline earnings to 4.4 billion rand in 2014 comparable to 3.6 billion rand for six months ending 30 September 2013. The global platform operator saw its pay-TV segment revenues surging by 18 per cent to 20.2 billion rand year on year. “Trading profit of five billion rand increased […]

OTT TV to reach $10bn

Findings from market research firm Infonetics suggest that over-the-top (OTT) pay-TV revenue is set to grow from $5.8 billion in 2014 to just over $10 billion in 2018 According to Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay-TV at Infonetics Research,

Darroch takes Chair of Sky Deutschland


The Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland has elected Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive Officer of Sky, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland. He replaces James Murdoch, who will remain a member the Board. The Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland AG will comprise the following nine members: – Jeremy Darroch (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), Chief Executive Officer of […]

Demand for local content will spur MENA media growth

Untapped demand for local, Arabic content will spur rapid regional media growth over the next five years, according to a study unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. The joint study undertaken by management consultancy Strategy & and Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi, twofour54 , also found that accelerated adoption of mobile technology, evolutions in paid and digital media, and […]

Pay-TV in 78% of UK broadband homes


Parks Associates has published research showing pay-TV adoption in Germany and the UK has reached 86 per cent and 78 per cent of broadband households, respectively. Spanish adoption is much lower, with 47 per cent of broadband households receiving only local broadcast channels. “Spanish broadband households show

Sky to benefit from Ofcom EPL review

The decision by UK media regulator Ofcom to investigate the way in which the English Premier League sells domestic rights managed to send Sky’s share price up a very healthy 43p to £8.90 in robust trading. The market’s sentiment reflects the general view that Sky might well emerge from the review in a better position than today. Investment bank Berenberg […]

Ofcom opens up 700 MHz for mobile broadband


UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced it is to make valuable airwaves available for mobile broadband services, suggesting it is also securing the future of digital terrestrial TV. The decision allows mobile network operators to deliver mobile broadband using some of the frequencies currently used for digital terrestrial TV services, such as Freeview, and wireless microphones. These frequencies make up […]

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