Category archives for: Pay TV

Verizon warns over MVPD rethink

US telco Verizon has warned the FCC that in any possible rule-making determining that OTT video providers offering pre-scheduled, linear channels of programming using the Internet are ‘Multichannel Video Programming Distributors’ (MVPDs) could be fatal to such services. Verizon has filed an ex parte notice following a meeting with FCC officials noting that there are “potential benefits” to such a […]

Pay-TV growth propels video encoder market

The demand for pay-TV video encoders is on the rise, with cable, IPTV and satellite companies requiring these products to get consumers the shows they want from content producers to their home set-top boxes. In fact, with the global expansion of pay-TV subscribers and increasing number of channels, cable, IPTV and satellite companies have been left with little option but […]

60% of LatAm pay-TV subs will have HD by 2018

The HD channel offer in Latin America has shown constant growth over the past three years, increasing the amount of both pay-TV and free-to-air channels available in each country. The number of HD subscribers across the region has also grown, counting 13.9 million as of Q1 2014. The “Evolution of HD Channel Offerings in Latin America” report, published by Dataxis, […]

Sky Italia denies FTA channel launches

Sky Italia has denied Italian press reports that it plans to launch a package of free-to-air channels on DTT. In a statement, Sky Italia stressed it remains focused on the core pay-TV business, while its presence in the free-to-air segment will continue to be represented by channel Cielo. Daily “La Repubblica” reported that the pay-TV operator was planning to challenge […]

Pay-TV stays top revenue source to 2018

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IDATE has released the latest version of its TV and video services worldwide market report analysing changes in viewer habits, TV access networks (terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV) and revenue sources (linear TV, pay-TV, DVD, Blu-ray, VoD) in more than 40 countries. The report’s project manager, Florence Le Borgne, comments

Canal+, ITI Group review TVN options

The ITI Group and CANAL+ Group have been approached in recent months by various strategic and financial investors expressing an interest in acquiring the controlling stake in TVN Group, should it become available. In response to such interest, both the ITI Group and CANAL+ Group have decided jointly to review their strategic options regarding the 51 per cent stake in […]

Pay-channels for Rabbit TV

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FreeCast has embraced a la carte programming and begun offering premium pay-channels through its Rabbit TV Plus. This comes on the heels of HBO’s announcement that it will be offering a standalone version of its online TV service HBO GO. Rabbit TV will now include offerings from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, WWE and tennis, news channels such as Glenn […]

Sky Go boosts BSkyB Q1

BSkyB has posted results for the three months to the end of September showing a record 309,000 users signing up to its Sky Go Extra service, which allows subscribers to watch programmes on portable devices when away from home. The number of On Demand downloads has more than trebled to almost 257 million in the quarter. Sky Go now reaches […]

Ziggo TV subs down 20%

Dutch cable operator Ziggo saw core profit rise by 3.4 per cent in the third quarter. The group, which last week received EU clearance to be bought by US cable group Liberty Global, said broadband subscribers grew by 6.2 per cent from the same period last year. The number of digital TV subscribers increased by 5,000 to 2,324 million in […]

46m homes will subscribe to 4K pay-TV by 2018

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Research from Parks Associates finds more than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K Ultra-HD pay-TV service by 2018. Pay-TV providers will deploy this service as

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