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Nielsen, AT&T STB viewing data deal

Global performance management company Nielsen has agreed a multi-year deal with multiplay telco AT&T to include anonymised set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DirecTV and U-Verse services…

Sky Italia to transfer Sky TG24 to Milan

Sky Italia has presented a reorganisation plan to unions that foresees the transfer of news channel Sky TG24 from Rome to Milan. The plan consists of a number of efficiency…

1 in 5 Americans won’t watch pay-TV in 2017

One in five US adults will not watch traditional pay-TV programming in 2017, according to eMarketer’s estimates. The total number of households subscribing to cable, satellite, or telco TV packages…

Parks: Cord-cutting up

Cord-cutter consumer research from Parks Associates shows the percentage of US broadband households that use only antennas to receive TV has steadily increased since 2013 to reach 15 per cent.…

Canada: STB energy efficiency agreement

Canada: STB energy efficiency agreement

Canadian pay-TV service providers (specifically, cable, direct-to-home satellite and IPTV providers) along with set-top box manufacturers have finalised a voluntary agreement, committing themselves to improving the energy efficiency of set-top…

Fox move on Sky “could take time”

There were reports in the British press this past weekend which suggested that 21st Century Fox and Sky’s lobbyists were briefing UK parliamentary members on their plans for the acquisition…

Former Sky boss predicts lower sports costs

Former Sky boss predicts lower sports costs

Mike Darcey, who was Sky’s COO for 14 years until departing in 2012 for a job on Murdoch’s newspaper division, has said he believes that both Sky and BT Sport…

Sub-Saharan Africa pay-TV thrives

Most of the main pay-TV operators in Sub-Saharan Africa lowered their prices during 2016 to ward off competitors. The knock-on effect was that other platforms lowered their fees, according to…

CASBAA: Indian TV regulations threaten investment

CASBAA, the Association of Asia’s pay-TV Industry, has applauded the judicial review now underway in India of proposed extension and tightening of India’s pay-TV rate regulations. The Madras High Court…

Broadcasting is 49.5% of Italy’s media sector

Broadcasting is 49.5% of Italy’s media sector

Italy’s media sector was worth €17.08 billion in 2015, practically unchanged to the previous year (€17.14 billion), representing 1.05 per cent of GDP. Television and radio broadcasting accounted for 49.5…

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