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Disney, Fox deal confirmed

Disney, Fox deal confirmed

In an move that complements and enhances The Walt Disney Company’s ability to provide consumers around the world with more appealing content and entertainment options, the entertainment giant has agreed to…

Study: Consumers resist paid live streaming

Study: Consumers resist paid live streaming

Despite predictions that live streaming television was going to be one of the hottest features in 2017, interest in this service has fallen flat. StreamOn, a Cogent Reports study by…

Fox/Sky report pushed back to January

Fox/Sky report pushed back to January

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has pushed back the date for its provisional findings into the planned takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox until January 2018. It…

Cable Europe: EU geoblocking decision ‘lets down consumers’

Cable Europe: EU geoblocking decision ‘lets down consumers’

Trade body Cable Europe has levelled criticism at the European Parliament following a vote on the Copyright Regulation taken in the JURI Committee. The vote effectively excludes some technological platforms…

Global pay-TV subs reached 1.05bn in Q2

Global pay-TV subs reached 1.05bn in Q2

According to the latest data published by Dataxis for the second quarter of 2017, the global pay-TV subscribers reached 1.05 billion after crossing the one billion marks for the year ending 2016. Based…

Fox/Sky bid set for competition referral

Fox/Sky bid set for competition referral

Karen Bradley, the UK’s Culture Secretary has said she is minded to refer the bid by 21st Century Fox for the remainder of the shares in Sky to the Competition…

Millennials watch more time-shifted content than live TV

Millennials watch more time-shifted content than live TV

Millennials (ages 18-34) watch more time-shifted content through self-recording or on-demand (55 per cent) than live TV (45 per cent), according to a study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).…

Research: Pay-TV/broadband alienating their subs

Research: Pay-TV/broadband alienating their subs

Firms providing TV and broadband packages did more than nearly any other sector to damage their reputations over the last year through poor customer service and increasing complaint levels. Pay-TV/broadband…

Netflix adds record subs in Q2

Netflix adds record subs in Q2

Netflix saw its share price rocket 11 per cent on July 17th to an all-time high of $179 (€155) at one point, helped by impressive subscriber numbers. Netflix told the…

Vodafone Spain launches esports channel

Vodafone Spain launches esports channel

Moving with the esports tide in the Spanish TV market, Vodafone Spain has launched a dedicated channel on Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform. The Esports Vodafone channel daily broadcasts from…

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