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Netflix Spain debut in 2015

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Netflix reportedly plans to enter into Spain by the end of 2015, reversing its decision not to come to market on the grounds of a high piracy level and the lack of a significant pay-TV penetration. Netflix is currently expanding in Europe where it is already present in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland and four Nordic countries – Denmark, Sweden, […]

Asia Pacific OTT TV to surge to $10bn

Asia Pacific online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks) will reach $10.19 billion in 2020; a huge increase from the $0.54 billion recorded in 2010 and $2.68 billion in 2013, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The OTT TV sector is on the brink of a huge take-off for the 14 countries covered in the Asia […]

Netflix pays for AT&T fast lane

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Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly. AT&T, which reached the agreement in May, said: “We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days.” Netflix has already reached similar agreements with Verizon and Comcast. In March, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings hit out […]

Telefonica, Samsung Smart TV deal

Telefonica and Samsung have reached an agreement that will allow users to acquire Samsung Smart TV sets with the Movistar TV service integrated. With this deal both companies aim to strengthen their position in the Smart TV market combining content with last generation TV sets. “This represents a new business model that enables our telecomunications system to go beyond the […]

Orange Q2 subs up, revenues down

France’s Orange has reported 6.77 million IPTV and satellite customers in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 9.8 per cent year-on-year. Within France it had 5.78 million IPTV and satellite subscribers in France in Q2, up 8.5 per cent year-on-year from 5.32 million in Q2 2013. Its Polish IPTV and satellite customer base came in at 720,000, […]

Conviva for Wuaki.tv EU expansion

VoD service Wuaki.tv is working with Conviva, a specialist in video analytics, delivery optimisation and big data processing, to deliver its streaming experience across new regions of its service deployment. With more than one million users across the UK and Spain, Wuaki.tv required further technology and intelligence to successfully expand its services across Europe. The Spanish streaming service was seeking […]

Brightcove powers Yelp video feature

Brightcove has announced that Yelp, which connects people with local businesses, has launched a new video feature powered by Brightcove. Yelp users can upload short video clips up to 12 seconds long with the help of the Brightcove Video Cloud online video platform and the Brightcove Zencoder cloud-based encoding service. Yelp, which generated an average of 132 million monthly unique […]

FilmOn contempt fine

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Internet TV streaming service FilmOn has received a further setback in its attempts to operate and be licensed to carry broadcast programming as a cable company similar to other multichannel providers, with US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruling that it was in contempt for continuing to deliver network TV station signals over its OTT streaming service following the Supreme […]

Cloud-based DVR for Movistar

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have enabled a new cloud-based TV feature for Telefónica’s pay-TV service, Movistar TV. Using Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR solution, Movistar subscribers now have access to up to 350 hours of personal online recording through their set-top boxes with a service that allows simultaneous use of all channels. A ‘mosaic’ TV feature for major sporting events also allows customers […]

AirTies, Octoshape solution selected by Digiturk

AirTies Wireless Networks, a supplier of advanced technology to the broadcast and broadband industry and Octoshape, an expert in cloud-based, OTT stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, have announced that Digiturk, Turkey’s leading satellite television provider, has selected the joint solution to deliver premium programming over-the-top OTT to its International customers. With the roll out of […]

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