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IPTV success in South Korea

IPTV-based TV services have now topped 120 million subscribers in South Korea, according to Korea’s Digital Media Industry Association (KDMIA).  KDMIA says the services had emerged as a new retail platform for visual content. Telco KT Corp is the largest player in the sector has over 5.48 million subscribers. SK Broadband and LG Uplus have over 2.5 million and 2.02 […]

Online supplements traditional pay-TV

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research suggest that pay-TV customers pick and choose online sources to supplement- rather than replace – the content they get from their cable, satellite, or telco TV provider. The firm suggests that although the risk of true cord cutting is low, the greater risk is to

Conviva boosts EchoStar viewer experience

Real-time big data, viewer-centric video optimisation specialist Conviva has confirmed that its Intelligent Control Platform is to ensure high-quality streaming delivery for US pay-TV platform EchoStar’s IP-based offerings, DISH Anywhere and DishWorld. To ensure the best viewing experience for subscribers, Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform will provide the most comprehensive real-time quality and audience metrics available through its analytics offering, Insights. […]

Google TV will disrupt Apple and Roku

The arrival of Google’s Android TV platform could well disrupt the landscape for streaming media players now dominated by Roku and Apple TV, potentially disturbing a rapidly expanding market that sells tens of millions of units every year, according to research from IHS Technology. The worldwide installed base for streaming media players is forecast to reach

US pay-TV subs remain resilient

Pay-TV subscriber numbers in the US remain relatively resilient despite rising costs to customers and the growth of alternative online video subscription services, according to the latest findings from the informitv Multiscreen Index. The top 10 pay-TV services reporting figures lost

Streaming demand drives device purchases

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The most important determining factor among consumers in purchasing a new TV or video device is the ability for it to connect to the Internet and stream content, a study has found. Smart TVs were selected by the majority of households participating in the qualitative study, an acceleration ethnography designed to help determine consumers’ likely future video-device purchases, conducted for […]

Oz FreeviewPlus confirms September launch

Originally scheduled for launch in the first half of 2014, but delayed as a result of technical issues, Australian DTT platform Freeview has confirmed that its FreeviewPlus HbbTV service will now launch September 2, and will be backed by a TV teaser campaign, featuring some of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities. The campaign, carrying the tagline ‘FreeviewPlus, a whole new way […]

Sky, TalkTalk extend distribution partnership

Sky and UK quadplay operator TalkTalk have agreed a new wholesale deal to broaden and extend the distribution of Sky Sports and Sky Movies to TalkTalk’s TV customers. The multi-year agreement will see TalkTalk continue to offer its customers Sky’s sports and movies channels on its YouView service. The deal also includes the rights to catch up content for the […]

YouView expansion plans as shareholders agree

UK on demand TV service YouView says it is demonstrating further momentum and ambition following the completion of its shareholder agreement. The agreement guarantees five years of funding by all seven shareholders including BT and TalkTalk (which gives YouView scale in the UK broadband market), the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva. The service has passed well over […]

Amino selected by C Spire for IPTV rollout

C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has selected Amino’s high-end Intel based IPTV platform for the rollout of entertainment services across its ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) consumer broadband Internet access network. The company will deploy Amino’s Live Advanced Media Centre and A140 devices as part of a triple-play offering including broadband Internet access 100 […]

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