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Digital TV homes to double in LatAm

Despite slowing economic growth, the number of digital TV households in Latin America will double by 2020. A report by Digital TV Research estimates 152 million digital TV households by 2020. Digital TV will climb from only 17.9 per cent penetration of TV households at end-2010 to just over the halfway mark by end-2014 and onto 93.6 per cent by […]

‘Cord Cheating’ common among US streamers

According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), more than 20 per cent of adult broadband users who stream video from an online subscription service are ‘cord cheaters’, consumers who access these services using the account name and password of someone that does not reside in the same household. “While it is widely acknowledged that ‘cord cheating’ is

APAC pay-TV $10bn boost

Pay-TV revenues in the Asia Pacific region (22 countries) will grow by $10 billion between 2014 and 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report estimates that pay-TV revenues will reach $41.52 billion by 2020.

US pay-TV subs down 125K

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The thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing some 95 per cent of the market – lost about 125,000 net video subscribers in 2014, according to the Leichtman Research Group. Annual net pay-TV losses in 2014 were comparable to 2013, when the same top pay-TV providers lost about 95,000 subscribers. The top thirteen pay-TV providers account for 95.2 […]

Arqiva taps SeaChange for Freeview Play

Arqiva is using SeaChange software and professional services to create the metadata foundation for Freeview Play, the new subscription-free connected TV offer from the UK’s most-watched television service.  Freeview is managed by DTV Services, a company owned and run by its five shareholders: BBC, Sky, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva. The SeaChange Adrenalin multiscreen video platform provides Arqiva with the […]

SES CEO: ‘Satellite’s key role in future networks’

Satellite has a key role to play in the architecture of future networks and the acceleration of digitisation, according to Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO of SES. Sabbagh’s comments came as he delivered a keynote address at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “Satellite is a key actor for digitisation and an integral part of the mobile ecosystem, […]

US pay-TV subs numbers ‘relatively static’

The informitv Multiscreen Index shows that the ten leading pay-television operators in the United States collectively lost 20,600 subscribers in the last quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of 45,000 the previous quarter. Over the year, they gained 82,200 subscribers, taking their combined total to 87.67 million. The cable operators collectively lost over 800,000 digital television subscribers in 2014, […]

Deutsche Telekom adds 65,000 IPTV subs in Q4

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Deutsche Telekom has reported that Q4 2014 EBITDA rose 9.5 per cent to €4.44 billion, driven by its US business. It expects adjusted EBITDA to rise almost 4 per cent to around €18.3 billion at constant currencies this year compared with 2014. Last year’s growth was 0.8 per cent. The telco saw 65,000 new customers for its IPTV platform Entertain […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

Hulu strikes exclusive CSI SVoD deal

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US online entertainment streaming service Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVoD) rights to all previous seasons of CBS’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. All episodes will be available for streaming on Hulu with a Plus subscription beginning early April. Through the multi-year agreement, Hulu subscribers will be able to stream more than 300 […]

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