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ARRIS acquires SeaWell Networks

In a move that further strengthens its IP delivery capabilities, IP, video and broadband technology specialist ARRIS is to acquire multiscreen video delivery solutions provider SeaWell Networks for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition comes one year after ARRIS acquired Motorola Mobility’s Home division. ARRIS is integrating SeaWell’s adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming technologies and talent into its Network and Cloud [...]

Live TV trumps other modes

Findings from research led by Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) polling 15,551 adults in 20 countries suggests that most (86 per cent ) global respondents who watch TV indicate they usually watch TV programming ‘live, although other popular modes of watching are catching on such as streaming or downloading from a computer (27 per cent ), streaming from the [...]

Dailymotion teams up with London Wasps RFC

Dailymotion has signed an exclusive deal with London Wasps Rugby Football Club to bring new sports content to its global audience of 120 million. The move comes as part of a complete overhaul of Wasps’ website and content production. Wasps will use the Dailymotion player for the content that they upload on Wasps TV, a dedicated video section on the [...]

US pay-TV subs set for rebound


The pay-TV market in the US has faced challenges for several years, which culminated in a 0.58 per cent loss in total subscribers in 2013. However, recent research from Strategy Analytics forecasts a return to growth in 2014 at 0.14 per cent, detailed in the Service Provider Strategies (SPS) service report, North America Digital Television Forecast: 1Q 2014. The research [...]

TDG: Legacy TV to decline as online rises

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler opened NAB this week by warning attendees that the legacy TV industry has reached an “inflection point” where online providers “can move from being the disrupted to the disruptor”. According to a new report from TDG – 2020 Vision – Video Viewing Forecasts by Age and Service, 2013-2020 – this is indeed what will happen in [...]

China: Sumavision partners with Hunan

Beijing-based digital video and IPTV system provider Sumavision has signed an agreement with Hunan Cable TV Network Group, a subsidiary of Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary, that will see the two companies jointly operate Internet TV services as well as cooperate on distribution of smart terminals and development and marketing of smart home gateways and routers. Under the partnership, Sumavision [...]

IPTV subs up 21% in 2013

Year-end figures for broadband and IPTV, published by the Broadband Forum, show a slowing but steady growth in broadband subscribers with some significant trends in technology and regional growth in new markets. The figures, prepared by Point Topic, highlight the addition of over 40 million new users worldwide, an annual increase of 6.15 per cent, bringing the global total up [...]

Half of streaming households would drop pay-TV for Aereo


Just a little over a year after Aereo’s last victory in federal appeals court, on April 22nd the Supreme Court will settle the question of Aereo’s legality once and for all.  Broadcast networks in the US want Aereo to pay retransmission fees while Aereo says retrans fees do not apply because user-operated individual antennas are akin to a personal recording [...]

Pay-TV subs rise despite online alternatives

The number of homes worldwide paying to watch television continues to rise, despite a popular view that people are turning to online alternatives, according to the latest quarterly Multiscreen Index published by consultancy firm informitv. The report shows an overall

Spain: Pay-TV recovery under way

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The Spanish pay-TV market seems to be recovering with Q4 2013 seeing a slight growth in subscribers. The Spanish pay-TV market ended the year with 3.774 million pay-TV subs, up from 3.740 million in Q3 but down from 4.077 million a year earlier, according to figures from the regulator CMNC. Telefonica’s Movistar TV service is the main driving force behind [...]

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