Category archives for: IPTV

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


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


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 […]

Netflix partners with Fetch TV for Oz market

In advance of its planned launch in Australia and New Zealand, online movie and TV subscription service Netflix has secured a further operator carriage deal with the news that Australian IPTV platform Fetch TV is to make the service available on the Fetch TV Second Generation set-top box. From the integrated Netflix app, Fetch TV subscribers will be able to […]

Analyst: ‘Sky IPO to fund football rights?’

The massive increase in Sky’s investment in Premier League football rights indicates the pay-TV platform’s determination to retain leadership of the premium sports space in the UK, according to TV Analyst Tim Westcott of IHS Technology, who suggests the question is where it will raise the additional money it will need to fund the contract. “An IPO for Sky Europe […]

Verimatrix secures Movistar TV multi-screen


Spanish telco Telefónica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV from the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services to provide enhanced revenue security for its Movistar TV, part of the Fusión service which features the most complete and varied telecommunications services and television content offering in Spain. VCAS for IPTV […]

HOOQ debuts in the Philippines

Just one week after its establishment, Asia’s video-on-demand service HOOQ, is to launch in the Philippines from late February in partnership with Globe Telecom. HOOQ, a start-up joint venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment, will enable customers of Globe Telecom to enjoy unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing option to top Hollywood and Filipino […]

10m Chromecast sales in 2014

Google’s Chromecast is said to have sold over ten million units globally. While Google’s US headquarters hasn’t released Chromecast sales figures, Google Korea has told the Korea Times the company sold about ten million of the streaming media TV HDMI adapters in 2014, and it now supports more than 350 apps and services. “According to Google, more than 6,000 developers […]

Sony debuts integrated YouView TVs

Sony aims to make it easier than ever for UK viewers to catch up on favourite TV shows with the inclusion of on-demand platform YouView to its range of 2015 BRAVIA TVs. In partnership with YouView it will be the first manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to include the service. From Summer 2015, UK consumers will have the ability […]

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