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UPC Hungary: 80% YouTube STB take-up

The percentage of available subscribers accessing YouTube via existing STBs in UPC Hungary has risen substantially to 80 per cent, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, UPC Central and Eastern Europe. Addressing delegates at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Jordan admitted that from previous experience, UPC expected something around 30 per cent to 40 per cent of take-up rate. “What […]

US Q3 pay-TV subs down 150K

Finding from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market –lost about 150,000 net video subscribers in Q3 2014, compared to a loss of about 25,000 video subscribers in Q3 2013, and more net losses than in any previous third quarter. The top pay-TV providers account […]

Amino platform for Turkcell

Amino, a specilaist in IPTV, has secured a new contract from Turkcell Superonline, a Turkish telco and a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell, to provide its Live Advanced Media Platform for the rollout of IPTV services. The operator has recently begun rolling out its Turkcell TV+ service as part of an enhanced “tripleplay” multiscreen offering – delivering a range of […]

Telco gains offset US TV subs decline

The latest informitv Multiscreen Index shows that gains by telco providers in the US substantially offset subscriber losses among leading cable and satellite television services. In the third quarter, there was a net loss of

Netflix now on YouView

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Internet entertainment streaming service Netflix is now available on UK connected on-demand platform YouView. Titles available on Netflix can be discovered via YouView’s seamlessly-integrated search function, making it easy to find TV and movies. Richard Halton, CEO, YouView, said Netflix was a brilliant addition to the platform’s line-up of TV programming. “We are really excited about Netflix and giving YouView […]

BT confirms Netflix deal

UK telco BT has confirmed that it is to make available Internet TV streaming service Netflix as part of its offering. BT revealed the initiative as it reported its Q2 results, which saw it add 38,000 TV customers in the quarter. “We continue to focus on strengthening our TV proposition and are excited to announce we have entered into a […]

FCC proposes updated MVPD definition

Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, says the industry has passed from an era where it was necessary to build a purpose-specific pathway to deliver video, and accordingly, the Commission is putting forth proposals to update FCC rules to recognise this new reality and, as a result, expand competition and consumer choice, a move that could benefit OTT players such as Aereo […]

Yahoo7, Telstra to deliver PLUS7 on T-Box

Yahoo7 – which combines the strengths of Yahoo’s global network with Seven West Media’s TV, magazine and newspaper brands – and Australian telco Telstra have announced a new partnership agreement that will deliver PLUS7 premium video content to Telstra T-Box customers. The agreement will see PLUS7 available directly via the T-Box Catch Up TV menu, giving T-Box owners access to […]

YouView adds iPlayer, BBC Red Button

Customers of on demand service YouView now have access to more BBC programmes with the introduction of new BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button. Customers will be able to watch exclusive BBC iPlayer programmes and discover content more easily. The refreshed look and feel offers new categories including comedy, arts, history and music. In addition, YouView customers will be […]

France Télévisions new youth multiscreen platform

France Televisions will this week launch the new ad-supported multiscreen platform for its youth brand Ludo, developed as a youth digital on-demand channel for kids aged 6 and above. The new platform will replace the current website monludo.fr and will be available on IOS and Android tablets as well as on Xbox One consoles, before extending to all mobile devices […]

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