Category archives for: IPTV

Chromecast passes 1bn streams, YouTube views up 50%

Chromecast, Google’s HDMI dongle that has been on the market for 18 months, is still riding high.  According to analyst group NPD, Chromecast was the top selling streaming device throughout the US in the year of 2014, with users casting more than 1 billion times since its launch. Google’s Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani said that Chromecast usage per device […]

Verizon encouraged by OTT TV prospects

Fran Shammo, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of US telco Verizon, has suggested that conditions are favourable for the planned midsummer launch of its OTT service. Speaking during Verizon’s Q4 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call, Shammo declined to disclose as to too much what we it was going to do, but said that if you look at the [OTT TV] […]

Irdeto: Video gaming imposes on TV consumption

Irdeto has launched its Eye on 2020 report, a series of predictions over the next five years covering trends that will impact the broadcast and content industries, including the connected home, piracy, platform expectations and future differentiators. In what is set to be a make or break time for operators looking to flourish and as new technologies, content and demographic […]

Streaming devices set to dominate viewing


While the television continues to provide the best quality picture and viewing experience, the way content is being discovered and consumed is changing dramatically, especially for millennials, according to the preliminary results of the second NATPE||Content First/Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) joint research study on consumers’ attitudes toward television viewing, The survey found just

Eutelsat serving 274m homes in key regions

Figures from satellite operator Eutelsat on the number of homes receiving channels broadcast by eight of its flagship television neighbourhoods serving Europe, North Africa and the Middle East reveal that a total of 274 million homes are now either equipped for Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception or connected to a cable or IP network offering channels broadcast by a Eutelsat satellite, up […]

More à la carte services expected by 2020

As the technology world converges at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a survey from multiscreen, revenue assurance and media protection solutions specialist Irdeto finds that consumers expect to be using a mixture of à la carte Internet TV and pay-TV services by 2020 as they search for the optimal viewing experience. The research revealed

Kabel Deutschland converges broadcast, IP and OTT


Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, is partnering with Cisco to create a next generation video service that converges search, recommendation and viewing in a personalised, multi-screen, cloud-powered platform, which it claims is the industry’s first comprehensive video-hub for the home. Subscribers can access all the video they consume through a single immersive user interface which works across all […]

Rostelecom, VGTRK form media JV

Rostelecom, Russia’s national telecommunications operator, is to create a media joint venture with the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), Russia’s leading producer of pay-TV channels for cable and satellite broadcast. The JV will be made up of VGTRK’s Digital Television and Rostelecom’s subsidiary NKS-Media. The main aim of the JV is to accelerate the development of the […]

TDG: Online live sports to shake up TV industry

According to a new report from TDG, Game On! The Future of Sports Video Viewing, 2015-2025, live sports will play a defining role in determining the pace and extent of the ongoing shift from legacy to broadband TV. “Americans love sports and, most would agree, sports is the backbone

TalkTalk TV offers taster month

UK quadplay operator TalkTalk is treating TalkTalk TV homes to a month’s access to six UKTV channels usually only available in the Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boosts. Customers will get access to GOLD, Watch, Alibi, Eden, Good Food and Home until 8 January at no extra cost. Users of online TV service YouView in TalkTalk’s 1.2 million homes can enjoy […]

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