Category archives for: IPTV

BT: Fibre fundamental to TV launch


Clive Selley, Chief Executive Officer BT Technology, Service and Operations, has admitted that the telco’s “bold bet” on investing in a large-scale fibre roll-out was fundamental to its launch of TV services. Speaking at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum 2014 in London, Selley told delegates that using the company’s fibre broadband network enabled it to deliver TV to 1 million customers, […]

Disc-2-Digital UV service from EzyFlix

Australian OTT movie retailer Access Digital Entertainment’s EzyFlix video on demand and UltraViolet service has become the first retailer outside the US to offer Disc-2-Digital linked to UltraViolet, following in the footsteps of US retail giants Walmart and Best Buy. Unlike the first-generation Disc-2-Digital services in the US, Australians don’t physically have to take their DVD and Blu-ray discs into […]

Canadians watching less linear TV

Findings from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) suggest that with Canadians watching television programming across multiple platforms there has been a modest increase in the overall average number of weekly television viewing hours, but the time spent watching traditional television each week decreased slightly across all age groups. The greatest decline […]

Dutch digital TV market now 6.7m


The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 0.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2014 to 6.76 million on June 30th 2014. Digital TV was used by 87.7 per cent of TV subscribers in the Netherlands, including 3.73 million cable subscribers who also have analogue TV connections.  The total TV market grew to 7.71 million […]

Sky Deutschland on grid with Formula E

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland has secured the exclusive live broadcasting rights for the FIA Formula E Championship, the electric single-seater car race series inaugurated by motorsport’s governing body . Sky will broadcast live all races of the series, which begins in Beijing on 13 September. Apart from the exclusive TV broadcasting rights, the agreement also includes the Internet, IPTV […]

IPTV success in South Korea

IPTV-based TV services have now topped 120 million subscribers in South Korea, according to Korea’s Digital Media Industry Association (KDMIA).  KDMIA says the services had emerged as a new retail platform for visual content. Telco KT Corp is the largest player in the sector has over 5.48 million subscribers. SK Broadband and LG Uplus have over 2.5 million and 2.02 […]

Online supplements traditional pay-TV

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research suggest that pay-TV customers pick and choose online sources to supplement- rather than replace – the content they get from their cable, satellite, or telco TV provider. The firm suggests that although the risk of true cord cutting is low, the greater risk is to

Conviva boosts EchoStar viewer experience

Real-time big data, viewer-centric video optimisation specialist Conviva has confirmed that its Intelligent Control Platform is to ensure high-quality streaming delivery for US pay-TV platform EchoStar’s IP-based offerings, DISH Anywhere and DishWorld. To ensure the best viewing experience for subscribers, Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform will provide the most comprehensive real-time quality and audience metrics available through its analytics offering, Insights. […]

Google TV will disrupt Apple and Roku

The arrival of Google’s Android TV platform could well disrupt the landscape for streaming media players now dominated by Roku and Apple TV, potentially disturbing a rapidly expanding market that sells tens of millions of units every year, according to research from IHS Technology. The worldwide installed base for streaming media players is forecast to reach

US pay-TV subs remain resilient

Pay-TV subscriber numbers in the US remain relatively resilient despite rising costs to customers and the growth of alternative online video subscription services, according to the latest findings from the informitv Multiscreen Index. The top 10 pay-TV services reporting figures lost

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