Category archives for: IPTV

Smartphone viewers TV’s New ‘Holy Grail’


The number of consumers using tablets to watch TV and movies has sky-rocketed in recent years and many consumers bought tablets for the first time last year, according to a new annual consumer survey by Altman Vilandrie & Company. The strategy consulting group notes that in August, critics scoffed at comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook that tepid iPad sales […]

55% of US broadband homes subscribe to OTT

Fifty-five per cent of US broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service, opening up new opportunities for cloud solutions, according to Parks Associates. “Over 50 per cent of US broadband households have at least one TV series that they ‘never miss,” said Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Offering multiple content options is increasingly important as more consumers turn […]

Netflix streaming volume up 350%


According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Netflix streaming has increased 350 per cent during the last 10 quarters. growing from two billion hours in Q4-11 to seven billion hours as of Q2-14. The study, Netflix 2014 – Domestic Dominance, International Escalation, presents TDG’s latest analysis of Netflix and examines subscriber growth and hours streamed, and offers domestic forecasts […]

Network upgrades improve ISP, TV performance and reliability

The number of performance quality, reliability and connection speed problems has declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISP) continue to upgrade their networks to newer technology and faster connection speeds, according to the three US wireline studies released today: the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study; the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential […]

‘Transparent’ available for binge-watching

Amazon has confirmed that all 10 episodes of the critically-acclaimed dark comedy series Transparent are now available for Prime Instant Video customers in the UK, US and Germany. From creator Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under) and starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), Transparent follows the Pfeffermans—a […]

IHS’s Bisson: “Risk of cord-cutting constant”


A major study from IHS Technology first revealed by August 1 has confirmed that a number of pay-TV markets saw declines in their subscriber numbers in Q1 this year. Moreover, the report says that IPTV and satellite-delivered subscriber growth has slowed. However, cable and pay-DTT growth is suffering “the greatest levels of cord-cutting”. IHS’s senior analyst and director Guy […] launches French VoD service

Wuaki is launching September 26th its VoD service in France with a line-up of more than 2,000 cinema and TV titles available for streaming. After a month-long Beta test involving some 10,000 viewers, content will now be  available commercially for a PPV fee starting at €3.99. The new OTT service will be available via the web, smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, Xbox 360, […]

Sky Italia brings UEFA football to TIMvision


Sky Italia and Telecom Italia have signed a new agreement, strengthening their partnership, to broadcast the Sky channels dedicated to the exclusive Uefa Champions League matches and UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers on TIM’s 3G and 4G networks. After the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the FIFA World Cup and the F1 world championship, TIMvision – Telecom Italia’s on-demand TV – will […]

Peaky Blinders for Netflix US

Netflix has acquired the exclusive streaming rights for Peaky Blinders in the US. The first season of the BBC Two period gangster drama will be made available on the streaming service on September 30th, with the upcoming second season following in November. Peaky Blinders season 3 premieres on BBC Two in the UK on October 2nd.

Entone, ZTE collaborate to boost Hybrid TV

Entone, a global provider of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, and ZTE Corporation, a major global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, have announced the integration of Entone’s hybrid devices with ZTE’s IPTV platform to enable service operators to quickly launch IPTV and OTT services. The combined ZTE and Entone platform will enable operators to offer […]

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