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EFC channel on ESPN Player

ESPN Player will be providing fight fans across Europe live coverage from one of the world’s leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisations, EFC – the Extreme Fighting Championship – in a three event special promotion. EFC showcases some of the best fighters from across the globe competing in bouts to determine the ultimate champions, and now European sports fans can […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick for UK


Amazon will launch its Fire TV Stick in the UK on April 15th. The HDMI dongle, priced at £35 (€45.50), streams video via Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, among others, straight to user’s televisions. For the first two days existing Amazon Prime subscribers can order the gadget for £19. Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, claims the Fire […]

Google’s Nexus Player for UK

Google’s Nexus Player, the company’s first device to feature the Android TV platform, will launch in the UK on March 26th.  The Asus made device is available for £79.99 (€104) – £20 more than the recently price-cut Apple TV. The Nexus Player will ship with a modified version Android Lollipop, and will reportedly automatically update itself to version 5.1 of […]

Australia: 92% TV viewing linear broadcast


The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2014, reveals viewing of video content on Internet-connected mobile devices has grown year-on-year though it remains small relative to the time Australians spend watching broadcast television on in-home TV sets. Technology in Autralian homes Household take-up of

N. America pay-TV to fall $12bn by 2019

Pay-TV revenues, subscriptions and on-demand, in North America peaked in 2013 at $102.86 billion, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The latest edition of the Digital TV North America report forecasts that revenues will fall by 11.7 per cent or $12.04 billion between 2014 and 2020 to $90.71 billion in 2020. Cable revenues in

Telefonica to triple FTTH speed

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Telefonica is going to triple the Internet broadband speed, from 100 Mpbs to 300 Mpbs, before thr summer in an attempt to take the lead in the increasingly competitive broadband market, and widen its capacity to distribute Movistar TV and new added-value video services. The company will also migrate free of charge its ADSL clients to the FTTH network which […]

Yomvi on PlayStation


Canal Plus’ OTT service Yomvi has been made available on PlayStation 3 and 4 game consoles – extending its reach on consoles beyond Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Yomvi can be downloaded from PlayStation Store, under the ‘Video TV’ applications. The OTT service is also available through the website, PCs, smartphones Samsung and LG, and tablets (Android and iOs). Canal Plus recently […]

Netflix reveals Aus/NZ pricing


Netflix Australia revealed pricing today its new streaming service in Australia, with monthly single-stream plans starting from A$8.99 (€6.47) per month. The service will also offer new members a free, one-month trial subscription. Netflix monthly pricing options include: Single-stream standard definition plan for A$8.99 Two-stream high-definition plan for A$11.99 Four-stream 4K ultra-high definition “family” plan for A$14.99 Competing Australian streaming […]

Singapore: 4.6m connected devices bought in 2014

Singapore’s affluent and well-developed internet infrastructure have been playing a major role in driving consumers’ appetite for connected gadgets. While the connected devices sector in Singapore was valued at only $950 million five years ago in 2010, it has today expanded substantially with sales reaching over $1.8 billion in revenue in 2014. Connected devices comprise

HBO, Sony, Showtime want fast lane


HBO, Sony and Showtime all want special treatment from ISPs to avoid congestion and data caps for their online streaming services. “Instead of putting their Web traffic on the public Internet’s main thoroughfare, they want to be in a separate lane that would ensure their content gets special treatment,” the WSJ reports. “In effect, that would move them away from the […]

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