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Australia: TV still centrepiece for content


In Q3 2014, Australians across the population watched an average of 96 hours and 58 minutes (96:58) per month of broadcast television (including free-to-air and subscription channels) on their in-home TV sets – up 1 hour and 7 minutes (1:07) per month YOY. This equates to a little more than 3 hours per Australian per day on in-home TV sets, […]

Snapchat secrets blown in Sony hack

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel has said he is “devastated” that plans for his app were leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. Details of future plan were outlined by Spiegel in emails to Michael Lynton, the Sony exec on Snapchat’s board. Also included were details, including financial data, on previously secret acquisitions. The leak detailed big ambitions for the […]

Coverage boost for UK mobile users

UK consumers and businesses set to benefit from guaranteed £5 billion investment into UK’s mobile infrastructure in what is being described as a landmark deal with the four mobile networks to improve mobile coverage across the UK, As part of its long-term economic plan, the UK Government has secured a binding agreement with the mobile networks EE, O2, Three and […]

NBCUniversal launches TV Everywhere campaign

NBCUniversal is launching an overarching cross-portfolio consumer marketing campaign spanning 14 cable networks and brands to bring awareness and engagement to the media and entertainment company’s TV Everywhere initiative. From drama and comedy to sports and news, viewers will be reminded how they can ‘Watch TV without the TV’, which the company says is a bold tagline that simultaneously embraces […]

Roku confirms Comcast HBO GO and Showtime Anytime


Streaming media platform Roku has confirmed that just in time for the holidays, Comcast has been added to the list of participating television providers that support HBO GO and Showtime Anytime on Roku devices. This long-awaited feature is now available to Xfinity TV customers. According to Roku, its customers say they get more value out of their pay-TV subscriptions when they […]

BT’s EE bid raises regulatory concerns


BT’s £12.5 billion (€15.8bn) offer for the possible acquisition of UK mobile business, EE from Deutsche Telekom and Orange has raised a number of regulatory issues, which according to Matt Howett and James Robinson, analysts at consultancy firm Ovum, are not insurmountable given current market dynamics. They note that the competition issues raised by BT’s acquisition attempt of EE will […]

BBC Store set for early summer


BBC Store, the Corporation’s planned download-to-own service that will effectively supersede the planned global iPlayer, is set to be launched in early summer 2015. Speaking at a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar on growth in the creative industries, Tim Davie, Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, the Corporation’s commercial arm, noted that rights concerns often hampered the ability fully to maximise […]

Mobile “standard” for TalkTalk TV customers

TalkTalk, the UK telco, is launching mobile as standard for all customers on its Plus TV package. All new and existing Plus TV customers will receive a mobile SIM worth £90, giving them 100 minutes, 250 texts and 200MB of data a month, at no extra cost. TalkTalk says is the first time homes can get broadband, TV, phone and […]

BT confirms exclusive EE negotiations

UK telco BT has announced that, further to its statement on November 24th 2014, it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange in relation to BT’s possible acquisition of all of their UK mobile business, EE, a move that significantly enhances its ability to provide a quad-play offering. The period of exclusivity will last several weeks […]

78% of legacy pay-TV subs have broad TVE access

According to a report from TDG, TV Everywhere Deployment among Top US Operators and Networks, 2014, nearly eight in ten legacy pay-TV subscribers have access to authenticated TVE services from most of the major networks. “Today some 74 million households have access to ‘TV Everywhere’ programmes from the ‘Top 15′ networks that TDG monitors,” said Bill Niemeyer, TDG senior analyst […]

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