Category archives for: Mobile

GSMA calls for early broadcast spectrum release

Trade body the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has called on the European Commission to accelerate the repurposing of the UHF spectrum band (470-790MHz) better to respond to the changing ways content is being accessed. The move puts the GSMA in direct opposition to the European Broadcasting Union, which argues that an early release date is […]

Channel 5 selects Fonix for mobile services

Fonix, a specialist in mobile messaging, payments and telephony and UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 have announced a two year partnership. The deal is focused on developing engagement between Channel 5’s audience through mobile interactive services, driving returns for the broadcaster and value to the audience. Using a suite of Fonix solutions including mobile messaging and payments layered with data […]

OTT TeVolution launches tablet app

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French OTT TV service TeVolution has launched its first tablet app. Created by French start-up Leankr, the new app is available for Android and iOS devices and will soon be extended to smartphones. It offers users a total control over the channel packages they subscribe to and various functionalities, including movie selection or TV alerts. Enriched content about the shows […]

Research encourages Tablet TV launch prospects

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Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal, according to new data from Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-based strategy consulting firm. There is extremely strong market

Value added services differentiate online platforms

In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by

Shazam surpasses 100m active users

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Shazam has revealed it now has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users, a 34 per cent increase year-over-year. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month. This user base ‘Shazams’ more than 20 million times per day. “Shazam is evolving […]

Robust solutions essential for multiscreen adoption

A Parks Associates white paper has examined the new direction for multiscreen services and the overall role of the operator. The research examines the impact that the proliferation of new devices and multiscreen features has had on the evolution of the TV landscape and highlights how a strategic, planned design approach will allow operators to retain audience loyalty and generate […]

Numericable’s LaBoxTV Everywhere

French cable operator Numericable has unveiled new services linked to its TV and Internet STB LaBox Fibre, – including a new app called LaBoxTV. The app gives access to more than 320 TV channels (119 outside the home) from tablets and smartphones, on both iOS and Android. This app, available to all 380,000 LaBox Fibre subscribers, will launch on September […]

Tablet shipments up 5% in Q2

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According to research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 52.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Tablet shipments from both Apple and Samsung were down on Q2 2013 volumes. Second quarter 2014 Global Tablet shipments were up 5 per cent at 52.4 million units, with Asus and Lenovo the only top 5 ranked vendors delivering shipment growth […]

Euronews 24/7 on TVPlayer

Euronews, the most-watched news channel in Europe, has launched on live TV streaming service TVPlayer. Covering world news and broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Euronews live currently reaches 415 million households in 156 countries. The move will bring around-the-clock coverage of the most up-to-date news, business and current affair stories, as well as lifestyle features, to […]

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