Category archives for: Mobile

Authentication not delaying TV Everywhere use

Despite persistent claims by industry executives, authentication is not hindering use of ‘TV Everywhere’ services, according to new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG). The firm’s findings suggest that only 7 per cent of TV Everywhere (TVE) users view the process of authentication negatively, with less than 1 per cent ranking the process as ‘very difficult’. This runs counter to […]

BBC News on LINE

BBC News announced that its content will be available on smartphone instant messaging platform LINE. BBC News is the first international news organisation to have an official account on the app. Line is currently available in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, and the United States. By searching for the username ‘@BBCNews’ and adding the […]

Mobile video viewing up 127%

As faster wireless networks are built around the globe to provide higher bandwidth for smart devices, mobile viewership continues to rise, notes premium video publishing, analytics and monetisation specialist Ooyala. Data in Ooyala’s Q2 2014 Global Video Index Report reveals that

Viacom: Multi-screen viewership boosts fandom and loyalty

Findings from a recent Viacom study – Getting With the Program: TV’s Funnels, Paths and Hurdles – exploring how audiences discover, watch and become fans of TV shows, reveal that the proliferation of devices and sources is having a positive impact on viewership and fandom. Additionally, multi-screen viewers

Tablet TV UK launch by end of 2014?

Tablet TV – the television service specifically designed for tablets – could launch in the UK by the end of the year. Gianluca Ferremi, VP Business Development at on-demand software solutions specialist Motive Television – has revealed that Tablet TV is currently undergoing certification by the UK’s Digital Television Group. “No launch date has been set,” said Ferremi, noting that […]

ONO TV on iPhone

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Spain’s largest cable company ONO, recently acquired by Vodafone, is launching its ONO online TV service on iPhones. The service, with up to 40 TV channels, were so far available on PCs, Android and IOS tablets and Mac computers, but not on Apple’s most popular device, iPhone. The company is also enhancing the service with the addition of VoD including […]

Telstra accelerates 4G mobile service

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Australians will soon have access to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, with Telstra accelerating the launch of 4G services on the newly available 700 MHz band. Telstra has revealed that it plans to: – Expand total 4G coverage to reach 90 per cent of the Australian population by the end of January 2015. – Switch on […]

Second screens increase appetite for targetted ads

Second screening is changing the way we engage with – and respond to – advertising, according to data from GfK’s Connected Consumer research. Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of people have used a second device when watching TV. Of these second screeners,

BARB to capture viewing on tablets

Reflecting the rise of new ways for watching television, BARB – the body that provides official viewing figures for UK television audiences – has confirmed the deployment of a new measurement technique that captures panellists’ viewing on iPad and Android tablets. The measurement solution has been developed

DISH/Ergen ‘interested’ in T-Mobile

Late on September 5 news emerged which suggested that DISH chairman Charlie Ergen had “contacted” wireless giant T-Mobile “according to people familiar with the matter”. Reportedly, Ergen has told T-Mobile’s majority (56.6 per cent) owner, Deutsche Telekom, that he is willing to put together an offer. Also interested in the T-Mobile asset is French telco Iliad. According to Bloomberg, Ergen […]

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