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World Cup shows multi-screen behaviour

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Conviva, a provider of video analytics, delivery optimisation and big data processing, has revealed its findings from the World Cup. Conviva’s analysis of the streamed event demonstrates viewers’ insatiable desire for live sports and high-quality content, forcing content providers to focus their efforts on improving video quality and viewer experience across all screens, not just one. This year’s World Cup […]

NETV mobile app beta launch

NETV Network has developed a mobile TV app which combines the two effective channels for reaching and engaging with audiences; video and mobile. Showcasing a wide range of mainstream and specialist channels, the beta Network NETV App went live on July 18th and will enable audiences to have access to a TV viewing experience whilst on the go. Broadcasters, consumer […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

Tablet TV preps UK retail launch

Motive Television, the London-based provider of revenue enhancing solutions to the television industry, signed a final agreement with Korean Digital Media Adapter vendor and broadcasting solution provider icube Corporation. Motive and icube are preparing to release retail products that will enable full-featured and certified Freeview broadcast TV to be received on mobile devices in the United Kingdom. On December 12th […]

World Cup causes streaming delays

Inevitably when a few million people attempt to hook up to a single programme there will be hiccups. The recent semi-finals and final of the FIFA World Cup have won massive ratings for ESPN, Hispanic network Univision and ABC. The downside snag is that the transmissions have also clogged up the USA’s fibre and cable networks, and GigaOm is reporting […]

Brazil v Germany sees 20x increase in mobile data volume

Germany v Armenia - International Friendly

During the World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on July 8th, there was a 20-fold increase in data volume from a single sports network (ESPN) over the mobile network. However, when the score reached 0-5, data volume dropped off, almost back to normal levels of the previous day At the beginning of the World Cup, there was a […]

Cellcom Israel plans OTT launch

Mobile operator Cellcom Israel has confirmed it is to enter the OTT TV market. Nir Sztern, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, said that entering a new and penetrated market would require investment and additional operating expenses in order to yield future revenues. “In line with the Israeli Ministry of Communication’s policy to encourage competition in the Israeli television market, the […]

IBM serves up ace fan experience at Wimbledon

Technology giant IBM is marking its 25 year partnership with The Championships, Wimbledon, by bringing tennis fans even closer to the prestigious event, with new ways to access and interact with the latest Championships news and court-side action as it happens. IBM is serving numerous innovations to Wimbledon fans, including an enhanced interactive mobile experience; redesigned and simplified SlamTracker analytics […]

Videotron unveils illico iPad app

Canadian quad-play operator Videotron has unveiled a completely revamped and transformed version of its illico app for the iPad which it claims will change how users access television programming. The operator says the timing of its release on Videotron’s 50th anniversary is particularly apt: 50 years of innovation that have made Videotron the Québec leader in entertainment and technology. “As […]

Quality and price deters World Cup watching on mobiles

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Research commissioned by Openwave Mobility, across UK, Spain and Germany has revealed that 1 in 3 British consumers who would like to watch the Brazilian World Cup on a mobile device are put off by poor mobile video quality and fears of ‘bill shock’ from their operators. The dissatisfaction with

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