Category archives for: Mobile TV

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

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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

Mediaset new mobile TV app

Spain’s Mediaset and Integración Transmedia, a subsidiary of Publiespaña, have launched MIOtv, a mobile app through which viewers can interact with live content and adverts on Mediaset’s platforms. Currently only available for Android, but with plans to launch an IOS version, the app was co-designed by Taptap Networks and aims to increase the impact of adverts while improving the television […]

Vodafone UK in exclusive Netflix partnership

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Vodafone is to launch an exclusive mobile promotional partnership with Internet television network Netflix. The agreement will give Vodafone Red 4G customers in the UK the opportunity to access, via their smartphones, tablets or other devices, a wide variety of movies and TV box sets, including original series, for a period of six months. The cellco says that combined with […]

Freewheel: Digital TV market will evolve in 2014

FreeWheel has published its video monetisation report for Q1 2014 which has identified a huge shift in

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