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Mobile media worth $380bn by 2018

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Strategy Analytics predicts spending on consumer mobile media services consumed via the handset (which excludes tablet spend) including handset browsing, mobile applications, mobile games, mobile music, mobile video, mobile TV, ringtones, wallpapers and alerts – will rise from just above

Amazon Fire TV adds Disney, NFL, MLB, WWE

The-Rock

Amazon has announced that Fire TV’s app selection has more than doubled, with hundreds of services and games added since launch, including the official Flappy Birds Family—currently a Fire TV exclusive game. New services include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr, MLB.TV, Animal Planet L!ve, and WWE Network, and more are already on the way—by the end of the year […]

45% + of US pay-TV subs want cloud DVRs

Over 45 per cent of US pay-TV subscribers find cloud DVR technology very appealing, according to research from Parks Associates. The report notes that consumers show particular interest in unlimited storage space and two-week catch-up services for video. With the Supreme Court omitting cloud DVR in its 2014 Aereo ruling, pay-TV providers can experiment with

World Cup shows multi-screen behaviour

Germany v Armenia - International Friendly

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 […]

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