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CTAM touts TV Everywhere awareness

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The US’s Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) is to roll out what it describes as “robust” first-tier tactics to increase the subscription television value proposition by accelerating consumer awareness, product understanding, and usage of tv everywhere (tve). Incubated through a collaboration of 20 member companies, the tactics include a series of user experience best practice recommendations, adoption of [...]

UltraViolet boost for NAGRA DRM

NAGRA’s DRM technology, NAGRA MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM), has been approved by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) to protect the streaming of premium SD and HD content to open devices for its UltraViolet streaming service. The approval expands DECE’s endorsement of the provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions DRM technology previously approved for streaming to closed [...]

Mobile broadband connections to double next year

By the end of 2015, active mobile broadband devices are forecast to reach 34 million, a nearly 50 per cent increase from 2013, according to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Mobile Broadband Market Share and Forecast Report. Two-thirds (66 per cent) of those devices will be tablets. Driven primarily by enterprise demand, USB stick modems were the primary mobile broadband [...]

Mediaset extends Infinity VoD to smartphones

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Italian broadcaster Mediaset has extended its Infinity VoD streaming service to smartphones, providing subscribers with access to over 5000 movies in HD plus a large selection of cartoons. Owners of Android, Windows Phone and iOS devices will need to download the Infinity app from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store. The service is available on the 3G, 4G [...]

Over a quarter share content across devices at home

Over a quarter (26 per cent) of adults have shared media and/or content across separate devices via their home WiFi network, according to findings from market research firm YouGov. The report – Connected Devices, 2014 – found that just over a third (34 per cent) of adults specifically look for devices they can connect to their existing devices across their [...]

Australia embraces new screens

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The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2013, shows robust viewing of broadcast television on in-home TVs. Australians are spending more time watching conventional television than they did a year ago and are also using Internet-connected devices to complement their viewing of TV and other video. An estimated 40 per cent of homes now have tablets [...]

DTG testing scheduled for Freeview Tablet TV UK

Further to its recent update on the commercial availability of its Tablet TV service and announcement of its first full market beta test this summer in San Francisco, digital TV software solutions provider Motive Television has revealed that it has received confirmation that testing of its technology for Freeview Tablet TV by the UK’s Digital Technology Group will begin on [...]

New mobile app from CanalPlay

French SVoD service CanalPlay is launching a new version of its mobile application for all iOS and Android screens. The CanalPlay app provides a new more fluid and intuitive handling experience with a greater speed of access to content. It also incorporates a system of recommendation, and in the coming weeks will offer a ‘Kids’ secure space. The initiative will [...]

Tablet Television nears launch

Tablet Television, America’s first broadcast TV service for tablets, has revealed plans for its first beta market test in San Francisco and start of commercial operations in autumn 2014. Tablet TV, a joint venture of Motive Television and Granite Broadcasting Corporation, puts television a touch away for portable devices with no subscription fee, cable, satellite or Internet required. Utilising existing [...]

Digital ad-spend to hit $137.53bn in 2014

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Spending on ads served to Internet-connected devices including desktop and laptop computers, mobile phones and tablets will reach $137.53 billion this year, according to eMarketer’s latest estimates of worldwide paid media spending. Digital spend will be up 14.8 per cent over 2013 levels, according to the forecast, and will make up just over one-quarter of all paid media spending worldwide. [...]

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