Category archives for: Portable Media

UK: 88% of TV viewed is live

January to June viewing figures for 2014 from the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) and the UK TV broadcasters reveal that viewers in the UK watched an average of 3 hours, 47 minutes a day of TV. This breaks down as 3 hours, 43 minutes of linear TV on a TV set plus 4 minutes a day of TV watched […]

Orange Romania reports 110,000 DTH subs

Orange’s Romanian satellite DTH pay-TV service says it has won 110,000 television subscribers since launch in June 2013. Orange Romania CEO Jean Francois Fallacher, speaking at a local conference organised by the Ziarul Financiar newspaper, said end-users are increasingly accessing TV services from their smartphones, tablets and computers, as well as the TV set. Orange TV in Romania is beaming […]

Ireland: 92% of TV watched live

Virtually all Irish adults still prefer to watch live TV on their “normal” TV set, in their own homes, as opposed to out and about on portable devices – according to the latest eircom Household Sentiment Survey (eHSS). The bi-annual nationwide household survey of

Smartphone viewers TV’s New ‘Holy Grail’

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The number of consumers using tablets to watch TV and movies has sky-rocketed in recent years and many consumers bought tablets for the first time last year, according to a new annual consumer survey by Altman Vilandrie & Company. The strategy consulting group notes that in August, critics scoffed at comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook that tepid iPad sales […]

Sky Italia brings UEFA football to TIMvision

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Sky Italia and Telecom Italia have signed a new agreement, strengthening their partnership, to broadcast the Sky channels dedicated to the exclusive Uefa Champions League matches and UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers on TIM’s 3G and 4G networks. After the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the FIFA World Cup and the F1 world championship, TIMvision – Telecom Italia’s on-demand TV – will […]

Motive “well positioned” despite losses

Digital television technology, software and services specialist Motive Television has declared it is well-positioned to start to reap the benefits of its heavy investment programme over the past few years, despite reporting an increased H1 loss of 10 per cent to £1,086,616 (H1 2013: £984,478) attributable to continuing activities and developing new business before interest. Michael Pilsworth, Chairman, said the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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