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ITV boosted by online revenues

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Total revenues at ITV are up 7 per cent to £1.225 billion (€1.45bn). Online, Pay & Interactive revenues were up 20 per cent to £67 million whilst total ITV Studios revenues rose 2 per cent to £402 million. ITV said it delivered a ‘good’ performance in the first half of the year with revenue growth across the business and double […]

Netflix Spain debut in 2015

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Netflix reportedly plans to enter into Spain by the end of 2015, reversing its decision not to come to market on the grounds of a high piracy level and the lack of a significant pay-TV penetration. Netflix is currently expanding in Europe where it is already present in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland and four Nordic countries – Denmark, Sweden, […]

Asia Pacific OTT TV to surge to $10bn

Asia Pacific online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks) will reach $10.19 billion in 2020; a huge increase from the $0.54 billion recorded in 2010 and $2.68 billion in 2013, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The OTT TV sector is on the brink of a huge take-off for the 14 countries covered in the Asia […]

Netflix pays for AT&T fast lane

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Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly. AT&T, which reached the agreement in May, said: “We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days.” Netflix has already reached similar agreements with Verizon and Comcast. In March, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings hit out […]

Telefonica, Samsung Smart TV deal

Telefonica and Samsung have reached an agreement that will allow users to acquire Samsung Smart TV sets with the Movistar TV service integrated. With this deal both companies aim to strengthen their position in the Smart TV market combining content with last generation TV sets. “This represents a new business model that enables our telecomunications system to go beyond the […]

Conviva for Wuaki.tv EU expansion

VoD service Wuaki.tv is working with Conviva, a specialist in video analytics, delivery optimisation and big data processing, to deliver its streaming experience across new regions of its service deployment. With more than one million users across the UK and Spain, Wuaki.tv required further technology and intelligence to successfully expand its services across Europe. The Spanish streaming service was seeking […]

Crossing Lines Season 2 exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video and Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL company) have announced that season two of the unique global crime drama, Crossing Lines, will have its World Premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video, Friday 15th August 2014. All 12 episodes of the series will be exclusively available to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers in the UK for unlimited streaming on […]

Amazon’s 3rd original kids’ TV series

Amazon’s third original kids’ series, Annedroids, is now available for unlimited streaming on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost to Prime members. Created by Emmy-nominated JJ Johnson and Sinking Ship Entertainment, and aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the […]

BBC’s record-breaking sporting summer

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport has reported record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month – with 77.5 million unique browsers in June, beating the previous record of 73.6 million set during the London […]

Streaming video fuels new viewing habits

With an array of online options for viewing media, and the increase in the amount of original content, video streaming services have become a disruptive influence on the traditional television business, according to global research consultancy TNS. While consumer’s preference is still television, TV sets alone are no longer enough to

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