Study: Netflix most preferred way to watch TV

“Goodbye​ ​broadcast,​ ​hello​ ​streaming”​ ​is​ ​the​ ​overwhelming​ ​response​ ​from​ ​a​ ​study​ ​about​ ​content​ ​and​ ​viewing​ ​habits produced​ ​by​ ​Qualtrics,​ ​a​n ​experience​ ​and​ ​insights​ ​company.​ ​Although​ ​the​ ​shift​ ​from broadcast​ ​television​ ​to​ ​on-demand​ ​streaming​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​talking​ ​point​ ​of​ ​media​ ​watchers​ ​for years,​ ​Qualtrics’​ ​study​ ​has​ ​produced​ ​some​ ​surprising​ ​data​ ​points. Netflix​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Champ   […]

Qatar denounces “unjust siege” over beIN Sports

Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim Al Thani, speaking in Indonesia where he is currently on a visit, was highly critical of the recent move by Egypt to further escalate the already wounding diplomatic row with Qatar. Egypt, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE have already cut all diplomatic and trade links with Qatar. On […]

Study: VR ads deliver memorable brand experiences

YuMe, a partner for video advertising, in partnership with Isobar, a global digital agency; RLTY CHK, an immersive entertainment studio; and RetinadVR, an immersive media analytics platform, have released the results of a new virtual reality (VR) in-game advertising study. The study compared consumer responses to three forms of VR advertising — a pre-roll video […]

Portugal: ERC names 12 risks in Meo-Media Capital deal

Portugal’s Media Regulatory Authority (ERC) has been unable to reach a consensus on the proposed acquisition of Media Capital by Meo, referring the case to the Competition Authority. The ERC said that its three members could not define a unanimous stance on the risks to pluralism in the media sector in Portugal. In its ruling, […]

Spain: Record profit for Mediaset and Atresmedia

Mediaset, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro among other channels, and Atresmedia, owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta, among others, made a combined €250 million for the year to September 30th, controlling 85.7 per cent of the Spanish TV ad market. In the first nine months, Mediaset made a profit of €146.1 million, up […]

Ericsson posts further losses

Ericsson has posted its fourth consecutive money-losing quarter, with an operating loss of 4.8 billion Swedish crowns (€498.1 million) that was 37 per cent worse than the average loss estimated by analysts. Third-quarter sales of 47.8 billion crowns were down 3 per cent in constant currencies and the company warned its usual year-end sales bounce […]

Orange’s Jazztel à la carte offer

Jazztel, owned by Orange, has launched a new à la carte offer enabling subscribers to choose the speed of the Internet connection, the amount of mobile data and the number of TV channels. Subscribers can select their services through the website. For fixed telephony, they will be able to choose between paying per call or […]

Hispasat still in play for take-over

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat is still very much a potential take-over target. The name now most-frequently mentioned as being the buyer is Red Electrica De Espana (REE), the nation’s state-backed (but publicly-quoted) operator of the national electrical grid. It also has investments in Portugal, Peru and Bolivia. Currently, infrastructure conglomerate Abertis controls Hispasat. In May […]

AMC launches VR app

AMC has launched a new, immersive virtual reality app, AMC VR, which allows users to step into the worlds of AMC’s original series such as The Walking Dead, Into the Badlands and more. The AMC VR app, which is available immediately for iOS, Android, Gear VR and Google Daydream, allows users to experience virtual scenarios such […]

Avanti tumbles to all time low

Confidence in London-based specialist satellite operator Avanti Communications has again been dented. October 17th and 18th saw significant movement in its share (1.46 million on 17th and 790,000 on 18th, when the normal trading would be 40,000-60,000 per day). October 19th saw Avanti’s share price hit an all-time low of just 6.51 pence (£0.0651) and […]

Strong September for iPlayer

The new series of acclaimed drama Doctor Foster topped a strong month for BBC iPlayer to kick off the autumn schedule. The returning show was the most popular programme of the month, with the first episode seeing three million requests, and the four episodes shown in September seeing nine million requests in total. All five […]

China Digital turfed off NYSE

China Digital TV Holdings, a conditional access/smart card supplier in China, has lost its listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company, founded in 2004, had earlier been told that its listing was at risk because its capitalisation had fallen below the $15 million threshold for 30 consecutive trading days. China Digital had […]

Eurosport lines up Formula E coverage

Eurosport has extended its agreement with the FIA Formula E Championship that will see the broadcaster showcase the all-electric single seater car race series to all of Europe for the first time from the 2017-18 season. For three years starting on the weekend of December 2nd-3rd 2017 with a double-header in Hong Kong, all 14 […]

Inside Secure licence revenue up 296%

Inside Secure, a specialist in security solutions for mobile and connected devices, has reported revenue in Q3 2017 was $11.4 million, up 47 per cent compared with the second quarter of 2017 and down by 5 per cent from the third quarter of 2016 when the Company benefited from exceptionally high royalties, in particular from […]

Clikia TV goes live in US

Clikia, has announced the full-scale launch of Clikia TV, a streaming cable television subscription service in the US that delivers over 40 of Cable TV’s most popular channels in HD, accompanied by a channel guide, through the Clikia App (iTunes Store, the Google Play Store, on Amazon and Roku, and via Google Chromecast) for any […]