Report: Cable outpaces broadcast for viewer attention
According to television attention measurement company TVision Insights, cable television programming captures primetime viewer attention better than broadcast, and brands see significant variation in consumer attention to different ads in their rotation. The study – Q2 2017 TV Attention Report – also identifies which demographics truly engage with television, which…
YouTube TV available in 50% of US
Google has announced that its YouTube TV is now available in 50 per cent of US homes, thanks to a rollout to 14 new markets. The company has revealed it also plans to move into 17 more major metros in the weeks ahead, as it continues its march towards nationwide…
BT Sport Score on Twitter
BT Sport Score will now be available for free to anyone on Twitter in the UK throughout the 2017/18 football season. The show will be streamed via the @btsportscore account and will keep viewers up to date with every goal as it goes in across the Premier League, Football League…
Ericsson to shed 25,000 staff?
Ericsson could be preparing to lay-off some 25,000 employees outside Sweden as part of its savings programme following another disappointing quarter, according to a report in Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet. Ericsson said in July2017 that it would accelerate measures to meet a target of doubling its 2016 underlying operating margin…
Fastweb reaches 7.8m Italian homes with fibre
Italian broadband operator Fastweb reached 7.8 million homes in 130 cities with its FTTC and FTTH networks at the end of June. A further 19 cities are in the process of being connected to the FTTC network, while nearly 50 per cent of households can receive speeds of up to…
Australia: Further site-blocking court action
Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has welcomed actions taken by the Federal Court to block an additional 127 domain names which provide access to 15 pirate streaming sites and two torrent sites. The move accompanies Federal Court orders in a separate proceeding, instituted by the film industry, blocking over 40 piracy…
Dish India Q1 revenues decline
Dish TV, India’s largest DTH broadcaster, saw a drop in both subscriber growth and revenues for the quarter-year ended June 30th (the company’s 1st quarter), and lower than market expectations. Subscription revenues for the 3 months was Rupees 6.917 billion (7.282 billion in Q1 last year) and a fall of…
HBO social media hacked
HBO’s spate of cyber breaches has continued as several of its Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine group. The hacking group took control of the main HBO Twitter account as well as those for TV shows including Game of Thrones, Veep and Girls, posting its…
iPlayer mobile and tablet requests increase YoY
New crime drama series In The Dark was July’s top programme on BBC iPlayer. The first episode was made available from July 11th, and received 1.6 million requests over the rest of the month. The figures from the BBC also reveal that BBC iPlayer received 236 million requests for TV…
AsiaSat H1 flat
AsiaSat, Asia’s leading satellite operator, has announced its 2017 interim results for the six months ended June 30th 2017. H1 revenue maintained at HK$ 642 million (2016: HK$640 million). Value of contracts on hand remained stable at around HK$4,076 million (December 31st 2016: HK$4,067 million). AsiaSat’s Chairman, JU Wei Min,…
Mediacorp names Loke Kheng CEO
Singapore media company Mediacorp has announced the appointment of Tham Loke Kheng as its CEO and Board Director, effective September 1st 2017. She will succeed Shaun Seow, who will remain as Executive Director, Mediacorp till September 30th before joining Temasek. Loke Kheng is an industry veteran with extensive media experience,…
Kabillion launches on Mediacom
Kabillion and Mediacom have finalised a deal to carry Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule! on Mediacom’s VoD service in the US. Kabillion, the only independently owned VoD network ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks, will launch in select US markets within Mediacom’s service foot-print and continue…
Encompass, AsiaSat deliver 29th SEA Games
AsiaSat has teamed up with Encompass Digital Media to provide Telekom Malaysia with C-band capacity on the AsiaSat 5 satellite to deliver live coverage of the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to viewers across Asia-Pacific. Encompass will support Telekom Malaysia with the satellite capacity and distribution, enabling viewers across the…
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