Netflix ups US subscription price

Netflix is raising the price for its US subscription plans, its first increase since 2017. The streaming service’s basic $7.99 (€7) single-viewer, non-HD plan is increasing to $8.99 monthly, while the standard $10.99 two HD streams plan rises to $12.99. The premium four-stream HD plan increases to $15.99 from $13.99.…

Research: Co-viewing on increase

Research: Co-viewing on increase

While more and more Americans are watching video content – TV shows, movies, and short video – on their smartphones, new research from MRI shows that video remains…

Maxar/SS-L boss quits

Howard Lance, CEO at Maxar Technologies, which owns Space Systems/Loral as well as the DigitalGlobe mapping and Earth observation business, is stepping down unexpectedly. He had been in…

Deloitte: Smart speakers fastest-growing connected device

Business advisory firm Deloitte predicts that smart speakers – Internet-connected speakers with integrated digital assistants – will be the fastest-growing connected device in 2019, with 164 million units…

Report: For AR/VR 2.0 to live, 1.0 must die

Report: For AR/VR 2.0 to live, 1.0 must die

AR/VR 1.0 kicked off in earnest when Facebook bought Oculus back in 2014. This inspired a generation of entrepreneurs, corporates and VCs to build early stage AR/VR. Despite…

SpotX predicts 2019 video advertising trends

SpotX, the global video advertising and monetisation platform, has releasd of a new report titled 2019 Video Advertising Trends. Based on a combination of third-party data as well…

NBCUniversal launching AVoD service

NBCUniversal launching AVoD service

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such…

Vimeo to pay €8.5m in damages to Mediaset

A Rome Court has ordered Vimeo to remove all contested videos from Mediaset and reimburse €8.5 million to the Italian broadcaster. Mediaset had sued the US-based online video…

Liberty Global cuts CCO in decentralisation

Liberty Global cuts CCO in decentralisation

Liberty Global is to decentralise as it adjusts to its reduced scale after the Vodafone deal, and one of the first to go is Diederik Karsten, chief commercial…

Intelsat CFO to step down

Intelsat’s CFO, Jacques Kerrest, plans to retire. He will continue in his role through the spring until a successor is appointed to ensure a smooth transition of duties.…

Spain allocates €50m to DTT migration

Spain allocates €50m to DTT migration

The Spanish Government has proposed €50 million in grants in the 2019 state budget to help Spaniards retune their antennas in the second digital migration. This will be…

TiVo hits Comcast in another patent battle

TiVo has opened another round of patent claims against Comcast over its set-top IP. The lawsuit has been filed in a California court under TiVo’s owners, Rovi Corp,…

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

A report by global digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications examining the commercial transformation of sports identifies 2019 as a defining tipping point for the global sports industry, with…

Spain: Euskaltel seeks to increase revenues by 30%

Soon after UK’s Zegona had announced a capital enlargement of over €100 million to become the largest shareholder in the company, Basque Country-based telco operator Euskaltel has unveiled…

VR game revenues to reach $8.2bn by 2023

VR game revenues to reach $8.2bn by 2023

A study from Juniper Research has found that revenues from VR-specific games will reach $8.2 billion (€7.1bn) by 2023, rising from an expected $1.2 billion in 2019. It…

Portugal, Austria fall in Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released December data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.…

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