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420m multichannel TV homes in APAC

CASBAA’s Q4 update on trends in multichannel TV distribution, audience data and viewership shows a 12 per cent industry growth in the past 12 months in terms of connected homes and an increase in dual subscription homes as channel choices increase. “As we head towards the close of the year it’s heartening to see multichannel […]

November 1, 2011

Alfalak partners with Mariner for monitoring

Alfalak Electronic, a provider of technology-based end-to-end solutions in the Middle East, has partnered with Mariner and deployed xVu, Mariner’s award-winning IPTV service assurance platform. Mariner’s xVu suite of service assurance products enables lower operating costs for TV service providers through effective trouble isolation and the avoidance of recurring field costs such as dispatches and […]

November 1, 2011

Alfalak partners with Mariner to deliver IPTV QoS monitoring

Alfalak Electronic Equipment & Supplies Co., a provider of technology-based end-to-end solutions in the Middle East, has partnered with Mariner and deployed xVu, Mariner’s award-winning IPTV service assurance platform. Mariner’s xVu suite of service assurance products enables lower operating costs for TV service providers through effective trouble isolation and the avoidance of recurring field costs […]

November 1, 2011

BT fibre rollout accelerated

BT is accelerating its fibre rollout, it now plans to offer super-fast Internet speeds to two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014. The target is a year ahead of its original plan. The UK telco says its main product will offer maximum download speeds about 10 times faster than at present, at 70-100Mbps […]

October 31, 2011

Time Warner Cable slides 10%

Time Warner Cable has missed Wall Street forecasts, sending the cable company’s shares down as much 10 per cent, as it lost more video customers than expected and lost phone customers for the first time. The No. 2 US cable operator said its third-quarter profit missed analysts’ expectations due to mounting programming costs and a […]

October 28, 2011

Online video ads beat TV for ROI

Online advertising offers a better short-term return on investment (ROI) and sales impact than TV according to GfK’s Media Efficiency Panel research. GfK, which partnered with Google on the research, tracked consumer response to eight major cross-media ad campaigns from FMCG brands that ran last year, and the subsequent sales uplift and ROI during the […]

October 28, 2011

Telenet raises earnings forecast

Telenet, the Belgian cable operator controlled by Liberty Global, has raised its profit forecast as customers sign up to more products and higher-priced broadband Internet and mobile-telephony contracts. Adjusted earnings before EBITDA will increase 7.5 per cent to about €719 million this year, the company said. That compares with an earlier forecast of at least […]

October 28, 2011

Virgin Media adds 6000+ subs

Virgin Media has won back 6,300 cable customers in the third quarter of 2011, partly making up for losses of 36,000 over the summer after students disconnected for the holidays. Financial results showed that revenues grew 2.2 per cent to £1 billion year on year, marking a 3.3 per cent rise for the first nine […]

October 27, 2011

FTC ensures TV quality and operational cost savings with Mariner’s service monitoring solution

Farmers Telephone Cooperative(FTC) has deployed xVu, Mariner’s award-winning IPTV service assurance platform. This end-to-end solution ensures quality of TV experience to FTC’s customers while providing operational cost savings through performance insight all the way back to the head-end. FTC has taken advantage of Mariner’s xVu product suite (SupportVu, NetworkVu and ReportVu), from the TV service […]

October 27, 2011

Sandvine: Entertainment in Post-PC Era

Intelligent broadband network solutions provider Sandvine has released its 10th Global Internet Phenomena Report: Fall 2011, which indicates increased Netflix and OTT services adoption, the market penetration of revenue-replacement applications, the overall increase in mobile marketplaces, and the impact of Internet-ready consumer electronics devices. Major findings from the report include: -Within fixed networks in the […]

October 26, 2011