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US prefers à la carte to bundles

A vast majority of Americans would prefer to assemble their own pay TV channels rather than subscribe to packages that include dozens or hundreds of networks, according to the findings of a new Reuters/Ipsos poll which challenges traditional television distribution. Seventy-seven per cent of US adults said

May 12, 2015

India: 40.5m active DTH subs

India Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) says the nation has more than 40.54 million ‘active’ DTH subscribers (as at December 31st). This is up on the previous quarter’s (to September 30th) 39.13 million. However the number is well down on the total ‘registered’ subscriber base of 73.06 million, which suggests that around 30 million homes are […]

May 12, 2015By Chris Forrester

Most Indian broadcasters breaching TRAI ad-rules

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) says that as many as 140 channels are not complying with its advertising rules covering the number of minutes of ads that can be broadcast in any 60 minute time slot during primetime (7pm-10pm). TRAI’s limit is 12 minutes in any hour, and as many as 39 news channels and […]

May 12, 2015By Chris Forrester

Mobile ad spend to reach $105bn by 2019

A study by Juniper Research has revealed that annual global advertising spend on mobile devices is expected to reach $105 billion by 2019, up from an estimated $51 billion this year. The research suggests

May 12, 2015

Teletrax integrates Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings

Teletrax, a Civolution company and provider of real time TV analytics and TV synchronised ads in the US, has launched its new TV Audience Sync product, with capabilities to reach specific audience segments powered by Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings. Teletrax’s TV Audience Sync is a cross-screen marketing solution that enables advertisers to reach TV audiences […]

May 12, 2015

Freesat: Solid start to 2015

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has announced a positive start to the year, with strong take-up of Freetime, its connected TV service. Freesat says its continuing growth demonstrates the ongoing appeal of the free-to-air connected TV service, giving customers high quality technology and engaging content without any bills. Freesat viewers can access over 200 […]

May 11, 2015

France: 700 MHz applications confirmed for July

The call for applications for the 700 MHz DTT band auction to French telecoms is set for early July, Sébastien Soriano, the president of telecom regulatory body Arcep, confirmed. The final round for the allocation of these frequencies to operators, for an estimated €2 billion, will take place before the end of 2015. From December […]

May 11, 2015From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Top US pay-TV add 1.3m subs in 3 years

The informitv Multiscreen Index shows that the top 10 pay-TV services in the US collectively gained 54,800 digital television subscribers in the first quarter of 2015. With all the results from the top 10 services that report numbers now in, the combined subscriber counts show an improvement on the loss of 232,100 over the previous […]

May 11, 2015

Dish reports $3.7bn Q1 revenue

Dish Network reported revenue totaling $3.7 billion for the quarter ending March 31st, compared to $3.6 billion (€3.3bn) for the corresponding period in 2014. Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $351 million for the quarter, compared to $176 million from the year-ago quarter. The US satellite broadcaster activated approximately 554,000 gross new pay-TV subscribers […]

May 11, 2015

Netflix absorbs 21% of traffic in Argentina

The impact of OTT content provider Netflix is having a dramatic effect on cable MSOs in Argentina. Fibertel, the broadband division of Cablevisión Argentina, says that 21 per cent of its online video traffic is taken by consumers watching Netflix output. Taking video content as a whole,

May 11, 2015By Chris Forrester