Advanced Television


35% of Millennials watching Super Bowl on Smart TV

With more than one in three consumers watching live sports on a device other than a traditional television set, Super Bowl 50 is likely to see some major shifts in how consumers watch the big game, according to new analysis by Adobe Digital Index (ADI). ADI’s survey of more than 400 US consumers found Millennials […]

February 8, 2016

Sky’s Davey: Entertainment a focus going forward

Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky, has suggested that going forward, the pan-European broadcaster will focus increasingly on entertainment, declaring that done properly, the genre could be just as engaging as football, a mainstay of Sky’s UK business and an important component of its German and Italian operations. In a Royal Television Society ‘In conversation […]

February 5, 2016By Colin Mann

58% of Netflix subs prefer Netflix to cinema

For Netflix subscribers, the ideal date night is a quiet night in watching Netflix rather than heading out to the movie theatre, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Netflix. In fact, six in ten (58 per cent) prefer staying in to watch Netflix rather than go out to see a movie (42 […]

February 5, 2016

BBC to stream Six Nations match to outer space

The news that the BBC is to stream live coverage of Saturday’s Scotland v England RBS Six Nations match may not raise too many eyebrows, but the fact that will be doing so to British astronaut Major Tim Peake in the International Space Station is somewhat different. Peake will be able to watch the game […]

February 5, 2016By Colin Mann

81% US households DVR, VoD users or Netflix subs

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 81 per cent of US households have a DVR, get Netflix, or use VoD from a cable or Telco provider — with 30 per cent of households using two of the services, and 13 per cent using all three. The survey also found that 57 per cent of […]

February 5, 2016

SpaceX to launch “every 2-3 weeks”

SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell (president/COO) says that the satellite launch company is about to ramp up its rocket manufacturing methods to produce – this year – about 18 rockets. By the end of this year SpaceX should be producing about 30 rocket units a year. This, she said, will enable rocket launches to launch satellites “every […]

February 5, 2016By Chris Forrester

OneWeb will build Florida factory

OneWeb is planning to launch a comprehensive 900-satellite constellation to girdle the Earth and supply broadband connectivity to the planet’s underserved consumers. Channel Islands-based OneWeb is to reportedly establish an assembly and test facility in Florida, according to the Wall Street Journal. Matthew O’Connell, OneWeb’s new CEO, says the business has updated its business plan […]

February 5, 2016By Chris Forrester

Acorn TV on Apple TV

Acorn TV is now available on Apple TV and in a new iOS app for iPhone and iPad with Qello Media Solutions. From RLJ Entertainment, Acorn TV is a US streaming service offering popular TV content from Britain and beyond. Matthew Graham, General Manager of Acorn TV, noted, “We’re excited for the millions of Apple […]

February 5, 2016

SES, TELE 5 expand partnership

German commercial broadcaster TELE 5 has renewed a multi-year contract with SES, Under the agreement, SES Platform Services, a global service provider for the distribution of video content, will be providing services to TELE 5 which include editing and distributing video and metadata (such as information about license periods, pictures, trailers and brief descriptions) – […]

February 5, 2016

Accenture powers Philippines Sky On Demand

Sky subscribers in the Philippines can now stream TV shows and movies from cable TV or online anytime, anywhere and on any screen, using Sky on Demand – Sky Cable Corporation’s newest service – powered by the Accenture Video Solution. The service is based on the Accenture Video Solution – an open, micro-modular and scalable […]

February 5, 2016