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Majority of Netflix subs use streaming

Nearly two-thirds of Netflix subscribers have tried out the company’s 'Watch Instantly' streaming service, and more than half use it at least once a month, according to a survey released by research firm One Touch Intelligence. The survey findings suggest that usage of the streaming service has moved beyond the early adopter stage and into […]

November 6, 2009

Boxer goes triple play

DTT operater Boxer has announced plans to add broadband and telephony; Boxer Trippel will be launched initially in Sweden in early 2010. Per Norman, CEO says "Our customers want broadband and telephony, but most important is that they easily have good TV reception. Therefore, it makes sense that we are a TV broadcaster who has […]

November 5, 2009

CIMM audience measurement to meet with STB data firms

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement has confirmed it will meet with five of the research firms currently providing set-top box data as a first step towards figuring out how the data could be used to measure TV audiences. The five companies asked to participate in the proprietary meetings are Nielsen, Rentrak, TiVo, TRA and […]

November 5, 2009

Asia TV subs higher than rest of world combined

The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) has published new data for subscription TV penetration across the Asia Pacific, noting that the region now has 326 million pay-TV, up 26 million homes in 2009. According to CASBAA estimates, backed by global data, subscription television in Asia Pacific now reaches more homes than the […]

November 5, 2009

Lord Burns named C4 chairman

Ofcom has confirmed that Lord Burns will be the next chairman of Channel 4, and will join the broadcaster’s board immediately for a handover period before Luke Johnson’s departure in January. He will join Channel 4 immediately as chairman-designate, working with Johnson to find a new chief executive to replace Andy Duncan. Duncan is expected […]

November 5, 2009

Thomson iDTV for Canal+ VOD

Canal+ and TV set manufacturer TCL have unveiled the first Thomson TV set allowing direct access to the CanalPlay video on demand platform. The partnership, unprecedented in France, represents a breakthrough in access to content on demand among the next generation of connected televisions. Available as of November, the new Thomson mywishTV LCD TVs are […]

November 5, 2009

Eutelsat sees growth

Eutelsat has reported that it's Q3 profits grew 11.6 per cent to E226.7 million. Video Applications registered sustained increases in revenue (+8.5 per cent) to E180.8 million. TV channels broadcast by Eutelsat’s fleet grew by 4.7 per cent), as Eutelsat further consolidated the commercial strength of its nine video neighbourhoods. In total, the number of […]

November 5, 2009

File sharers also biggest content spenders

People who download music illegally also spend an average of £77 (E85)a year buying it legitimately, a survey has found, while those who claimed not to use peer-to-peer filesharing sites spent a yearly average of just £44. Almost one in 10 of those questioned aged between 16 and 50 said they downloaded music illegally. However, […]

November 5, 2009

blinkx rights issue as losses mount

The video search company blinkx is offering increased stakes to existing shareholders to raise £5 million (E5.5n) after burning through £13 million of its cash reserve in the past year on infrastructure costs. blink has seen its cash reserve plummet from $32 million to $10.7 million in the year to the end of September. In […]

November 5, 2009

BBC iPlayer on Freesat this month

The BBC has confirmed that it will start beta testing its popular iPlayer service on Freesat from the end of this month. BBC's iPlayer debuted on Virgin Media's cable service last year, but this will be the first subscription-free platform to get the fully-fledged version of iPlayer. ….

November 5, 2009