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Mobile search adspend to reach $2bn by 2013

Annual adspend on mobile search will reach $445 million in 2008 – representing more than 34 per cent of total mobile adspend – before rising to more than $2 billion by 2013, according to Juniper Research. The Juniper reports – Mobile Search and Discovery and Mobile Advertising – found that as operators abandon the 'walled […]

May 22, 2008

DirecTV rates No. 1 in Pay TV

For the eighth year running, DirecTV has scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In this year’s ACSI survey, DirecTV posted an index score of 68, reflecting customers’ overall satisfaction with the service, compared to the cable and satellite TV category, which scored a […]

May 22, 2008

Oz/NZ broadband pushes out TV

People living in Australia and New Zealand with broadband spend more time on the net than they do watching television, a survey has found. The survey of 864 Australians and 219 New Zealanders, conducted for networking company Cisco, has found each person spends an average of 22 hours a week on the internet and 14 […]

May 22, 2008

Spain’s new government confirms DTT roadmap

From David Del Valle in Madrid The new Minister of Industry, Miguel Sebastian, has confirmed the analogue switch-off deadline, scheduled for April 3 2010, ruling out a delay in the migration to digital, contrary to Sogecable’s hopes of a deferment. The decision to allow pay DTT services, as broadcasters such as Mediapro – a shareholder […]

May 22, 2008

NBC partners with DISH to expand interactive advertising

DISH Network Corporation, Americas third largest pay-TV provider and NBC Universal, have signed an agreement to provide interactive trigger capabilities to NBC Universal’s 14 television networks and 10 NBC owned-and-operated TV stations. DISH Network subscribers who have a digital video recorder will now be able to use their remote controls to request more information from […]

May 22, 2008

DirecTV rates No. 1 in Pay TV

For the eighth year running, DirecTV has scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In this year’s ACSI survey, DirecTV posted an index score of 68, reflecting customers’ overall satisfaction with the service, compared to the cable and satellite TV category, which scored a […]

May 22, 2008

NBC partners with DISH to expand interactive advertising

DISH Network Corporation, Americas third largest pay-TV provider and NBC Universal, have signed an agreement to provide interactive trigger capabilities to NBC Universal’s 14 television networks and 10 NBC owned-and-operated TV stations. DISH Network subscribers who have a digital video recorder will now be able to use their remote controls to request more information from […]

May 22, 2008

DTH subs 'happier' than cable

US Satellite customers are still happier with their service than cable, but the wired medium's customer-service-satisfaction numbers are on the rise, driven by smaller operators. The customer-satisfaction scores for most cable and satellite companies were up in the most recent (2008) American Customer Satisfaction Index, with satellite still leading the way. DirecTV was up 1.5 […]

May 21, 2008

Netflix streams to TV

Netflix the world's largest online movie rental service, and Roku, an innovator in digital media streaming technology announced the introduction of The Netflix Player by Roku, a device that enables Netflix subscribers to instantly stream a growing library of movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly to the TV. Priced at just $99.99, the player […]

May 21, 2008

Netflix streams to TV

Netflix the world's largest online movie rental service, and Roku, an innovator in digital media streaming technology announced the introduction of The Netflix Player by Roku, a device that enables Netflix subscribers to instantly stream a growing library of movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly to the TV. Priced at just $99.99, the player […]

May 21, 2008