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Research: Satellite TV to overtake cable by 2015 in Western Europe

By 2015, satellite TV will overtake cable TV in terms of TV households, with IPTV expected to grow 10 per cent a year, suggests research consultancy Infocom. Western Europe posted…

Research: Telco TV and Internet TV capture share from cable TV in mature markets

According to new market data from ABI Research, 11.3 million pay-TV subscribers were added at the end of first quarter of 2011. “By the end of 2011, the total number…

Venezuela hits 2.6m pay TV subs

Pay TV subscriptions in Venezuela hit 2.57 million, as at the end of March this year. Venezuela’s National Telecommunications Commission said that according to preliminary figures – which might well…

Turkey’s Show TV up for sale?

Turkey’s Cukurova Holdings, which also controls pay-TV platform Digiturk, is looking to sell a 49 per cent stake in its popular general entertainment channel Show TV. Reports suggest that the…

BSkyB: ‘3D can be new HD’

BSkyB head of 3D John Cassy said at Informa’s 3D World Forum that intends “to do for 3D what it has done for HD.” He said Sky would roll out…

Research: CEE IPTV revenues to reach €270m

Bundled services provision has become one of the most successful ways to prevent customers from churning in telecoms world in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). One of their main components…

Research: ABC tops ‘Must Keep’ TV brands

ABC is back on top as the leading ‘must keep’ TV brand in the US and even potential cord-cutters have their list of networks and cable channels they can’t do…

Murdoch exercises Rotana option

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has boosted its stake in Arabic music-to-films broadcaster Rotana Media Group. A year ago, News Corp bought nine per cent of Rotana, which is owned by…

Telefonica pay-TV up 9%

Weak first-quarter results at Telefonica showed the damage of the stagnant economy in Spain, with the numbers rescued by strong performance in Latin America. And worldwide the group added 9…

FIFA, UEFA challenge UK FTA rules

FIFA, UEFA challenge UK FTA rules

World soccer’s governing bodies FIFA and UEFA have appealed against a European ruling that the World Cup and European Championships must be on free-to-air TV in the UK. In February,…

Sky Deutschland adds 73,000

The German pay-TV provider added 73,000 new customers in the first three months of 2011, taking its total subs base to 2,726,000 for the end of March, up from 2,471,000…

Telmex closer to pay-TV decision?

Long-delayed efforts by Mexican fixed line incumbent Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) to enter the pay-TV sector appear to have moved one step forward after the telco announced that a federal…

MPA: Asia pay TV must invest to profit

Economic growth and multi-platform competition will fuel the consumption of pay-TV and broadband in Asia Pacific. But, says Media Partners Asia (MPA), this growth depends on investment in content, distribution…

Facebook, Twitter are TV’s new power brokers

Digital media research company Futurescape has revealed how Facebook and Twitter are now considered power brokers for the global television industry.  They say their ability to create new business opportunities…

TrueVisions selects NDS

NDS has been selected by TrueVisions, Thailand’s largest pay-TV operator, to secure and enable next-generation hybrid services for its subscribers. The solutions selected by TrueVisions will enable it to securely…