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Spain: Pay-TV revenues up 14%

Revenues from pay-TV in Spain increased by 14 per cent in 2017, according to Spain’s competition and markets watchdog, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). Pay-TV…

HBC selects Espial’s Elevate platform

Espial has announced that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC), a provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV, telephone, and commercial services in Minnesota and Wisconsin, has expanded its affiliation with Espial to…

Vaizey: Chancellor Osborne sought IP broadcast switch

Vaizey: Chancellor Osborne sought IP broadcast switch

Ed Vaizey, the former Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, has revealed that George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer between May 2010 and July 2016, sought to move UK…

BBC tech chief: ‘We’ll become an IP broadcaster’

BBC tech chief: ‘We’ll become an IP broadcaster’

Matthew Postgate, Chief Technology and Product Officer, BBC, has admitted that the Corporation will, at some stage, transition to becoming an all-IP broadcaster, but was unable to put a definitive…

IPTV dominates pay-TV in Spain

Pay-TV subscribers in Spain grew by 8.6 per cent in 2017 to a total of 6.6 million, with IPTV leading the market with 4 million subscribers, according to the latest…

Analyst: Cord cutting takes toll beyond US

The cord-cutting trend that threatens the future of the global pay-TV industry was not confined solely to the United States in 2017 according to business information provider IHS Markit; total…

Research: Consumers value online over pay-TV

Research: Consumers value online over pay-TV

According to findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s What’s TV Worth, the firm’s annual study on the perceived value of TV services, there is a large gap in perceived value between…

£45k fine for illegal Sky Sports distribution

£45k fine for illegal Sky Sports distribution

A man who infringed Sky’s broadcast copyright by streaming Sky Sports content to the public has been forced to pay £45,000 (€51,500) in fines and damages. Between March 3rd  2017…

Report: Colombian telcos capitalise on pay-TV, mobile

The Colombian telecommunication services industry is undergoing rapid change due to increasing consumer dependence on wireless-enabled services. Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, Colombian Telecommunication Services Market, Forecast to 2022, expects…

Top 10 pay-TV operators to lose $20bn by 2020

Despite adding 84 million subscribers between 2017 and 2023, subscription and PPV revenues for the world’s top 517 pay-TV operators will fall by $18 billion (€14.67bn) to $183 billion, according…