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Analyst: Pay-TV to add 81m subs

Analyst: Pay-TV to add 81m subs

According to the Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research, there will be 81 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2018 and 2024 – up by…

DPP reveals greatest risks to a full IP future

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has released a report which looks at the challenges posed by the transition to full IP distribution of content to consumers. Home Truths:…

Austria: Verimatrix, Ocilion provide secure IPTV delivery

Verimatrix, the content descurity specialist, and IPTV technology company Ocilion have announced Austrian operators kabelplus and Salzburgas their two latest customers. Each operator has selected on-premise IPTV solutions from Ocilion…

Entel deploys Amino to power Bolivia IPTV

Entel, the national telecommunications operator in Bolivia, has begun a major deployment of AminoVU set-top boxes running on AminoOS to deliver IPTV services across its newly deployed fibre network, which…

France: IPTV passes DTT reception

IPTV reception has continued its steady growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2018 and is now received by 56.7 per cent of French homes (up 1.7 point over…

Analyst: Telcos to dominate W European pay-TV

Analyst: Telcos to dominate W European pay-TV

Reflecting the rising importance of the telcos, IPTV is gaining subscribers in Western Europe at the expense of the other pay-TV platforms, according to findings from analyst firm Digital TV…

Freesat upgrades datacasting systems with Icareus

Icareus, the Helsinki-based broadcast and online video partner, has delivered its Icareus Playout platform to Freesat, the free-to-air satellite television service – a joint venture between the BBC and ITV.…

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia Company under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the…

Analysis: UK leads Europe’s cord-cutting

Analysis: UK leads Europe’s cord-cutting

Declining pay-TV subscriptions in the UK suggest that cord-cutting, which is well established in the US, is now beginning to affect the European market, according to findings from research firm…

DAZN launches sports distribution platform

DAZN launches sports distribution platform

DAZN, the OTT sports broadcaster, has launched a new, live distribution platform. Branded DAZN Connect, the platform will give sports rights holders, broadcasters and media partners access to over 30,000…

Analyst: Cord-cutting to slow in the US

The number of US traditional pay-TV subscribers will fall from 105 million in 2010 to 91 million in 2018 and down to 81 million in 2024, according to the North…

Magyar Telekom marches forward with MediaKind

Magyar Telekom marches forward with MediaKind

Deutsche Telekom has chosen to extend its long-term partnership with MediaKind to deploy, support and operate a new multi-tenant next generation cloud TV platform. The first Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to…

Verizon streaming platform on Microsoft Azure

Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is working with Microsoft to deliver a simpler way for broadcasters, content owners or streaming services to deliver high-quality, ultra-personalised viewing experiences on Microsoft Azure.…

MediaKind delivers Vodafone Qatar’s MediaFirst

MediaKind delivers Vodafone Qatar’s MediaFirst

MediaKind, a global media technology player, has been selected by Vodafone Qatar to deliver MediaFirst – the next generation cloud-based multiscreen TV Platform service to consumers in Qatar. This MediaFirst…

Bitmovin launches partner programme

Bitmovin launches partner programme

Bitmovin, a specialist in online video technology, has announced a global partner programme that will debut at NAB. The programme will empower technology and commercial partners to rapidly deploy innovative,…