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Research: US pay-TV lost 18m+ subs between 2014-20

Findings from research firm Parks Associates suggest that between 2014 and 2020, the US pay-TV industry lost over 18 million subscribers, while the broadband market has accelerated, with 40 per cent of US broadband households receiving a standalone service. In 2020, over seven million households dropped their pay-TV services. Traditional pay TV — television services […]

July 8, 2021

Survey: Financing confusion affects phone purchasing

According to findings from revenue and device security specialist Trustonic, there is widespread confusion among consumers in the UK around whether or not they have taken out financing on their mobile phones. In the survey, only 27 per cent of respondents stated they had taken device financing as part of an operator package. In contrast, […]

June 17, 2021

StarNews, Orange content deal

Ivory Coast-based mobile content platform StarNews Mobile has agreed a group-wide deal with the Orange Content unit of Orange to provide its video platform to the telco’s 150 million subscribers across 15 countries in Africa. Africa has 650 million mobile customers, with the vast majority receiving their daily news and information via their mobiles. While […]

May 28, 2021by Angharad Rhiannon

Amino bids for MobiTV assets

Amino Technologies, the UK based TV tech firm, has confirmed that it has submitted a bid through a wholly-owned subsidiary to acquire the trade and assets of MobiTV – which is currently in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process in the US. MobiTV provides a TV-as-a-Service (TVaaS) solution that allows operators to modernise their pay-TV offering […]

May 11, 2021

SPI’s Filmstream on Samsung TV Plus mobile in UK

SPI/FilmBox’s new ad-based digital product Filmstream continues to reach new users in the UK with the recent rollout of Samsung TV Plus mobile app in the region. Filmstream, which offers a wide range of independent and classic movies, is now available on the Samsung TV Plus app for select Samsung Galaxy device users. “More and […]

April 26, 2021

Samsung TV Plus European mobile launch

Samsung Electronics has confirmed the launch of Samsung TV Plus, one of the top apps on Samsung Smart TVs, in the Galaxy Store and Google Play Store for select Galaxy smartphones. The app offers select Galaxy users instant access to 94 free channels with no need for any payments, sign-ups, subscriptions or additional devices. After […]

April 22, 2021

NBA mobile payment partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with mobile payment and marketing specialist PM Connect on an international deal for its premium live game subscription service, NBA League Pass. The multiyear partnership will allow fans to subscribe to NBA League Pass through their mobile phone and without the need of a credit card. Beginning next […]

April 22, 2021

UK action on rural mobile ‘not spots’

The UK government is proposing law changes to boost ongoing efforts to improve connectivity for people who live, work and travel in rural areas. The reforms will remove one of the biggest barriers to better coverage in the countryside by reducing build time and costs for new infrastructure, while protecting rural areas by minimising any […]

April 20, 2021By Colin Mann

O2, Virgin Media JV execs named

Although the planned merger combining Virgin Media and O2 is still subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK, Liberty Global and Telefónica have announced their intention to appoint Lutz Schüler as Chief Executive Officer and Patricia Cobian as Chief Financial Officer of the proposed 50-50 joint venture. Schüler joined […]

April 7, 2021By Colin Mann

ATSC standards agreement for India

Standards bodies ATSC and TSDSI have signed an agreement to enable adoption of ATSC standards for making broadcast services available on mobile devices in India. The agreement signed between the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) enables TSDSI to adopt ATSC standards, thus promoting global harmonisation of digital broadcasting […]

March 30, 2021By Colin Mann