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Roku adds premium subscriptions

Roku adds premium subscriptions

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is expanding The Roku Channel to include ‘Premium Subscriptions’. Users will be able to watch both free ad-supported and paid premium entertainment in one…

MobiTV prepares for growth

App-based TV video delivery solutions specialist MobiTV is to launch a new data centre in Atlanta, GA. This data centre currently serves as a pop location for MobiTV’s managed service…

UK Govt: Huawei is a concern

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said he has “very deep concerns” about Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK’s mobile network. Williamson told The Times: “I have grave, very…

SK Telecom claims 5G live broadcast first

SK Telecom claims 5G live broadcast first

Korean telco SK Telecom says it has achieved the world’s first live TV broadcasting using its commercial 5G network and live broadcasting solution. SK Telecom aired Korea’s largest New Year’s…

Amazon claims record-breaking device sales

Amazon claims record-breaking device sales

Customers purchased millions more Amazon Devices this holiday season compared to last year – the best-selling Amazon devices this holiday included all-new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new…

Netherlands: Tele2, T-Mobile merger completed

Tele2 and Deutsche Telekom have completed the merger of their Dutch operations. Tele2 Netherlands has now been absorbed by T-Mobile in the Netherlands. The merger was announced on December 15th…

HMV enters administration

HMV enters administration

UK entertainment retailer HMV has entered administration for the second time in six years. A Statement from HMV’s owner Hilco Capital said the HMV Board had resolved to appoint Administrators…

Samsung enables peripheral device control

Samsung enables peripheral device control

Samsung Electronics has unveiled Remote Access, a new feature that will be available on its Smart TV line-ups starting 2019. The Remote Access feature will provide enhanced wireless connectivity with…

Canal+ signs fresh windowing deal

Canal+ signs fresh windowing deal

The Canal+ Group has signed a new windowing agreement, thanking the Culture Minister and film body CNC for their help in bringing about the agreement. The deal, which follows that…

at800 confirms 4G interference support

at800 – the organisation responsible for ensuring people continue to receive free-to-air television when 4G mobile services operating at 800 MHz are launched – has confirmed that it will offer…

Altice, KKR create Hivory tower business

Altice, KKR create Hivory tower business

Telecoms, content, media, entertainment and advertising group Altice Europe and global investment firm KKR have announced the creation of Hivory, the largest independent telecoms tower company in France and third…

Ofcom plans rural connectivity boost

Ofcom plans rural connectivity boost

Mobile and broadband coverage are improving in the UK, but too many rural areas still get a poor signal – according to Ofcom’s major study of the UK’s communications networks.…

Ooyala: Xmas viewing trends will see generational split

Ooyala has put together its thoughts on how the UK will be watching content over the Christmas period, and how broadcasters might try to fight back to regain a slice…

5G a battleground for the new Cold War

In the latest issue of Euromedia we bring our annual tour of the test and measurement landscape. As broadband capacity has increased, the emphasis has shifted from underwriting the quality…

Deloitte: ‘5G will stay niche’

Deloitte: ‘5G will stay niche’

Consultancy Deloitte, in its Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2019, says that the upcoming Fifth Generation (5G) mobile phone technology is unlikely to enjoy rapid adoption and will be a…