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US cablecos abandon own TV choices

Wilkes Communications and River Street Networks has joined a growing number of cable operators who are switching off TV services for their subscribers. Wilkes and River Street are joining Frontier, WOW!, Sparklight Cable/Cable One and CenturyLink, all of which have instead adopted broadband-based entertainment in place of their curated TV options. For example, Wilkes/River Street, […]

May 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Frontier partners with YouTube TV

Frontier has announced a new partnership with YouTube TV that gives consumers in the US a fibre internet bundled together with live and on-demand TV content, all on a single bill. “Our partnership with YouTube TV makes it easier for customers to ditch cable,” commented John Harrobin, Frontier’s Executive Vice President of Consumer. “We take […]

March 27, 2023

National DAB+ launched in France

France has launched two new national multiplexes that will broadcast 25 DAB+ stations, including national services from Radio France and leading private broadcasters, to metropolitan regions in France. The initiative allows millions of people to benefit from a wider range of national and regional radio stations, improved audio quality, station / programme information and slideshow […]

October 13, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: STB initiative saves $2bn+ in energy costs

US consumers saved $2.2 billion (€1.9bn) in energy costs in 2020 thanks to a voluntary agreement between the pay-TV industry and energy efficiency advocates. The agreement, led by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and CableLabs has cut energy usage of set-top boxes by more than half in the […]

August 24, 2021

Energy-saving STB agreement renewed

US industry trade bodies Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA) have extended through 2025 the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes. The agreement, which has already saved consumers $7 billion in energy costs and avoided 39 million metric tons of CO2 emissions […]

April 7, 2021

Report: US sheds over 1.5m TV subs in Q2

The top 10 service providers in the US collectively lost 1.52 million television subscribers in the second quarter of 2020, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. Eight of the top 10 service providers in the US that report figures lost

August 13, 2020