Parks Associates reports pay-TV penetration remains fairly steady at around 85% of US broadband households but OTT video use is increasing on multiple devices, particularly with younger viewers. via Young viewers are key segment to target for OTT.
It happens every time I travel. I come back to my hotel room, flop into a freshly made bed, pick up the (probably sticky) black remote, and turn on the TV. I’m given the option to mortgage my home to … Continue reading →
HBO and Amazon just put a ring on it with a giant, multi-year deal that will put HBO originals on Amazon Prime exclusively. Woooooo! That means you don’t need an HBO subscription to watch old episodes of everything from the … Continue reading →
Budget telco TalkTalk has been barked at by the Advertising Standards Authority after the company wrongly suggested that a whole host of TV channels were available via its catch-up service. via TalkTalk’s catch-up telly fib silenced by ad watchdog • … Continue reading →
Where many in the industry see nothing but a threat with new technologies, Greg Gewickey, VP of digital distribution technologies for Warner Bros., mostly sees potential dollar signs. via Studio CTOs Talk Threats, Opportunities | Home Media Magazine.
How do you fight cord-cutters? Offer an internet streaming service with all of cable TV’s best content. It sounds like a bit of a stretch, but it could be happening: the distribution deal that settled Disney and Dish’s ad-skipping dispute … Continue reading →
The lines between TV via the internet and TV via a cable provider are continuing to blur. In the midst of the high profile Supreme Court case with Aereo, Netflix “has been in talks with several pay TV operators in … Continue reading →
About a year after its launch, Fan TV has snared a big cable operator to push out its live TV and streaming content service–at least for the time being. Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) said that it will launch Fan … Continue reading →
Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is reportedly in line to get 1.5 million Comcast subscribers and a stake in a newly formed company that Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) would spin off if it acquires Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC). via Rumor mill: … Continue reading →
The US Supreme Court has started its hearing as to whether Internet TV streaming service Aereo violates the broadcasters’ exclusive rights under federal copyright law to the public performance of their works, with initial oral arguments, being offered. via Aereo … Continue reading →
Ironically, given that its purpose is to draw attention, targeted advertising is the dog that didn’t bark. For as long as most of us can remember it has been talked of the great untapped resource, just waiting to be unlocked … Continue reading →
The number of TeliaSonera customers taking TV services grew to 1.446 million at the end of the first quarter, up 7.2% or 97,000 year-on-year and up 17,000 on the previous quarter. via TeliaSonera sees TV progress » Digital TV Europe.
Sky has begun the rollout of its new Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ service, which allows subscribers to maintain a permanent digital copy of their movie, rather than rent them for a few hours or days. via Sky Store Buy … Continue reading →
Luxembourg-based European TV provider M7 Group has launched M7 Platform Services, providing both local and international broadcasters with an end-to-end distribution solution. via M7 Group launches platform services.
Roku has just announced that the YouTube app, once exclusive only to the Roku 3, is now available to all of the company’s “current-gen” players. That includes the Roku LT, Roku 1, the Roku 2, the Roku HD, the Roku … Continue reading →
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a television advert for TalkTalk’s broadband TV (YouView) service after it failed to make clear that “some catch-up [TV] content is excluded from the on demand services“. via ASA Ban TalkTalk TV Advert for … Continue reading →
The Advertising Standards Authority has told Sky (BSkyB) to stop exaggerating the availability of paid live TV channels (Entertainment Pass) via their Internet-based NOW TV service. via Sky Told to Stop Exaggerating Availability of Live Channels on NOW TV – … Continue reading →
AT&T (NYSE: T) continues to make inroads with U-verse. The company added 200,000 U-verse video subscribers in the first quarter of 2014 and noted that churn for the product is very low. In addition, AT&T touted the fact that U-verse … Continue reading →
In mid-2012, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster) started the implementation of a project to move all our content management, playout and related broadcast operations from tape to files. via TVTechnology: Transforming Playout at RTÉ.
Liberty Puerto Rico and ActiveVideo are showcasing at NCTA’s The Cable Show the launch of a cloud-based user interface that uses real-time viewing metrics to display programme popularity. via Liberty Puerto Rico to use cloud UI for discovery.
It used to be that the television was the centre piece of your living room. An influx of smaller screens in the home, though, has meant that the TV has had to fight a lot harder in recent years for … Continue reading →
A new report finds an estimated 7.6 million homes, or 6.5% of U.S. households, have Internet but no cable or satellite television service, up from 5.1 million homes in 2010. via Report: Netflix, Hulu Linked to Cord Cutting | Home … Continue reading →
Consumer confidence toward technology spending and the overall economy both decreased in April, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association. via TVTechnology: CEA: Consumer Confidence Slides in April.
Cable operators who might be laser-focused on keeping customers from fleeing to Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) have just gotten a bigger headache. AT&T (NYSE: T) and The Chernin Group say they’re putting $500 million into a joint venture to “acquire, invest … Continue reading →
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has selected iWedia, a Swiss company specialised in integrated software solutions for television devices, to provide the software for its new Swisscom TV 2.0 Android IPTV set-top-box. via Swisscom picks iWedia for IPTV set-top-box.
Next-generation Ultra-HD broadcasting has commenced in Korea. U-max, an Ultra-HD cable TV channel, recently went on the air and started broadcasting four hours of Ultra-HD programming five times per day, including documentaries, cartoons and live concerts. via Korea: Ultra HD … Continue reading →
Comcast reported increasing subscription numbers for its cable service for the second consecutive quarter, defying fears of so-called cord-cutters. via Comcast adds 25,000 cable subs in Q2 | Advanced Television.
ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that it is the first and only company with a shipping Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K HEVC 10-bit System-on-Chip (SoC) to demonstrate a Reference Design … Continue reading →
Spanish terrestrial TV viewers will be hit financially by the digital dividend, which will see the country’s TV industry vacate the 800 MHz frequency band for mobile operators by January 2015. via Spanish DTT: the new cost.
Video apps are indispensable for most connected TV device users (connected TVs, video game consoles, Blu-ray players and streaming media boxes). According to research from NPD Connected Intelligence, 75 per cent of connected TV app users say video apps are … Continue reading →
On Monday Netflix announced earnings and in their shareholder letter, said they oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. While Netflix is entitled to that option, they should be arguing their point with facts, instead of making … Continue reading →
Netflix wants to bring its streaming service to set-top boxes leased by U.S. pay TV operators this quarter, the company announced Monday. In its first-quarter letter to shareholders, the company announced that it will first launch on TiVo (S TIVO … Continue reading →
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has released its first-quarter 2014 financial results. Highlights from the letter to shareholders: “We ended Q1 with over 48 million global members, and topped $1 billion in quarterly streaming revenue. We had higher domestic net additions … Continue reading →
Modern Times Group (MTG) has announced the rebranding of multiple pay-TV channels, starting on Tuesday, April 29. It will see all factual and TV1000 movie channels get a new look and feel across four continents. via MTG to rebrand Viasat … Continue reading →
Netflix wants to bring its streaming service to set-top-boxes leased by U.S. pay TV operators this quarter, the company announced Monday. In its Q1 letter to shareholders, the company announced that it will first launch on TiVo (S TIVO set-top … Continue reading →
SVOD pioneer says it will hike monthly prices $1 to $2 for new members only by end of the month; expects current international segment will be profitable this year via Netflix Adds 2M-plus Domestic Subs, Tops 48M Subs Globally | … Continue reading →
Seventy-five percent of connected TV app users said video apps are essential to their TV viewing, according to new data from The NPD Group. Another 63% said TV Everywhere apps from their pay-TV operators was important to them. via NPD: … Continue reading →
Our latest update on how Netflix is doing is here, and buried within the company revealed two announcements that have been a long time coming: it’s raising prices for new customers, and it is (after years of rumors) going to … Continue reading →
Samsung has stopped selling apps on its smart TV platform, and is offering refunds to some consumers who have bought apps in the past. via Free for all: Samsung stops selling apps for its smart TVs — Tech News and … Continue reading →
As fewer and fewer companies describe themselves as “second screen” apps, it becomes clearer and clearer that for consumers the second screen (or even third and fourth screens) can be interchangeable as content is easily made available across all types … Continue reading →
An electrical fire at a Samsung subsidiary facility in Gwacheon, South Korea temporarily knocked the smarts out of the company’s smart TVs and left them presenting error messages to viewers. via Samsung facility fire temporarily dumbs down smart TVs – … Continue reading →
Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) will rely on two of its strengths–super-fast broadband and televised sports via its NBCUniversal group–to deliver “significantly higher” first quarter earnings, analysts predict ahead of tomorrow’s earnings report. via Comcast expected to ride Internet and sports to … Continue reading →
Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) have reportedly entered talks to determine how to sell off up to 5 million subscribers to Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR). The selloff–worth potentially $20 billion or more, based on recent valuations–would … Continue reading →
In a move that further strengthens its IP delivery capabilities, IP, video and broadband technology specialist ARRIS is to acquire multiscreen video delivery solutions provider SeaWell Networks for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition comes one year after ARRIS acquired Motorola … Continue reading →
UPDATE: Sky has now fixed the issue. On Friday evening the firm announced: “Sky Go, NOW TV and Sky Movies apps are back up and running on iOS devices. We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused by the service … Continue reading →
Update: The BBC seems to have fixed its iPlayer issues but the Sky services are still struggling. Sky and BBC have both confirmed that they are investigating issues that are stopping users from watching content on demand.The issue looks to … Continue reading →
Back when I started out as an equity analyst, in the days when mobile operators were sexy disruptive growth companies, my boss was very fond of comparing the number of customers per employee at fixed and mobile networks. People from … Continue reading →
DirecTV, Entropic, CyberTan and other set-top box suppliers have been named in a patent action by Canadian semiconductor company ViXS Systems and its US subsidiary, ViXS USA. ViXS is alleging that the technology companies are importing set-top boxes and other … Continue reading →
Chet Kanojia, the man behind the company that could transform the TV industry, has some very big ideas about how to manage the airwaves and how people will watch television five years from now. via Aereo’s CEO on the future … Continue reading →
Google promises easy connection with its new Chromecast dongle. And indeed, it is installed in minutes, if not seconds. Just plug the dongle in a HDMI slot of the TV set, connect the power supply, either to an USB port … Continue reading →
As one of the first operators in the world, Dutch incumbent KPN has successfully carried out a LTE broadcast on its 4G network in the Amsterdam ArenA football stadium. via KPN tests LTE broadcast in Amsterdam ArenA.
Most global TV watchers are using live TV (86%), but other modes are becoming increasingly popular: computers (27%), streaming from internet to TV (16%), recording device (16%) and mobile (11%), says research firm Ipsos. via Ipsos: live TV still king … Continue reading →
Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, tapped Accenture to create and manage its Mediaset Infinity service, which delivers film and television shows on-demand to an array of IP-enabled devices such as set-top boxes, PCs, tablets, connected TVs and gaming consoles. via … Continue reading →
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) has taken the nationwide plunge and is making HotSpot 2.0 technology available on most of the 33,000-plus access points where it has also launched TWCWiFi-Passpoint security. via Time Warner Cable launches wide-scale HotSpot 2.0 – … Continue reading →
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know what Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings thinks about Comcast’s (NASDAQ: CMCSA) plan to acquire Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) for $45.2 billion. via Franken asks Netflix’s Hastings to share views on … Continue reading →
A report by consumer data company Experian shows a direct link between the availability of over-the-top content such as Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and an increase in consumers cutting the cable cord. via Report links OTT on television with increase in … Continue reading →
Sony has announced the pricing and availability of its new Bravia 4K Ultra HD TV line-up, media player, and expanded its Video Unlimited 4K content library to 200 titles. via Sony gears up for summer 4K launches » Digital TV … Continue reading →
Ofcom is to look again at the supply of Sky Sports to other pay-TV providers. The regulator says there have been a number of sector developments since the Wholesale Must Offer was first introduced following the 2010 review of the … Continue reading →
German social TV service Couchfunk will enable its users in future not only to chat about the TV programmes on their smartphones, tablets and laptops, but also to directly watch live TV channels on their mobile devices. via Swisscom adds … Continue reading →
Motive Television plc announces that its 100 per cent owned subsidiary, Motive Television Services Limited (“Motive”), has today signed a Software Development License Agreement with Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co Ltd (“Skyworth”), a leading technology manufacturer that will be supplying … Continue reading →
The head of Irish video rental chain Xtra-vision and entertainment retailer HMV has revealed ambitions to take on the likes of Sky and Netflix with a new Irish video-on-demand service set for launch this summer. via Netflix rival planned for … Continue reading →
Broadcom Corporation has introduced what the company claims is the industry’s first six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks. Broadcom’s 5G WiFi XStream is up to 50 percent faster than MU-MIMO routers and gateways. via Broadcom launches six-stream 802.11ac … Continue reading →
A new report from consumer data company Experian suggests that online video content services like Netflix are pulling people away from cable television. After surveying more than 24,000 U.S. adults, Experian found that households with a Netflix or Hulu subscription … Continue reading →
Findings from research led by Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) polling 15,551 adults in 20 countries suggests that most (86 per cent ) global respondents who watch TV indicate they usually watch TV programming ‘live, although other popular modes … Continue reading →
There are a few solutions for deploying iBeacons in a venue, but Texas Instruments is striving to make it even easier with their newly updated SimpleLink SensorTag and reference designs for the Bluetooth beacons. TI is also rolling out support … Continue reading →
In the midst of a major “copycat” lawsuit, Samsung has launched a site that highlights original design from the company. Emblazoned with the tagline “make it meaningful,” it’s described as “a platform to present influential design stories and solutions to … Continue reading →
It’s hard to believe that we live in an age when drones and wearable technology tussle for our attention but a seemingly simple thing such as seamless mobile television is still a pipe dream.Many will remember the excitement of using … Continue reading →
You can now record TV shows on your Sky box from within Twitter thanks to a new partnership between Sky and the brevity-favouring social network. via Twitter gets its own ‘record’ button after sealing partnership with Sky | News | … Continue reading →
Samsung said it would launch a website that showed off its design chops, and it’s delivering as promised. The newly launched Make it Meaningful page dives into the inspirations behind the Korean company’s products, complete with an abundance of giant … Continue reading →
In recent months, Intel has been under pressure to explain why personal computers haven’t been selling quite as well. But the chipmaker may have another pressing concern: losing billions of dollars on mobile. In 2013, Intel’s mobile chip division lost … Continue reading →
Netflix is getting ready to launch in Germany in September, according to a local media report, and preparing an advertising campaign for multiple German cities. via Netflix reportedly launching in Germany in September — Tech News and Analysis.
This evening, Virgin Media stumbled into what may be the biggest email faux pas ever. Instead of sending hundreds of thousands of marketing emails as blind carbon copies (Bcc), hiding the addresses from all recipients, some gormless fool in the … Continue reading →
HEVC Version 1 demonstrates it has achieved more than 50% bitrate savings compared to MPEG 4 AVC/H.264, the MPEG standards group announced following its 108th meeting held at the beginning of April in Valencia, Spain. via HEVC demonstrates its high … Continue reading →
• The global satellite technology provider, EchoStar, and the U.S. satellite TV provider, DISH, choose NAGRA for its ability to deliver a turnkey solution to further drive their broad multiscreen strategy • The NAGRA solution consists of a secure media … Continue reading →
Dutch cable TV operator Ziggo reported a first quarter rise in broadband, enterprise and wireless customers while at the same time reporting a decline in cable customers. This trend is similar to what U.S. operators are facing. via Ziggo loses … Continue reading →
UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced plans to review the ‘wholesale must-offer’ obligation placed on BSkyB in relation to its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels. via Ofcom to review Sky Sports dominance | Advanced Television.
Cable was the big winner last year in Romania’s pay-TV market, which grew by 5.7% to 6.4 million subscribers, according to the latest data published by the regulator ANCOM. via Romanian cable on a roll.
Figures from MediaBug – Decipher’s bi-annual media consumption tracker – have shown strong growth in Netflix membership over the past six months, with an increase from 10 per cent to 14 per cent of UK online users now with a … Continue reading →
Dutch cable operator Ziggo reported a 4.3% year-on-year decline in pay TV revenue in the first quarter of 2014 after a 16,000 quarterly dip in subscribers. via Ziggo takes pay TV hit » Digital TV Europe.
The European Commission has approved Deutsche Telekom’s planned takeover of GTS Central Europe, an infrastructure-based provider of telecoms services. via Europe approves Deutsche Telekom takeover of GTS Central Europe » Digital TV Europe.
Sky has started to trial #WatchOnSky, a new tool on Twitter that lets Sky customers watch or record TV shows, sporting events and movies by simply clicking icons contained within a Tweet. via Sky launches #WatchOnSky on Twitter.
While the Dutch giovernment is looking at the future of digital terrestrial broadcasting, operator KPN said it hopes to continue the Digitenne service after 2017. via KPN looks to continue DTT service Digitenne.
Clearleap has been selected by MultiChoice to accelerate its multiscreen strategy and provide management and delivery of its television content over both IP network and traditional pay-TV networks. via MultiChoice selects Clearleap.
A report to clients from analysts at Berenberg Bank, and based on a special satellite conference hosted by the bank last week, says that senior members of the management team from Eutelsat, SES and Inmarsat attended, as well as industry … Continue reading →
Time Warner Cable has revealed the development of its first IP set-top box integrating the Reference Design Kit (RDK) platform. TWC is working with digital STB specialist Humax to create the IP-based set-top box that features its next generation cloud … Continue reading →
ADB has announced that it was appointed by O2 Czech Republic, the country’s largest IPTV provider, to manage a software migration resulting in advanced features and services for the operator’s subscribers. ADB won the contract by demonstrating that it could … Continue reading →
The pay-TV market in the US has faced challenges for several years, which culminated in a 0.58 per cent loss in total subscribers in 2013. However, recent research from Strategy Analytics forecasts a return to growth in 2014 at 0.14 … Continue reading →
ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the period ended January 31st, 2014. via ViXS reports fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 results.
Time Warner Cable today announced the development of its first IP set-top box integrating the Reference Design Kit (RDK) platform. Time Warner Cable is working with Humax, digital set-top box manufacturers, to create the IP-based set-top box that features its … Continue reading →
Sky, TalkTalk and CityFibre have teamed up to launch a 1Gb broadband service in York, which will be the first step of a wider rollout. via Sky and TalkTalk to launch 1Gb pure fibre broadband service | News | TechRadar.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the … Continue reading →
In the Consumerist’s annual competition, Comcast defeated Monsanto in a pulsatingly close poll — and just as it’s trying to take over Time Warner Cable too. via Comcast wins! (Worst company in America) – CNET.
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that two of its existing European Pay TV operator customers, Vodafone in Iceland and Tele2 in the Netherlands, have selected Espial to power their multiscreen services on Tablets, Smartphones … Continue reading →
In 2013, the total number of subscribers to paid audiovisual programme retransmission services in Romania augmented by 5.7%, up to 6.4 million, and it is worth mentioning that the number of subscribers receiving such programmes via cable networks and, respectively, … Continue reading →
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is developing its first Humax-built IP set-top that integrates the Reference Design Kit (RDK) platform and features TWC’s cloud navigator. The operator expects to deploy the new box into “select markets” by the end of … Continue reading →
Sony anticipates Ultra HD TV sales will increase four-fold in 2014 and also aims to hold a 10 per cent global share in LCD TV shipments. via Sony expects Ultra HD TV sales to increase 4-fold in 2014 | Advanced … Continue reading →
Not long ago, I conducted a rather unscientific survey, asking readers if they planned to cut the cord in 2014. There was no voting, it simply relied on comments, as I wished to know your thoughts. A number of you … Continue reading →
Online video services from the likes of Netflix and Apple may represent the future of the TV business because of their popularity with consumers intent on watching video on a variety of screens beyond the large console in the living … Continue reading →
Vodafone Netherlands has chosen IPTV specialist Entone and its system integration partner Divitel to supply equipment for a new fibre-based TV service. via Vodafone Netherlands to launch fibre TV with Entone » Digital TV Europe.
A report from IHS Technology says that there are now more 3D channel closures than launches. The most recent was with Nordic satellite operator Viasat closing its 3D channel in January 2014. In addition High TV 3D is no longer … Continue reading →
One in four UK residential fixed broadband connections is now ‘superfast’, offering headline speeds of 30 Mbps or more, according to the latest research published by the regulator Ofcom. via Superfast broadband surges in UK.
The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) has approved Nagra’s DRM technology for streaming of SD and HD content to open devices for its UltraViolet streaming service. via DECE approves Nagra’s DRM for streaming.
The US’s Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) is to roll out what it describes as “robust” first-tier tactics to increase the subscription television value proposition by accelerating consumer awareness, product understanding, and usage of tv everywhere (tve). Incubated … Continue reading →
NAGRA’s DRM technology, NAGRA MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM), has been approved by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) to protect the streaming of premium SD and HD content to open devices for its UltraViolet streaming service. via UltraViolet boost … Continue reading →
The number of digital pay-TV subscribers will increase from 26.1 million (21.5% of TV households) in 2010 to 45.0 million (36.6%) in 2013 and onto 73.6 million (58.2%) by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. via … Continue reading →
Netflix may have only signed the peering agreement with Comcast because it had to, but the results clearly show a better performance for Comcast subscribers. via Comcast customers get much faster Netflix streams, thanks to peering deal — Tech News … Continue reading →
The drastic change in the way people consume media has stirred up the argument that TV as we knew it is dead. But while prime-time ratings have dipped since the rise of services like Netflix and solid programming from networks … Continue reading →
Netflix has released their monthly ranking of ISP streaming video performance, and not too surprisingly Comcast has seen huge gains in the rankings after signing a new interconnection deal with Netflix back in February. Comcast jumped a whopping six spots … Continue reading →
NAGRA, the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) digital TV business and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that its DRM technology, NAGRA MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM), was approved by the Digital Entertainment Content … Continue reading →
NAGRA, the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) digital TV business and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that its DRM technology, NAGRA MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM), was approved by the Digital Entertainment Content … Continue reading →
Entone, Inc., a global leader of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, announced today that Vodafone (LSE: VOD, NASDAQ: VOD) Netherlands is partnering with Entone and its systems integration partner, Divitel, for their fibre-based TV services in the Netherlands. via … Continue reading →
OmniPhy today announced Entropic (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, has licensed the OmniPhy DDR4/3 solution to design low-power, high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for set-top box (STB) applications. via Entropic licenses OmniPhy DDR4/3 IP … Continue reading →
ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced a new collaboration with Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) to partner on Headed Video / Networking Gateway products based on the XCode 6400 media processing system-on-chip … Continue reading →
Sky Deutschland’s CFO Steven Tomsic has firmly rebutted the broadcaster’s doomsayers who are talking down the company’s prospects. In 2013 Sky Deutschland added a net 304,000 new subscribers. Tomsic was speaking at the company’s AGM. via Sky Deutschland expects 450,000 … Continue reading →
Italian broadcaster Mediaset has extended its Infinity VoD streaming service to smartphones, providing subscribers with access to over 5000 movies in HD plus a large selection of cartoons. via Mediaset extends Infinity VoD to smartphones | Advanced Television.
Cable operators are leaning towards cloud-managed Wi-Fi as a way to efficiently meet the needs of enterprises that require robust wireless connectivity. via Cable operators ally to chase cloud-based Wi-Fi, as Los Angeles resurrects its citywide plan – FierceCable.
As tax day approaches, it’s worth noting that it pays to run a cable TV company, even in the lean years. via Comcast’s Roberts and Burke rake in $31M, while Cablevision execs take pay cut – FierceCable.
The war of words between Vivendi and Bouygues proprietor Martin Bouygues over the former’s decision to sell SFR to Numericable owner Altice has moved to a new stage following an interview given by Bouygues to Le Figaro in which he … Continue reading →
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg told shareholders that he intended to deliver strong earnings and value by driving transformation within the company, at the firm’s annual general meeting on Friday. via Ericsson ‘must transform to stay relevant’ » Digital TV Europe.
Sky Deutschland is expanding its Sky Go over-the-top (OTT) pay TV service, making it available to all Sky subscribers at no extra cost. via Sky Deutschland opens up online viewing for all » Digital TV Europe.
Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom plans to extend its free digital channel offering this summer and completely stop its analogue services next year. via UPC Cablecom plans digital expansion, ahead of analogue switchoff » Digital TV Europe.
Following a major deal between Amazon and BBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, some of the very best British drama and comedy are now available for unlimited streaming by members of Amazon Prime Instant Video, the … Continue reading →
Last Friday saw a 10.5p (1.1 per cent) fall in BSkyB’s share price and continued the tumble over the past few weeks that has seen shareholder confidence ebb away. The recent falls, from £9.46 to £8.77 on anxieties over the … Continue reading →
Social TV app Zeebox is now called Beamly, and wants to focus more on what happens after a show ends, rather than big you with trivia during a show. via Amid social TV consolidation, Zeebox rebrands as Beamly — Tech … Continue reading →
Netflix’s recent peering agreement with Comcast has ignited a firestorm of debate about the relationship between video companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). ISPs operate the “last-mile” of fiber that connects the final segment of the Internet — including bandwidth-intensive … Continue reading →
When BSkyB, the British satellite-TV operator, launched Now TV in 2012, it marked the first time a multichannel video program distributor offered a standalone over-the-top video service outside of the bundled subscription ecosystem. via Six Questions: Gidon Katz — Director, … Continue reading →
Netflix has ruined television forever. Speaking as an unashamed hi-def snob who’d rather miss out on a show than have to watch it in grotty standard def, I’ve been champing at the bit to devour native 4K. via Why Netflix … Continue reading →
Amazon has just released a highway to its video and music services with a TV box the Amazon Fire TV, a relatively powerful device that can stream HD video, run (some) Android apps and even rnu high-end Android games. via … Continue reading →
TiVo has been rolling out a firmware update that has given some DVR users a lot more than they were bargaining for. via TiVo update lets you set recording defaults, when it isn’t creating chaos (update: fix on the way).
The Heartbleed vulnerability – otherwise known as CVE-2014-0160 – is one of the most serious security flaws ever to emerge. Its impact has yet to be fully assessed and, given that it has gone undetected for two years, it is … Continue reading →
According to earlier rumors, it has been suggested that Apple could be looking to design their own baseband chips. These chips are expected to make their way into future iPhone devices and it could be another way for Apple to … Continue reading →
Comcast was named the “Worst Company in America” in a Consumerist poll yesterday, and the cable giant knows it has room for improvement. via “We are deeply disappointed” in Comcast service, says Comcast VP | Ars Technica.
Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that it will have a strong presence at the NAB Show 2014, booth #SU9505, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention … Continue reading →
We see the term the “second screen” thrown around all the time, a concept that refers to the belief that the immediacy of social media across phones and tablets makes television watching a communal experience. via Study: Only 1 in … Continue reading →
Japanese viewers will be able to view 4K transmissions from this June. Together with a consortium of other Japanese broadcasters (as part of the nation’s NexTV-Forum) signals will almost certainly start with FIFA’s Brazilian World Cup but then continue with … Continue reading →
The BBC needs to overhaul its approach to future major projects in order to safeguard licence fee payers’ money, following the “complete failure” of its Digital Media Initiative (DMI), according to MP Margaret Hodge. via BBC must overhaul project management … Continue reading →
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will terminate the distribution of analogue TV channels on its network in 2015. At first, the analogue cable TV line-up will be reduced on June 3, 2014, while new digital channels will be added … Continue reading →
“Ultra-HD broadcasting is the next stage for us on a journey of trying to use the new 4K technology. We started by testing what we could do inside the ground, with the cameras and could we get the cameras to … Continue reading →
iWedia, a provider of software solutions for TV devices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sunghoon Kim as VP Sales with a special focus on the digital TV operators market. via iWedia appoints Sunghoon Kim as VP Sales | … Continue reading →
Downloading movies, TV series and music from illegal sources does not fall under Dutch home copying regulations and compensation schemes, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday, April 10. via ECJ enforces illegal downloading ban on The Netherlands.
Is there a future for public service broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe? Given recent developments at Poland’s Telewizja Polska (TVP), the region’s largest and arguably one of the most innovative, it is certainly a question worth asking. via Chris … Continue reading →
Customers of the BT TV service have been told that the operator intends to ”close” their original silver BTVision broadband IPTV box service. Owners of the related set top box devices will instead be offered an upgrade to the new … Continue reading →
Sky Italia and Telecom Italia have signed an agreement that will allow Telecom Italia customers to access the whole Sky television offer through its ultrabroadband networks, with a My Sky HD decoder specially created for Internet TV. via Sky to … Continue reading →
Sigma Designs®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leader in intelligent media platforms, today reported financial results and business highlights for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended February 1, 2014. Net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was … Continue reading →
In a three-hour hearing today (watch it here or embedded after the break; read the statements here), executives for Comcast and Time Warner Cable joined a few others taking questions about their proposed $45 billion merger. Unfortunately, after pushing a … Continue reading →
Sky and Telecom Italia have signed an agreement that will allow the latter’s customers to access the whole Sky television offer through its ultra-broadband networks, with a My Sky HD decoder specially created for internet TV. via Sky/Telecom Italia ink … Continue reading →
Video entertainment spend in the UK is expected to reach £10 billion (€12 billion) by 2018, driven by pay TV and subscription VoD services like Netflix, according to Futuresource Consulting. via UK video entertainment spend to reach £10 billion » … Continue reading →
The days of linear TV channels being the predominant way people consume TV are numbered, according to Francisco Varela, head of platform partnerships at YouTube. via Days of linear channels are numbered, says YouTube’s Varela » Digital TV Europe.
Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8 per cent in 2013 to 33.2 per cent by 2018. Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video services. What is seen as … Continue reading →
The South African media regulator ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has asked the country’s competition commission to investigate last July’s agreement for SABC to provide MultiChoice with a 24-hour news channel. via Encryption row over MultiChoice-SABC agreement.
Further to its recent update on the commercial availability of its Tablet TV service and announcement of its first full market beta test this summer in San Francisco, digital TV software solutions provider Motive Television has revealed that it has … Continue reading →
OpenTV, and Nagravision, both subsidiaries of the Kudelski Group, have filed a patent infringement suit against Apple in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. via OpenTV, Nagravision sue Apple for patent infringement | Advanced Television.
DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has said the US copyright regime is failing to stop the illegal downloading of movies. via DreamWorks’ Katzenberg: ‘Copyright regime not working’ | Advanced Television.
Video entertainment spend in the UK is expected to reach £10 billon (€12.13 billion) by 2018, with pay-TV and VOD services being the key drivers and transactional digital video showing modest growth. via Pay-TV, VOD drive UK video market.
Kudelski Group has announced that its OpenTV and Nagravision subsidiaries have filed a patent infringement suit against Apple in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. via OpenTV and Nagravision file patent suit against Apple.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the Charter TV App is available to download for free on the Apple iTunes App Store, Amazon Appstore and Android Apps on Google Play. Charter TV customers can now watch over 130 live … Continue reading →