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  • Telenor Jumps Into Ad Tech, Acquires Tapad For $360M | TechCrunch
    Verizon isn’t the only carrier that wants to ramp up in ad tech to complement (and offset) its legacy business. Today, Norway-based Telenor announced that it has acquired Tapad, a New York-based ad tech startup co-founded by two Norwegians, Are Traasdahl and Dag Liodden, for $360 million “on a debt and cash-free basis.” The price … Continue reading Telenor Jumps Into Ad Tech, Acquires Tapad For $360M | TechCrunch
  • SanDisk struggles to fatten itself up ahead of WD takeover • The Register
    A final growth quarter but revenue declines on the annual compare, amid falling annual revenues, end a tough year for SanDisk as it prepares to be acquired by WD. Source: SanDisk struggles to fatten itself up ahead of WD takeover • The Register
  • BT reorganises business lines
    The EE brand is to be retained by new owners BT as telco announced it will reorganize into six business lines.EE gets its own division under CEO Marc Allera, retaining hundreds of high street stores, and concentrating on the consumer market with advanced mobile services, broadband and TV. Source: BT reorganises business lines
  • BT adds 97,000 TV customers |
    Alongside unveiling a company reorganisation, BT’s results for the third quarter and nine months to 31 December 2015 show the telco added 97,000 TV subscribers during the quarter, reaching 1.4 million. Source: BT adds 97,000 TV customers |
  • BT announces new structure |
    UK telco BT has revealed a new organisational structure that will take effect from April. This follows its acquisition of EE, the UK’s leading mobile network operator. Source: BT announces new structure |
  • 1 in 7 Australians watch no Commercial TV |
    Over one in seven Australians now watch no commercial television on a normal weekday – over twice as many as in 2008. The audience is fast getting older and SVoD looks set to make a bigger dent in the medium’s reach in 2016, the latest media data from Roy Morgan Research shows. Source: 1 in … Continue reading 1 in 7 Australians watch no Commercial TV |
  • Fandango acquires SVoD service M-GO |
    Movie digital destination Fandango, a unit of NBCUniversal, is to acquire OTT service M-GO, a joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation. Source: Fandango acquires SVoD service M-GO |
  • NCTA: Consumers will pay for STB reform |
    Michael Powell, President and CEO of US trade body the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and a former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission himself, has hit out at plans by current incumbent Tom Wheeler to introduce regulation that he says would pave the way for software, devices and other innovative solutions to compete … Continue reading NCTA: Consumers will pay for STB reform |
  • DPP Launches UHD Standard | TvTechnology
    The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has revealed a new technical standard for the delivery of Ultra High Definition (UHD) programs. Source: DPP Launches UHD Standard | TvTechnology
  • Wheeler: Set-top proposal is not AllVid – FierceCable
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler fired back at vocal critics in the pay-TV industry who criticized his proposal to open cable and satellite TV services to third-party set-tops sold at retail. Source: Wheeler: Set-top proposal is not AllVid – FierceCable
  • US average SVoD spend almost doubles in three years » Digital TV Europe
    Average monthly spend on internet-based subscription video-on-demand services by US households almost doubled in the three years between 2012-15, according to research by Parks Associates. Source: US average SVoD spend almost doubles in three years » Digital TV Europe
  • TeliaSonera sees TV base grow » Digital TV Europe
    Nordic telco TeliaSonera saw its Swedish and international TV numbers edge up in the final quarter of last year, with TV customers in Sweden rising from 713,000 to 730,000 quarter-on-quarter, and international TV subscribers rising from 890,000 to 900,000. Source: TeliaSonera sees TV base grow » Digital TV Europe
  • Swedish online video viewing at all time high
    Online video viewing reached a new all-time high in Sweden during the fourth quarter of 2015. Source: Swedish online video viewing at all time high
  • Romania sets the stage
    Broadband TV News and Telenor Satellite have announced details of the latest in their series of Central and East European business briefings. Source: Romania sets the stage
  • Sky confirms £99 Sky Q |
    Sky Q, which the broadcaster describes as the next generation of TV, will go on sale in February with Sky’s lowest ever set-up cost for a brand new premium product launch. Set-up costs for Sky Q will be from just £99 (€130). The typical monthly cost for existing Sky+ customers will be around £12 extra … Continue reading Sky confirms £99 Sky Q |
  • Digital cable, IPTV grow in Hungary
    Digital cable and IPTV services continue to gain in popularity in Hungary and were received in 40.5% of all pay-TV homes as of the end of last year. Source: Digital cable, IPTV grow in Hungary
  • BBC announces next-gen IP broadcast network |
    The BBC has chosen telco BT to provide its broadcast network, which it says will deliver considerable savings and pave the way for future digital innovation. This enables the BBC to move to a new, state-of-the-art network based on Internet technologies from April 2017. Source: BBC announces next-gen IP broadcast network |
  • Roku developing set-top box for operator partners | Digital TV News
    Roku Inc. today announced that it is developing a hybrid set-top box that will be available for production by Roku Powered partners later this year. The new Roku Powered hybrid set-top box will enable operators to offer linear and streaming services through a single device to consumers. Sky will be the first Roku Powered operator … Continue reading Roku developing set-top box for operator partners | Digital TV News
  • Launches and failures in Italian DTT |
    The Italian DTT scene has seen a scurry of activities in January, with both new channel announcements and closures of existing services. Source: Launches and failures in Italian DTT |
  • Chris Dziadul Reports: Invitation to Bucharest
    Romania is in many ways a unique market and as such should probably be viewed differently to others in Central and Eastern Europe. Source: Chris Dziadul Reports: Invitation to Bucharest
  • Amazon Prime “nearly doubles” Q4 subs |
    Online retails giant Amazon’s Q4 saw operating cash flow increased 74 per cent to $11.9 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $6.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended December 31st 2014. Source: Amazon Prime “nearly doubles” Q4 subs |