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- Comcast kills $45.2B Time Warner Cable takeover – FierceCable
As expected, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has announced that it’s ending its $45.2 billion quest to buy Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC). via Comcast kills $45.2B Time Warner Cable takeover – FierceCable.
- Legal defeat for Czech streaming service
The Prague Municipal Court has ruled against the streaming service TV4You in a dispute with TV Nova, the Czech Republic’s leading broadcaster. via Legal defeat for Czech streaming service.
- Thor-7 delayed | Advanced Television
In what must be another nail-biting period for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s upcoming launch of its important Thor-7 satellite, the planned April 24th launch has been scrapped. via Thor-7 delayed | Advanced Television.
- IP TV Times: The Regulators Bare Their Teeth
I think it’s fair to say that big business has had a relatively smooth ride over recent years, allowing the growth of massive virtual monopolies such as Google, YouTube, Comcast and Sky (when I was at school the definition of a monopoly was a company with more than 25% market share, although that would be […]
- Comcast pulls plug on Time Warner deal
Comcast has decided to withdraw its $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable (TWC) after failing to convince the FCC and other regulators. via Comcast pulls plug on Time Warner deal.
- Brazil: TIM readies for 4K | Advanced Television
Brazil’s TIM telco (a 67 per cent-owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia Mobile) is readying for 4K transmissions. Its latest ‘Live Blue’ set-top box will be upgraded to allow for 4K-quality signals. via Brazil: TIM readies for 4K | Advanced Television.
- Dutch viewers favour live TV over OTT
OTT services have yet to make their presence fully felt in the Netherlands, with almost 60% of viewers indicating they have no intention to switch to them from their traditional TV subscriptions. via Dutch viewers favour live TV over OTT.
- Steady year for Romanian cableco
The Romanian cable operator Digital Cable Systems (DCS), along with its sister company AKTA Telecom, had a combined turnover of RON199.48 million (€45.10 million) in 2014. via Steady year for Romanian cableco.
- Comcast reportedly abandons acquisition of Time Warner Cable | The Verge
Comcast is calling off its $45 billion dollar attempt to buy fellow cable provider Time Warner Cable, according to Bloomberg. The decision comes after recent reports that both the US Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission were preparing to turn against the deal after months spent looking into what it would mean for competition in the cable […]
- Chris Dziadul Reports: Ultra HD in CEE
Why is it worth keeping a close eye on the development of UHD services in Central and Eastern Europe? via Chris Dziadul Reports: Ultra HD in CEE.
- TVTechnology: Elemental Dubbed ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner
Elemental Technologies was recently named a “Cool Vendor” by analyst firm Gartner in its “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2015” report on April 16. The Gartner report focuses on vendors that have an impact on the CSP networking marketplace from the perspective of various technologies and end-user needs. In addition, the report assesses […]
- Comcast will reportedly drop its bid for Time Warner Cable
That heavily-criticized $45 billion Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger? Well, it looks like it’s not going to happen after all. Bloomberg reports that the former company is dropping its bid to acquire the latter, with an official announcement expected as soon as tomorrow. via Comcast will reportedly drop its bid for Time Warner Cable.
- Analyst: Netflix’s damage to linear TV could be mostly done for now – FierceCable
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has incurred a huge influence in the decline of linear pay-TV. But acceleration of that impact will probably slow down, as the SVOD service is forced to infiltrate homes with less affluent and older consumers. via Analyst: Netflix’s damage to linear TV could be mostly done for now – FierceCable.
- Pace acquisition gives Arris offset to volatile U.S. pay-TV market, analyst says – FierceCable
Merging the world’s two largest set-top makers, Arris’ $2.1 billion acquisition of Pace offers insulation from a volatile U.S. pay-TV market, as well as the unpredictable revenue streams of the disparate CPE product cycles, analysts say. via Pace acquisition gives Arris offset to volatile U.S. pay-TV market, analyst says – FierceCable.
- Streaming overtakes linear TV in US | Advanced Television
According to Deloitte’s latest Digital Democracy Survey, Americans now prefer to stream TV content (53 per cent) rather than watch TV content live (45 per cent). The report also found that viewers aged 14 to 25 year olds watch more content on mobile devices than they do on actual TVs. via Streaming overtakes linear TV […]
- Wyplay integrates V-Nova PERSEUS video compression technology | Digital TV News
V-Nova Ltd., the leading provider of video compression solutions, and Wyplay, a creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, today announced that they have achieved the integration of V-Nova’s PERSEUS® video compression technology into the existing set-top-box platform of a Tier 1, European TV operator, which had been upgraded to run Frog Client middleware […]
- Turk Telekom loses TV customers
Turk Telekom ended the first quarter with 1.7 million Tivibu (IPTV and Tivibu Go) subscribers, or 7.6% fewer than at the start of the year. via Turk Telekom loses TV customers.
- YouView Based TV Product “Launching Soon” for UK PlusNet Customers – ISPreview UK
It’s been around two years since we first heard of PlusNet’s plan to launch a YouView (IPTV) based TV service for their broadband customers, yet the good news is that the official product “will be launching soon“. But it will only be available to their “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) subscribers. via YouView Based TV Product “Launching […]
- Broadcom forecasts busy 2016 for 4K | Advanced Television
System-on-a-chip manufacturer Broadcom, speaking to analysts following its Q1/2015 results announcement, told them that it was already experiencing strong growth drivers from its Ultra-HD and HEVC chip-sets. via Broadcom forecasts busy 2016 for 4K | Advanced Television.
- Report: Comcast set to walk away from TWC deal – FierceCable
Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) could announce as soon as Friday that it’s walking away from its proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), according to Bloomberg. via Report: Comcast set to walk away from TWC deal – FierceCable.
- TVTechnology: Rohde & Schwarz Testing Broadband Devices with DOCSIS 3.1Test Setups
The new DOCSIS 3.1 is a broadband technology that enables data rates of several Gbit/s for IP-based transmission in cable networks, including transmitting Ultra-HD content and capacity requirements for IP-based services. Rohde & Schwarz is now offering test solutions for developing and manufacturing DOCSIS 3.1 based consumer electronics equipment and components. via TVTechnology: Rohde & […]
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- Pace sold to ARRIS for $2.1bn
ARRIS has agreed to buy Pace in a $2.1 billion stock and cash deal that puts the UK set-top company in the same portfolio as the former Motorola set-top business. In a statement issued late Wednesday. ARRIS said the deal would both enhance its international presence and provide a large-scale entry into the satellite segment. via […]
- Arris to buy British set-top box maker Pace in $2.1 billion deal | Reuters
Communications equipment maker Arris Group Inc will buy British set-top box maker Pace Plc in a $2.1 billion cash-and-stock deal to expand into the satellite business and boost its business outside North America. via Arris to buy British set-top box maker Pace in $2.1 billion deal | Reuters.
- ARRIS Group (ARRS) to Acquire Pace plc in $2.1B Deal
ARRIS Group (NASDAQ: ARRS) and Pace plc jointly announced that they have agreed that ARRIS will acquire Pace for aggregate stock and cash consideration of US$2.1 billion (£1.4 billion). The acquisition is expected to be accretive to ARRIS Non-GAAP earnings per share in the first 12 months following the acquisition. via ARRIS Group (ARRS) to […]
- Why IPTV operators need to go OTT » Digital TV Europe
Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo, argues that telcos need to adopt OTT technology to remain flexible and cost effective. via Why IPTV operators need to go OTT » Digital TV Europe.
- Google getting it right at last with Android TV | IPTV business & technology
It may still be too early to be sure, but there are signs that with Android TV Google’s connected video strategy is at last starting to look joined up. There is not yet any killer blow in sight, which could only really come from the content angle, but evidence is mounting that Google now has […]
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- Sky CEO: Netflix Having Little Impact | Home Media Magazine
British satellite TV operator said more than 500,000 people have bought a movie with DVD backup through the Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ platform via Sky CEO: Netflix Having Little Impact | Home Media Magazine.
- Broadcom tops US$2 billion in March quarter • The Register
Broadcom reckons its exit from the cellular baseband modem business was a win, with better cashflow and more money handy to invest in its core business. via Broadcom tops US$2 billion in March quarter • The Register.
- HBO cuts off its nose to spite its face
Using proxies to access blocked or region-locked content is nothing new. It’s a technique that’s often associated with piracy, such as using tools to bypass restrictions placed on torrent sites, but it’s far from being the only use. Step outside of the US and it’s surprising how many well-known services are no longer available. via […]
- Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs • The Register
Some aging smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, iPhones and iPads are headed for early dotage, thanks to a decision by Google to shut down the older version of its YouTube API. via Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs • The Register.
- Video will change the face of the Internet | ITProPortal.com
Video is the future of the Internet, and that could become a real problem, as the Internet we have today is not quite ready for video. via Video will change the face of the Internet | ITProPortal.com.
- Flash dead end is deferred by TLC and 3D • The Register
The arrival of a flash dead-end is being delayed by two technologies, both involving the number three – three-level cell (TLC) flash and three-dimensional (3D) flash – with the combination promising much higher flash chip capacities. via Flash dead end is deferred by TLC and 3D • The Register.
- Altice taps Cisco for DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP upgrade » Digital TV Europe
Cisco has struck a deal with Altice to provide its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled CCAP cable access platform across its cable properties internationally, with the first rollout scheduled for Numericable-SFR in France. via Altice taps Cisco for DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP upgrade » Digital TV Europe.
- Tele Columbus kicks off 400Mbps internet
German cable operator Tele Columbus has commenced offering its customers internet access with a download speed of 400Mbps as the first internet service provider in the German consumer market. via Tele Columbus kicks off 400Mbps internet.
- MTG reports strong sales, Nordic gains » Digital TV Europe
Modern Times Group (MTG) reported record sales in the first quarter, with lower revenues in its Scandinavian free TV business offset by sales growth in Nordic pay TV and free TV in emerging markets. via MTG reports strong sales, Nordic gains » Digital TV Europe.
- Vodafone eyes Portugal’s Cabovisaõ
Vodafone has emerged as one of several parties interested in buying the Portuguese cable operator Cabovisaõ. via Vodafone eyes Portugal’s Cabovisaõ.
- Broadband, TV drive Telekom Austria growth
Telekom Austria saw its net income more than double year-on-year in the first quarter, up from €40.8 million to €92.7 million. via Broadband, TV drive Telekom Austria growth.
- Ziggo shareholders feel the Squeeze
The Amsterdam Court of Appeal has set the price at which minority shareholders in Ziggo Holding must sell to Liberty Global. via Ziggo shareholders feel the Squeeze.
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi CPE shipments to hit 71 million units in 2015 | Digital TV News
The worldwide consumer Wi-Fi equipment market increased 5% in 2014, surpassing 166.1 million unit shipments. “Shipments of devices which support the 802.11ac standard grew significantly in 2014, representing more than 11% of total access point shipments,” says Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director, ABI Research. via 802.11ac Wi-Fi CPE shipments to hit 71 million units […]
- Broadcom reports first quarter 2015 results | Digital TV News
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015. via Broadcom reports first quarter 2015 results | Digital TV News.
- OTT to ‘end broadcast TV as we know it’ » Digital TV Europe
The emergence of the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video signals “the end of broadcast TV as we know it”, according to media analyst Juniper Research. via OTT to ‘end broadcast TV as we know it’ » Digital TV Europe.
- Elliott to pursue Kabel Deutschland in court » Digital TV Europe
Hedge fund Elliott Management is continuing to pursue German cable operator Kabel Deutschland in the courts, despite a rejection of its claim that Vodafone underpaid for its majority stake in the company by an extraordinary shareholders meeting in March. via Elliott to pursue Kabel Deutschland in court » Digital TV Europe.
- OTT subs up 32% by 2019 | Advanced Television
OTT subscriptions from providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will generate $31.6 billion by 2019, up from just under $8 billion in 2014, according to a report by Juniper Research. via OTT subs up 32% by 2019 | Advanced Television.
- Frog by Wyplay powers Sky Italia HD decoders | Digital TV News
Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, announced that Sky Italia, in cooperation with Telecom Italia, are deploying a broadband HD TV decoder powered by Frog By Wyplay. The full Sky TV’ service offering will be deployed by Telecom Italia for their ‘ultra-broadband’ customers. via Frog by Wyplay powers Sky Italia HD decoders […]
- Sky Group: The Numbers (March 2015)
ALL FIGURES (000) via Sky Group: The Numbers (March 2015).
- Sky sees best growth in 11 years
Sky Group has seen its highest third quarter growth in the UK and Ireland for 11 years and the best on Italy for three years. via Sky sees best growth in 11 years.
- Sky Deutschland adds 103,000 subscribers
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has acquired 103,000 new subscribers in the first three months of 2015, increasing its total customer figure to 4.23 million. via Sky Deutschland adds 103,000 subscribers.
- Sky UK Sees Stable Growth to Reach 5.53 Million Broadband Subscribers – ISPreview UK
Sky (Sky Broadband) has released their latest batch of Q1-2015 (calendar) results since they merged with Sky Italia (Italy) and Sky Deutschland (Germany), which reveals that they added +100,000 broadband subscribers for UK and Ireland in the quarter to total roughly 5.53 million (stable from the +106k added in Q4-2014 and up from +75k in […]
- EU clears Altice-Portugal Telecom deal
The European Commission has approved Luxembourg-based Altice’s €7.4 billion acquisition of the Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom, after Altice agreed to sell its existing businesses in Portugal. via EU clears Altice-Portugal Telecom deal.
- Sky growth at 11 year high | Advanced Television
Sky has posted its highest Q3 subs growth in 11 years. “We have delivered an excellent third quarter as customers across the enlarged Sky group respond to the quality and breadth of what we offer. via Sky growth at 11 year high | Advanced Television.
- Broadband Forum compliant devices to grow 30% | Advanced Television
According to a forecast by Ovum, the number of residential gateways, TV set-top boxes and other home broadband equipment in use that support the Broadband Forum’s TR-069 (CPE WAN Management Protocol) standard will reach 356 million in 2016, as a growing number of service providers embrace the management protocol to support burgeoning demand for ultrafast-broadband […]
- Piksel supports All 4 launch | Advanced Television
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has continued its long-standing relationship with Piksel, a global provider of video monetiaation software and solutions, to support this week’s launch of All 4 (which replaces Channel 4’s existing 4oD online video offering). Developed with support from Piksel, All 4 leverages the cloud to deliver portal consistent user experience – creating […]
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- TVTechnology: NAB 2015: What It Is, Why We Liked It
TV Technology issued its Best of Show award winner list for the 2015 NAB Show on Friday. Here, we relate what the products were and why our team of judges liked them. via TVTechnology: NAB 2015: What It Is, Why We Liked It.
- UPC signals Polish expansion
UPC Polska has extended its network to the city of Plock and will shortly offer services there to both individuals and businesses. via UPC signals Polish expansion.
- Google shutting down YouTube app for older Apple TVs, iOS devices | iMore
In a recent update to a support document, Google announced that the YouTube app on older Apple TVs and iOS devices will no longer be supported “after April.” via Google shutting down YouTube app for older Apple TVs, iOS devices | iMore.
- TV Connect announces results of Connected100 Survey
TV Connect has announced the results of the Connected100 Survey, which reveals that data-driven video services will help tailor the consumer experience and open the door for programmatic TV advertising. via TV Connect announces results of Connected100 Survey.
- Vestel at TV Connect 2015
Vestel are exhibiting at TV Connect 2015, at the ExceL S1-S5, stand 24 to showcase the latest line of digital satellite, terrestrial, cable, IP and OTT set-top box solutions, Curved TV, Ultra HD TV, Smart TV, hotel TV, interactive flat panel display, digital signage, and video wall solutions. via Vestel at TV Connect 2015.
- Two in Five Connected TV Users Say they Spend 50 Percent of their TV Viewing Streaming – VAN – Video Ad News
There was once a time when connected TVs were often in homes, but simply weren’t being connected to the Internet. However, it now seems that the over-the-top (OTT) platforms (e.g. Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, Sony Playstation) are not just getting into homes, but are now being put to good use, according to new […]
- 4K displays’ global revenue will double to $18.8B this year, report says – FierceCable
Driven by the technology’s proliferation across devices beyond just televisions, such as smartphones, tablets and personal computers, the global market for 4K/Ultra HD will nearly double in revenue this year to $18.8 billion, according to IHS. via 4K displays’ global revenue will double to $18.8B this year, report says – FierceCable.
- Accenture Report: 87% of Consumers Use Second Screen Device While Watching TV | LostRemote
Accenture last week released a report showing that traditional viewing is experiencing a rapid decline. According to “Digital Video and the Connected Consumer,” viewership of long-form TV and movie content on an actual TV screen has declined by 13% globally over the past year and by 11% in the United States. Even sports viewing – usually […]
- VOD Professional | Rovi and Charter Sign Multi-Year License Renewal
Rovi Corporation today announced that Rovi has renewed its patent license and interactive program guide (IPG) product agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. The license renewal extends Charter’s IPG patent license. via VOD Professional | Rovi and Charter Sign Multi-Year License Renewal.
- Netflix international growth ‘dramatic’ » Digital TV Europe
US-based streaming service Netflix has seen its international subscriber base “dramatically” grow since debuting outside the States in 2010, according to analysts. via Netflix international growth ‘dramatic’ » Digital TV Europe.
- FTA channels find growth in pay-TV
Europe’s free-to-air channels are fine tuning their digital channels to sustain audience shares in the digital environment. via FTA channels find growth in pay-TV.
- HUMAX joins Frog by Wyplay | Digital TV News
Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, and HUMAX Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:115160), a leading global set-top-box company, today announced that HUMAX has become a Licensee of the Frog open-source STB client middleware solution. via HUMAX joins Frog by Wyplay | Digital TV News.
- Liberty Global’s Telenet to acquire KPN’s Base for €1.35bn
Liberty Global’s Telenet has entered into a definitive agreement with KPN to acquire Base, the third-largest mobile network operator in Belgium, in an all cash transaction valuing Base at €1.325 billion. via Liberty Global’s Telenet to acquire KPN’s Base for €1.35bn.
- South Africa’s digital TV transition 18 months from completion | Digital TV News
Speaking at the Southern African Digital Broadcasting Workshop held from 15-17 April 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa’s Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, said: “I am happy to report that South Africa is well on track to ensure successful broadcasting digital migration. We have established a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Project Management Office, which is hard […]
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- Virgin Media blames TV rights auction for rising Sky Sports prices
Virgin Media is still trying to persuade Ofcom to change the way Premier League TV rights are auctioned in the UK. The company filed a complaint with the regulator last September, complaining that the current system — a limited number of match “bundles” which broadcasters bid for every few years — is leading to higher […]
- Decline of US TV subscribers – Business Insider
The rise of streaming online video services like Netflix and Hulu means Americans have more choice than ever on what to watch. via Decline of US TV subscribers – Business Insider.
- Sony’s super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer
A year after Sony’s 4K TV launch, the company is detailing the US launch of a revamped collection with HDR-compatible sets. via Sony’s super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer.
- BeIN buys Digiturk
Digiturk has reportedly been sold to the Qatari BeIN Media Group for a fee of between $1 billion and $1.2 billion. via BeIN buys Digiturk.
- Sky Italia and TIM team for quadplay | Advanced Television
Sky Italia’s whole package is now available on Telecom Italia’s new generation networks thanks to the IP platform and to the dedicated My Sky HD decoder. For the first time this means integrated landline and mobile, Internet and TV services. via Sky Italia and TIM team for quadplay | Advanced Television.
- Internet TV to replace linear in 20 years, says Netflix » Digital TV Europe
Over the next 20 years internet TV is going to replace linear TV as the way that people consume video, according to Netflix president and CEO Reed Hastings. via Internet TV to replace linear in 20 years, says Netflix » Digital TV Europe.
- Sky “well placed” despite tough outlook | Advanced Television
Sky will report its Q3 numbers next Tuesday on April 21st, and the market is expecting 9-month revenues growing by some 4.9 per cent (to £8.44 billion). via Sky “well placed” despite tough outlook | Advanced Television.
- Canal Digital Go available on Android
Nordic satellite platform Canal Digital Go has added its TV anywhere service to the Android platform. 36 TV channels can be viewed live and there is also a catch-up library from 20 different channels with many thousand programme titles. via Canal Digital Go available on Android.
- East Africa TV penetration 23% | Advanced Television
The five countries of the East African Community (EAC) had a total population of 146.89 million end-2014, with 33.61 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 23 per cent, according to research from Dataxis. via East Africa TV penetration 23% | Advanced Television.
- Belarus gains multiscreen service
The Belarusian incumbent Beltelecom has launched a multiscreen service named Smart Zala. via Belarus gains multiscreen service.
- Video infrastructure markets to grow 37% over the next 5 year | Digital TV News
Video infrastructure markets, including broadcast pre- and post-production, video encoding, and VOD and CDN hardware, continue to grow at a relatively healthy pace of 37% over the next 5 years, despite the impact of virtualization separating hardware and software requirements, according to ABI Research. via Video infrastructure markets to grow 37% over the next 5 […]
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- Netflix will stop asking ISPs to exempt its videos from data caps | Ars Technica
Netflix says it regrets striking a deal that exempted its videos from data caps imposed by an Internet service provider and will avoid such arrangements in the future. Netflix has criticized data caps on fixed broadband for years and said that when they are applied, they should be applied equally to all content. But in Australia, […]
- Netgear launches Powerline 1200 adapters offering blazing speeds | ITProPortal.com
Netgear has announced a pair of new powerline adapter packages, the Powerline 1200 Adapter Kit (PL1200), and Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet Adapter Kit (PLP1200). via Netgear launches Powerline 1200 adapters offering blazing speeds | ITProPortal.com.
- Digital TV Labs opens HbbTV App Lab | Advanced Television
Media and device testing specialists, Digital TV Labs has launched what it claims isthe world’s first independent ‘HbbTV App Lab’ to assist HbbTV Application Developers in testing their applications on a wide range of real HbbTV devices to ensure interoperability in the real world. via Digital TV Labs opens HbbTV App Lab | Advanced Television.
- Chris Dziadul Reports: Eastern promise
Change is in the air for the TV industries in Russia and Ukraine. While the conflict in the latter’s Donbas region has certainly had an adverse effect on both, there are growing signs of improvement, particularly in Russia. via Chris Dziadul Reports: Eastern promise.
- Hard lessons for OTT dealmakers | Advanced Television
Larry Gerbrandt offers expert advice to anyone planning an OTT channel launch. Is there anyone who isn’t starting an online video channel for the OTT market? Having just wrapped up a consulting gig assisting a client to develop an economic and programming model for a start-up Over-The-Top online channel, some of the lessons (and battle […]
- Amino certified for YouTube on TV on latest IPTV/OTT device range | Digital TV News
Amino’s latest range of IPTV/OTT devices now support YouTube on TV – allowing consumers to view videos from the world’s most popular video site full screen on their televisions. via Amino certified for YouTube on TV on latest IPTV/OTT device range | Digital TV News.
- Ultra HD – The future is clear, but why can’t I see it? | ARRIS Everywhere
The landscape is shifting in the world of entertainment, content and delivery. The last few years have seen the world’s biggest brands touting their latest and greatest TVs, most of which boast some form of Ultra HD (UHD) capability. But how many people actually know what this technology is. And for those who have already […]
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- European upgrade for UEI QuickSet
Universal Electronics is to unveil the latest European upgrade to its Quickset platform. Several million devices have already been deployed using the industry-leading universal setup and control SDK. via European upgrade for UEI QuickSet.
- Beenius upgrades TV platform
Beenius is to demonstrate the latest version of its Beenius TV platform. The Ljubljana-based company is taking to TV Connect to showcase new mobile apps, T-Commerce Support and Enhanced Advertising. via Beenius upgrades TV platform.
- Netflix passes 60m subs | Advanced Television
Online streaming giant Netflix added more subscribers than projected in the US and abroad during the first quarter, with the news sending its shares up nearly 12 per cent. via Netflix passes 60m subs | Advanced Television.
- Netflix numbers impress market | Advanced Television
By any measure the Q1/2015 financial numbers released by OTT operator Netflix this week impressed the market. Each and every metric managed to beat the market’s consensus expectations. via Netflix numbers impress market | Advanced Television.
- Netflix to move marketing budget to international
Netflix is to take advantage of increasing appetite for its product globally by shifting part of its marketing budget to its international business. via Netflix to move marketing budget to international.
- A Summary of the Broadband Policies from Minor UK Political Parties – ISPreview UK
Over the past few days we’ve worked to highlight any broadband related commitments from the Green (here), Libdem (here), Labour (here), UKIP (here) and Conservative (here) Parties. But there are plenty of smaller, often more region specific, parties too and here’s a short summary of what we know about them. via A Summary of the […]
- Netflix will make browsing movies more secure within the next year | The Verge
In addition to admitting his company’s recent net neutrality blunder, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings also used his quarterly letter to shareholders to announce that the streaming service will soon be getting far more secure. “Over the next year we’ll evolve from using HTTP to using Secure HTTP (HTTPS) while browsing and viewing content on our service,” […]
- Netflix will roll out a new look for its TV apps later this year
This quarter’s Netflix earnings report is especially interesting because it’s the first one since HBO’s online-only Now service launched, so investors and other looking to see how it responds to direct competition. via Netflix will roll out a new look for its TV apps later this year.
- HDTV on the rise on Austria
2.26 million TV households in Austria (64% of all TV households) received HD channels at the end of 2014 – an increase by around 16% within 12 months. via HDTV on the rise on Austria.
- VOD Professional | Kaltura ‘Cracks the Code’ for Reliable HLS Video Streaming on Android Devices
Kaltura has launched the industry’s first open source video library for HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) playback on Android devices. via VOD Professional | Kaltura ‘Cracks the Code’ for Reliable HLS Video Streaming on Android Devices.
- Dutch launch first Ultra HD/4K channel
The Dutch Brava Media group is launching its Festival 4K channel, claiming to be the first Ultra HD channel in the world. via Dutch launch first Ultra HD/4K channel.
- Rovi integrates natural-language voice-control processing into Dish remotes – FierceCable
After acquiring voice-recognition software startup Veveo for $62 million 14 months ago, Rovi announced a major sale of the technology, embedding it into the video products of Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH). via Rovi integrates natural-language voice-control processing into Dish remotes – FierceCable.