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- Delta and Ziggo connect WiFi hot spots
Dutch cable operators Delta and Ziggo are connecting their free WiFi hot spots. via Delta and Ziggo connect WiFi hot spots.
- Portuguese operators pay €5.3m into media fund
Portugal’s leading pay-TV platforms have between them paid €5.3 million into the country’s media fund, the country’s ministry for culture has announced. via Portuguese operators pay €5.3m into media fund.
- Hungarian broadband: the stats
Hungary’s fixed broadband market remains dominated by three providers, with Magyar Telekom, UPC and Digi together accounting for seven in 10 subscriptions. via Hungarian broadband: the stats.
- Parks: high churn rates for many OTT services
Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker reveals high churn rates for many OTT video subscriber services. via Parks: high churn rates for many OTT services.
- Sky Deutschland activates Sky Go download function
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has added a download function to its mobile service Sky Go. via Sky Deutschland activates Sky Go download function.
- Suddenlink loses 29,400 subscribers in Q2, calls losing Viacom a diminishing factor – FierceCable
Suddenlink Communications continues to lose basic video subscribers after failing to renew its contract with a major programming conglomerate, Viacom, late last year. via Suddenlink loses 29,400 subscribers in Q2, calls losing Viacom a diminishing factor – FierceCable.
- Sky Deutschland appoints Simon Robson as new CFO
Simon Robson will succeed Steven Tomsic as the new CFO of Sky Deutschland. via Sky Deutschland appoints Simon Robson as new CFO.
- ARRIS @ the 2015 CableLabs Summer Conference | ARRIS Everywhere
Yesterday, we kicked off the annual CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, Colorado. The event brings industry leaders together to explore the future cable technology. via ARRIS @ the 2015 CableLabs Summer Conference | ARRIS Everywhere.
- Cable networks cram in up to 10% more commercials, with ratings down 9% in Q2, report finds – FierceCable
With linear TV ratings dropping another 9 percent in the second quarter, major cable networks now appear to be stuffing as many as 10 percent more commercials into every hour of programming to sustain their margins. via Cable networks cram in up to 10% more commercials, with ratings down 9% in Q2, report finds – […]
- Crowding Out Broadcasters? | TvTechnology
A Federal Communications Commission request for comment on a proposal to reserve one vacant UHF TV channel in each geographic area of the U.S. for use by unlicensed white space devices and wireless mics has unleashed criticism from an array of television industry organizations. via Crowding Out Broadcasters? | TvTechnology.
- ITV angry over catch-up licence fee plans » Digital TV Europe
ITV is challenging plans to widen the scope of the UK licence fee to cover the pubcaster’s catch-up services. via ITV angry over catch-up licence fee plans » Digital TV Europe.
- Sky hoping for “sensible outcome” to EC geo-blocking probe » Digital TV Europe
Sky is “open-minded” about the outcome of the European Commission’s investigation into geo-blocking requirements in its contracts with major Hollywood studios and is hopeful that “a sensible outcome” will prevail, according to chief financial officer Andrew Griffith. via Sky hoping for “sensible outcome” to EC geo-blocking probe » Digital TV Europe.
- BT Media & Broadcast boosts 4K content |
BT Media & Broadcast – BT Group’s international media services enterprise business – has confirmed that it will be delivering BT Sport’s new 4K Champions League sports content. The news follows BT Sport’s announcement in July that it will be launching the first live sports Ultra HD channel in Europe, BT Sport Ultra HD. via […]
- 4K: More obfuscation from Sky |
BT Sport might be winning this particular 4K/Ultra-HD battle, but will it win the long-term war? The launch on August 2nd of BT’s 4K channel was no ‘blue moon’ but the opening salvo in what might be a long-drawn out scrap for viewer loyalty. via 4K: More obfuscation from Sky |.
- One in five Dutch use mobile device to control TV
Dutch viewers prefer to use a remote control for TV viewing and few have embraced the smartphone or tablet for changing channels. via One in five Dutch use mobile device to control TV.
- Analyst: High churn for Netflix and other OTT services |
Findings from market research and consulting company Parks Associates suggest that annual churn rates for OTT entertainment services Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime are a sign of consumers testing new video services. via Analyst: High churn for Netflix and other OTT services |.
- The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates – CNET
There’s a simple rule of thumb for companies that market electronics: When it comes to specs, a higher number is usually preferred. Sure, there are exceptions — you want things like response time, load times and mobile device weight to be low — but generally, more equals better. It comes down to the “speeds and […]
- ARM snags Sansa Security to beef up IoT security | ITProPortal.com
ARM has announced that it has acquired Sansa Security, a provider of both hardware and software security for Internet of Things devices, and mobile devices in general. via ARM snags Sansa Security to beef up IoT security | ITProPortal.com.