Polish viewers would like to see popular documentary channels like National Geographic made available online on an on demand basis. Read the story »
FilmBox will launch three movie channels on Digi’s satellite service in Hungary on June 1. Read the story »
DirecTV this week announced that the company has successfully launched two new satellites, DIRECTV-15 (D-15) and SKY MEXICO-1. According to the company's announcement, the company's six-ton D-15 satellite will be the first DIRECTV satellite with the capability to ope...
The Russian VOD operator ivi has launched a personalised TV service based on and deeply integrated into its platform. Read the story »
TiVo’s acquisition of Cubiware is undoubtedly one of the most important industry deals so far this year in Central and Eastern Europe. Read the story »
New business opportunities at Eutelsat’s prime orbital TV locations 13° East and 9° East, revenue potential with Ultra HD, channel contribution to cable and IP head-ends, community reception and DTH services for German-speaking TV markets are the key topics of ...
The Russian market for legal video services is likely to be worth R12.9 (€230.2 million) billion by 2018. Read the story »
Moldova’s Coordination Council on Television and Radio (CCA) has banned the Russian channel Rossiya 24 permanently. Read the story »
For some time now Comcast has erected roadblocks when it comes to letting Comcast broadband customers use HBO Go on devices they own. The company for years wouldn't allow HBO Go to work on Comcast user Roku devices, and has also stood in the way of the service workin...
Charter Communications' $56.7 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, and simultaneous $10.4 billion grab of Bright House Networks immediately vaults the company into the No. 2 position among U.S. broadband service providers, and the No. 3 slot for U.S. pay-TV suppliers.
The global chipmaking business continued to consolidate Thursday morning, with Singapore's Avago Technologies confirming its $37 billion purchase of Broadcom, a leading supplier of silicon device parts to cable, wireless and other telecom sectors.
According to comments made this week by Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, unlimited data offerings on the Sprint network may not be long for this world. Speaking at the Code Conference Wednesday, Claure stated that while unlimited data plans may be working well now, he envi...
Magyar Telekom has welcomed the “calm times” that have followed since the Hungarian government decided to do some brainstorming in the wake of its controversial ‘internet tax’ proposal. Read the story »
Tivù is launching tivùlink, a guide that makes it possible to launch the on-demand services of the Italian broadcasters with a single click. Read the story »
There are conflicting reports as to the cause of the failure that downed International Launch Services’ Proton rocket earlier this month. Read the story »
Lagardère Active has secured a majority stake of 82% in Grupo Boomerang TV (Grupo BTV). Read the story »
FCC boss Tom Wheeler is circulating a new proposal among FCC Commissioners aimed at subsidizing broadband service for the poor. According to FCC leaks to the NY Times, the FCC will focus on modifying Lifeline, a program started in 1985 by the Reagan administration to...
The last Parliament as a coalition potentially had more checks and balances in place and the Queen's speech has laid out a new Investigatory Powers Bill that may worry more than just the criminals and terrorists.
A new analysis of Internet data indicates that Netflix now accounts for 36.5% of Internet traffic in North America during peak usage hours. According to the latest Sandvine breakdown of user behavior, the sharp climb in Netflix usage continues to coincide, rather un-...
56% of all US households have at least one television set connected to the internet, according to Leichtman Research Group. Read the story »
German cable operator association FRK wants to achieve that US media company Liberty Global has to revoke the acquisition of cable company Kabel BW by its subsidiary Unitymedia. Read the story »
The Belgian telecoms regulator BIPT has proposed a 34% reduction in the fees for wholesale access to the Telenet, Coditel and Brutele cable networks. Read the story »
A political struggle at the highest level is developing over the upcoming award of six TV licences in Spain. Read the story »
St. Louis-based mid-sized cable operator Suddenlink Communications has become the latest MSO to integrate Hulu into its program guide.
Gracenote, a prominent provider of metadata services to the pay-TV industry, has announced the $54 million purchase of to several sports data services and the launch of its new Gracenote Sports division.
Back in 2013 Verizon launched its EDGE early upgrade program to keep pace with an industry shifting away from smartphone subsidies and toward device payment plans. Initially, users were allowed to upgrade to a new phone every six months, after they'd paid off 50% of ...
The Wall Street Journal (via Stop the Cap) offers up a pretty great infographic documenting two decades of consolidation and mergers in the pay TV space. Some of these names will surely be blasts from the past for readers who've been around DSLReports for the last fi...
French regulator CSA has issued a call for channels wanting to broadcast on the terrestrial TNT system in the HD format. Read the story »
Xstream and Accedo have announced that they are entering a strategic partnership to offer customers a joint solution for an OTT platform. Read the story »
Two direct-to-home television broadcast satellites that will provide expanded relay capacity over the Americas have been orbited on an Ariane 5 launcher from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Read the story »
While some people maintain the BDUK projects across the UK are a disaster they are delivering something and people are buying it.
European telecom magnate Patrick Drahi told a French parliamentary hearing Wednesday that Charter Communications' $56.7 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is actually a win for his burgeoning Altice SA telecom empire.