BBC iPlayer had 260 million requests in June, up 9% on a year earlier, being boosted by a number of popular programmes and key sporting events. Read the story »
Subscriber growth in CEEMEA was one of the main factors in Discovery’s strong performance in its International Networks’ division in Q2. Read the story »
Cisco Systems is understood to have found a way of circumventing the ban on exports to Russia. Read the story »
The arrival of Google’s Android TV platform has the potential to disrupt a landscape for streaming media players currently dominated by Roku and Apple TV. Read the story »
Belgacom ended June with 1,525,000 TV customers, gaining 30,000 in the second quarter. Read the story »
The EBU says it is unrealistic to expect LTE to become a viable broadcast distribution platform. Read the story »
Over half of Czech viewers will from today (August 1) be able to watch selected games from the Barclays Premier League free of charge. Read the story »
Back in January we were the in our thread offers insights into which markets are seeing the upgrades, and what kind of real-world speeds users are seeing. Customers in upgraded markets will need to reboot their modems for the upgrades to take effect.
Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile has launched new wireless plans that have network neutrality supporters up in arms because the plans charge users depending on what kind of content and services they hope to access. The According to Virgin Mobile, all of the data, voice an...
With the Supreme Court rendering an earlier legal affirmation of cloud-based DVR technology intact, Parks Associates has found that 45 percent of U.S. pay-TV subscribers are interested in such a service.
The Romanian public broadcaster TVR has postponed a decision on whether to transform its first channel into a news-focused service. Read the story »
The infrastructure for Russia’s second DTT multiplex will only be fully in place in 2019 rather than next year, as had been previously planned. Read the story »
While a onesie brings visions of cold winter evenings snuggled up on a sofa, it can also mean two devices combined into one and this is exactly what Openreach are planning with a new format of street cabinet.
DirecTV chairman and CEO Mike White said the satellite company has agreed on rates with ESPN/Disney on the soon-to-launch SEC Network regional sports channel, and is "optimistic" about coming to terms with the National Football League by the end of the year...
While most sane people protest Comcast rate hikes by complaining to legislators, switching companies (if they can) or venting at the company, often customers annoyed with the cable giant take things too far (as the "Comcast hammer granny" of 2007 lore during a dispu...
A+E Networks Germany has appointed Nicola Fritz as the new head of marketing at pay-TV channels History and The Biography Channel (to be replaced by A&E). Read the story »
Although Russia may be feeling increasingly isolated internationally, life goes on for its dynamic TV industry. Read the story »
I've talked repeatedly how broadcast and cable operators alike work tirelessly to protect the traditional cable TV cash cow and thwart the development of robust Internet video options, whether it's the use of usage caps or restrictive content licensing. This has caus...
In a rare case of collaboration between communications-industry giants, Verizon Digital Media Services and Comcast subsidiary thePlatform have announced a strategic alliance to create an end-to-end IP video solution.
Partially driven by rabid World Cup TV consumption in its overseas point of strength, Latin America, DirecTV reported second-quarter earnings growth of 22 percent to $806 million, with revenue increasing 5 percent year-over-year to $8.1 billion and beating analysts' ...
Virgin Media is launching a new personal cloud service, secured by the Finnish company F-Secure. Read the story »
Time Warner Cable says that the company's "Maxx" upgrades, which provide Deployment of the faster speeds and improvements to TV services are already underway in Los Angeles, New York and Austin. The company expects to reach 3 million customers with the Maxx upgrades...
Arris Group reported second-quarter revenue of $1.43 billion, up 43 percent year over year, driven by an 8 percent volume rise over Q1 in video set-top/gateway sales and an 11 percent volume rise over the first quarter in sales of broadband devices.
Sprint and SoftBank's plan to acquire T-Mobile just got somewhat more complicated on the news that French telco Iliad has made their own counter-offer to acquire the telco. Iliad today announced the company has made a $15 billion cash offer to purchase 56.6 percent o...