German TV production company Focus TV has set up a YouTube channel offering full-length reportages. Read the story »
The German media authorities want to prevent that the financially strongest broadcasters secure the top positions in the TV channel listings of TV sets and set-top-boxes while smaller and local players end up with less favourable slots. Read the story »
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has taken another step towards a regular Ultra HD service by transmitting the concert of German hip-hop Band Die Fantastischen Vier live from Stuttgart on December 20, 2014 in the new format. Read the story »
Estonia’s leading cable operator Starman is to acquire a 100% stake in its Lithuanian counterpart Cgates for €56.3 million. Read the story »
Norwegian cablenet Get says its customer base has increased by more than 500,000 over the last five years. Read the story »
Two teenagers have created a piece of wearable technology capable of controlling the Virgin Media TiVo box, even when you drop off after Christmas lunch. Read the story »
Telstra is leading a $14.5 million financing round for video delivery firm Elemental. The Australian telecommunications company is joined in the series D financing round by Sky and existing investors General Catalyst Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Voyager Cap...
SES has now confirmed the December 28 launch date of its Astra 2G satellite on a Proton rocket. Read the story »
Despite haggling that dates back to the early part of the year, DirecTV and Disney will likely end 2014 without a new long term program licensing deal in place.
It has been hard to observe all the 4K/Ultra HD hype at CES the last few years without a healthy dose of cynicism. With a multiscreen revolution going on outside, the touting of the television industry's next great resolution standard felt a little tone-deaf. Who is ...
Google has delayed the company's planned announcement specifying the next city or cities to get Google Fiber. Back in February Google announced it was working with 34 potential cities for future Google Fiber deployment. As noted at the time, it's unlikely that Google...
The Hungarian incumbent Magyar Telekom has acquired cable operators in 2014 in order to further expand its high-speed internet coverage. Read the story »
Rebranding from Romtelecom to Telekom Romania has had a beneficial effect on the company’s TV business, with the number of subscribers increasing by 44,000 since September. Read the story »
Mexico's competition watchdog has signed off on AT&T's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mexican wireless carrier Iusacell, a deal that was originally announced last month. According to Reuters, Mexico's Federal Competition Commission did impose some unspecified condit...
As its carriage impasse over Fox News rhetorically boiled over, Dish Network quietly announced over the weekend that it came to terms on a long-term deal with Comcast for four regional sports networks.
As we've been covering, the nation's biggest carriers have been fighting Title-II based net neutrality rules tooth and nail. While they've acknowledged recently that Title II really won't hurt investment as previously claimed, most are worried that such rules would r...
Dish customers lost access to the Fox News Channel over the weekend as Dish found itself in the midst of yet another retransmission feud. It has been a busy retrans dispute season for Dish, which also recently battled CBS and Turner Broadcasting over soaring carriage...
Skylink has announced important changes to the package of Hungarian channels in currently offers subscribers. Read the story »
The District Court of the Hague in the Netherlands has rejected a patent suit from Kudelski’s Open TV. Read the story »
DirecTV has announced the soft launch of its Spanish-language streaming service Yaveo, providing subscribers with programming from Latin America and Spain for $7.99 a month.
As hinted at earlier in 2014 Openreach has confirmed plans to pilot VDSL2 nodes that are designed to be installed in comms rooms, reducing the remaining copper run significantly and avoiding planning issues on crowded city streets.
The UK may often seem to not have as much ultrafast broadband as countries such as South Korea but the retail market is certainly very lively.
Cox starts all digital rollout lightreading.com Republicans may have plan to save Internet from utility rules arstechnica.com Britain's broadband providers hijack browsers to push porn filters expertreviews.co.uk T-Mobile to offer LTE over 5ghz WiFi airwav...
German free-of-charge video-on-demand (VOD) service Netzkino TV has launched on Amazon’s streaming box Fire TV. Read the story »
Poland’s leading cable operator UPC Polska has acquired Azart-Sat, a telco with a presence in the Lower Silesia and Opole voivodships in the south west of the country, for an undisclosed fee. Read the story »
Time Warner Cable will implement broad-reaching price increases across its video and Internet services starting Jan. 1, starting with a $2.75-per-month surcharge for sports programming.
"If we get 5G right there won't be a 6G," says Andy Sutton, principal network architect at UK-based operator EE. Sutton contends that 5G networks involve more than just a shift to a new generation of mobile networks as with 2G, 3G and 4G.
Back in September, representatives of state and local governments in Hartford, New Haven and Stamford joined forces to try and bring faster broadband networks to Connecticut. The collective group issued an RFQ to promote the deployment of gigabit broadband networks a...