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Virgin TiVo is boosting the social screen

People are about to fall back in love with their televisions or, to use the precise phrase used by Neil Berkett, CEO at the...

UPC multi-screen TV is offensive, not defensive

Mike Fries, President & CEO at Liberty Global, hopes that his European cable operators will be able to gain a few additional Euros by...

Kids channels most popular on Yelo

Quarter of a million people are using the Yelo multi-screen TV service from Telenet every month, from a total customer base of 2 million...

Centralized transcoding suits Comcast and Swisscom

Among Pay TV operators, there are two general places to transcode video for multi-screen delivery: in the network or in the home. Operators also...

Interest in HTML5 grows, hits speed bumps

The role of hypertext markup language (HTML)5 in multi-screen video is rising, even as some implementations of the developing standard remain inconsistent. One of...

Linear dominates multi-screen TV at Stofa and Belgacom

There is increasing evidence that consumers favour linear broadcasting on multi-screen devices at the expense of on-demand content, certainly in the home. Thomas Helbo,...

Smart TVs will not displace operator set-tops

There is growing interest in how Pay TV operators can harness connected TVs (or Smart TVs) as a thin client device in a server/client...

Canoe Ventures re-sizes, focuses on VOD, TV Everywhere

The headlines spoke of “capsizing,” “sinking” and “abandon(ing) ship.” The bigger news may be that the U.S. cable-industry advertising consortium Canoe Ventures, which announced...

Swisscom TV gains subs, adds features

It looks as though Swisscom did not get the memo on video subscriber losses, which have afflicted many Pay TV operators around the world....

The role of the gateway for whole-home TV

Pay TV operators need to get their content onto more screens, which means there will be growing interest in multi-room TV as well as...

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