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It’s World Television Day; Influence of TV and new behaviours highlighted

To celebrate World Television Day (as proclaimed by the United Nations, no less, in response to an initiative by the television trade bodies ACT, EBU and EGTA) Europ

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Tablets replace PCs when kids go online with NRK player service

The Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has illuminated just how important the tablet has become as a multiscreen device for children.

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Ofcom to open up 700MHz band to mobile by 2022

Ofcom has announced a decision to make the 700MHz frequency band, currently used for DTT and wireless microphones, available for mobile broadband services by 2022 - or possibly two years earlier.

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The next TV frontier is the wall, Orange innovator declares

“The next frontier for television is the wall, for sure,” Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation at Orange France Telecom, declared today at OTT TV World Summit.

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Swisscom TV 2.0 light includes live pause without DVR; aimed at non Swisscom home digital upgraders

Swisscom has introduced an entry-level offer for digital TV that includes a number of advanced services, including 40 channels in HD, multiscreen TV viewing and a li

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Sky Italia selects ContentWise for Sky Online recommendations

Sky Italia has selected ContentWise to power personalized recommendations for Sky Online, its recently launched online multiscreen video service covering movies, spo

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ADB launches light version of GraphyneTV multiscreen software for legacy and entry-level STBs

ADB has announced a “light version” of its GraphyneTV Pay TV software, which gives service providers a complete multi-screen client software solution for the deliver

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ARRIS Universal Edge QAM will help ZAP deliver network DVR and VOD

ZAP, a television service provider in sub-Saharan Africa, has chosen the APEX3000 Universal Edge QAM from ARRIS Group, Inc.

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70% of Sky Italia’s brand advertising runs programmatically through Turn data management platform

Sky Italia has selected Turn as its data management platform (DMP) to deliver more personalised advertising experiences to customers and meet a range of digital mark

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DIRECTV launches 'first ever' UHD VOD to homes

Launching tomorrow, DIRECTV will begin offering a variety of new releases, popular films and nature documentaries in 4K.

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Deal completed, the new Sky claims to be Europe’s leading entertainment company and content investor

BSkyB, now being renamed Sky, has completed the acquisition of Sky Italia and a majority interest in Sky Deutschland, creating what it claims is Europe’s leading 

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Most SVOD subscribers also have Pay TV

The correlation between Pay TV homes and those subscribing to online subscription VOD (SVOD) services is confirmed again by Decipher, the UK research and consulting firm, after the latest figures f

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Electronic Sell Through users in UK are early 30s (age) and above average VOD and DVD users

Electronic Sell Through (EST) is now available in the UK through Sky’s Buy & Keep service and BT TV Purchase (from the telco and IPTV provider BT), and research

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Harmonic invests in cloud services pioneers VJU and Encoding.com

Harmonic has made what its describes as significant investments in the video transcoding service Encoding.com and VJU, one of the first companies to provide cloud-en

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UHD and HEVC STB shipments to explode, says ABI Research

Worldwide Ultra HD (UHD) capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC set-top boxes will hit 88 million units a year by the

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VOD moving from devices to the Television

New figures have shown how the increasing popularity of TV connected devices such as Now TV is leading to more viewers choosin

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Study suggests EUR 38 billion cost to clear UHF for mobile, dwarfing benefits

A study carried out for a terrestrial broadcasting consortium which includes Abertis, Arqiva, the BBC, Broadcast Networks Europe, the EBU and TDF has concluded that

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Doordarshan to target mobile phones with T2-Lite technology

According to Indian press reports, Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan will next year target mobile phones using T2-Lite technology, initially in Mumbai and Delhi.

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Netflix on YouView, and with BT you can put it on your existing telco bill

In what is thought to be a world first, customers of the UK incumbent telco BT will be able to pay for Netflix through their usual broadband/TV bill from the operator.

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CMore Film added to T-We Archive at Canal Digital Kabel-tv

Canal Digital Kabel-tv has added CMore Film into its T-We Archive.

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Kantar Media to acquire Civolution’s audio watermarking unit

Kantar Media, a world leader in audience measurement, is acquiring Civolution’s audio watermarking unit in order to strengthen its audience measurement technologies and pursue new opportunities aro

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Eircom’s on-demand service powered by Vubiquity

US-based multi-platform services provider Vubiquity has emerged as the company powering Irish telco eircom’s eVision on Demand service. 

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Pay TV revenues to fall for half of Europe’s top operators

Digital TV Research is forecasting that subscriber numbers will fall for 40 of the 103 European Pay TV operators studied for its ‘European Pay TV Operator Forecasts’, which covers the period 2010 t

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20 million HbbTV devices in Germany and France, 11m of them connected

New data about take-up of the HbbTV standard released at the annual HbbTV Association Symposium in Paris reveal that there are now around 15m HbbTV devices in the Ge

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Analyst view on EE TV: Good timing for quad-play but no threat to established Pay TV

The research and consulting firm Analysys Mason has been analysing the forthcoming television service from UK mobile operator EE and views it as a retention strategy

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