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    Reports suggest Liberty Global ready to sell Film1

    According to a report in Reuters, citing an unnamed source, Liberty Global is ready to sell its pay-TV channel Film1 in an attempt to win EU antitrust approval for its intended acquisition of Ziggo (there is concern the combination of Film1 and Ziggo’s HBO pay-TV channel would be bad for competition). In addition, the same…

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    Annual Sky report shows 50% increase in connected viewers

    Over 50% of Sky TV customers are now connected, driving a threefold increase in On Demand usage. This is according to the latest twelve month report from the broadcaster, which overall charts the highest rate of customer growth for three years. Other new services seen to be flourishing include Sky Go, which saw a 19%…

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    BBC’s summer of sport smashes digital records

    With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport today announced record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month – with 77.5m unique browsers in June, beating the previous record of 73.6m set during…

Analysis & Opinion

  • Informa: The next stage of interactive advertising

    Guest post from Laurence Coldicott, research manager, Informa Telecoms & Media  Interactive Advertising fundamentally changes the way brands and pay-TV broadcasters can reach the consumer. In the age of multiscreen, the tech-savvy consumer is expecting something more gripping than traditional linear advertising. The Next Generation Advertising day is a new feature of this year’s OTTtv World…

  • Aereo aftermath: What are the implications of Supreme Court ruling?

    Simon Dyson, 
Music & Copyright,

    Last month’s ruling against Aereo by the Supreme Court has left a number of questions in its wake. To get some answers, IP&TV News sought out Simon Dyson, editor of Music & Copyright,’ and an expert on the legal cat’s cradle of  copyright issues in the digital age. IP&TV News began by asking what the…

  • Health, wealth & the education: ARRIS plots the future of the TV

    Charles Cheevers,

    Earlier this month ARRIS held its annual Video Leadership Forum at Barcelona’s ‘W’, the colossal sail-shaped hotel that billows above the skateboarders, cyclists, and roller skaters weaving continuously along the promenade below. Inside the hotel, a selection of representatives from telcos, cable customers, ISPs and the press were busy reflecting on the present and the…

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