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    4K TV shipments to grow 14% in 2015

    According to the Worldwide TV Market Report from Futuresource Consulting, 4K TV shipments are expected to grow by 147% in 2015, despite overall 2% fall in TV sales. Global TV sales rose in 2014 by 3% to reach 235 million units, with trade value up to $94 billion. The TV market landscape remains varied across…

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    TV digitalisation drives down Central American piracy rates

    While still recording very high levels, piracy levels in Central America has drastically decreased as a proportion of the total TV viewing universe, according to findings in a new report published today by Dataxis. According to the report, back in 2008, for every legal pay-TV subscriber in the region there were 2.4 illegal pay-TV HHs….

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    100 million Verizon customers get HBO NOW accesss

    HBO NOW, HBO’s internet-only service, is heading for all of Verizon’s digital platforms, including to more than 100 million Verizon Wireless customers and other consumers with handsets and/or tablets.  The standalone OTT is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.  HBO content will…

Analysis & Opinion

  • MoneySuperMarket: 4 key consumer trends in broadband

    Kate Devine, 
Head of Broadband,
MoneySuperMarket

    IP&TV News is so MoneySuperMarket! At least we are today, since we have an exclusive guest post from Kate Devine, Head of Broadband at the famous price comparison website. Devine is a confirmed speaker at this year’s Broadband World Forum (20-22 October 2015, London ExCel), where she’ll be sharing some of MoneySuperMarket’s incomparable insight into consumer behaviour….

  • How the net was won: Inside the war with US cable

    Evan Greer

    Don’t even try suggesting to internet activist/Broadband World Forum keynote Evan Greer that net neutrality has more to do with bandwidth than civil rights… “If Comcast, AT&T and Verizon were actually so concerned with these connection and bandwidth issues…,”she scoffs, “…then the first thing they could do is actually build up all the infrastructure they promised to build up…

  • Ovum: BT’s CL Robin Hood act could spell trouble for Sky

    Nick Thomas

    This week has seen Sky seek to upset BT’s big Champions League unveiling by pointing to the competition’s declining viewing figures.  It did beg the question, however, whether BT had been wise to shell out the not inconsiderable £900 million it did in the circumstances. “For BT’s overall strategy, TV is the sweetener for retaining…

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