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    UK lags behind Spain & Germany on smart TV adoption

    More than 40% of broadband households in Germany and Spain own a smart TV, while UK adoption lags behind at only 33%, according to new European entertainment and Internet of Things research from Parks Associates. Parks Associates’ latest European consumer research also reveals 54% of Spanish and 38% of UK and German broadband households connect a...
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    Virgin turns to Ofcom over Premier League prices

    In a move with potentially massive significance for football in the UK, Liberty Global’s Virgin Media has requested that UK regulator Ofcom examine the manner Premier League rights are sold, attesting the results are currently “too expensive” for consumers. The complaint, filed two weeks ago, suggests that the high price of UK football rights are...
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    Civolution adds category targeting to ads platform

    Civolution’s real-time TV-Synced Ads platform has been extended to offer category targeting across all top product categories, including automotive, pharmaceutical, entertainment, quick-service restaurant (QSR), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and consumer packaged goods (CPG). Civolution’s TV-Synced Ads platform identifies TV commercials in real time and enables advertisers to deliver coordinated ads on viewers’ mobile devices simultaneously with...

Analysis & Opinion

  • Search and destroy: metadata at IBC

    As IP&TV News staggered from one hall to the next at this year’s IBC, squinting into the vast, fold-out map, it was repeatedly confronted by ingenious uses of metadata. So, upon returning to London, we thought it a good idea to contact a handful some of those exhibitors and ask the simple question – What’s the…

  • Infomir at IBC 2014: “We never rest on our laurels”

    Last week at IBC 2014, IP&TV News’ Thomas Noszczak caught up with Andrey Gavriushchenko, Head of Sales for European manufacturer of IPTV/OTT delivery equipment Infomir. Thomas Noszczak: Hi Andrey. Can you tell us a bit about your involvement at this year’s IBC? Andrey Gavriushchenko: This was the third time the company participated in the IBC…

  • What was the word on 4K at IBC?

    Emma Hosgood reports from IBC 2014 I have just got back from my very first IBC with an array of notes, promotional brochures and branded freebies, overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge you are able to pick up there. Prior to visiting I was already fascinated by the hype surrounding 4K/UHD. Here’s what I managed to…

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)

ABN & the future of African broadcasting

Vimeo & the search to reinvent video

TV’s future and the road to 2020

What will Apple’s HomeKit mean for tomorrow’s connected home?