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Just over half (52%) of the EU's 2,700 video-on-demand services are available in another EU country, according to public service body the European Audiovisual Observatory, which warns that this may make it hard for the national regulations of some countries to be observed by providers.
The number of digital TV homes in Eastern Europe will double between now and 2018 to reach 121mn, thanks to rapid progress for the region's analogue switchover initiatives, according to UK firm Digital TV Research.
The number of pay-TV subscribers in Brazil rose 3% in the first quarter of this year to reach 16.8mn subscribers, with satellite retaining its dominant lead, according to the country's National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel).
Informa Telecoms & Media’s Analysts have identified eight key themes to look out for at this year’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
The news that Liberty Global plans to acquire Virgin Media could signal a change atop the global pay-TV hierarchy – if a deal goes ahead, the long-time number-two cable operator and dominant European player will overtake US giant Comcast to become the world’s largest cable MSO.
Informa Telecoms & Media (publisher of IP&TV News) has revealed its Top 10 trends for 2013 for the telecoms and media sectors. Five of the predictions relate directly to telecoms operators and the other five cover the TV, digital media and OTT communications sector.
Netflix strikes exclusive deal with Disney/ABC
BT Sport channels free with BT broadband
Telefónica launches Movistar TV
OgilvyEntertainment: "Every brand has a story to tell"
BT Sport signs with Ultimate Fighting Championship
AT&T launches Digital Home in 15 markets
DIRECTV Latin America: “Pirate services proliferate on the Web”
Marta Ochoa, senior director of fraud management at DIRECTV...
April 25th, 2013
HBO: “TV quality on portable devices is going to get a lot better”
Bob Zitter, outgoing CTO and EVP of Home Box...
April 3rd, 2013
VIMN: “Social media and recommendations are at the heart of everything we do”
Philip O'Ferrall, SVP Digital at Viacom International Media Networks...
March 28th, 2013
The operator survival guide: rules of engagementViaccess-Orca’s Ofer Weintraub discusses the requirements for second screen apps....
March 25th, 2013
By Dr. Ofer Weintraub
IPTV meets Big Data – predicting user behaviour to create attractive offeringsThe tough challenges faced by communication service providers (CSPs) from...
March 13th, 2013
By Spyros Sakellariou
Podcast: Multiscreen video, consumer expectations and user-generated contentIn this podcast, we speak to Steve McCaffery, VP and...
March 8th, 2013
By Jamie Beach