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US cableco Time Warner Cable has launched a new application for Samsung Smart TVs that makes its video-on-demand library available to customers without the need for a set-top box.
US sports broadcaster ESPN has decided to close down its dedicated 3D channel by the end of this year due to a lack of uptake, ending a three-year run for the channel.
There will be just shy of 1bn pay-TV households worldwide by 2018, with IPTV accounting for around 167mn of them, according to UK firm Digital TV Research.
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.
It was allegedly Lord Leverhulme, the British soap tycoon, who complained that half his advertising budget was wasted. The trouble, he said, was that he didn’t know which half. Advertisers like to think they have improved measurement in the past hundred years, but now there is a new risk.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
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