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    Ofcom: only 50% of Millennial viewing via live TV

    Among 16-24 year olds, only 50% of viewing is through live TV, according to Ofcom’s third review of public service TV broadcasting (the first review since 2008). However, Ofcom asserts that public service broadcasters are well placed to take advantage of increased connectivity to engage with audiences in innovative ways, while the growth of online...
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    A+E Networks unveils first SVOD

    A+E Networks has launched its first subscription video service app, the Lifetime Movie Club. Lifetime Movie Club allows subscribers to stream more than 30 Lifetime Movies each month without commercials. Subscribers can join via iTunes, and can begin with a 7-day free trial. Beyond this, the service costs $3.99 a month.
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    Report: Operators increasingly look to the cloud to boost TV

    The cloud is broadly considered the superior instrument for delivering a range of next generation TV services, according to Digital TV Europe’s new report, Television in the Cloud Virtualisation Era. The report, which surveyed over 150 industry players, identifies a prevalent desire among operators to enhance personalisation and better integrate TV, multiscreen usage and OTT video....

Analysis & Opinion

  • 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…

  • Intel on the smart home: “Let’s not be sneaky”

    “Let’s bring the consumer services they value"

    We are all more than familiar with the quid pro quo at the heart of commercial free TV: here’s some content free of charge. In return, please watch these advertisements… It’s something we largely take for granted, but, when you do think about it, it reveals itself anew as pretty great deal, all in all,…

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

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