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    Pay TV is maturing but what about Netflix?

    Central & Eastern European pay-TV markets are now approaching maturity with pay-TV penetration now at well over half of all TV households in the region. The number of cable TV subscribers in most of the region’s territories are stagnating, but cable TV will remain Eastern Europe’s leading pay-TV platform for the foreseeable future. Slow progress...
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    LG smart TVs taps into Rio 2016 excitement

    An application called LG Arena Sports Limited Edition has been developed for LG by TV applications vendor Accedo to bring Rio 2016 to viewers across Brazil. The app is available for free to all customers with all models of LG Smart TV. It’s been launched across Brazil in Portuguese and gives consumers access to the...
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    Freesat customers to enjoy full BBC coverage Olympic Games

    Freesat has announced that it is to carry the BBC broadcast of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games live, across 8 channels in HD and SD. Available via the BBC Red Button and accessible via the Freesat EPG, viewers will be able to watch the world’s greatest athletes achieve sporting success live from Rio de Janeiro....

Analysis & Opinion

  • Securing the Future of Pay TV through Data Analytics

    Contributed by Steve Oetegenn, President, Verimatrix  Analytics has become a major focus for broadcasters and pay TV operators, building on foundations laid by traditional audience measurement. Such measurement was based on sampling via appointed panels, until set-top box return path data emerged to complement this change and yield more up-to-date, valuable insights of individual subscriber behavior….

  • Delivering OTT and HbbTV front-end applications reliably and quickly

    Mautilus CTO, Petr Mazanec guest blogs for us ahead of TV Connect 2016.  First, let’s consider what are the four most common customers’ requirements when front-end application development is being discussed: Keeping up with a tight schedule. In OTT business, everything is done at the last moment, so if we are lucky we have to…

  • Single millenials most likely to access SVOD

    While subscription VOD (SVOD) is used by 66% of millenials aged 18-34, it’s most used by single independents (78%) and least used by those who are starting a family (58%) according to recent research by Nielsen. Nielsen’s Total Audience Report for Q4 2015 found that ‘on their own’ single millenials averaging 27 years of age…

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

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

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