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    Just 67% of Netflix users have pay-TV: 9% plan to cancel

    Just 67% of Netflix subscribers still subscribe to a traditional pay-TV serive, whil 9% of these plan to cancel and another 16% are unsure if they will still have their pay-TV within the next year. The figures come courtesy of new research conducted by Cut Cable Today, and suggest that Netflix users are increasingly finding...
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    Vivendi acquires 80% stake in Dailymotion

    Vivendi has acquired from Orange an 80% stake in Dailymotion, one of the biggest aggregation and distribution platforms in the world, for 217 million euros. The integration within Vivendi offers Dailymotion the means to strongly accelerate its growth and continue its international expansion. It gives the company access to particularly attractive music and audiovisual content...
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    NetRange and icflix announce MENA content deal

    NetRange has finalized a content deal with icflix, a leading Video on Demand streaming service for Jazwood Hollywood and Bollywood content in MENA and Africa. The service is acting internationally with a strong focus on the MENA market. Jazwood (the Arabic equivalent to Hollywood) and Bollywood content are available worldwide, with an exception of India...

Analysis & Opinion

  • 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,…

  • Nick Thomas: YouTube, transactions, and ‘Jennifer Aniston’s jumper’

    Nick Thomas

    Last week saw YouTube announce the launch of TrueView, which lets advertisers showcase product details and images – and gives viewers the ability to click to purchase directly. Sounds like a potentially significant innovation – but is it? IP&TV News asks Ovum analyst Nick Thomas would he thinks… IP&TV News: The notion of being able…

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)