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Despite all households in the European Union now having access to basic broadband, significant challenges remain before the same can be said of high-speed services, according to UK research firm Point Topic - not least of which is the high cost of wiring up rural areas.
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 world's largest cable operator just got bigger with the news that Liberty Global has completed its acquisition of UK cableco Virgin Media in a stock and cash merger value at around US$ 24bn, after clearing the necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals.
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.
Bollywood comes to YouView from TalkTalk
Bright future for residential security at the Digital Home World Summit
Virgin Media's new COO named
Shazam's Daniel Danker: "This can be a very confusing time for TV viewers"
Worldwide IPTV subs up 36% in 2012
Twitter amplifies TV advertising
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