The value of the set-top box market remained stable in 2013, despite the perceived rise of Smart TVs and Digital Media Adaptors.
The French 24-hour news channel LCI is likely to close at the end of the year, according to Nonce Paolini, the head of TF1. This follows a controversial decision by the CSA not to allow it, along with Paris Première and Planet +, to move from a subscription to FTA, ad-funded DTT service. … [Read More...]
Austrian public broadcaster ORF would be open to taking German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF on-board its video-on-demand (VOD) portal Flimmit which ORF wants to establish as a counterweight against US platform Netflix which is currently preparing its launch in German-speaking Europe.
Eutelsat and Multichoice Africa have signed an agreement that will ensure the continuing expansion of the DStv pay-TV platform over the coming 15 years.
German media company Constantin Medien expects its sports business to grow again.
Munich’s commercial local TV channel münchen.tv will transmit in HD quality for DTH satellite households in Europe on Astra (19.2° East) during this year’s Oktoberfest.
Wuaki.tv has seen a 65% increase in the number of movies and TV shows being streamed to smart TVs produced by such manufacturers as LG, Samsung and Panasonic since it introduced native apps.
Kantar Media has renewed a contract with PMT, the TV audience measurement steering committee in Slovakia, for the provision of TV audience measurement.
KPN added an additional 43,000 IPTV subscribers in the second quarter, taking triple play penetration to 47%, though with an overall loss in broadband subs.
Adventure, a new premium documentary channel aimed at male viewers, will be launched in Poland in Q3 this year.