Broadband TV News Today
March 5, 2015


ITV Online growing, but difficult to measure
ITV says that Online, Pay & Interactive is playing an increasingly important part in its business as a 30% increase grew the division to £153 million in 2014. [Read More]

Ex-Virgin director AIMs to fix broken telcos
Virgin Media’s former finance director is behind a new company that plans to buy failing telecoms companies and turn them around. [Read More]


MTG denies CTC Media sale
Modern Times Group (MTG) has denied a report in the Russian media that it plans to sell its stake in the broadcaster CTC Media. [Read More]


Serbia voices digital TV concerns
Around 40% of Serbia’s population could be left without a TV signals when the country completes its transition to digital broadcasting on June 17. [Read More]


HbbTV reaches breakthrough in Germany
HbbTV has established itself in Germany: 92% of the connected TV sets sold in 2014 were compliant with the interactive multimedia standard, corresponding with 4.2 million devices, according to the latest figures released by industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform based on market data from GfK Retail & Technology. [Read More]


DTG addresses 4k marketing concerns
The Digital TV Group's UHD Forum is addressing concerns raised by advertising watchdogs over the marketing of 4k TV. [Read More]


Regulator acts against Mediaset
Spain’s National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) have initiated disciplinary proceedings against Mediaset for alleged breaches of the general law on audiovisual communication. [Read More]


Major changes at Thema
Thema has announced that it is reorganising its distribution department. [Read More]


Internet main growth driver for Swiss cable in 2014
The Swiss cable operators have gained 95,200 new internet customers last year. [Read More]


Arqiva building Freeview Play on SeaChange metadata system
SeaChange has said Arqiva is using its software and professional services to help create the metadata foundation for Freeview Play.  [Read More]


Cyfrowy Polsat strengthens pay-TV market position
Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat ended 2014 with 4,391,702 pay-TV RGUs, or 3.1% more than a year. [Read More]


Orange TV first for Romania
Romania has become the first country in the Orange group to introduce the Orange TV stick, a mini device that connects TVs to smartphones or tablets. [Read More]


TiVo grows customer base
TiVo gained nearly 1.3 million subscriptions in the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. [Read More] adds HBO series in Germany
Video-on-demand (VOD) provider will take several TV series from HBO onboard its lineup in Germany following an extension of the rights agreement with the US pay-TV broadcaster. [Read More]


MTG appoints Jakob Mejlhede Andersen
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen has been appointed as EVP of MTG programming and content development and joins the MTG Executive Management Team with immediate effect. [Read More]



Pace looking for CPE acquisitions
Pace says its considering acquisitions in the Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) space. [Read More]


Telekom starts network rollout in CEE
Deutsche Telekom has connected the first three of ten countries for its new European network, with Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia now drawing products from a standardised platform. [Read More]


Canal+ sued over private copy levy
French rights holders have started proceedings against Canal+ with the High Court of Nanterre, claiming more than €10 million in unpaid private copying rights. [Read More]


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Julian Clover Clover’s Week: Holding pattern
Anyone who flies regularly into London's Heathrow Airport will be familiar with the stacking that takes place at peak times – often off-peak times – before coming into land. [Read More]


Chris Dziadul Chris Dziadul Reports: Netflix in CEE
Netflix is clearly causing excitement in Central and Eastern Europe. [Read More]


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