Broadband TV News Today
December 20, 2014


Sky Deutschland rolls out Roku streaming box
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has launched its streaming box developed with US company Roku enabling viewers to access its OTT service Sky Online and subscription video-on-demand portal Sky Snap on the TV set. [Read More]

UltraHD/4K will hit 100m+ units by 2018
The worldwide television market is forecast to grow to 234 million units in 2014, representing a 3% growth from 2013, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. [Read More]


KPN blames Belgian TV failure on regulator
KPN will pul the plug out of its digital TV product Snow in June 2015. Meanwhile, Mobistar has launched its alternative TV service in Charleroi. [Read More] to launch in 10 new countries will launch in ten new countries by the end of next year. Target markets include Austria and Ireland, where the company will launch in the first half of 2015. [Read More]


Unitymedia Kabel BW to cut analogue offering
Germany's second-largest cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will remove three analogue TV channels from its lineup. [Read More]


A+E Networks expands sales team
A+E Networks has expanded its London-based international content distribution team. [Read More]


Polish companies extend distribution deal
Poland’s TVN and Cyfrowy Polsat have signed agreements extending cooperation in the distribution of paid and FTA TVN channels. [Read More]


Millennials prefer streaming to traditional platforms
TiVo Research's Second Annual Millennial Survey finds millennials in the US watch more music videos and less live sports than other generations. [Read More]


Consumers protest Telenet price hikes
More than 70,0000 Telenet customers have joined the call to action by Belgian consumer organisation Test-Aankoop to protest a 5% price hike on its prices. [Read More]


Kabel Deutschland extends VOD footprint
Germany's largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has rolled out its video-on-demand (VOD) service Select Video to additional 350,000 customers. [Read More]


Slovakian heavyweights strike HD deal
Slovak Telekom and Markiza have entered into a long-term partnership in the field of HD broadcasting. [Read More]


Ofcom reviews wholesale must offer
Ofcom has launched a new consultation as part of its review of the pay-TV ‘wholesale must-offer’ remedy. [Read More]


Poland extends DTT consultation
The Polish Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has extended a deadline for a consultation on the contest for what will be the country’s eighth DTT multiplex (MUX-8) to January. [Read More]


Polsat wins nc+ legal case
The Warsaw District Court has dismissed a lawsuit against the national commercial broadcaster Telewizja Polsat by the DTH platform nc+. [Read More]


Euronews feeds MSN News
Ten language services from Euronews will be available, in nearly 30 countries on the new MSN News portal. [Read More]



Ofcom reviews wholesale must offer
Ofcom has launched a new consultation as part of its review of the pay-TV ‘wholesale must-offer’ remedy. [Read More]


Vodafone set for Forthnet bid
A 50/50 joint bid by Wind and Vodafone for Greece’s leading alternative telco Forthnet will be made after the Christmas holidays, according to Nassos Zarkalis, the chairman and CEO of Wind Hellas. [Read More]


TV2 eyes Hungarian exit
The Hungarian national commercial broadcaster TV2 is considering moving its headquarters abroad due to the controversial advertising tax introduced earlier this year. [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: CEE in 2015
2015 is likely to be an eventful year for the TV industry in Central and Eastern Europe. [Read More]


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