Broadband TV News Today
May 29, 2015


iPlayer boss defends performance
The BBC has defended the performance of the iPlayer following a series of ‘misleading headlines’. [Read More]

Dutch to extend Digitenne DTT licence
The Dutch government plans to extend the current DTT licence for KPN's Digitenne service with another three years. [Read More]


Netflix dominates North American web traffic
Netflix continues to slowly increase its domination of North American fixed networks, accounting for 36.5% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours. [Read More]


NetCologne to expand HD lineup
German cable operator NetCologne will add three new HD channels to its portfolio on June 1, 2015. [Read More]


Three new comedies for Gold
UKTV has given the go-ahead to three new titles for its comedy channel Gold. It's part of a significant expansion of original commissions for the channel that will see a second raft of titles announced in the early summer. [Read More]


Stefan Susbauer new Primacom spokesman
Stefan Susbauer has been appointed as the new head of corporate communications at Primacom, Germany's fourth-largest cable operator. [Read More]


Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom
Avago Technologies will acquire Broadcom in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion in enterprise value. [Read More]


mü to leave DTT
Munich-based local TV broadcaster mü will terminate its DTT distribution in Munich and southern Bavaria on May 31, 2015 at its own request, according to Bavarian media authority BLM. [Read More]


Netflix dominates North American web traffic
Netflix continues to slowly increase its domination of North American fixed networks, accounting for 36.5% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours. [Read More]


Call for online docu channels in Poland
Polish viewers would like to see popular documentary channels like National Geographic made available online on an on demand basis. [Read More]


Digi gains FilmBox channels
FilmBox will launch three movie channels on Digi’s satellite service in Hungary on June 1. [Read More]


Personalised TV progresses in Russia
The Russian VOD operator ivi has launched a personalised TV service based on and deeply integrated into its platform. [Read More]


ANGA COM 2015: Eutelsat TV Forum shows satellite TV business opportunities
New business opportunities at Eutelsat's prime orbital TV locations 13° East and 9° East, revenue potential with Ultra HD, channel contribution to cable and IP head-ends, community reception and DTH services for German-speaking TV markets are the key topics of the Eutelsat TV Forum 2015 the satellite operator will host in partnership with German trade fair ANGA COM. [Read More]


Magyar Telekom looks to the future
Magyar Telekom has welcomed the “calm times” that have followed since the Hungarian government decided to do some brainstorming in the wake of its controversial ‘internet tax’ proposal. [Read More]


US connected-TV penetration passes 50%
56% of all US households have at least one television set connected to the internet, according to Leichtman Research Group. [Read More]



EXCLUSIVE: DanceTrippin TV plans international expansion
DanceTrippin TV, the music channel for the fans of dance music and clubbing culture, plans to launch in further international markets this year including Germany, the UK and France, founder and managing director Will Johnston told Broadband TV News. [Read More]


The Complete UHD Guidebook
Ultra-High-Definition (‘Ultra-HD’ or ‘UHD’) represents the next big step in the evolution of video recording, processing, and display technology. It is the logical successor to HD and offers marked improvements over current video technologies, chief among them a four-fold increase in resolution from 1080p. [Read More]


Spanish cableco for sale
The Spanish cable operator Telecable may soon find itself under new ownership. [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: TiVo looks East
TiVo’s acquisition of Cubiware is undoubtedly one of the most important industry deals so far this year in Central and Eastern Europe. [Read More]


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