Dutch public broadcaster NPO will launch its free-to-use OTT service NPO Start to Android TV in June.
Every year early June, Cologne is the place to be if you are in the satellite, cable, broadband and associated businesses. The Messe Köln is three days buzzing with people from all over Europe and places as far away as the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Asia to learn what’s next in this ever-changing business.
The HbbTV Association has announced that seven new companies have joined the industry association in the past six months.
This is a brand-new Strategy Panel, chaired by Jörn Krieger, Broadband TV News correspondent for the DACH countries and freelance media journalist.
Netflix is by far the most popular VOD service in France with a 57.3% of users report having watched a programme on the platform, an increase of 11.3%. Orange is runner-up, with only 19.1%(-2.6%), followed by MyTF1 VOD with 18.5% (+0.4%).
The largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost about 1,325,000 net video subscribers in 1Q 2019, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 305,000 subscribers in 1Q 2018.
At the end of March 2019, RTL Group registered 1.15 million paying subscribers for its video-on-demand platforms (TV Now in Germany and Videoland in the Netherlands), up 59% year on year.
Eutelsat said that revenue for the first nine months of FY 2018-19 stood at €994.8 million, down 2.7%.
Insight TV has launched its HD channel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on My-HD, the low-pay DTH HD Pay-TV platform in the region.
Discovery has acquired Golf Digest from Condé Nast.