BBC Three to close by February as Trust approves online transition

BBC Three

The BBC Trust has approved plans to close down BBC Three as a broadcast channel and move it online, with closure to be phased in… Read more

4K TVs to have 23% market reach in 2016

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4K TVs will reach roughly 23% market penetration by 2016 as prices become more consumer-friendly, according to a new study by market intelligence firm TrendForce.… Read more

Amazon to revamp Prime with additional online content

Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon is reportedly planning to add more content to its Prime video offering by incorporating other online movie and TV channels into the service.  According… Read more

UK government pledges £550m for 700MHz reallocation

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The UK government will invest up to £550 million (€780 million) over the course of the current parliament to make the 700MHz spectrum band available… Read more

Altice gets green light for NextRadio TV takeover


French communications regulator the CSA has approved telco Altice’s takeover of NextRadio TV, the media group that runs the BFM TV and RMCDécouverte DTT channels… Read more

Amazon reaches out to TV scribes with Storywriter

Amazon Storywriter

Amazon has launched a new online tool to allow TV scribes to submit projects for the Prime Instant Video streaming service. Storywriter is cloud-based software… Read more

Panasonic unveils ‘value-priced’ 4K TVs

Panasonic's CX Series of 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Panasonic has unveiled what it claims is its first line of value-priced 4K Ultra HD smart TVs for the US market. The CX Series of… Read more

O2 Czech Republic to launch new OTT set-top box


O2 Czech Republic is due to launch a new streaming set-top box that will make its O2 TV Air service available to customers regardless of… Read more

Smart TV reach 45% in Western Europe


Some 45% of Western European broadband households have a smart TV, and 33% of these homes plan to buy a smart home device in the… Read more

Apple TV users can use Facebook to log in

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Apple TV users will be able to use Facebook to log in to App Store apps following Facebook’s move to make its software development kit… Read more