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Video to drive threefold increase in IP traffic

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Annual Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will triple between 2014 and 2019, with video to account for 80% of global IP traffic by 2019, according to research… Read more

Drahi “not ready” for TWC deal, but plans further US expansion

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Altice boss Patrick Drahi has said he was “not ready” to make a bid for Time Warner Cable as part of his international expansion plans… Read more

Germany kicks of 700 MHz spectrum auction

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German regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, yesterday kicked off its auction of the 700 MHz spectrum, which is being reallocated on a Europe-wide basis from broadcast to… Read more

CSA calls for HD services as France prepares for 700MHz, MPEG-4 transitions

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French media regulator the CSA has said it will issue a call for candidates to launch HD services on the country’s digital-terrestrial network, to coincide… Read more

Lenovo joins HDMI device battle with Chromecast rival

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Chinese technology giant Lenovo has launched a Chromecast rival, the Lenovo Cast, to bring content from smartphones and tablets to the TV.  The device, which… Read more

Orange names new French chief

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Orange has named Fabienne Dulac as executive vice-president, Orange France, replacing Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, who was named as the new president of public broadcaster France Télévisions… Read more

CBS hints at Apple TV service deal

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CBS president and CEO Les Moonves said the firm would “probably” do a deal with Apple for its much-rumoured forthcoming cloud TV service. Speaking at… Read more

Former MTV chief Roedy takes stake in music MCN

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Former MTV Networks chairman and CEO Bill Roedy has taken a stake in music-focused multichannel network startup PopShack and has joined the board of directors… Read more

Atresmedia to launch male-focused channel as BeIN Sport comes to Spain

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Spanish broadcast group Atresmedia is to launch a new male-focused channel, Mega, on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform on July 1.  The launch is possible thanks… Read more

Netflix will not achieve scale of Sky or Canal+, says report

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Despite its rapid growth, Netflix will not achieve the scale to compete with the likes of Sky and Canal+ for premium rights, in the short… Read more