French broadcasters unlikely to team up for SVoD

Bertrand Meheut

France’s leading broadcasters are unlikely to group together to form a subscription video-on-demand alliance to counter Netflix, according to Canal+ CEO Bertrand Meheut.  Speaking at… Read more

HbbTV 2.0 details revealed, release expected this year

ARD hbbtv app

The new HbbTV 2.0 standard should “hopefully” be released later this year and will include four new features contributed by the EU-supported HBB-NEXT project according… Read more

SeaChange appoints new CEO

Jay Samit

Video technology provider SeaChange International has appointed former president of social chat service ooVoo, Jay Samit, as its new chief executive officer (CEO).  Samit, who was… Read more

Encoder market likely to double, but challenges loom

Robert Cavin, Frost & Sullivan

The global market for pay TV video encoders is expected to double to US$895.2 million (€704.4 million) by 2020, up from US$435.1 million at the… Read more

Key Russian Express-AM6 satellite successfully launched

rscc am-6

Russia’s Express-AM6 satellite has successfully been launched on board a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The satellite will be deployed into geostationary… Read more

TDC to provide services over energy company’s fibre net


Danish telco TDC has signed an agreement with Energy group TRE to provide its services over the TREFOR fibre network in the Triangle region of… Read more

Scripps appoints Discovery veteran as European programming boss

Katharina Feistauer

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has appointed long-time Discovery Networks International executive, Katharina Feistauer, as its vice president of programming. Feistauer will take up her… Read more

Dish drops Turner channels in carriage dispute

Warren Schlichting

US pay TV operator Dish has shelved a swathe of Turner Broadcasting channels in a carriage dispute with the channel operator. CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult… Read more

BSkyB adds photo feature to Sky+ app

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BSkyB has added a feature to its Sky+ app to enable users to view photos stored on their smartphones on their TV screens.  Viewers need… Read more

International Netflix deals for BBC Worldwide


Netflix has acquired several of BBC Worldwide’s top titles for its new international services, DTVE sister title TBI has learned. The US-listed streaming service recently… Read more