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BT to carry Netflix on TV service

Netflix lifestyle

BT has entered into a partnership with Netflix to make the streaming VoD service available direct to its TV customers. “We have entered into a… Read more

Murdoch: TV industry needs “serious competitor” to Netflix

Rupert Murdoch

The TV industry needs to provide a “serious competitor” to Netflix and Amazon, according to Rupert Murdoch. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ:D conference… Read more

CTC mulls channels refocus

Yuliana Slashcheva

The target audience shares of CTC Media’s Russian TV networks were affected by overall audience fragmentation and increased competition from news broadcasts in the third… Read more

EBU and ABU call for global action to protect TV spectrum

EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot, Director General Ingrid Deltenre & ABU Secretary General  Javad Mottaghi

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) have called for global action to protect TV spectrum space and guarantee “the future… Read more

TV setback hits Samsung CE division

Samsung UHD S9 Series Smart TV

Samsung said that its consumer electronics division fell short of expectations in the third quarter, due to a decline in the average selling price of… Read more

Boxer launches multiscreen service, taps Norigin Media for platform

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Teracom-owned Nordic digital-terrestrial pay TV service Boxer has launched its previously announced multiscreen service, providing live TV and VoD across Sweden and Denmark. The new… Read more

Executives leave as Xbox Studios winds down

Nancy Tellem

Nancy Tellem and Jordan Levin have left Xbox Entertainment Studios, the content division launched, and subsequently scrapped, by software giant Microsoft. Microsoft said the Xbox… Read more

Russian VoD service Okko claims fourfold revenue increase

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Russian video-on-demand service Okko – formerly known as Play – claims that it has seen a fourfold increase in revenues in the first half of… Read more

Streaming to connected TVs the preferred method of delivery, says Crackle

Crackle

Streaming films and TV shows on internet-connected TVs is now the “preferred viewing method” according to Sony Pictures Television-owned VoD site, Crackle. The second annual… Read more

TalkTalk taps Harmonic for integrated IPTV offering

TalkTalk's YouView box

UK telco TalkTalk has chosen Harmonic to deliver an integrated headend solution from Harmonic to help deliver its IPTV services. TalkTalk will use Harmonic’s Electra… Read more