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Sinclair chooses LTN to deliver COMET network

DTT Michelle Clancy 11-02-2016
Sinclair Broadcast Group has chosen LTN Global Communications to distribute COMET, a 24/7 science fiction multi-channel network.

Star Wars propels Disney earnings

Michelle Clancy 11-02-2016
Walt Disney reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens propelled the filmed entertainment unit forward.

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US pay-TV customers think cable and satellite companies are “greedy”

Pay-TV Michelle Clancy 11-02-2016
A full 77% of all respondents in a US survey from TVfreedom believe that pay-TV providers care more about their own profits than ensuring quality service for their customers.

4K TVs make up 40% of US TV placements

4K/UltraHD Michelle Clancy 11-02-2016
4K Ultra HDTVs reached 40% of US retail placements at the end of 2015, according to market research group gap intelligence/Quixel Research.

Viacom sees disappointing results for Q1

Michelle Clancy 11-02-2016
Viacom has reported a decline in ad sales, leading to poor earnings for Q1, logging $3.2 million in revenue.

TV platform operators, connected TV devices give winter boost to BBC iPlayer

VOD Editor 11-02-2016
Data released by the BBC has revealed that there were 309 million TV and radio requests for programmes on its iPlayer on-demand and catch-up service during December 2015.

Pixelworks to demo mobile video technology at MWC 2016

Second Screen Joseph O'Halloran 11-02-2016
In a significant statement as to how mobile video is rapidly becoming mainstream, leading video display processing firm Pixelworks is to demo how its technology can see use across a range of mobile devices at MWC 2016.

Netflix, The Beatles come together with Beat Bugs

VOD Editor 11-02-2016
Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader Netflix is teaming with Grace: A Storytelling Company, Thunderbird and Beyond Screen Production to launch in the summer original children’s series Beat Bugs.

A&E Network presents new original docu-series

Pay-TV Editor 11-02-2016
Leading content company A&E Network has unveiled 60 Days In, what the company claims is an unprecedented new, original docu-series.

Turner, HBO score for Time Warner but OTT subs growth slows

Pay-TV Joseph O'Halloran 11-02-2016
Media giant Time Warner has revealed modest gains in its 2015 financial year, buttressed by strong performance in its Turner and Home Box Office (HBO) divisions.

CableLabs, Cisco release open source software for cable virtualisation

Cable Joseph O'Halloran 11-02-2016
The US cable TV research and development facility CableLabs has teamed with Cisco to form a new software project for the Remote PHY device (RPD).

Industry predictions for 2016

Rapid TV Everywhere February 2016