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Pay-TV holds even as Telefónica’s global footprint weakens

Pay-TV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 30-07-2016
Although Spanish telco Telefónica has seen profits halved during the first half of the year, its video operations keep moving forward, with nearly 8.5 million global pay-TV households.

Atresmedia expands distribution agreement with Mexico’s Totalplay

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 30-07-2016
Mexican IPTV operator Totalplay is adding Atreseries to its networks portfolio and extending ¡Hola! TV to more content packages.

Fox hands US blockbusters out to Mediaset

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 30-07-2016
Mediaset has inked a major content agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, which will see 50 recent US movies premiere free-to-air (FTA) in Spain.

Half of large TVs sold are 4K-ready

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 30-07-2016
JD Power has issued its 2016 TV Satisfaction Report, with Sony edging out Samsung in the smaller-screen segment.

Facebook embraces video as Q2 results shine

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 30-07-2016
Facebook has announced $2 billion in net income for the second quarter of the year, double what it was just six months ago.

Sinclair hit with $9.5MN FCC fine over retrans

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 30-07-2016
Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay $9.5 million in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fines to resolve a number of Media Bureau investigations, including one into the allegation that Sinclair violated its obligation to negotiate for retransmission consent in good faith.

TV viewers not skipping ads

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 28-07-2016
The idea that technological advances in TV are enabling a wholesale skipping of TV ads is simply not true says a survey conducted by dynamic ad insertion specialist Yospace.

Flat revs in testing year for Eutelsat

Satellite Editor 29-07-2016
The effects of the commercial headwinds that Eutelsat has flagged for some time have been fully revealed in the satellite operator’s end of year results.

Consumers fed up with poor TV search options

Pay-TV Michelle Clancy 29-07-2016
Pay-TV subscribers are frustrated with poor content search and recommendation technology.

Varick, VideoAmp integrate for cross-screen advertising

Ad Tech Michelle Clancy 29-07-2016
Programmatic advertising company Varick Media Management has formed an integration with VideoAmp's video demand-side platform (DSP) for cross-screen campaigns.

DIRECTV expands Sunday Ticket streaming availability

Satellite Michelle Clancy 29-07-2016
DIRECTV is expanding its NFL Sunday Ticket streaming service, NFLST.TV, to more people across more devices.

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