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US homes flock to VOD

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 08-02-2016
Offering a key view of US video consumption, Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that 81% of US homes have a DVR, subscribe to Netflix or use a video-on-demand (VOD) service from a cable or telco service provider.

Cox, Nextar end retrans row to avoid Super Bowl blackout

Pay-TV Joseph O'Halloran 08-02-2016
Cox Communications has agreed to terms on a new broadcast retransmission deal with Nexstar Broadcasting Group, ending a five-day blackout that threatened to pre-empt the Super Bowl in several key US markets.


Seven Network to launch film, entertainment channel

Rebecca Hawkes 08-02-2016
Australia’s Seven Network is set to launch a new free-to-air (FTA) movie and entertainment channel called 7Flix, adding to its current three-channel entertainment portfolio.

Indian DTH operators unveil ‘smart’ set-top boxes

Pay-TV Rebecca Hawkes 08-02-2016
Videocon d2h and Tata Sky are to add Internet browsing capabilities to their next-generation set-top boxes (STBs) to provide their direct-to-home (DTH) subscribers in India with smart TV functionality.

Set-top box shipments to SAARC rise 52%

Pay-TV Rebecca Hawkes 08-02-2016
Shipments of set-top boxes (STBs) to South Asia grew 52% year-on-year in 2015, hitting 11.3 million in the fourth quarter of the year, according to Dataxis research.

Telmex offers triple-play services via OTT

OTT Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 08-02-2016
Facing severe restrictions in delivering pay-TV services in the Mexican market, América Móvil's Telmex has developed an over-the-top (OTT) strategy to offer triple-play services.

The Avatars targets German market

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 08-02-2016
The Avatars, an international, millennial-targeted co-production between Boomerang TV, Fly Distribuzione TV and Brave Films, is to premiere on free-to-air (FTA) TV in Germany.

beIN Sports reaches over 1MN Americans with La Liga

Pay-TV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 08-02-2016
Spanish football is holding its own in US Spanish-language sports line-ups, with beIN Sports having scored over a million viewers with the latest FC Barcelona and Real Madrid matches.

Russia, China, India lead charge for BBC’s War And Peace adaptation

Pay-TV Editor 07-02-2016
Currently racking up large audiences at home for the lavish production based on Tolstoy’s classic novel, the BBC’s War And Peace is now gaining traction outside the UK.

Former FC Barcelona president cited for spying on Mediapro

Pay-TV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 07-02-2016
Spanish pay-TV firm Mediapro has filed a complaint against the former president of Barcelona Football Club, Sandro Rosell, claiming he carried out corporate espionage on the production house.

Super Bowl viewing set to move to mobile

Second Screen Michelle Clancy 07-02-2016
When it comes to the Super Bowl, top advertisers experienced slight stock increase following last year’s Super Bowl – outperforming the S&P by 2%.

Industry predictions for 2016

Rapid TV Everywhere February 2016