Latest News - Rapid TV News http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/television/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:03 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb English football association TV revs take hit http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433360/english-national-football-broadcast-revs-take-hit.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433360/english-national-football-broadcast-revs-take-hit.html

Even though the Irish pay-TV firm went bust five years ago, Setanta's collapse has been blamed by the English Football Association for a marked dip in broadcasting revenues.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:43:18 +0000
FCC set to drop net neutrality bomb on online video market http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433359/fcc-reportedly-set-to-drop-net-neutrality-bomb-on-online-video-market.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433359/fcc-reportedly-set-to-drop-net-neutrality-bomb-on-online-video-market.html

US regulator the FCC is said to be on the verge of proposing changes in US net neutrality laws that will likely shake up totally the US online video and over the top arenas.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:15:06 +0000
HBO signs exclusive first OTT content deal with Amazon http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433344/hbo-signs-exclusive-first-ott-content-deal-with-amazon.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433344/hbo-signs-exclusive-first-ott-content-deal-with-amazon.html

Amazon is bolstering its content proposition with a licensing agreement with HBO that makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for a range of the premium network's programming.

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michele@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured OTT News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:20:19 +0000
AOL to stream Miramax movies http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433348/aol-to-stream-miramax-movies.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433348/aol-to-stream-miramax-movies.html

Online giant AOL is furthering its long-form video streaming stable with a deal with Miramax to bring full-length films to US viewers with an exclusive Miramax channel.

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michele@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured OTT News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:37:16 +0000
Young viewers key in driving OTT market http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433351/young-viewers-key-in-driving-ott-market.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433351/young-viewers-key-in-driving-ott-market.html

A report from Parks Associates has revealed the full extent to which younger viewers are driving the uptake of over-the-top (OTT) services, in particular over multiple devices.

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Joseph.ohalloran@eurotvguild.com (Joseph O'Halloran) Featured OTT News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:46:55 +0000
Elemental, Harmonic slug it out for encoding leadership http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433357/elemental-harmonic-slug-it-out-for-encoding-leadership.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433357/elemental-harmonic-slug-it-out-for-encoding-leadership.html

A competitive assessment by ABI Research looking at the multiscreen encoder market found a virtual tie between Harmonic and the rapidly growing Elemental Technologies.

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Joseph.ohalloran@eurotvguild.com (Joseph O'Halloran) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:24:19 +0000
Shares soar as iPhone renaissance drives record Apple Q2 revs http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433358/shares-soar-as-iphone-renaissance-drives-record-apple-q2-revs.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433358/shares-soar-as-iphone-renaissance-drives-record-apple-q2-revs.html

Some had said that the industry had reached peak Apple but much to the delight if not surprise of Wall Street, the CE giant has reported robust second quarter results.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Second Screen News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:41:43 +0000
BrightRoll teams with BlueKai to offer mobile online video ad targeting http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433356/brightroll-teams-with-bluekai-to-offer-mobile-online-video-ad-targeting.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433356/brightroll-teams-with-bluekai-to-offer-mobile-online-video-ad-targeting.html

As the online video market rushes to multiscreen, BrightRoll has revealed it is to integrate additional third-party mobile data partners into its programmatic video advertising platform.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:18:34 +0000
Trigital updates Twin Pines studios http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433355/trigital-updates-twin-pines-studios.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433355/trigital-updates-twin-pines-studios.html

Spain's Twin Pines studios has chosen Trigital to update its audiovisual infrastructure for special effects.

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fernandezgonzalez.juan@gmail.com (Juan Fernandez Gonzalez) Featured News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:15:57 +0000
Atresmedia launches online pay-TV http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433354/atresmedia-launches-online-pay-tv.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433354/atresmedia-launches-online-pay-tv.html

Atresmedia has launched Nubeox Premium, an online platform including pay-TV networks and a large video-on-demand (VOD) catalogue.

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fernandezgonzalez.juan@gmail.com (Juan Fernandez Gonzalez) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:09:47 +0000
Spain's aims to change prime time slot http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433352/spain-s-aims-to-change-prime-time-slot.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433352/spain-s-aims-to-change-prime-time-slot.html

The Spanish Government wants the country's prime time TV slot to finish at around 11pm due to concerns from the Ministry of Health that Spanish people sleep less than they should.

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fernandezgonzalez.juan@gmail.com (Juan Fernandez Gonzalez) Featured News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:59:42 +0000
S3 Group upgrades TV testing platform, adds US office http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433350/s3-group-upgrades-tv-testing-platform-adds-us-office.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433350/s3-group-upgrades-tv-testing-platform-adds-us-office.html

S3 Group has unveiled an upgrade to its automated video testing platform, StormTest Development Centre.

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michele@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:06 +0000
E! Online Latino to air Billboard Latin Music Awards with LiveU technology http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433349/e-online-latino-to-air-billboard-latin-music-awards-with-liveu-technology.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433349/e-online-latino-to-air-billboard-latin-music-awards-with-liveu-technology.html

E! Online Latino announced today that it will use LiveU technology to stream its Web-exclusive coverage of the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards preshow event.

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change@me.com (Gabriel Miramar-Garcia) Featured OTT News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:39:09 +0000
NTT DOCOMO licenses Rovi's programme guide http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433347/ntt-docomo-licenses-rovi-s-programme-guide.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433347/ntt-docomo-licenses-rovi-s-programme-guide.html

Rovi has entered into a new license agreement with NTT DOCOMO for the use of its video discovery and interactive programme guide (IPG) patents and technologies for the leading Japanese mobile service provider's video-on-demand (VOD) services.

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joe@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured VOD News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:35:19 +0000
Liberty Puerto Rico adds social TV metrics to programme guide http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/liberty-puerto-rico-adds-social-tv-metrics-to-programme-guide.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/liberty-puerto-rico-adds-social-tv-metrics-to-programme-guide.html

Liberty Puerto Rico is launching social TV integration with a cloud-based user interface that uses real-time viewing metrics to display programme popularity to viewers, based on ActiveVideo's CloudTV platform.

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change@me.com (Gabriel Miramar-Garcia) Featured Social TV News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:34:06 +0000
BroadbandTV seals video management agreement with FremantleMedia http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433345/broadbandtv-seals-video-management-agreement-with-fremantlemedia.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433345/broadbandtv-seals-video-management-agreement-with-fremantlemedia.html

Media and technology company BroadbandTV has inked what it calls a 'significant' online video management agreement with Fremantle Media.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:28:49 +0000
U-max seeks ultraHD TV content as Korea notches world first http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/u-max-seeks-ultrahd-tv-content-as-korea-notches-world-first.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/u-max-seeks-ultrahd-tv-content-as-korea-notches-world-first.html

South Korea's U-max, the first broadcaster to go live with next-generation ultra high definition (UHD) TV, intends to secure 200 hours of programming this year and invest KRW40 billion (US$38.5 million) into obtaining more UHD content by 2016.

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured 4K/UltraHD News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:15:52 +0000
Cellcom TV service set for August launch http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433342/israel-s-cellcom-looks-to-august-tv-launch.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433342/israel-s-cellcom-looks-to-august-tv-launch.html

Israeli mobile operator Cellcom is planning to launch a television service by August, according to business publication Globes.

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured IPTV News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:59 +0000
GOtv, StarTimes could face more Kenyan court action http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433341/gotv-startimes-could-face-more-kenyan-court-action.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042433341/gotv-startimes-could-face-more-kenyan-court-action.html

MultiChoice-owned GoTV and China's StarTimes have been warned they have seven days to resume the broadcast of free-to-air channels and compensate consumers before facing legal action from the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK).

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:13 +0000
BBC announces Asian appointments http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333340/bbc-announces-asian-appointments.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333340/bbc-announces-asian-appointments.html

BBC Worldwide has made four executive appointments for its Asia division, following the recently created role for David Weiland as EVP, Asia.

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured News Rapid TV News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:33:30 +0000
New Irdeto NOC to monitor health of multiscreen platforms and user experience http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333339/new-irdeto-noc-to-monitor-health-of-multiscreen-platforms-and-user-experience.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333339/new-irdeto-noc-to-monitor-health-of-multiscreen-platforms-and-user-experience.html

In response to what it believes is growing consumer expectation for a flawless user experience, driven by OTT and multiscreen services, Irdeto has opened a new global Network Operations Centre (NOC).

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:03:13 +0000
Curtain opens for Sky Store's Buy & Keep service http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333338/curtain-opens-for-sky-store-s-buy-keep-service.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333338/curtain-opens-for-sky-store-s-buy-keep-service.html

The Buy & Keep service from UK pay-TV giant BSkyB has begun operation its connected Sky customers, letting them for the first time buy films as well as rent them.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:37:35 +0000
Zodiak Rights acquires Jean-Pierre Mocky drama catalogue http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333337/zodiak-rights-acquires-jean-pierre-mocky-drama-catalogue.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333337/zodiak-rights-acquires-jean-pierre-mocky-drama-catalogue.html

The distribution wing of Zodiak Media, Zodiak Rights, has acquired from Jean-Pierre Mocky the distribution rights of all the feature films he directed and produced.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured News Rapid TV News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:08 +0000
US cord-cutters begin to grow http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333331/us-cord-cutters-begin-to-grow.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333331/us-cord-cutters-begin-to-grow.html

Their affect on the business of pay-TV may have been overstated to date, but an Experian survey is suggesting that the number of cord-cutters is beginning to grow.

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Joseph.ohalloran@eurotvguild.com (Joseph O'Halloran) Featured OTT News Rapid TV News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:56:07 +0000
AT&T, Chernin Group form OTT joint venture http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333329/at-t-chernin-group-form-ott-joint-venture.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014042333329/at-t-chernin-group-form-ott-joint-venture.html

AT&T and The Chernin Group have formed a joint venture to acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top (OTT) video services. The two have committed more than $500 million in funding to the venture. Further financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

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joe@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured OTT News Rapid TV News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:38:34 +0000