Latest News - Rapid TV News http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/television/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:50:18 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb ARRIS swoops for SeaWell Networks http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041933296/arris-swoops-for-seawell-networks.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041933296/arris-swoops-for-seawell-networks.html

Almost exactly a year after its business-changing acquisition of Motorola Mobility's Home division, ARRIS is shopping again, this time for multiscreen IP technologies provider SeaWell Networks.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured News Rapid TV News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:16:20 +0000
Leading OTT, online video services find voice on Amazon Fire TV http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041933295/leading-ott-online-video-services-find-voice-on-amazon-fire-tv.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041933295/leading-ott-online-video-services-find-voice-on-amazon-fire-tv.html

Only days after introducing its new online video device, Amazon has announced that the unified voice search facility on Fire TV now supports Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured News Rapid TV News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:10:51 +0000
LCD TV market set for uptick http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041933294/lcd-tv-market-set-for-uptick.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041933294/lcd-tv-market-set-for-uptick.html

A marked spec shift in TV panels is being attributed with bringing hope to currently depressed prices according to new research from TrendForce.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured News Rapid TV News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:02:49 +0000
Broadcast retrans not main culprit for high subs costs http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833285/broadcast-retrans-not-main-culprit-for-high-subs-costs.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833285/broadcast-retrans-not-main-culprit-for-high-subs-costs.html

Despite regulator action to the contrary, SNL Kagan data has revealed that broadcasters' retrans fees amounted to just 8.9% of what multichannel operators paid to basic cable networks and regional sports networks in 2013.

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michele@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured Cable News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:48:53 +0000
Australia's ABC seals 'historic' TV deal with China http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833281/australia-s-abc-seals-historic-tv-deal-with-china.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833281/australia-s-abc-seals-historic-tv-deal-with-china.html

The international arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has expanded its relationship with Shanghai Media Group to distribute Australian television content across China, becoming only the third western nation to be afforded such privilege.

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured Satellite News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:37 +0000
adRise launches Tubi TV for free VOD http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833289/adrise-launches-tubi-tv-for-free-vod.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833289/adrise-launches-tubi-tv-for-free-vod.html

Connected TV content distribution and monetisation platform adRise has launched Tubi TV, a free video-on-demand (VOD) service available on Amazon Fire TV, Roku and the Xbox 360.

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michele@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured OTT News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:55:11 +0000
Experian: connected TV is the key to cord-cutting http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833286/experian-connected-tv-is-the-key-to-cord-cutting.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833286/experian-connected-tv-is-the-key-to-cord-cutting.html

The debate as to whether or not cord-cutting is actually happening continues, with data from Experian now showing that in 2013, 18.1% of households with a Netflix or Hulu account fell into the non-pay-TV category.

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joe@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:50:57 +0000
Netflix dominates UK online video while Sky captures VOD market http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833290/netflix-dominates-uk-online-video-while-sky-captures-vod-market.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833290/netflix-dominates-uk-online-video-while-sky-captures-vod-market.html

The latest Mediabug Wave research has revealed that Netflix and Sky are setting the pace for the UK's online video and on-demand sector respectively.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:33:17 +0000
ITN makes news with 33% increase in operating profit to £106MN http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833291/itn-makes-news-with-33-increase-in-operating-profit-to-106mn.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833291/itn-makes-news-with-33-increase-in-operating-profit-to-106mn.html

Perhaps working with the principle of never letting a good crisis go to waste, the UK's leading independent news producer, ITN, has revealed an 'exceptional' 2013.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:48:30 +0000
AMC global announces new EMEA head of distribution http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833288/amc-global-announces-new-head-of-distribution-of-for-emea.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833288/amc-global-announces-new-head-of-distribution-of-for-emea.html

Tasked with overseeing global distribution for the channel in the region, Marco Frazier has been appointed senior vice president, global distribution, EMEA for AMC/Sundance Channel Global.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:54:25 +0000
LATAM mobile CapEx to reach $6.1BN http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833287/latam-mobile-capex-to-reach-6-1bn.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833287/latam-mobile-capex-to-reach-6-1bn.html

ABI Research expects growth of 10% in mobile telecom capital expenditure in Latin America this year, rising to $6.1 billion as operators deploy high speed, video-friendly 4G LTE and expansions of 3G WCDMA.

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change@me.com (Gabriel Miramar-Garcia) Featured News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:53:00 +0000
Discovery preps MH370 doc http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833284/discovery-preps-mh370-doc.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833284/discovery-preps-mh370-doc.html

Discovery Channel and Discovery en Español are presenting a special one-hour documentary, Flight 370: The Missing Links.

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change@me.com (Gabriel Miramar-Garcia) Featured News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:44:44 +0000
Telemundo brings Access Hollywood to Hispanic audiences http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833283/telemundo-brings-access-hollywood-to-hispanic-audiences.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833283/telemundo-brings-access-hollywood-to-hispanic-audiences.html

Telemundo has partnered with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution to bring entertainment news magazine Access Hollywood to a Spanish-language audience.

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change@me.com (Gabriel Miramar-Garcia) Featured News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:43:24 +0000
China Digital, Beijing Gehua form partnership for cloud TV http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833282/china-digital-beijing-gehua-form-partnership-for-cloud-tv.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833282/china-digital-beijing-gehua-form-partnership-for-cloud-tv.html

Leading conditional access provider China Digital TV has inked an agreement with Beijing Gehua CATV Network to establish a strategic partnership on cloud computing technology.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:42:22 +0000
China to regulate simultaneous TV show transmission http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833280/china-to-regulate-simultaneous-tv-show-transmission.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833280/china-to-regulate-simultaneous-tv-show-transmission.html

China's state regulator is to ban broadcasters from airing the same TV series on more than two channels during prime time, and to cap the number of episodes shown per day in peak time to two.

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:37:09 +0000
VTV to deploy Dalet media asset management system http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833279/vtv-to-deploy-dalet-media-asset-management-system.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833279/vtv-to-deploy-dalet-media-asset-management-system.html

State broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) has selected media asset management (MAM) technology from Dalet Digital Media Systems to modernise its workflows and editing process.

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:37 +0000
Hareem Al Sultan finale to air in MENA on OSN http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833278/hareem-al-sultan-finale-to-air-in-mena-on-osn.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041833278/hareem-al-sultan-finale-to-air-in-mena-on-osn.html

The final chapter of popular Turkish TV drama Hareem Al Sultan is to air in the Middle East and North Africa from 21 April on OSN's Arabic channel Ya Hala HD.

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rebecca@rapidtvnews.com (Rebecca Hawkes) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:21:22 +0000
Live TV kicking strongly as ever in face of online, mobile channels http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733264/live-tv-kicking-strongly-as-ever-in-face-of-online-mobile-channels.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733264/live-tv-kicking-strongly-as-ever-in-face-of-online-mobile-channels.html

Many say that TV has been totally transformed by the availability of catch-up and PVR services as well as mobile and online channels, but an Ipsos survey has found that live TV retains its iron grip on viewing.

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Joseph.ohalloran@eurotvguild.com (Joseph O'Halloran) Featured Second Screen News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:25:33 +0000
TV beats digital rivals in ad response across Western Europe http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733263/tv-beats-digital-rivals-in-ad-response-across-western-europe.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733263/tv-beats-digital-rivals-in-ad-response-across-western-europe.html

Despite the growing number of alternative locations for advertising investment, TV has fended off smartphones and tablets for advertising revenue in Western Europe, at least according to data released by eMarketer.

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Joseph.ohalloran@eurotvguild.com (Joseph O'Halloran) Featured Second Screen News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:58:52 +0000
Regulator review for Sky Sports wholesale obligations http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733262/regulator-review-for-sky-sports-wholesale-obligations.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733262/regulator-review-for-sky-sports-wholesale-obligations.html

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom may be on the verge of handing pay-TV leader BSkyB an unexpected bonus after announcing a review of the wholesale must-offer obligations placed on its Sky Sports channel.

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Joseph.ohalloran@eurotvguild.com (Joseph O'Halloran) Featured Pay-TV News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:38:46 +0000
AOL adds video portal to homepage http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733276/aol-adds-video-portal-to-homepage.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733276/aol-adds-video-portal-to-homepage.html

AOL is boosting its online video strategy by incorporating a new video portal into its homepage. It has what the company called a time-centric programming strategy, being programmed dynamically with a human-curated slate of daily content.

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joe@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:09:00 +0000
Sky trials Twitter-based viewing, recording http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/sky-trials-twitter-based-viewing-recording.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/sky-trials-twitter-based-viewing-recording.html

Questions may still persist as to the exact role of social TV but undeterred pay-TV giant BSkyB has announced #WatchOnSky, a Twitter tool enabling viewers to watch or record TV shows.

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editor@rapidtvnews.com (Editor) Featured Social TV News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:46:47 +0000
Shaw to restructure, axe 400 positions http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733275/shaw-to-restructure-axe-400-positions.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733275/shaw-to-restructure-axe-400-positions.html

Canadian cableco Shaw Communications is planning to lay off 400 people and restructure its business.

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joe@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured Cable News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:07:39 +0000
Volicon, Kaltura partner for live broadcast workflow http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/volicon-kaltura-partner-for-live-broadcast-workflow.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/volicon-kaltura-partner-for-live-broadcast-workflow.html

Volicon and Kaltura have announced a technology partnership with the objective of enabling an end-to-end workflow for bringing live broadcast capture and captioning to digital and social media platforms.

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michele@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured Social TV News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:06:31 +0000
OwnZones closes $5.9MN in financing for content curation http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733273/ownzones-closes-5-9mn-in-financing-for-content-curation.html http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014041733273/ownzones-closes-5-9mn-in-financing-for-content-curation.html

Content curation platform OwnZones Media Network has closed $5.9 million in Series A financing. The funds will be used for marketing and further development of the portal.

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joe@rapidtvnews.com (Michelle Clancy) Featured Online Video News Rapid TV News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:04:56 +0000