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Live TV kicking strongly as ever in face of online, mobile channels

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.

TV beats digital rivals in ad response across Western Europe

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.

Skyfire adds OTT analytics dashboard to Rocket Optimizer

In a bid to offer what it says is an unprecedented look into mobile video congestion, Opera Software's Skyfire unit has released a real-time analytics dashboard.

zeebox revamps second-screen app, becomes Beamly

The second-screen zeebox app is rebranding with a new name — Beamly — and a revamped app for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Web. It's also tapping the Real Housewives of Atlanta to talk TV.

DECE approves Nagra DRM for UltraViolet premium content streaming

The UltraViolet consortium's holding group, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), has granted approval for the Nagra MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM) solution.

ABS-CBN looks to 2015 for mobile TV break even

Philippines broadcasting group ABS-CBN expects its new mobile TV service to break even in 2015, once it reaches a subscription base of 2 million.

Wi-Fi chipsets in CE to pass $3BN in 2018

Video-friendly Wi-Fi is set to pervade new consumer electronics segments as overall Wi-Fi device shipments double between 2012 and 2018, growing to just over 3 billion during that time frame, according to SNL Kagan MRG.

Viewers go beyond the episode as Google reveals online TV search surging

New research from Google has shed fascinating insight into how digital platforms are fundamentally changing the way TV viewers research, participate in and access their favourite shows.

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