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MultiChoice Tanzania launches BoxOffice VoD service

Published 22 May 2015 15:54 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of

MultiChoice Tanzania launched its BoxOffice service for broadband customers to rent films. Operations Manager Ronald Shelukindo said Box Office allows subscribers to rent and ...

SABC to launch DTT with 5 channels

Published 22 May 2015 15:27 CET | South Africa

South Africa's public broadcaster SABC plans to launch five channels initially when the country's switch from analogue to digital broadcasting begins. The broadcaster's COO ...

BBC First to launch in Belgium 04 June

Published 22 May 2015 15:22 CET | Belgium

BBC Worldwide announced that its new channel BBC First will launch in Belgium 04 June. The channel, launched in other countries already, shows mainly drama series from the ...

Polish pay-TV penetration reaches 79 percent

Published 22 May 2015 14:57 CET | Poland

Alongside the dynamic development of free digital terrestrial TV, the majority of households in Poland use chargeable TV services via satellite or cable, according to GfK ...

Antenna Hungaria offers Viasat History TV channel

Published 22 May 2015 14:48 CET | Hungary

Viasat Group's Viasat History TV channel became available to Antenna Hungaria's MinDigTV customers, nearly 800,000 households in 2015, from 22 May. The unencrypted version of ...

Brazil to provide connected DTT boxes to 14 mln families

Published 22 May 2015 14:29 CET | Brazil

An estimated 14 million Brazilians registered in the Bolsa Famiglia social welfare program will receive a digital terrestrial TV (DTT) receiver that will enable interactivity ...

Beltelecom offers Smart Zala service over Samsung TV-sets

Published 22 May 2015 13:32 CET | Belarus

Belarusian national operator Beltelecom has upgraded its Smart Zala online TV service. The option has become accessible over Samsung TV-sets supporting the Smart TV function. ...

IPTV leads growth in Canadian TV market

Published 22 May 2015 12:29 CET | Canada

Canadian TV providers generated revenues of CAD 8.9 billion in the year to August 2014, up 1.5 percent from the previous year, according to the latest figures from regulator ...

Get accounts for 40% of 2014 broadband market growth

Published 22 May 2015 11:52 CET | Norway

Norwegian fixed line operator Get said it accounted for 40 percent of net broadband market growth in 2014, citing Nkom's recent annual report on the sector. This is the ...

Over 35s driving UK SVoD market

Published 22 May 2015 11:20 CET | United Kingdom

Some 30 percent of UK consumers use an SVoD service on a monthly basis, 4 percentage points in half a year, according to the latest research from Decipher, based on a survey ...

African broadcaster Channels 24 launches in UK

Published 22 May 2015 11:02 CET | United Kingdom

African broadcaster Channels Television has officially launched its news and current affairs station, Channels 24, in the UK. Channels 24 will air African and ...

John Lewis, LG reduce UHD TV price point to GBP 699

Published 22 May 2015 11:00 CET | United Kingdom

UK retail chain John Lewis has started selling UHD TVs starting at GBP 699 through an expanded partnership with LG, bringing the price point down to a "reasonable" level, ...

Tata Sky taps Cloudera for customer data analysis

Published 22 May 2015 10:45 CET | India

Indian DTH television service provider Tata Sky has selected Cloudera to support its big data initiative. Tata Sky plans to use the Cloudera technology to gain deeper ...

Samsung offers free Galaxy smartphone with TV set

Published 22 May 2015 10:23 CET | Germany

Samsung is offering customers who buy a selected SUHD or UHD television set a free Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S5 mini smartphone, depending on the TV model, inside-handy.de reports. ...

Pay TV services market up 7% to USD 237 bln in 2014

Published 22 May 2015 10:12 CET | World

The global pay TV services market, including cable TV, satellite TV, telco TV and over-the-top (OTT) video, totaled USD 237 billion in 2014, up 7 percent from 2013, according ...

BT TV signs deal with HBO for buy-to-keep box sets

Published 22 May 2015 10:06 CET | United Kingdom

BT TV has signed a new agreement with HBO Home Entertainment allowing its customers to buy-to-keep box sets of premium programmes including Game of Thrones, Entourage and ...

Sling TV launches promotion with Nexus Player

Published 22 May 2015 09:28 CET | United States

Sling TV, the subscription OTT TV service in the US, launched its Android TV application for Google's Nexus Player, available for download in the Play Store. Sling TV and ...

Sky UK, Ireland expands children's VoD

Published 22 May 2015 08:55 CET | Ireland, United Kingdom

Sky UK and Ireland has announced plans to expand its children's content on VoD to around 4,000 programmes within a few months, up  on 700 shows at present. The satellite TV ...

Volia to continue investing in technical support

Published 21 May 2015 15:32 CET | Ukraine

Ukrainian cable operator Volia plans to invest UAH 50 million in raising the quality of its services this year. The operator invested UAH 10 million in its technical ...

Panasonic Europe opens B2B portal for TV, comms products

Published 21 May 2015 15:08 CET | Europe

Panasonic Europe has launched a new B2B partner portal covering its visual systems and communications divisions before its future expansion to other business divisions later ...

VPRT forecasts TV advertising up 4% in 2015

Published 21 May 2015 13:55 CET | Germany

German private broadcasting association VPRT has published forecasts for the media market for 2015, showing ongoing growth across all sectors of electronic media. Net ...

Xfinity now shows HBO Go, Showtime Anytime via Amazon Fire

Published 21 May 2015 12:10 CET | United States

Comcast said that customers can now use their Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to access TVE apps from HBO Go and Showtime Anytime. The Amazon platforms joins others such as ...

OTE extends rights to Formula 1

Published 21 May 2015 11:48 CET | Greece

OTE announced that it extended its TV rights for Formula 1 in Greece. The races will be shown on the OTE TV Sport channels for the next three years until 2017. OTE TV will ...

Blicnet expands basic digital cable package

Published 21 May 2015 11:12 CET | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian cable operator Blicnet has expanded its basic digital cable TV package. The latest additions are channels Pink World Cinema, Pink Serije, Pink Show, Pink Kuvar and ...

Microsoft launches OTA TV tuner for Xbox

Published 21 May 2015 10:29 CET | Canada, United States

Microsoft announced the launch of a new tuner for over-the-air TV on the Xbox games console. Available in the US and Canada at Microsoft stores and the company's website, the ...


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