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Multitasking while watching TV is on the rise, reveals TiVo

Multitasking while watching TV is on the rise, reveals TiVo TiVo’s second Annual TiVo Multitasking and Social TV Survey has shown a dramatic increase in multitasking during TV viewing.

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The QYou
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The QYOU launches 24/7 pay TV service

Commercial-free channel The QYOU has launched what it claims to be the world’s first international 24/7 pay TV service to bring a selection of high-quality, short-form, internet video content to TV screens.

Jamal-Khashoggi Alarab
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Qvest Media delivers Alarab news channel for the MENA region

Qvest Media has completed its delivery and implementation of all production, broadcast and distribution facilities for the Arab region's latest breaking-news channel, Alarab.

4K Parks Associates
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Over 46 million 4K UHD homes expected by 2018

More than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K UHD pay TV service by 2018, according to new research from Parks Associates.

MEASAT
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iSAT Africa and MEASAT team up for pan African coverage

MEASAT Satellite Systems has signed an agreement with iSAT Africa for capacity on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite.

Global pay TV market to exceed 920 million subscribers in 2014
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Global pay TV market to exceed 920 million subscribers in 2014

The worldwide pay TV market is expected to surpass 920 million subscribers by the end of 2014, according to ABI Research.

The Voice returns to dock10
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The Voice returns to dock10

Wall to Wall’s The Voice has returned to dock10’s facility in MediaCityUK, Salford.

BBC Worldwide and Red Planet in first look deal
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BBC Worldwide and Red Planet in first look deal

The commercial arm of the BBC will provide investment, co-production expertise and global market support in return for the first-look on Red Planet’s new content

Mobile spectrum
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Mobile operators fail to make use of available spectrum

In most regions of the world at least 30 per cent of spectrum for IMT (international mobile telecommunications) services is not yet licensed.

TV Everywhere
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TV Everywhere grows across Latin America

Dataxis’ latest research identifies 12 operational TV Everywhere (TVE) platforms in the seven most important markets of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) by the end of 2014′s first quarter.

Digital TV
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Digital TV grows in Europe

Eighty seven per cent of EU households received digital television in 2013 with Finland, Greece, Italy and the UK having achieved 100 per cent digital penetration.

Connected TV
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Connected TV device ownership reaches 500 million

Worldwide ownership of connected TV devices grew 7 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2014 and 34 per cent versus the same period in 2013 to reach 500 million units.

Oliver Johnson
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Broadband in over 700 million homes worldwide

The total number of households with a broadband line hit 700.2 million by the end of June this year, revealed Point Topic.

ro*co films unveils distribution portal
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ro*co films unveils distribution portal

ro*co films has launched Simple Cinema, a new international documentary distribution portal which will allow the general public to exhibit films direct through the distributor.

Sport TV acquires Formula E coverage
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Sport TV acquires Formula E coverage

Portuguese sports network Sport TV will televise live coverage of every round of the 2013/2015 FIA Formula E Championship.

Northern Ireland’s local station goes live
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Northern Ireland’s local station goes live

Northern Ireland’s first local TV channel, Belfast-based NvTv, went on air this week.

Charlie Vogt Imagine
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Imagine Communications creates a TV Everywhere future

Imagine Communications has unveiled its vision for enabling Communications Service Providers to gain strategic advantage in offering over-the-top (OTT) video and IPTV services.

HbbTV
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Arabsat and Selevision to launch first HbbTV service for MENA

Selevision and Arabsat have entered into an exclusive long-term partnership to deliver the first Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) service to the MENA region.

State of Broadband report
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Over half of the global population will be online by 2017

Over 50 per cent of the global population will have internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.

Jaakko Ollila Booxmedia
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Supporting small content owners for standalone video streaming

Instant VoD product ‘Booxcloud’, a fully managed SaaS cloud-TV kit, has launched on the Booxmedia stand. It aims to allow individual content owners with smaller but loyal audiences to deploy standalone video streaming services.

Sami Boustany Yahlive
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BBC Persian and BBC Arabic join the UAE-based Yahlive platform

Yahlive, the UAE-based satellite broadcasting company, is growing its successful regionally focused platform with the addition of the BBC World Service television channels, BBC Persian and BBC Arabic, from October 2014.

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