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TV sports packages tempt consumers to premium offers

New research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech on the home services market – covering broadband, fixed landline and paid television – has revealed that premium sports content is still a major draw for consumers, despite the market being awash with value-driven propositions

News Release

GatesAir announces new patent innovations

GatesAir has added another seven patent awards to its legacy of 238 previous US and Global patents, providing a foundation to improve signal quality and enhance technical efficiencies in the over-the-air broadcast architecture

Business

Liberty Global increases stake in ITV

Liberty Global has increased its stake in broadcaster ITV to 9.9 per cent. The US cable company acquired 138.7 million shares in ITV, thereby increasing its existing stake to a total of 398.5 million shares

TVBEverywhere

Virgin Media announces Project Lightning in UK

Virgin Media has announced a £3 billion investment to expand its network, with the support of parent company Liberty Global, giving up to 4 million additional homes and businesses access to Virgin Media’s ultra-fast broadband network.

Features

The Netflix effect

This may come as news to many Americans, but Netflix has yet to take over the world. It obviously enjoys a huge competitive advantage here in the US, where its 36 million subscribers account for a third of peak broadband traffic, but it’s taking a cautiously staggered approach to expansion into foreign language markets.

Features

TV and convergence – does satellite have a future?

More service providers than ever are now entering the broadcast space and the technology landscape for content distribution can be highly confusing. David Crawford, MD, satellite for Arqiva, asks what this means for the future of satellite TV in a hybrid connected world, and can satellite keep up with these OTT services and IP-delivered content?

Business

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.

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