Digital TV News Summaries

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Liberty Global acquisition drive “slowing down” and turning vertical, say Fries and Malone » Digital TV Europe

Liberty Global is unlikely to acquire fixed networks in further European markets and is not interested in acquiring mobile networks, but could drive consolidation in Poland, according to CEO Mike Fries, speaking to the Wall Street Journal in a joint interview alongside Liberty chairman John Malone.

via Liberty Global acquisition drive “slowing down” and turning vertical, say Fries and Malone » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business

Netflix reportedly planning Spain launch for 2015 » Digital TV Europe

Netflix is due to launch in Spain in the last quarter of 2015, according to a report this week by Spanish news agency, Europa Press.

via Netflix reportedly planning Spain launch for 2015 » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business, TV Content

Zon successor Nos sees converged offerings success » Digital TV Europe

Portuguese operator Nos – the combined brand for Zon Multimédia and Optimus that was launched in May – saw its ‘convergent RGU’ fixed-line base almost double quarter-on-quarter to just over one million, up from 556,000 in March and 34,300 in December. Subscribers with Nos’s Iris advanced TV service grew by 62,700 in the last quarter to reach almost seven in 10 of the company’s triple and quad-play base, or 561,000 customers. The company rolled out Iris 3.2 during the quarter, enabling HTML5 apps and improved navigation. Iris also became an integral part of the company’s DTH offering.

via Zon successor Nos sees converged offerings success » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business, TV Tech

Telenet suffers slight TV downturn » Digital TV Europe

Belgian cable operator Telenet reported a 1% dip in total cable TV customers in the second quarter with digital TV additions failing to offset a wider decline in analogue cable customers.

via Telenet suffers slight TV downturn » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business

Sony makes shock profit | Advanced Television

Sony Corp has reported an eight-fold increase in its quarterly profits, helped by the sales of Playstation 4 consoles, and the disposal of properties as well as the sale of Square Enix, a video games developer.

via Sony makes shock profit | Advanced Television.

Posted in TV Business

RDK: The Real Thing? | Advanced Television

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up.

via RDK: The Real Thing? | Advanced Television.

Posted in TV Business

Time Warner Cable video subscribers down 152,000 in 2Q 2014

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

via Time Warner Cable video subscribers down 152,000 in 2Q 2014.

Posted in TV Business