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BSkyB secures 69% of Sky Deutschland

BSkyB has confirmed it has secured 69% of Sky Deutschland. It’s part of the £5 billion agreement to create a European pay-TV giant that would also include Sky Italia.

via BSkyB secures 69% of Sky Deutschland.

Posted in Top News, TV Business

Top management change at Magyar Telekom

Attila Kerszég, currently CCO residential at Hungary’s Magyar Telekom, is to leave his position at the end of the year to take an executive role of European purview at its parent company in Germany.

via Top management change at Magyar Telekom.

Posted in TV Business

Online TV consumption up 388% | Advanced Television

Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that more people watched more TV online than ever before. TV consumption across devices grew 388 per cent year-over-year (YoY) and programmers saw broader use as unique monthly viewers increased by 146 per cent YoY across browsers and TV apps. While online TV consumption remains fragmented across platforms, gaming consoles and over-the-top (OTT) devices gained the largest percentage of market share and Android apps surpassed desktop browsers as access points for watching TV online.

via Online TV consumption up 388% | Advanced Television.

Posted in Top News, TV Content

Rentrak granted US STB measurement patent | Advanced Television

Consumer viewership information provider Rentrak has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for the method and system behind measuring the status of return path TVs (also known as set-top boxes). This is an important component of Rentrak’s massive and passive ratings service, which will soon measure 60 million return path TVs for live and DVR viewing and more than 114 million TVs for Video on Demand viewing.

via Rentrak granted US STB measurement patent | Advanced Television.

Posted in TV Tech

Search and enjoy – developments in content search and discovery » Digital TV Europe

Content search and discovery is fast becoming a differentiator among content providers, with new streaming devices helping to drive innovation. Andy McDonald reports.

via Search and enjoy – developments in content search and discovery » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Content

Breaking: Ooyala Acquires Videoplaza – VAN – Video Ad News

Ooyala, a Telstra subsidiary and a video streaming and analytics platform, has just announced a definitive agreement to acquire Videoplaza, a video ad platform that is primarily aimed at the premium/broadcaster market. Videoplaza recently launched ‘Konnect’, it’s video SSP and Aunia, a broadcaster co-operative, earlier in the year (Videoplaza are sponsoring and speaking at New Video Frontiers in London this Wednesday).

via Breaking: Ooyala Acquires Videoplaza – VAN – Video Ad News.

Posted in TV Business

‘Doomed before it starts': HBO’s OTT service to run at a pricey $15 a month, report says – FierceCable

HBO’s new streaming service will be priced at around $15 per month, an uncompetitive $6 higher than Netflix’s (NASDAQ: NFLX) most common $8.99 plan.

via ‘Doomed before it starts': HBO’s OTT service to run at a pricey $15 a month, report says – FierceCable.

Posted in Top News, TV Content