Digital TV News Summaries

Fairmile West ConsultingIan NockRather than individual posts, you can view news summaries each day via dtvconsultant.com, and we offer the ability there for you to subscribe to a daily email for each post. That way you can receive a nice summary email of the news each and every weekday at 15:00 BST/GMT. So be up to date, in the know and subscribe now.

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Why live TV and sports in 4K will not work over the internet | News | TechRadar

Netflix has described 4K as “the format for the Internet” and with precious few other outlets for Ultra HD it’s pretty easy to agree.Slowly but surely, the SVoD giant is adding UHD content to its line-up, most recently a couple of movies and box-set poster boy Breaking Bad. However, the BBC’s recent live Ultra HD trials during the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games have highlighted an inconvenient truth: live sports coverage is a bandwidthosaurus.

via Why live TV and sports in 4K will not work over the internet | News | TechRadar.

Posted in TV Content

UPC Cablecom makes triple play standard

Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will offer all of its customers a triple play package consisting of TV, internet and telephony as the standard basic subscription from January 1, 2015.

via UPC Cablecom makes triple play standard.

Posted in TV Business

RTL takes €88 million hit from Hungarian ad tax plan » Digital TV Europe

RTL Group has posted a €88 million impairment in its first-half results as a consequence of the new advertising tax rules implemented by the Hungarian government.

via RTL takes €88 million hit from Hungarian ad tax plan » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business

Conax makes first Nagra contribution

The Kudelski Group’s acquisition of Conax has boosted the security to technology company in the first half of the year.

via Conax makes first Nagra contribution.

Posted in TV Business

ContentWise appoints TiVo exec as CTO » Digital TV Europe

TV personalisation, discovery and recommendations firm ContentWise has appointed TiVo director of product management, Pancrazio Auteri, as its new chief technology officer.

via ContentWise appoints TiVo exec as CTO » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business

Kudelski raises revenue and profit outlook » Digital TV Europe

TV technology provider Kudelski has raised its full year revenue and profit guidance following the consolidation of its Conax acquisition and its patent cross-licence agreement with Cisco.

via Kudelski raises revenue and profit outlook » Digital TV Europe.

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Sunrise grows TV base by 54% » Digital TV Europe

Swiss service provider Sunrise increased its TV customer base by 53.5% year-on-year in the second quarter, with 89,200 people subscribing to its IPTV service as of June 30.

via Sunrise grows TV base by 54% » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Business