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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Rovi paid $12 million for Fan TV — Tech News and Analysis

Rovi paid just $12 million for Fan TV, the TV discovery startup previously known as Fanhattan, according to a FCC filing (hat tip to Multichannel News).

via Rovi paid $12 million for Fan TV — Tech News and Analysis.

Posted in TV Business

Cirkus secures distribution with Norway’s Get » Digital TV Europe

On-demand service Cirkus, which offers the ‘Best of British’ programming to international markets, has secured a distribution deal with Norwegian cable operator Get.

via Cirkus secures distribution with Norway’s Get » Digital TV Europe.

Posted in TV Content

‘Hell, yes!’ Malone will go after TWC if Comcast can’t close the deal – FierceCable

Liberty Global Media Chairman John Malone hasn’t given up on acquiring Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC).

via ‘Hell, yes!’ Malone will go after TWC if Comcast can’t close the deal – FierceCable.

Posted in Top News, TV Business

TVTechnology: Akamai Reports on 4K Internet Readiness

As broadcasters advance farther into the connected digital environment, they become more dependent on fast, reliable Internet and mobile connections.

via TVTechnology: Akamai Reports on 4K Internet Readiness.

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More UK homes use PVR than VoD | Advanced Television

Decipher, the digital media consultancy, has released findings from Wave 5 of its Mediabug research. It shows that VoD viewing is moving from devices to the TV screen; both PCs and tablets lost share of online VoD viewing (5 per cent and 2 per cent respectively), whilst Apple TV (+1 per cent), NOW TV (+1 per cent), Chromecast (+1 per cent) and smart TVs (+2 per cent) all saw an increase in viewing.

via More UK homes use PVR than VoD | Advanced Television.

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Zenterio integrates Ekioh HTML5 browser

Zenterio, which develops an independent software platform for interactive TV, announces that the company has added Ekioh’s HTML5 TV Browser to the range of products integrated within Zenterio OS.

via Zenterio integrates Ekioh HTML5 browser.

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Darroch takes Chair of Sky Deutschland | Advanced Television

The Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland has elected Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive Officer of Sky, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland. He replaces James Murdoch, who will remain a member the Board.

via Darroch takes Chair of Sky Deutschland | Advanced Television.

Posted in TV Business