Author Archives: Ian D. Nock

About Ian D. Nock

Looks a little like a bank robber but actually is a consultant working in the field of Consumer Electronics, Digital TV and Interactive Solutions/delivery. Twenty years experience working throughout Europe on delivering IT Systems and Digital TV Solutions. Experienced in working on all aspects of service delivery including solution integration, platforms and customer premises equipment.

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 … Continue reading

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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Triple play joy for Telenet

Telenet has recorded its best triple play ads since 2009. Liberty Global’s Belgian affiliate said it added an additional 17,900 triple-play subscribers in the second quarter taking its overall triple play count close to 1 million. via Triple play joy … Continue reading

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Unitymedia Kabel BW to unlock HD channels

Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will offer a range of normally encrypted HD channels free of charge to its customers from August 1 to August 31, 2014. via Unitymedia Kabel BW to unlock HD channels.

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Under pressure T-HT gains DTH customers

Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT) ended the second quarter with 394,000 TV customers, or 5.1% more than in the same period in 2013. via Under pressure T-HT gains DTH customers.

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