Technicolor said it has appointed Luis Martinez Amago as president of its Connected Home division for the North American market.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has seen the future of traditional television, and it looks mysteriously just like Netflix. Speaking at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in San Francisco this week, the Netflix boss stated that the idea of traditional coaxial cable as we know it will be made effectively irrelevant by the rise of ultra-fast gigabit networks, better transit and content delivery, and the shift toward open set tops and the app ecosystem.
European video ad spend will grow by more than 30% year-over-year in 2015 and will account for half of all EU online display advertising spend by 2020, according to Forrester.
Orange Digital Ventures has invested in Afrostream, the African SVoD service founded by producer Tonjé Bakang that aims to bring Afro-American, African-Caribbean and French films to a wider audience, which launched in September in France, Belgium Luxembourg, Switzerland, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.
HbbTV is becoming increasingly popular in the Czech Republic, with services already received on over 700,000 TV sets.Speaking at the conference Innovation Day and quoted by Digizone, Petr Nemeth, providing data produced by the national transmission company CRa, put the figure at over 738,000 as of the end of September.
Around two-thirds of Hungary’s estimated 3,454,000 pay-TV homes now receive digital services.Data published by the regulator NMHH shows that as of the end of August the number of cable and IPTV homes in the country, based on the eight major players, stood at 2,162,855, of which 1,237,023 were digital.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom, which employs the brand name Dom.ru, has launched a Multiroom service.
Source: ER Telecom adds Multiroom