A new survey of the country’s top pay-TV providers shows that about 99 percent of US customers rent set-top boxes directly from their providers and pay an average of $231.82 a year in rental fees.
BT plans to pay back £127 million of the £1.7 billion government contract to local councils, as part of a “claw-back” clause in the contract. The “claw-back” clause is initiated when BT reaches over 20 per cent adoption rate for broadband in the areas specified.
Proximus (formerly Belgacom) has seen its TV home base grow with 35,000 TV subscriptions, increasing the total TV customer base to 1,692,000.
Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today committed itself to achieving five “ambitious” sustainability goals in the next five years, which covers everything from the energy efficiency of their on-going £3bn “Project Lighting” network expansion to improving the lives of disabled people through digital technology.
Cable MSO Liberty Global has acquired 138.7 million shares in UK commercial broadcaster ITV plc, thereby increasing its existing stake to a total of 398.5 million shares in ITV or approximately 9.9 per cent of ITV’s ordinary shares outstanding. Liberty Global has at the same time nentered into a hedging transaction with respect to the ITV shares it has acquired and obtained further financingfrom its hedge counterparty. The acquisition of the additional ITV shares, combined with amending an existing hedging transaction with respect to ITV shares, will result in net cash being released to Liberty Global.
The sale of Bulgaria’s leading cable operator blizoo to Telekom Austria’s Mobiltel (MTel) is undoubtedly one of the biggest TV industry deals so far this year in Central and Eastern Europe.
Civolution, the specialist provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, has sold its TV Analytics and TV Synced Ads business Teletrax to data science company 4C, enabling company management and its R&D resources to focus entirely on content protection through its NexGuard forensic watermarking business