Altice confirms 4K English Premier League

Further to’s revelation that multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, contents and media company Altice had snatched the rights from holder Canal Plus, Altice has confirmed it has acquired the exclusive football broadcasting rights for France and Monaco for the Barclays English Premier League. Fixed and Mobile customers of Altice and affiliates in France and Monaco […]

Virgin Media wins final Rovi case

The Court of Appeal delivered has its judgment in the last outstanding patent case brought by Rovi against Virgin Media. The Right Honourable Lords Justices Moore-Bick, Kitchin and Floyd have comprehensively dismissed Rovi’s claims. Rovi had sued Virgin Media in the High Court in relation to a patent centred on  the sending of two specific […]

WRC: ‘Satellite spectrum central to connectivity vision’

The world’s governments have resoundingly affirmed a clear vision for the importance of many vital and irreplaceable services provided today over satellite. They also agreed on a clear framework for future access to satellite spectrum for innovative satellite communications. This was accomplished by agreeing to preserve and create new additional valuable spectrum for fixed and […]

DVR market to grow at 15% CAGR to 2019

The growing number of smart homes is an emerging trend in the digital video recorder (DVR) market. In developed nations such as the US and the UK, many homes are upgrading into smart homes. A smart home connects CE devices, media and entertainment gadgets, and other smart electronics together into an interactive home network. DVRs […]

Telefonica’s OTT Yomvi gains momentum

With the recent launch of Netflix in Spain the competition in the OTT market has intensified with Telefonica’s service Yomvi growing significantly, according to the company. In October Yomvi registered over 40 million downloads, double the same period last year. The service has 1 million active subscribers out of the total 4 million of subscribers […]

Chromecast leads streaming device market

Competition for control of the living room between Apple, Roku, Google and Amazon is intensifying as each brand looks to establish an advantage over the other through the launch of new innovative device hardware and software. If success is measured on device popularity alone then Google is winning the race according to a Strategy Analytics […]

Sky exec: “3D isn’t dead for us”

Sky insists that it hasn’t given up on 3D, even after axing its Sky 3D channel earlier this year. TrustedReviews asked Sky Executive Kathryn Lacey whether Sky had overestimated customer interest in technology. “It’s not that 3D is dead for us, we’ve still got all of our 3D content available on On Demand,” she answered. […]

France: 37% watch TV online

The Electronic communications and postal regulatory authority (ARCEP) and the General economic council, CGE (Conseil général de l’économie) have published the results of the annual survey on the adoption and use of information and communication technologies in France. Carried out in June 2015 through face-to-face interviews with a sample of 2,209 users who are representative […]

Czech pirate ordered to make anti-piracy movie

A convicted software pirate has been handed an unusual punishment by a Czech court. The man, named in the press only as Jakub F, will be spared having to pay a heavy fine – as long as a film denouncing piracy he was ordered to make gets 200,000 views. He came to the out-of-court settlement […]

South Africa pay-TV subs to top 7m 

South Africa’s enthusiasm for pay-TV, largely based on the success of Multichoice’s DStv bouquet, will see subscriber numbers reach 7.1 million in 2018, according to a report from analysts at Dataxis. The country had achieved 5.43 million subs at the end of 2014, and Dataxis is forecasting 30 per cent growth by the end of […]

NRL wins A$1.8bn rights deal

Rugby League will reach more fans than ever before – both in Australia and globally – under a massive new NRL broadcast deal. The ARL Commission, Nine Network, News Corp Australia, Fox Sports, and Telstra have formed a partnership to provide free to air television, pay television and mobile coverage of Rugby League for five […]

Papal ‘Holy Year’ ceremony to be in UHD 

There’s a door in the Northern corner of the Vatican in Rome that’s normally bricked up and cemented over on its inside. But on December 8th it will be opened by Pope Francis as part of the start of the Catholic Church’s extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, which will run to November 20th 2016. The […]