Intel in talks with content providers for OTT TV launch

Intel is in talks with content providers ahead of a planned internet TV launch, Erik Huggers, vice-president and general manager of Intel Media, told an AllThingsDigital conference in the US yesterday. Huggers said that Intel was currently testing an over-the-top TV set-top box with a closed group of employees. He said that the chipset provider […]

Is House of Cards Netflix’s ace in the pack?

Netflix is hoping that House of Cards is its ace in the pack. Kevin Spacey and the show’s writer, Beau Willimon, talk to TBI about the series, which has just launched around the world in its entirety, and about how Netflix is rewriting the rules of making content.     House of Cards is the […]

US Netflix users moving to connected TV

About 40% of US consumers with an internet connected TV were watching Netflix in the fourth quarter of last year, according to research by NPD. NPD said that 22% of connected TV owners had migrated entirely from using over-the-top video services on their computers to watching on the TV instead. Over half of consumers aged […]

US pay TV at a critical point as Netflix and OTT take hold

Traditional pay TV operators in the US are facing an unprecedented challenge and their growth will hinge on the success of their TV Everywhere services, according to new research. As OTT and broadband content services win market share and the number of broadband customers in the US approaches parity with the number of pay TV […]

BSkyB’s Now TV launches on Roku

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has launched its OTT service Now TV on Roku streaming devices. The launch comes after Roku received an investment of US$45 million (€35 million) in July from a group of investors that included BSkyB and News Corp in a deal that gave Sky the option to rebrand and distribute versions […]

PCCW loses trademark dispute with Sky over Now TV brand

A UK high court judge has ruled in favour of pay TV operator BSkyB in a dispute over its use of the name Now TV as the brand of its recently launched online TV service. The judge ruled on Friday that BSkyB’s use of the Now TV name did not infringe on the trademark of […]

Pay TV dual revenue stream under threat, says Bill Roedy

Pay TV’s dual revenue stream model faces a number of challenges that could have a severe adverse impact on it, according to Bill Roedy, former chairman and CEO, MTV International and author of What Makes Business Rock. Interviewed by BBC journalist Raymond Snoddy at the CTAM Europe EuroSummit in Vienna this morning, Roedy said that […]

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