Streaming Video Alliance announces new specs

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The Streaming Video Alliance has announced two new technical specification documents from the Open Caching Working Group. In addition, the Open Caching Working Group has introduced a new sub group…

Hulu’s live TV service launches on Amazon Fire TV

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Hulu’s OTT live TV service will be available on the Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. The service, which offers more than 40 channels of live TV, originally…

Nervous response to BBC VR study

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BBC research into the virtual reality has found initially dim expectations turned into excitement about the medium. Those with previous experience of entry-level mobile VR expected to be underwhelmed, while…

Orange battles TF1 over carriage fees

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Orange is taking its dispute with TF1 to the French court of commerce, claiming the private broadcaster is misusing its dominant position on the viewers and advertising market. TF1 is…

Vodafone holds steady in Europe

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Vodafone’s TV customer base in Germany stood at 7.7 million as of June 30 and was unchanged on three months earlier. At the same time, its new ‘GogaKombi’ convergence offer…

Content portability rules now in place

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Rules surrounding the right of the consumer to view pay-TV content in any European territory have been officially approved. Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 entered into law on Thursday and will become…

42% of Dutch homes have a connected TV

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According to the Media Standard Survey (MSS) conducted by Kantar TNSInterne 42% of Dutch households have their TV set connected to the internet. 88% of households have digital television, and…

RRTV awards AMC licences, fines Nova

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The Czech National Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV) has awarded four licences to AMC Networks Central Europe. Three, for Sundance TV PE (Pan-European), Sundance TV FR (France) and…

Chris Dziadul Reports: Discovery/Scripps – a Polish perspective

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Discovery Communications’ acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive could have far-reaching implications for the TV industry in Poland. Should a deal be reached – talks between the two parties are still…

YouTube TV launches in 10 new markets

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Google’s OTT TV service YouTube TV expanded into ten new markets, including Dallas, Atlanta, and Washington DC . The service is streaming live local programming from ABC, CBS, Fox and…