Minutes before a planned vote to allow third parties to develop apps or devices for cable set-top boxes, the FCC removed the vote indefinitely.
Comcast, the largest cable company in the United States, will begin streaming Netflix on the company’s X1 set-top device starting this week.
Like the presidential election, Americans will only have two choices for cable providers, Comcast or Time Warner / Charter / Spectrum / AT&T.
The European Commission has been investigating the six major US studios and the largest EU broadcasters for antitrust infringements.
Brazil lost 600,000 subs over the last six months of 2015. It’s no surprise that Netflix’s growth has been spectacular. Sky lost 300,000 in the same period.
Did Dish Network cannibalize its traditional business with a cheaper version? They launched Sling TV and lost 178,000 subscribers in the same quarter.
Sony continues its expansion in Eastern Europe with the acquisition of two Hungarian television networks – VIASAT3 and 6.
Closing the gap between buyer demand and availability on a global scale is an enormous challenge given the fragmented territorial distribution landscape.
BOTTOM LINE ~> Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 raised their long-term guidance based on advertising reliance in Europe. Pay television rates among the German people remain low compared to English-speaking countries. Growth is expected from greater penetration of pay and time-shifting services.