Europe


IHS: number of EU cable homes reached 65.1m last year

The number of cable homes in Europe grew year-on-year in 2016 and accounted for 30.5% of total television households, according to IHS Markit. The research firm’s latest European Broadband Cable Yearbook noted that the number of unique cable homes in the EU “continued to climb steadily”, reaching 65.1 million in 2016. This was up from […]

Report: Huawei plans European OTT service

Huawei is reportedly planning to launch an over-the-top streaming service in Europe next year. According to reports, Huawei will debut the service in Spain and Italy in 2018 and has already agreed a content deal with Atresmedia in Spain. DTVE contacted Huawei but was not able to get confirmation of its over-the-top plans ahead of […]

Ampere: online video watched more in US than Europe

US internet users are more likely to watch online video across a range of devices than their European counterparts, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm said that the number of people who watch online video on smart TVs at least monthly is 66% in the US, compared to 61% in Europe. The proportion who […]

Simplestream raises £500,000 for US, Europe expansion

UK-based multiscreeen TV technology company Simplestream has received £500,000 in funding from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank’s Growth Finance team. The company said it will use the finance to help expand internationally, with plans to create a presence in the US and mainland Europe. “It’s a hugely exciting time for us and the new funding will […]

Moody’s study: a tale of two telco markets

European and US telcos are experiencing contrasting fortunes, with Europe’s players seeing prices rising thanks to their ability to sell converged bundles of TV, broadband and telephony while US operators suffer from increasing wireless competition, according to credit ratings agency Moody’s. According to a report on the sector by Moody’s US telcos’ revenue growth will […]

HBO to develop original series in Adria region

HBO is to strengthen its production activities in central Europe, appointing Ana Balentovic as development executive for HBO Adria to identify and develop projects in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. Balentovic will report to HBO Central Europe original programming VP Jonathan Young and HBO Europe drama development VP and executive producer […]

Stingray passes subscriber milestone

Business-to-business music provider Stingray’s subscription video-on-demand offerings have surpassed the milestone of 100,000 paying subscribers across North America and Europe. Stingray’s SVOD offering is available through service providers such as Amazon, Comcast, and Telefónica.The SVOD service allows users to access unlimited, curated music programming for a monthly fee. Separately, Stingray has acquired Macquarie Media Operations-owned […]

IHS Markit: linear TV viewing down in Europe last year

Linear TV viewing declined in the biggest European markets in 2016 as more TV watching moved to on-demand platforms, according to IHS Markit. The Cross-Platform Television Viewing Time 2016 report, which analyses TV consumption trends across the big five markets of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, said that online viewing continues to disrupt the […]

Pay TV revenues in German-speaking countries surpass €3bn

Europe’s German-speaking countries generated pay TV revenues of over €3 billion last year, up 11%, with growth of between 10-12% expected again for 2017, according to German commercial broadcasters organisation the VPRT. VPRT’s Pay TV in Germany 2017 report said that revenues in the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region grew from €2.7 billion to over […]

Vodafone sees TV subscribers dip but convergent base grows

Vodafone saw its TV base hit by losses in Spain in the quarter to June, but the group claimed success from its marketing of fixed-mobile convergent offerings. Vodafone overall had 9.6 million TV homes in Europe at the end of June, or 13.5 million including the VodafoneZiggo joint venture in the Netherlands. The company said […]

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