Formula One sees audience decline in 2012

Formula One’s global audience declined in 2012, pushed down by a 34% drop in viewing in China, according to the motorsport organisation’s annual broadcasting report. The decline in China was attributed in part to Grands Prix clashing with local sporting events. A number of territories, including Brazil, where viewing was up 8.9%, Spain, where it […]

PacketVideo strikes Twonky dongle deal with China’s Aigo

TV technology company PacketVideo has struck a deal with Chinese consumer electronics giant Aigo to provide Android and Linux-powered dongles for platform operators and content owners to deliver content to end users. PacketVideo will provide its Twonky software and multiscreen products and work with operators to integrate the technology with their content services. Twonky is […]

Google expected to close Motorola deal following Chinese approval

Google is expected to close its acquisition of Motorola Mobility this week following the crossing of its last major hurdle, approval by the Chinese regulatory authorities. The Chinese authorities gave the US$12.5 billion (€9.8 billion) acquisition the green light on condition that Google continues to offer its Android operating system free of charge for the […]

Interest in connected entertainment growing, says report

Interest in connected TV, over-the-top video and use of games consoles and tablets as entertainment devices is growing strongly amongst consumers worldwide, according to a study by Bain & Company released at the Forum d’Avignon in France. Bain & Company’s study of 3,000 consumers in the UK, France, the US, China and India found that […]

Ericsson boosts Chinese presence with Wuhu VOD deal

Ericsson has strengthened its position in China by deploying a VOD system for Wuhu CATV, a cable operator serving the Anhui province of the country. Wuhu CATV, which already offers more than 100 TV channels to over 300,000 consumers, is deploying a system that includes the Ericsson OpenStream Digital Services Platform by, enabling it to […]

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