Vizio pays US$2.2m to settle TV data collection complaint

TV maker Vizio has agreed to pay US$2.2 million to settle an FTC lawsuit challenging its collection of TV viewing data without consumers’ knowledge or consent. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General charged Vizio with installing software on its TVs to covertly collect viewing data on […]

Genius Digital unveils data market map

Genius Digital has published a refreshed ‘Big Data Market Map’, in a bid to “decode the role of big data across TV and OTT”. The company, which provides data solutions to TV operators and broadcasters, said the map will help operators to more comprehensively understand the market dynamics around data, the key players and the […]

Netflix introduces mobile data controls internationally

Netflix has announced it is globally rolling out a new tool designed to help users better control how much data they use when they stream content over mobile networks. Users will now be able to set their mobile data usage by using the app settings menu on updated versions of the iOS and Android Netflix […]

Video to represent 75% of mobile data traffic by 2020

By 2020, mobile video will represent 75% of global mobile data traffic, up from 55% in 2015, according to new research by Cisco. The Cisco Visual Networking Index report claims that mobile video will have the highest growth rate of any mobile application and by 2020, and will grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

WiFi to carry 60% of mobile traffic by 2019

WiFi networks will carry almost 60% of smartphone and tablet data traffic by 2019, after experiencing an almost fourfold increase in use, according to Juniper Research.  The new report claims that WiFi networks will carry less than 30,000 Petabytes (PB) of traffic this year, with this figure rising to more than 115,000PB by 2019 – […]

Channel 4’s viewer database hits 10 million people

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has reached a milestone 10 million registered viewers, which it says will soon help to inform its creative teams in the commissioning and marketing of content. Channel 4 said its online registration, which viewers are requested to complete in order to watch Channel 4 live on the web or access its […]

Microsoft agrees Xbox One data deal with Rovi

Microsoft has struck a deal with Rovi, which will provide data for the OneGuide electronic programming guide on Microsoft’s new Xbox One console.  Rovi said that Microsoft planned to use Rovi Video – part of its entertainment data library that includes information on music, movies, games, books, television, and sports – in multiple countries. The […]

Facebook to offer TV data to networks

Facebook is reportedly upping its TV credentials by starting to offer data from the social network to the four biggest TV networks in the US.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Facebook will this week begin sending weekly reports to the channels to indicate how much buzz their shows are generating on the site. […]