Informa CEO Stephen Carter appointed non-executive director at Vodafone

Vodafone has announced the appointment of Stephen Carter – the CEO of DTVE parent company Informa – to its board as a non-executive director. Carter will officially be appointed following the Company’s Annual General Meeting on July 26, subject to shareholder approval. The exec has been CEO of Informa since 2013, during which time he […]

Informa acquires majority of IHS Markit’s TMT assets

DTVE parent company Informa has acquired a majority of IHS Markit’s TMT assets. The agreement will see Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence Portfolio exchanged for IHS Markit’s leading portfolio of TMT brands. “This agreement is very positive for both IHS Markit and Informa, increasing the focus of each company on core markets where it has particular strengths […]

TV Connect names key speakers

TV Connect, the London TV conference and exhibition owned by Digital TV Europe’s publisher Informa, has unveiled the speaker line-up for this year’s event. Key speakers this year will include Ben Pyne, Disney Media Networks’ president, global distribution, BT Sport and BT TV chief operating officer Jamie Hindhaugh, and Rhys Beer, vice-president, sports distribution and […]

OTT and cord shaving ‘not a threat to broadcast model’

The rise of OTT and ‘cord shaving’, cutting down on pay TV services, will not kill the broadcast model, according to 79.6% of TV and media firms, polled by Informa Telecoms and Media. The global survey of “key players in the TV and media market”, conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media ahead of the TV […]

3D TV homes set to rocket, but glasses remain a problem

The number of 3D TV homes will rocket from 13.5 million at the end of last year to over 100 million by 2017, according to DTVE publisher Informa Telecoms & Media. However, the 3D TV sector faces several challenges including a lack of content, scarcity of channels, high production costs and the fact that many […]

Access networks will look for new peering terms, says report

New business models are likely to emerge for over-the-top content and ISP peering as local access operators seek better terms from content providers for the delivery of content over their networks, according to a report by Informa Telecoms & Media.  According to Informa’s Internet Innovation: Navigating the Future of Online Content Delivery, local access operators […]

Facebook key to social TV future, says Informa survey

Social networking sites are playing a pivotal role in marketing digital TV services and could be more important that network operators, according to an industry survey from Informa Telecoms & Media. Over 20% of respondents to Informa’s “Future of TV” survey said that social networking sites like Facebook are best-placed to build an audience for […]

Industry and analysts give mixed reaction to Google-Motorola merger

Industry technologists and analysts have expressed mixed views of the impact of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility on the TV business, with analysts diverging on whether there are synergies between Google TV and Motorola’s video arm and the needs of Motorola’s cable operator customer base. Giles Cottle, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, said […]