Pay TV operators

IHS: Netflix integration ‘net positive’ for pay TV operators

Integrating Netflix has had a “net positive impact” on traditional pay TV operators like Virgin Media and BT, according to IHS.  The research firm’s ‘Netflix on Pay TV: A Marriage of Convenience’ report claims that many of the operators working with Netflix have seen customer satisfaction ratings improve under the partnerships, “which have helped foster […]

Roku targets pay TV operators with ‘powered’ programme

Web streaming device maker Roku is looking to expand its international reach with the launch of its Roku Powered programme – aimed at pay TV service providers outside the US. The scheme will see Roku license the technology that powers its streaming platform, letting pay TV operators customise and integrate this into its own offerings […]

European Commission starts TV rights probe

Formal antitrust proceedings to examine programming agreements between US studios and European pay TV broadcasters are underway and could ultimately be extended to include other distributors, the European Commission confirmed today. EU spokesman Antoine Colombani told DTVE’s sister publication TBI this morning that the focus of the rights probe is currently restricted to the Hollywood Studios […]