Services


Apple to launch new services this year

Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will launch new services this year, fuelling speculation that an Apple television offering is on the horizon. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Cook said “you will see us announce new services this year, there will more things coming.” While Cook didn’t go into specifics, he indicated that […]

IDC: global pay TV and telecom service revenues to grow 0.6% this year

Worldwide spending on telecom and pay TV services will increase by 0.6% in 2018 in constant dollar terms to reach US$1.65 trillion, according to the IDC Worldwide Telecom Services Database. Although IDC reported a “notable decrease in the growth rate” compared to the 1.2% recorded in 2017, it attributed this to new accounting rules that […]

Apple hints at wider content plans

Apple will roll out originals for its Apple Music service throughout the year and has hinted at far wider content plans as the media landscape continues to shift. Speaking on the company’s fiscal first quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said the company is learning a lot about the original content business and is “thinking […]

TiVo pays US$135 million for Digitalsmiths

DVR maker TiVo has agreed to pay US$135 million (€99.3 million) for cloud-based content discovery service Digitalsmiths, in a move it said would accelerate its evolution to a device-agnostic, cloud-based service provider. TiVo said that the deal will expand its role with tier-one US service providers, as Digitalsmiths has relationships with seven of the top […]