Intel reportedly seeking US$500 million for TV business

Intel is reportedly seeking roughly US$500 million (€369 million) for its OnCue internet TV business, as it tries to shed the yet-to-launch asset. According to a Bloomberg report, Intel is aiming to reach a sale by the end of the year, with Verizon, previously reported to be a front runner for the service, now said […]

Cyfrowy Polsat adds touch of romance

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has added Germany-based channel Romance TV HD to its programming line-up. The channel, which will be part of Cyfrowy Polsat’s Film HD package, will air in MPEG-4, available to users with HD set-tops. Mainstream Networks Holding-owned Romance TV offers a diet of female-focused films and TV series, including adaptations […]

Global TV ad revenues to to hit US$171 billion next year

Global TV ad revenues are set to climb by 5.2% next year to reach US$171 billion, driven by improving consumer and corporate confidence, and the summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.  The new research claims that the rise will follow a smaller increase of just 1.9% in TV ad […]

TalkTalk on track to hit 1 million TV customers

UK operator TalkTalk said that it expects to reach nearly 1 million TV customers for its YouView service by the end of its financial year, claiming that it has the “fastest growing TV business in the UK.” Announcing its half-year interim results for the six months ending September 30, TalkTalk said it is experiencing “strong and […]

T-Hrvatski Telekom grows TV base, reports earnings drop

Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom reported a 9.7% year-on-year increase in TV customers in Q3, though cited the continued economic downturn and EU regulation for wider drop in revenues and profits.  Announcing its third quarter earnings, the Deutsche Telekom-owned company reported 361,748 residential TV customers, up 9.9% compared to last year and 2.4% on the previous […]

BT rolls out new channel packages

BT has launched new channel packages in a bid to attract new customers to its TV service.  The UK telco and pay TV operator said it is launching two channel bolt-on packages for BT Entertainment pack customers for £3 extra per-month each. The packages are: HD Extra, which features HD versions of many of the […]

TV boost for TeliaSonera

TeliaSonera recorded 1.398 million TV subscribers at the end of September, up 8.5% year-on-year, compared with declines for fixed broadband, voice and VoIP.  The total number of TV subscriptions rose by 109,000 from the third quarter of 2012 and by 28,000 during the quarter. The number of traditional fixed voice subscriptions decreased by 387,000 from […]

TEO receives IPTV boost

Lithuanian service provider TEO announced a 5.6% year-on-year increase in TV customers in the third quarter, driven by IPTV sign-ups. TEO said that at the end of September it had a total of 171,041 TV service users, up from 161,921 for the same period last year. IPTV users increased 15.2% over the period to 102,658, […]

Google adds TV show information to search results

Google is adding more TV information to its search results, making it easier for users to find out about specific episodes of their favourite programmes.  Announcing the update yesterday, Google said that US users looking for a specific show will now see all episodes listed along with their air dates. They will also be able […]

Facebook partners with European broadcasters

Facebook is now working with TV partners in Europe to provide them with data mined from the social network. Delivering a keynote speech at the MIPCOM TV trade show in Cannes yesterday, Facebook’s partnerships VP Dan Rose said it had now partnered with firms including TF1 and Canal+ in France, Channel 4 and Food Network […]