NAB: Altice USA to launch next-gen box as it moves to all-IP network

Altice USA is to roll out a higher-powered, updated version of the single combined set-top, cable modem and WiFi router it has already deployed in France via SFR. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Dexter Goei, president of Altice and chairman of Altice USA, said that the box, described as a single communications […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

Altice USA to use Nagra to secure TV services

Altice USA, the number four US cable operator, has chosen Nagra to provide conditional access for its 4K and HD TV services. Nagra Connect, the converged CAS/DRM protection solution for broadcast, IPTV, OTT and the connected home, and the MediaLive platform will be used by Altice USA to protect IP- and QAM-based content including 4K […]

Eurodata: young adults watch 1hr 30mins less TV per day

Young people aged 15-34 spend one hour and 30 minutes less per day on average watching TV than the total population, according to new research. Eurodata TV Worldwide’s ‘Young Adults Report’ claims that people in this age range spent an average of 2 hours and 39 minutes per day in front of their television screens […]

One in four homes to receive satellite TV by 2018

By 2018 almost 400 million homes will receive TV signals via satellite, up by almost 100 million compared to the end of 2012, representing a quarter of global TV households. According to the new Digital TV Research stats, the number of pay satellite TV (DBS or DTH) homes will reach 251 million by 2018, up […]