Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 22

Cable Operators Fight Online Competition by Mimicking the Web

Tweet U.S. cable companies are trying to stem video customer losses by embracing one of the things that’s pulling them away: the Internet. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s annual show, which wrapped up Thursday in Chicago, showcased services including Internet-connected set-top boxes and personalized viewing guides. Comcast Corp., the largest cable operator, capped the …

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Jun 22

Indian cable and satellite TV reach rises by 17.9%

Tweet Latest IRS media figures show a 17% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the spread of cable and satellite TV across India, while internet growth has risen by an even greater 32.5% – albeit from a low penetration base line. The figures, for the first quarter of 2011, show the total reach of cable …

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Jun 22

Digital TV homes to double within five years

Tweet The number of digital TV homes will double between 2010 and 2016 to 1,189 million, according to analyst firm Digital TV Research. Its report, Digital TV World Household Forecasts, which covers 73 countries, estimates that digital penetration will climb from 42.5% at the end of 2010 to 80% by 2016. By 2016, 33 countries will …

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Jun 21

Mr Penut Is Back

Tweet Take cover, Peter Pan. Be choiceful, all you choosy moms who choose Jif. A dapper legume who had bowed out of the peanut butter market some decades ago is returning. Planters, personified by its Mr. Peanut brand mascot, is bringing back peanut butter in creamy and crunchy varieties. The reintroduction is to kick off …

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Jun 21

Scholarship for young photojournalists accepting applications

Tweet Deadline: 30/06/11 Ian Parry Scholarship Full-time photography students and photographers age 24 or under can apply for a scholarship. The Ian Parry Scholarship is designed to help young documentary photographers undertake a chosen project and raise their profile in the international photography community. It is named after photographer Ian Parry, who died on assignment …

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