Daily Archive: August 8, 2011

Aug 08

Want Want-CNS hearing planned

Tweet CONCENTRATION OF OWNERSHIP:The NCC plans to address issues of media consolidation in the purchase by Want Want, which owns newspapers and TV networks. The National Communications Commission (NCC) announced last week that it would soon hold a public hearing over Want Want Group’s purchase of China Network Systems (CNS). Click here for complete story.

Aug 08

The Mexican invasion

Tweet IN a few weeks, the local television landscape will be slightly altered with the emergence of an all-Mexican drama channel. The executives behind Beginnings at Twenty Plus Inc.—Antonio Flores, and the husband and wife tandem of Stanley and Perlita Uy—are bringing in the Telenovela Channel, the first 24/7 soap opera channel in Asia. The …

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Aug 08

TV Everywhere fails as a retention strategy in US

Tweet Adoption and ARPU for three-screen (TV/PC/cell phone) subscription video packages, including single-play services, bundled packages and stand-alone OTT services is on the rise, according to new research from Parks Associates. Pay-TV operators can hold onto their subscribers by embracing the multiscreen opportunity in the UK, but operators aren’t so fortunate in the US. Read …

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Aug 08

Connected TV users not making use of apps

Tweet Connected TV users are staying pretty close to the fold, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, with mainstream entertainment services like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora and iPlayer still making up the lion’s share of apps used. It’s up to operators and consumer electronics manufacturers to turn the tide with better navigational …

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Aug 08

TrueVisions expands HD

Tweet The pay-television operator TrueVisions expects its 11 high-definition (HD) channels to be a key driver in adding new subscribers next year, with some existing clients upgrading their packages to premium ones. The company yesterday introduced eight new HD channels, bringing its total HD selection to 11. Its HD channels offer a wide range of …

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