Daily Archive: October 6, 2011

Oct 06

Oz Content Investment Up by Subscription TV

Tweet The investment into Australian content by subscription television platforms and channels has increased to AUD$578.4 million in 2010 from $541.4 million in 2009, show figures released by the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA). The seven per cent increase in content investment includes all STV genres covering news, sport, drama, light entertainment, movies, …

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Oct 06

NAB, cable rhetoric heats up in FCC lobbying over retrans fees

Tweet As the TV industry enters the season of must-carry retransmission negotiations between cable nets and FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC, consumer advocates and pay-TV networks fret that impasses over carriage fees could once again lead to blackouts. In particular, the worry is that major sporting events and the like on certain operator networks could again …

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Oct 06

iTV.cn brings Chinese IPTV to the States

Tweet Asian Internet-based TV service provider iTV.cn has officially launched its Chinese-language service in North America with an emphasis on multiscreen access for multilingual content. Users can use one account to sign in to stream high-definition video viewable on televisions, computers, iPads, and other mobile devices, and will also offer distance learning, gaming and e-commerce. …

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Oct 06

India provides 23mn YouTube viewers a month

Tweet YouTube is exceeding 23 million viewers per month in India, while the country’s content providers carve out a strong digital niche, according to a top Google executive. Five out of the top 10 Asian content providers on the digital video platform are now from India, said Shailesh Rao, Google’s vice president, media and platforms, …

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