Connected TV Summit: Mixed Reception For EU Content Portability Rules

The European Commission’s proposed online content portability rules received a mixed reaction at last week’s Connected TV Summit in London, with European commercial broadcasters apparently sanguine about the likely effects on their business, while sports rights-holders expressed concerns. The proposed EC rules, announced last December, would force European online content service providers to offer a […]

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Liberty: Virgin Netflix Deal Not A Template For Other Territories

Liberty Global has no set policy on integrating Netflix into its cable offers in those of its markets where the premium SVOD service has now launched, and will determine such partnerships on a case-by-case basis. That was the message from Bob Leighton, the cable MSO’s SVP Programming, to delegates attending a panel on Advanced Content […]

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Viacom: “Connected TV Viewers Average Six Devices And Five Sources – Everywhere”

Viacom’s ongoing international TV research initiative, TV RE[DEFINED], has found that once TV viewers get connected to broadband, they observe similar multi-platform consumption habits regardless of the country they live in. Speaking at the Connected TV Summit in London, Christian Kurz, Senior Vice President of Research and Insights at Viacom International Media Networks, said, “We’re […]

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Traditional TV Companies Must Move Beyond ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Pay TV operators and broadcasters must say goodbye to ‘one size fits all’ services and diversify their content offer and their market reach, as well as the way they distribute content, in order to thrive in the years ahead. That was the message coming out of Connected TV World Summit in London on the first […]

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