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Ireland’s RTÉ partnering with Freesat on DTV service Saorview
EMEA, Cloud TV
Ireland’s RTÉ partnering with Freesat on DTV service Saorview
Jan 25 2016 6:00 AM

Irish broadcaster RTÉ is partnering with Freesat to develop a new product for Ireland’s free digital television service Saorview.

“Saorview Connect,” will deliver a range of on-demand content, as well as the Saorview television channels, to viewers and will be integrated in a new set-top box with a range of additional features.

Amino buys US hybrid TV player Entone for $73M
Mergers & Acquisitions, EMEA, Cloud TV
Amino buys US hybrid TV player Entone for $73M
Jul 21 2015 5:15 AM

Further consolidation in the pay-TV set-top box sector as U.K.-based Amino Technologies has conditionally purchased one of its competitors in the space, U.S.-based Entone.

Amino said the deal would be worth some $73 million.

In addition to absorbing a direct competitor, the deal also gives Amino some immediate scale and some immediate cost synergies.

Online Video, SVOD, Pay TV
Study: More IS better – pairing OTT & pay-TV makes happy consumers
Jan 29 2014 8:00 AM

Milk and cookies, peanut butter and chocolate, love and marriage... some things just go together. Add streaming video and pay-TV to that list.

While a new study says consumers are more satisfied with streaming video services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu than the VOD offerings from their pay-TV providers, it also found that when they have both, they tend to be happier with their service provider.

Online Video, Pay TV, OTT
Time Warner Cable’s ‘Starter TV with HBO’ not enough to draw cord nevers
Dec 04 2013 8:00 AM

The pay-TV industry has been slow to acknowledge that it’s having trouble keeping subscribers – most simply blame the economy for the losses – despite continuing erosion that eventually could resemble the Grand Canyon.

The fact that it has a tough time attracting younger viewers, the so-called "cord nevers" to its product, on the other hand, has been easier to admit.