Alan Spencer


AT&T Looking to Introduce an Android TV STB

by Alan Spencer

According to a report in Variety, AT&T is to introduce a new Android TV-based STB that could be used as a replacement for DirecTV’s satellite platform. The new STB, referred to as the C71KW-400, …

Tags:AT&T| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| STBs| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 40

EMEA Traditional PC Market Almost Flat for Q3 2017

by Alan Spencer

IDC has reported that the EMEA traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) was almost flat in the third quarter of 2017, with shipments of 17.7 million units, representing a fall of 0.5%. The …

Tags:Europe| Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Mobile Display Monitor| PC Market (Personal Computers - PCs)| Vol 24 - Issue 40

Verizon Sees Shift From Linear Video to OTT Offerings

by Alan Spencer

Verizon Communications showed strong results in the third quarter of 2017 adding 66,000 Fios Internet connections and losing just 18,000 Fios Video connections. This reflects the strong shift from traditional linear video to OTT …

Tags:IPTV| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| USA| Verizon| Vol 24 - Issue 40

Absen Upgrades its Europe Showroom

by Alan Spencer

Absen, a manufacturer of LED solutions, has expanded and upgraded its showroom set up in their European HQ in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Now visitors can see LED displays developed for a number of industries, including …

Tags:Absen| Germany| Large Display Monitor| LED| Vol 24 - Issue 40

Pluto TV Gets $5 Million Funding From Samsung

by Alan Spencer

Pluto TV has announced it has received $5 million in funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, with participation from other investors totalling $8.3 million. Pluto will use the funding to further expand products, content …

Tags:Investment| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| Samsung| Vol 24 - Issue 39

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Launch the 7TV Free OTT Service

by Alan Spencer

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications in Germany, have launched a joint streaming service under the brand 7TV, and the new free-of-charge OTT platform, is open for further partners. The content and the app from ProSiebenSat.1, …

Tags:Germany| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Netflix to Spend $8 billion on Original Content in 2018

by Alan Spencer

Netflix is continuing to produce original content and is believed to be spending $8 billion dollars on new content in 2018, including 80 new movies, TV series, documentaries and comedy. Netflix first started producing …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Movies & Content| Netflix| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Netflix Adds an Extra 5.3 Million Subscribers in Q3 2017

by Alan Spencer

Netflix added an extra 5.3 million subscribers worldwide in the third quarter, which is an increase of 49%, when compared to the same quarter last year. The increase is believed to be due to …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Netflix| OTT Video| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Noorsat Acquired by Eutelsat

by Alan Spencer

Eutelsat has acquired Noorsat, one of the satellite service providers in the Middle East, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding GrouMoving. The deal is valued at $75 million and will consolidate Eutelsat’s presence in the Middle …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Satellite| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Movies Anywhere App Launched in US

by Alan Spencer

Movies Anywhere has been launched in the US. The service lets users store all digital movie purchases in one unified app that works across retailers and platforms, including Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, Warner …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| TV Viewing| Vol 24 - Issue 38


Qualcomm Faces Antitrust Fine in Taiwan

by Alan Spencer

Following an investigation into wireless chipmaker Qualcomm, Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has concluded that certain of the company’s business practices are in violation of Taiwan’s antitrust law, and have imposed a fine of …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Qualcomm| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Kudelski and Roku Agree to Patent Cross Licensing

by Alan Spencer

The Kudelski Group has announced a patent cross license and technology collaboration agreement with Roku. The agreement allows each company the freedom to operate with respect to the other’s patent portfolios. The agreement also …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Pay TV| Roku| Security| Vol 24 - Issue 38