Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa has announced that there will now be a combined distribution team selling a joint portfolio of 22 channels across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Read the story »
Large chunks of the US will have woken up this morning in a panic. No, not a natural disaster, their Time Warner Cable internet was down. A mother-of-all-outages saw TWC's Internet service down from New York to, well, pretty much everywhere (see map below). What's more curious, is that a statement from the company claims it was due to planned maintenance that went awry. Still, for at least an hour and a half, Netflix's main beef with the company won't have been about neutrality.
Almost one out of three German TV viewers (31%) uses video-on-demand (VOD) services, for example the catch-up TV portals operated by TV broadcasters. Read the story »
Two suspects have been arrested and a major African piracy ring broken up following a raid of its premises in Cairo by the Egyptian Cybercrimes Unit. Read the story »
Estonia’s leading cable operator Starman has fully launched a TV Everywhere service. Read the story »
Telekom Slovenije could be split into separate service and infrastructure divisions ahead of its possible privatisation. Read the story »
Sweden has established itself as fertile territory for subscription video on demand, but the growth enjoyed by Netflix since its launch in October 2012 came to a halt in the second quarter. Read the story »
Cablenets deploying the TiVo system grew their installed based by some 283,000 in the second quarter. Read the story »
The Polish DTH platform nc+ ended the second quarter with 2.2 million subscribers, the same total as three months earlier. Read the story »
Teleste will be covering Altice’s needs for its DOCSIS 3.1 broadband access network equipment for another five years. Read the story »
Showtime's Anytime streaming portal has already been available to Xbox 360, Roku and other capable gadgets with the proper cable subscription. Now, Apple TV owners can access the network's library of programming and the cable channel's live feed (East and West coast) via the compact set-top box. Customers on Time Warner Cable, Comcast Xfinity, Cox, DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, Optimum and Bright House Networks can input their credentials to start streaming the likes of Dexter, Homeland, and Masters of Sex -- just to name a few. If you'll recall, Apple TV also received apps for NFL Now, ACC Sports and WWE Network (among others) over the last few months.
The Engadget Live tour continued last week, with the latest stop taking place in Boston. Just like at our previous two events, in Austin and Seattle, Beantown didn't disappoint and the reader turnout was incredible. Attendees were treated to a night filled with a myriad of activities, giveaways and social mingling. Want to know what you missed? Check out the picture gallery bellow, where you'll also get a glimpse of what the sponsors brought over to the Royale venue to share with the Engadget aficionados in attendance.%Gallery-slideshow217428%
Apple's annual month-long concert series in the UK kicks off next week, and to make sure that you're properly equipped to stream the performances, there's a new Apple TV app that'll do just that. Starting Monday, September 1st with deadmau5 and lasting through the end of the month, sets will be beamed to your living room right from the stage of the Roundhouse in London. Of course, should you find yourself away from home, tunes are also available on iPhone, iPad and iPod to catch the latest. While you can peruse the full list of acts here, scheduled artists include Beck, Pharrell Williams, Ryan Adams and Mary J. Blige.
The number of European homes paying a monthly subscription to receive SVOD [subscription video on demand] packages will climb from 1.78 million in 2010 (0.6% of TV households) to 17.99 million by end-2014 (6.4%) and onto 59.41 million in 2020 (20.7%), according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Read the story »