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EBU Adopts Principles for Connected TVs

Looking to spur the distribution of programming on connected TVs, the European Broadcasting Union adopted a set of principles that it said could lower programming costs and offer consumers ore viewing choices. The EBU's "Principles for Internet-Connected and Hybrid Television" suggests ways broadcasters can reach viewers on new devices while maintaining the integrity of their programming. "Although hybrid systems offer real opportunities in the combination of broadcast and Internet elements, there is a risk that...

UK Takes Lead in Delivering Video to Connected TVs

If NBC or another major network allowed viewers without pay TV subscriptions to access any program they missed in the last week through a broadband connected TV, there may be a backlash from providers that pay license fees to deliver VOD programs and catch-up services such as Time Warner Cable's "LookBack" feature. But it's another story in the UK, where the BBC iPlayer is expanding the number of connected TVs and devices that viewers can...

DirecTV: No Plans to Launch Epix

It looks like Dish Network will remain the exclusive U.S. satellite distributor for Epix , as rival DirecTV says it won’t launch the premium channel and Website owned by Viacom. DirecTV spokesman Robert Mercer said that the company has no plans to launch Epix. The network also has distribution deals with Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon’s FiOS TV. Epix has relied on a multiplatform distribution strategy, allowing subscribers to access movies...