Monthly Archives: July 2011

Amazon Buys Lovefilm’s IPTV App Designer Pushbutton

The acquisition means Amazon is also gaining a foothold in to YouView – the UK connected TV consortium of public broadcasters and ISPs – since Pushbutton is a content partner for the yet-to-launch offering. http://paidcontent.org/article/419-amazon-buys-lovefilms-iptv-app-designer-pushbutton/

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Demand for super-fast broadband drives BT profits

Scooping up half of all new broadband customers in the UK helped BT Group ring up pre-tax profits 38pc higher at £517m in the three months to June 30. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/8667995/Demand-for-super-fast-broadband-drives-BT-profits.html

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Does ITV’s content lend itself to micropayments?

It will take more than a slick micropayment mechanism to entice consumers into paying for content that has always been free. http://www.nma.co.uk/3028833.article?cmpid=NMAE11&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

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BBC launches global iPlayer app

The BBC has launched a global version of the iPlayer on the iPad, offering users outside of the UK “the best of the BBC’s content”. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8665049/BBC-launches-global-iPlayer-app.html

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Are consumers ready for TV micropayments?

Following ITV’s announcement this morning that it is to introduce micropayments for the ITV Player early next year, industry experts give their views on market and consumers. http://www.nma.co.uk/3028793.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter

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2012 Olympics Launches New Event: Competitive Tweeting

The contest ranks the top 20 countries based on the number of tweets, YouTube videos and Flickr photos submitted. Fans already have submitted more than 20,000 tweets with Great Britain in the lead, followed by Brazil, the U.S., Canada and … Continue reading

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ITV to launch TV micropayment system in January

ITV, which has experienced a tough early summer, reporting the first fall in TV ad revenue in 18 months in May, said TV ad revenues will be down 2% in July and 4% in August. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/27/itv-to-launch-micropayments?&

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