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Monday, February 09, 2015

Head of the culture, media and sport select committee: Premier League rights 'out of control'

Speaking exclusively to Cable.co.uk, Mr Whittingdale said: “In sport of course the amounts of money that are bid for particular Premier League rights are eye watering amounts.

“And actually I think that is out of control, and I don't actually think it's been particularly good for the game because it's all flowing straight into players' salaries etc.”

Earlier this month research analyst Glenn Hower, from consulting firm Parks Associates, told Cable.co.uk that costs of bro ...read more

Friday, January 30, 2015

Over a million UK homes now without a television set

However, many industry experts believe that this fall in TV ownership doesn’t signal the end for live TV.

Glenn Hower, research analyst at consulting firm Parks Associates, previously told Cable.co.uk that live content would still have its place in traditional TV broadcasting.

Mr Hower said: "I do have a hard time seeing that linear TV will completely die, especially seeing as there is still a lot of value in live content."

Asked about the global place of traditional ...read more

Monday, January 26, 2015

Price of TV sports rights set to rise again

Broadcasting rights to live sports are likely to continue to get more expensive as competition for them increases, according to an analyst.

Glenn Hower, research analyst at consulting firm Parks Associates, said there may be a point where the bubble bursts, but that point will not come “any time soon”.

Mr Hower’s comments come after Ofcom opened an investigation into Virgin Media's complaints about how the Premier League sells live UK audio-visual media rights.

Virgi ...read more

Friday, January 23, 2015

Consumers, not regulators, hold power in net neutrality debate

The net neutrality debate has appeared to pit content providers against ISPs. Campaigners in favour of net neutrality say everyone should be treated equally, amid fears that introducing higher charges would price smaller companies and start-ups out of the market.

But those against it argue that businesses such as Netflix should contribute more to the cost of the network they use so heavily.

Glenn Hower, research analyst at Parks Associates said the issue would be influen ...read more

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sports content will secure future of live TV - expert

Traditional, or "linear" television will not be replaced by on-demand viewing as people will always want to watch live sport events, an analyst has said.

Glenn Hower, research analyst at consulting firm Parks Associates, told Cable.co.uk that live content would still have its place in traditional broadcasting, especially sports.

Mr Hower's comments, made at International CES, come amid consistent growth of on-demand streaming and after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings last year ...read more

Monday, January 12, 2015

Streaming 4K TV a 'major issue' for broadband networks - analyst

Glenn Hower, research analyst at consulting firm Parks Associates, said the content market is moving much more rapidly than the infrastructure market.

Mr Hower spoke to Cable.co.uk at International CES, where a major focus was on 4K or Ultra High Definition television, with a growing amount of 4K content being streamed by providers such as Netflix and Amazon.

Asked if the development of infrastructure for countries across the world to support such data-heaving streaming ...read more

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Global broadband penetration to exceed 650m households

More than 650 million households across the globe will have broadband access by the end of the year.

The number of households with access to broadband is set to continue heading upwards throughout 2013, new estimates suggest.

According to figures from Parks Associates, more than 650 million households across the globe will be making use of the high-speed internet connections before the end of the year.

Statistics also indicated that almost 430 million households arou ...read more

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Global broadband penetration to exceed 650m households

More than 650 million households across the globe will have broadband access by the end of the year.

The number of households with access to broadband is set to continue heading upwards throughout 2013, new estimates suggest.

According to figures from Parks Associates, more than 650 million households across the globe will be making use of the high-speed internet connections before the end of the year.

Statistics also indicated that almost 430 million households arou ...read more

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