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Telefónica uses WebRTC for TU Go, as Orange ramps up Libon

Telefónica and Orange announced further enhancements to their respective messaging and calling apps, although the two operators continue to maintain very different strategies for TU Go and Libon.

AMC Networks reports 40% revenue uptick, but cord cutting is a concern

Driven by powerful cable TV programming hits like The Walking Dead, AMC Networks utterly defied downward industry trends in the fourth quarter to post a whopping 40% revenue increase to $609.4 million.

Report: Google to launch Android Pay API at I/O to spur mobile payments adoption

Google is going to unveil a new API called Android Pay at its I/O developer conference in late May, according to an  Ars Technica   report, and the platform will enable payments in brick-and-mortar stores and in-app payments for third-party applications.

Comcast wants better audience measurement after 5.6% revenue drop at NBCU

With Comcast's NBCUniversal division experiencing a 5.6 percent revenue decline in the fourth quarter, primarily driven by significant erosion of measurable audience, NBCU chief executive Steve Burke joined the chorus of TV executives urging for innovation of viewership metrics.

Viacom to relaunch Noggin as mobile SVOD service

Trying to change course amid falling ratings and soft advertising sales, Viacom announced Wednesday that it is reviving its Noggin educational brand to launch a new SVOD service targeted toward preschoolers.

My dabble into cord-cutting: Made a lot of complicated decisions, saved 8 cents

Let me first say that I'm not a cord cutter. Really, I'm not. I'm just experimenting. Lots of guys who aren't cord cutters do it. But after two weeks of liberation from packaged video entertainment programming, I've reached some interesting conclusions.

Long-form content has its day in the sun as ad views jump 43%, FreeWheel says

Views of video ads on long-form content jumped 43 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to FreeWheel's latest report.

Cord cutting increased by 1.4M homes in 2014, analyst says

As many as 1.4 million U.S. households either cut their pay-TV subscription or never had one in the first place last year, a number that "appears to have markedly increased" over past years, according to analysts Michael Nathanson and Craig Moffett. The data could spell bad news for cable and satellite operators, which managed to stem the tide of video subscriber losses somewhat in the fourth quarter.

Groupflix pivots into Pilotly, climbs into data analytics niche

For online video startups, the OTT landscape is one that appears ripe with possibilities but in reality can be hard to realize. Streaming video startup GroupFlix is wading through that mire now and, in an attempt to expand a less-exploited niche, is shifting its focus a bit. The business is changing its name to Pilotly and, taking a page from the Amazon playbook, will offer viewers the ability to watch and rate pilot episodes of TV series.

Apple to invest €1.7B in 2 data centres in Europe

Apple detailed plans to heat Danish homes as part of a €1.7 billion ($1.9 billion) investment in two new European data centres.