DirecTV is following the lead of competitor Dish Network and is in discussions with Walt Disney Co. to deliver Disney content such as ESPN, the Disney Channel and ABC to customers via an over-the-top Internet-based product.
Keith Mallinson There is a lot to play for and at stake in mobile communications. It is among the very largest industries with operator revenues of $1.16 trillion (€812.4 billion)...
Over-the-top video was a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, with vendors and operators discussing solutions to the expense of streaming video to a mobile device. Special Report
Dish Network's carriage deal with Walt Disney Co. inked earlier this week gives it the right to deliver ESPN, the Disney Channel, ABC and other content via an over-the-top service that the company plans to launch soon. Many consider this to be a groundbreaking deal that will set Dish up as a leader in the OTT space.
Nearly seven months after Google Fiber announced that it launched the Vudu movies on demand service in Kansas City, Vudu said Tuesday that its streaming movie service will soon be available through Google's Chromecast HDMI stick.
The GSMA reported that more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it said set another new record. In addition to the more than 80,000 attendees at MWC at Fira Gran Via, more than 5,000 people participated in a range of partner programmes at Fira Montjuïc.
Telefónica has unveiled a new organisational structure that will see the elimination of the Digital brand, the creation of a new chief commercial digital officer and the integration of its European, Latin American and digital units into the global corporate group The Spanish operator hopes the reorganisation will save around €1.5B ($2.05 billion) in costs.
BARCELONA, Spain- Coleago Consulting continued the theme of personal data security during FierceWireless:Europe interviews at the Mobile World Congress trade show.
A senior Orange executive said he believes developments in Internet of Things and wearable devices on display at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona are an opportunity for operators to reclaim credibility with consumers.
Denver-based startup aioTV struck a deal with Tribune Media Services which will give it metadata that could be used on the over-the-top video platform that it has been pitching to pay-TV distributors.