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Will The Tech Giants Make Us Cut The Cord On Pay TV?

I have talked a lot about how content and innovation is the key to winning subscribers. I have also talked about how pay-subscription TV services such as Sky will come under increasing pressure as over-the-top streaming services become better and … Continue reading

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Netflix Aims For 100m Subs By 2018

New research by HIS has predicted that Netflix is on track to have 100m subscribers by 2018. This is strong growth of around 22% for Netflix, with over 10m new subscriptions expected in the USA alone. The UK is predicted … Continue reading

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Will the ‘gaming generation’ move the goalposts in the war on content?

The battle for consumers within the consumer space is fascinating: Sky, Virgin, and BT as the established main players have a leading position in the market due to the investment they have made in cable infrastructure and content. They have … Continue reading

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Great Content Comes From The Internet, Not a Cable Service

A recurring theme on my blogs has been that competition does not always come from where you expect it. BT Sport has just secured rights to screen the next Ashes series – five years ago who would have thought that … Continue reading

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Is this the real value of the regulator?

It looks like BT cannot escape the gaze of telecoms regular, Ofcom. Last week Ofcom announced plans that will force BT to give physical access to their fibre-optic cables, allowing other operators to take direct control of the connections. BT … Continue reading

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Vodafone and ESB join forces in Ireland

How often do you read about two companies from entirely separate industries getting together and leveraging their combined expertise to create an improved product or service that would not be possible – or might be too expensive – to achieve … Continue reading

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