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Eutelsat TV Awards – Spotlight on music channels

BroadbandTVNews - November 21, 2014 - 1:30am

The winners of the 2014 Eutelsat TV Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony in Rome on November 28. Read the story »

​AMD's answer to NVIDIA G-Sync arrives on Samsung monitors in 2015

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2014 - 10:32pm

Looking for a new computer monitor? If you're rocking an AMD-sourced graphics card, you may want to wait a few months. Samsung just announced the UD590 and UE850, the first two monitors with support for FreeSync -- AMD's open-source answer to NVIDIA G-Sync. Both technologies sync GPU output to the monitor's refresh rate, a trick that eliminates visual stutters and tearing. Samsung hasn't announced pricing yet, but says the monitors will be available in 23.6, 27 and 31.5-inch variants.

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Netflix picks up fourth season of popular A&E series 'Longmire'

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2014 - 5:38pm

Fans of A&E's Longmire were pretty vocal when the network announced it would part ways with the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3. Well, the show will live on at the hands of Netflix. The streaming service nabbed the rights to the fourth season that's set to include ten episodes arriving in 2015. As Deadline Hollywood reported back in August, the show's demographic is much older than most A&E shows, but Longmire had the highest viewership of any scripted series on the channel. If you aren't familiar, the plot centers around rural Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire and his crime-fighting chronicles based on the novels of Craig Johnson -- including a series-spanning search for his wife's killer. The set of new episodes will air in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand when they stream next year.

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Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' on PS4! (update: game over!)

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2014 - 3:30pm
Who doesn't like fighting dragons? That's a serious question. If you excitedly answered "I do!" then this edition of Playdate is just for you. Today we're going to be streaming the first big role-playing game of this new set of consoles, and it's none other than Dragon Age: Inquisition from the folks at BioWare. You know, the studio behind the Mass Effect series and Baldur's Gate. It's a sort of choose-your-own adventure affair in a mature medieval world where decisions made in previous games affect how the story plays out in this third entry. It's also the first RPG running on publisher Electronic Arts' extremely impressive (and apparently pretty versatile) Frostbite toolset that's perhaps best known for powering the Battlefield franchise. And if you're wondering how it all looks, you've come to the right place. We'll be streaming gameplay from the PlayStation 4 starting at 7 p.m. Eastern / 4 p.m. Pacific on this very page.

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Humble Bundle teams with Joystiq on curated charity game sale

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2014 - 12:45pm

The Joystiq staff tried to package and send out boxes of love to everyone on the internet, but shipping costs were crazy. So we helped prepare this Humble Weekly Bundle instead!

The Humble Weekly Bundle Joystiq edition includes Beat Hazard Ultra (plus DLC), Intake, Dungeon of Elements and The Dream Machine chapters 1 - 4, all for whatever price you care to pay. For $6 or more, add on Slender: The Arrival and Primal Carnage. Pay at least $15 and also get Costume Quest 2.

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Amazon launches Prime Instant Video in Austria

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 12:17pm

US online retailer Amazon has commenced offering its subscription service Amazon Prime in Austria. Read the story »

HBO Go is now available for Xbox One

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2014 - 5:09am

After many, many promises, HBO Go is now available on Xbox One. The app is already available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the Xbox One launch marks the first time the premium streaming service is accessible from a current-gen console. The app supports voice and gesture controls through Kinect, Microsoft says. As always, users will need to have a valid HBO subscription through their cable provider to watch shows, though that's likely change with the launch of the network's standalone streaming service next year.

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RTL feels vindicated by Hungary stance

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 3:56am

RTL Group says that the approval of a new tax law in Hungary has justified its decision to take the matter to the European Commission. Read the story »

High pay-TV adoption in UK and Germany

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 3:44am

Pay-TV adoption in Germany and the UK has reached 86% and 78% of broadband households, respectively, according to Parks Associates. Read the story »

Fire TV Stick is Amazon’s most successful device launch

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 3:28am

Amazon has started shipping its Fire TV Stick in the US and claims it is its best-selling device ever. Read the story »

Welt der Wunder TV to join Kabel Deutschland

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 3:20am

German science and knowledge channel Welt der Wunder TV will launch on Kabel Deutschland’s cable network on November 25, 2014. Read the story »

PPF makes offer to O2 shareholders

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 3:10am

The Czech group PPF has made an offer to the minority shareholders in O2, the incumbent telco it acquired from Telefónica earlier this year. Read the story »

FTTH boost for Telefónica

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 2:52am

Although DSL accounts for almost three in four fixed broadband connections in Spain, FTTH is growing steadily. Read the story »

Germany: Video streaming pushes down TV consumption

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 2:46am

Video streaming changes the TV habits of consumers in Germany with one out of three video streaming users (33%) replacing conventional television completely or partially through streaming offerings. Read the story »

Dutch broadband penetration grows to 90%

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 2:40am

The share of Dutch households with broadband connections reached the milestone of 90% during the third quarter of this year, according to Telecompaper’s latest quarterly report. Read the story »

Hungary opens OTT consultation

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 2:35am

The Hungarian regulator NMHH has opened a public consultation into OTT services, inviting comments from market participants and stakeholders up until January 31, 2015. Read the story »

Vectra grows digital TV base

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 2:07am

The Polish cable operator Vectra ended Q3 with 911,300 subscribers, a 4.54% increase on a year earlier. Read the story »

Zenterio integrates Ekioh TV Browser

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 1:28am

Interactive software developer has integrated Ekioh’s HTML5 TV Browser into its Zenterio OS range. The joint solution has recently been deployed by Magyar Telekom in Hungary. Read the story »

ER Telecom turns in strong performance

BroadbandTVNews - November 20, 2014 - 1:07am

The Russian cable operator ER Telecom (Dom.ru) had revenues of R16,515 million (€280.8 million) in the first nine months of this year, or 19% more than in the same period in 2013. Read the story »

Announcing Speakers and Panelists for TVOT NYC 2014

TVOT Feed - November 19, 2014 - 10:13pm

[itvt] is pleased to present a partial list of speakers and panelists for our fifth annual East Coast TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC 2014 (December 9th in New York City--click here to register).

Alan Wurtzel                      Sanjay Macwan                           Michael Willner

The event will include keynotes from Alan Wurtzel, President of Research and Media Development at NBCUniversal, Michael Willner, President and CEO, GreatLand Connections/CEO, Penthera Partners, and Sanjay Macwan, CTO of NBCUniversal Media Labs, as well as a plethora of firesides, presentations and panel sessions featuring over 100 of the most important and influential innovators who are making the TV of Tomorrow a reality today

We will be announcing the show's full schedule of sessions, as well as a number of other speakers and panelists, soon.

TVOT NYC 2014 speakers and panelists include:

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