SKY PerfecTV Invests $1.5mn, Adds Two 4k Channels

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Reuters recently released a mobile TV news service. Delivered via an iPhone app, Reuters TV defines a new category of TV news by offering curated but personalised news coverage that is available anywhere and on-demand.

Japan’s SkyPerfecTV, owned by J-Sat,is broadcasting two 4K TV channels.The broadcaster says it has invested some 200 million Yen (about $1.5m) to start up the channels, having asked Japan’s major production companies to help create unique 4K content for the services.The first channel mainly shows sport and music,along with factual documentaries,travelogues and similar material.It transmits for about 14 hours each day. The channel is free to existing subscribers.The second 4K channel is charged extra and comprises 4K-scanned movies and other high-quality programming.This channel is also offered on a PPV basis.SkyPerfecTV is promising ‘first run’ programming in 4K every weekend.
Orange outlines Tv plans as part of Its 2020 strategy
French telecommunications major Orange has unveiled plans to offer richer connectivity and to continue to modernise its infrastructure as part of its Essential 2020 strategy.The company aims to triple average data speeds compared to 2014 on both fixed and mobile networks by the end of 2018.In terms of expanding its high capacity fixed service in France,the company will triple its investments in fibre by 2020 and increase the number of connected homes to 20 million in 2022.In Spain,the Group will continue to expand its fibre network and its TV offering with the aim of doubling convergent revenues by 2018.In Belgium, Orange will test the use of this fibre network through the launch of a TV offering in 2015.

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