Europe’s pay-TV sees worst growth since 2010; a sign OTT traction is gaining

Europe’s pay-TV sees worst growth since 2010, a sign OTT traction is gaining
Looks like Europe may finally be feeling the effects of increased OTT traction as pay-TV subscriber growth hit 0,4% in Q2 2015, the slowest increase since the end of the Great Recession in 2010.
IHS reports that subscriptions declined in a significant number of markets throughout Europe and pointed to continued decline in the cable sector, which lost about 185,000 subscribers in the quarter.

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Opera to ship HbbTV 2.0 SDK

Opera Software is to start shipping an HbbTV 2.0 software development kit to TV manufacturers and set-top-box OEMs, which it says will enable them to be first to market with devices that are compliant with the new spec and simplify the task of creating interactive content for TVs.

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