Steve Unger UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has launc

first_imgSteve UngerUK broadcast regulator Ofcom has launched a review of the UK’s digital communications market to investigate competition, investment and innovation across the broadband, mobile and landline markets.Ofcom said that it expected the review focus on three areas in particular: ensuring the right incentives for private-sector investment; maintaining strong competition and tackling obstacles that might be holding the sector back; and identifying whether there is scope for deregulation in some areas.“We have seen huge changes in the phone and broadband markets since our last major review a decade ago. Only five years ago, hardly any of us had used a tablet computer, high-definition streaming or 4G mobile broadband,” said Ofcom’s acting chief executive, Steve Unger.“Our new review will mean Ofcom’s rules continue to meet the needs of consumers and businesses by supporting competition and investment for years to come.”The review will be Ofcom’s second major assessment of the UK telecoms sector, having run its first review between December 2003 and September 2005.last_img read more

Europe has moved aggressively into mobile with m

first_imgEurope has moved “aggressively into mobile” with more than 53% of all online video views now taking place on mobile devices, according to Ooyala.The video publishing, analytics and monetisation firm’s Q3 2015 Global Video Index reports rapid growth in mobile video views over recent years, with the worldwide proportion of video now watched on mobile devices now at 45%.“Over the past dozen quarters, mobile video views have gone from just 6.3% of all views in 2012, to 45.1% in Q3 2015, an increase of 616% as the world,” said Ooyala.The research said that this move away from viewing content on traditional screens to “watching content on whatever screen is most convenient” was being led by millennials.In the UK and Ireland mobile and tablets combined accounted for for just over 66% of all online video plays – more than double the amount of mobile plays in Sweden and France where desktops still dominate, according to Ooyala.With the exception of Great Britain, tablet consumption still falls “well behind smartphones”, averaging out at around 5% of consumption in Europe. In the UK it is 10%, the research noted.On a global basis, smartphone views made up 88% of mobile video views during the quarter, compared to just 12% for tablets, while Q3’s overall mobile video share was up 50% in the past year.“Leading into 2016, it’s abundantly clear that video – both delivery and advertising – is scaling massively across all screens,” said Jonathan Wilner, vice president of product and strategy for Ooyala.“For premium content providers the major opportunity today is getting smarter about their video strategy. Video providers need to know to leverage timely events, tap into new advertising technology, understand how their audience is engaging with content and optimise their video business accordingly to maximise returns.”last_img read more

STV will launch STV2 later this month after the S

first_imgSTV will launch STV2 later this month, after the Scottish broadcaster rebranded its existing local channels and added in licenses for new ones.The commercial broadcaster has rebranded its City TV services in Glasgow and Edinburgh and also has three new licenses – for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee – all of which will operate under the STV2 banner.The new net launches at 5pm on Monday, April 24. The channel will broadcast 24 hours a day on the Freeview DTT platform, Sky, Virgin and via the STV Player streaming service.The channel will have a new nightly news programme, STV News Tonight, which will go out weeknights at 7pm.“STV2 is the first commercial TV channel with a distinct schedule for Scotland,” said Bobby Hain, director of channels at STV.He added: “STV2 has Scotland at its core with an entertaining mix of local, Scottish and international content. Our flagship news programme, STV News Tonight, will air every weeknight as part of a diverse schedule including a daily live magazine show, programming showcasing key cultural events and local sport plus top quality drama and entertainment.”STV has partnered with colleges and universities on the launch and the STV2 the team will work with students on placements, internships and training.The launch date for STV2 comes soon after UK pubcaster the BBC said it plans to sink £19 million (US$23.6 million) into a new Scottish channel. The BBC Scotland plans still need final approvals.last_img read more

ProSiebenSat1 could look to launch versions of it

first_imgProSiebenSat.1 could look to launch versions of its streaming joint venture with Discovery in markets outside Germany, either by licensing the brand and platform or by forming partnerships with national players, according to CEO Max Conze.Max ConzeSpeaking to WirtschaftsWoche, Conze said that the broadcaster would look at taking the Joyn model elsewhere in Europe once the key features of the platform and the future premium offering were in place.He said that the broadcaster was mulling a number of ideas for taking the concept to markets internationally, including licensing it or forming partnerships to launch national versions of Joyn in other countries.Conze said that ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL could also look to export their advertising joint venture, D-Force.ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery launched Joyn in June, replacing the existing 7TV JV brand, with plans to integrate Discovery’s Eurosport Player and ProSiebenSat.1’s on-demand service Maxdome in what is a completely new platform.Also in June, ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL announced plans to create D-Force, a new 50:50 JV o deliver a platform for programmable buying of addressable TV and online video ads.last_img read more


first_imgShareTweet THERE is sadness this morning at the news that a young woman has died after being struck by a van in ToomebridgeInspector Peter Duncan said: “The 19 year old female and a 21 year old male were struck by a van on the Moneynick Road at around 3:40 am. “The female died as a result of her injuries while the male is currently in a very serious condition in hospital. “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have any information that could assist the police investigation to contact police by calling 101 quoting reference 176 of 20/01/18.”The Moneynick Road remains closed in both directions near the Toome service station.Belfast-bound traffic from Derry is being diverted down the Roguery Road.North-bound traffic to Derry is being diverted down the Lismacloskey Road onto the Staffordstown Road. LISMACLOSKEY ROADMONEYNICK ROADSTAFFORDSTOWN ROADtoomeTOOMEBRIDGETRAGEDY AS TEENAGE GIRL DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VAN TRAGEDY AS TEENAGE GIRL DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VAN was last modified: January 20th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more


first_img Mail Tumblr Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Fayette County Woman Arrested For Punching A Man Seven Times With A Closed Fist Next PostMan in a wheelchair charged with killing 3 relatives GAULEY BRIDGE, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County woman is in jail for punching a man and beating him up after a verbal argument.According to a criminal complaint, a Fayette County Deputy was dispatched to a home for a domestic situation. When the deputy made contact with the suspect, Holly Lykins, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol other.  The deputy observed the man on the bed with several scratches to his face, nose, and arm.  There was also hair on the bed where Lykins had pulled it from the victims head.When the deputy asked the victim what had happened, he told the deputy that Lykins wanted to do sexual favors for meth with another man.  From there, it became physical.  Lykins punched him approximately seven times with a closed fist.Lykins complained her wrist was broken once arrested, when EMS checked her out they told the deputy it was not broke.Lykins is charged with domestic battery and is  being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 2,500 dollar bond. Google+ Linkedin CrimeWatch NewsFeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatch Fayette County Woman Arrested For Punching A Man Seven Times With A Closed Fist By Tyler BarkerSep 17, 2018, 10:11 am 1544 0 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at Previous PostState Fair to Host Giant Flea Market and Antique Show This Weekendlast_img read more


first_img Linkedin Home NewsWatch Local News Two Fayette County people are in jail on drug charges Facebook Mail Next PostGreenbrier West, Independence Bring Home Hardware Google+ Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Two Fayette County people are in jail on drug charges By Tyler BarkerFeb 24, 2019, 15:09 pm 1109 1 Tumblr Twitter OAK HILL (WOAY)- Two Fayette County people are in jail on drug charges.  Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.“On Saturday evening,  Fayette Deputies were conducting traffic enforcement in the Oak Hill area.  Deputies conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle just off of Route 61 on Woodbridge Road. A search of the vehicle and occupants revealed methamphetamines, heroin and a quantity of baggies commonly used in the sales of narcotics.Brittini Shae Johnston, 25 of Beards Fork, and James McAllen White, 33 of Page, were both arrested for the felony offenses of Possession with Intent to Deliver Narcotics and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. They were transported to the Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by Deputy C.M. Tomlin of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.” Previous PostPhoto Exhibit Featuring Miners Makes Local Debut Pinterest Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comlast_img read more

Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Inmate Sentenced

first_imgHome NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Inmate Sentenced To Life In Prison For First-Degree Murder CrimeWatch NewsFeaturedNewsWatch Inmate Sentenced To Life In Prison For First-Degree Murder By Tyler BarkerMar 06, 2019, 16:09 pm 632 0 Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at Previous PostGeology Professor Explains Earthquakes in Southern West Virginia Mail Linkedin Tumblr Facebook Next PostU.S. marshals: Man sought in attempted murder of officer shot, killed in Morgantown Pinterest FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, Larry E. Harrah, II announces that John A. Nicholson, an inmate at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex, was sentenced to life in prison without mercy for first-degree murder following a two-day jury trial before Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr.On April 5, 2017, Nicholson beat Earl Parsons to death with a lid from hard-composite locker box in the cell they shared. Witnesses also reported Nicholson kicked Parsons in the head while he was on the floor. Nicholson’s sentence, in this case, will run consecutively to other prison sentences imposed for multiple sexual offenses against a child.This crime was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and investigators at Mount Olive Correctional Complex, and it was prosecuted by Larry E. Harrah, II. Twitter Google+last_img read more

Gas prices continue dropping across Alabama just i

first_imgGas prices continue dropping across Alabama just in time for the holiday season.Tuscaloosa County has the fifth-lowest gas prices in Alabama right now, which means holiday road trips will cost a little less. While more drivers are on the roads over summer, travel does increase over the winter holidays.Patrick Dehaan, the head of petroleum analysis at said the average national gas price has been declining for nine consecutive weeks.“The bulk of the reason is because of the big drop in price of oil prices are now down about $25 a barrel since early October, and that has allowed the national average to decline for nine straight weeks following the falling price of oil.”Dehaan said you can save even more money on gas by driving a bit under the speed limit, and avoiding sudden speed-ups and slow-downs.last_img read more

Tuscaloosa Police need your help finding several p

first_imgTuscaloosa Police need your help finding several people accused of theft at Shoe Station on McFarland Boulevard last month.The store reported several complaints Nov. 23, and the photos above are from security cam footage at the time.If you have any information on the following three suspects, please contact Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867.last_img