EU wants travelling iPlayer; UHD Alliance preps premium specs; and UK tops catch-up viewing league: DTG daily news December 12th 2015

EU pushes portable content consumption

UK TV viewers could watch the BBC iPlayer or Sky Go anywhere in Europe under proposals from the European Commission to modernise EU copyright rules.

EC digital single market commissioner Andrus Ansipwants to allow people who subscribe to content services in one EU country to use those services when they are travelling in another country, although copyright owners are concerned it will enable consumers to shop around the EU for the cheapest deals.

UHD Alliance to publish premium specs at CES 2016

The Ultra HD Alliance has completed the premium specification for Ultra HD TV displays, content and distribution ahead of a formal announcement at CES 2016 in January.

The alliance, which combines manufacturers and content creators including Hollywood studios, has created specifications for resolution, high dynamic range and wide colour gamut, with recommendations for immersive audio, which will lead to certified Ultra HD displays and content.

Catch-up Christmas ahead for UK viewers

British TV viewers are more likely to spend Christmas watching catch-up and on-demand TV than other European consumers, and most likely to be using a connected TV.

Ofcom's International Communications Market Report found that 70% of UK adults will watch TV using free-to-air catch-up services and more than half are using subscription on-demand services like Netflix—ahead of all other major European countries.

DTG Staff  |  10.12.2015

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