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Polish regulator inks TV audience measurement deal

By Chris Dziadul

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has signed a contract with the Institute of Telecommunications to conduct TV audience surveys.

The surveys will be based on Return Path Data (RPD) analysis, which is obtained from cable or satellite set-top boxes using a return path from the decoder to the operator.

In a statement, the KRRiT says that the contract includes the development of the concept of data collection, analysis and processing of RPD data and the presentation of analytical results.

It adds that the research potential is over 11.5 million households, but if the growing smart TV market is factored in the range is even larger and includes DTT.

The KRRiT also says that at the same time it has started collecting anonymous data from operators, thanks to which it will be possible to conduct statistical analysis of behaviours in real time.

It is expected that thanks to this cooperation, it will also be possible to analyse the distribution of TV channels on the internet. Operators will be given access to the data results.

It concludes by saying that this is another step to single-source media consumption research.

Polish regulator inks TV audience measurement deal

By Chris Dziadul

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has signed a contract with the Institute of Telecommunications to conduct TV audience surveys.

The surveys will be based on Return Path Data (RPD) analysis, which is obtained from cable or satellite set-top boxes using a return path from the decoder to the operator.

In a statement, the KRRiT says that the contract includes the development of the concept of data collection, analysis and processing of RPD data and the presentation of analytical results.

It adds that the research potential is over 11.5 million households, but if the growing smart TV market is factored in the range is even larger and includes DTT.

The KRRiT also says that at the same time it has started collecting anonymous data from operators, thanks to which it will be possible to conduct statistical analysis of behaviours in real time.

It is expected that thanks to this cooperation, it will also be possible to analyse the distribution of TV channels on the internet. Operators will be given access to the data results.

It concludes by saying that this is another step to single-source media consumption research.

Schiphol airport considers fees for dropping off passengers

By robin

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is considering introducing a fee for people who drop of friends and relatives by car, the Telegraaf...

Octavian Rau to head Moldovan regulator

By Chris Dziadul

Octavian Rau has been appointed the new director of the Moldovan regulator ANRCETI.

According to ANRCETI, he was presented to its employees by Chiril Gaburici, the country’s minister of economy and infrastructure.

Gaburici wished Rau great success and insisted on constructive collaboration between the ministry and ANRCETI because the IT sector is becoming increasingly attractive to investors and is up 9% from last year.

Furthermore, as a share of GDP it has reached 6.6% and is growing.

Octavian Rau to head Moldovan regulator

By Chris Dziadul

Octavian Rau has been appointed the new director of the Moldovan regulator ANRCETI.

According to ANRCETI, he was presented to its employees by Chiril Gaburici, the country’s minister of economy and infrastructure.

Gaburici wished Rau great success and insisted on constructive collaboration between the ministry and ANRCETI because the IT sector is becoming increasingly attractive to investors and is up 9% from last year.

Furthermore, as a share of GDP it has reached 6.6% and is growing.

Octavian Rau to head Moldovan regulator

By Chris Dziadul

Octavian Rau has been appointed the new director of the Moldovan regulator ANRCETI.

According to ANRCETI, he was presented to its employees by Chiril Gaburici, the country’s minister of economy and infrastructure.

Gaburici wished Rau great success and insisted on constructive collaboration between the ministry and ANRCETI because the IT sector is becoming increasingly attractive to investors and is up 9% from last year.

Furthermore, as a share of GDP it has reached 6.6% and is growing.

Croatia’s renovation projects can teach us as much as their football

By Adrian Joyce

What do Croatia’s football team and its energy efficiency programmes have in common? Experience, skill, tenacity and an inspiring amount of success, writes Adrian Joyce.

Netflix disappoints investors with slower growth

By Robert Briel

Netflix added 5.2 million users worldwide in the second quarter, or over 1 million fewer than the streaming service had expected.

Investors punished Netflix hard and the company’s valuation went down sharply on Wall Street. With a drop of more than 14%, the video giant lost some $24.2 billion in market capitalisation.

Netflix writes in a letter to shareholders that it has overestimated growth. For this quarter, the group has revised its growth forecasts downwards to 5 million new users.

Turnover was $3.9 billion, profits rose to $384 million, compared with $66 million a year ago. Netflix had some 130 million paying users worldwide at the end of the quarter.

Netflix said it will be investing more in its own non-English-language productions in the near future. This is necessary because the company observes that HBO and Disney (as well as Amazon and Apple) are catching up. This year, the company investing about $7.5 to $8 billion in content.

“In addition to succeeding commercially, we are starting to lead artistically in some categories, with our creators earning enough Emmy nominations this year to collectively break? HBO’s amazing 17-year run?,” wrote Reed Hastings in his letter to investors.

The company expects growth to level off in the coming years, partly due to the emergence of large competitors in countries such as Germany and France.

Hastings: “We anticipate more competition from the combined AT&T/Warner Media, from the combined Fox/Disney or Fox/Comcast as well as from international players like Germany’s ProSieben and Salto in France. Our strategy is to simply keep improving, as we’ve been doing every year in the past.”

Netflix disappoints investors with slower growth

By Robert Briel

Netflix added 5.2 million users worldwide in the second quarter, or over 1 million fewer than the streaming service had expected.

Investors punished Netflix hard and the company’s valuation went down sharply on Wall Street. With a drop of more than 14%, the video giant lost some $24.2 billion in market capitalisation.

Netflix writes in a letter to shareholders that it has overestimated growth. For this quarter, the group has revised its growth forecasts downwards to 5 million new users.

Turnover was $3.9 billion, profits rose to $384 million, compared with $66 million a year ago. Netflix had some 130 million paying users worldwide at the end of the quarter.

Netflix said it will be investing more in its own non-English-language productions in the near future. This is necessary because the company observes that HBO and Disney (as well as Amazon and Apple) are catching up. This year, the company investing about $7.5 to $8 billion in content.

“In addition to succeeding commercially, we are starting to lead artistically in some categories, with our creators earning enough Emmy nominations this year to collectively break? HBO’s amazing 17-year run?,” wrote Reed Hastings in his letter to investors.

The company expects growth to level off in the coming years, partly due to the emergence of large competitors in countries such as Germany and France.

Hastings: “We anticipate more competition from the combined AT&T/Warner Media, from the combined Fox/Disney or Fox/Comcast as well as from international players like Germany’s ProSieben and Salto in France. Our strategy is to simply keep improving, as we’ve been doing every year in the past.”

Housing is a right, not a commodity: Amsterdam signs global declaration

By robin

Amsterdam has signed up to a global declaration to the United Nations which states that ‘housing must first and foremost be...

Trump’s submission to Putin stuns EU allies

By Georgi Gotev

The political class in the US, as well as many of Washington's European allies were astonished to watch Donald Trump playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands at the Helsinki summit on Monday (16 July).

Russia and Ukraine in EU-backed talks to avoid fresh β€˜gas wars’

By admin

Officials from Moscow and Kyiv were set to gather in Berlin on Tuesday (17 July) for EU-backed talks on the future of the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine in a bid to minimise disputes when the current contract expires next year.

7 nightmare days for Theresa May

By Denis MacShane

A second referendum or an extension to Article 50 could be the only way to cut the Brexit Gordian knot, argues Denis MacShane as he reflects on a nightmare week for Theresa May.

Horizon Europe – A global health prescription for the EU

By Cecile Vernant

EU research and innovation ministers need to increase funding for Horizon Europe and show they are serious about combating poverty-related diseases, says Cécile Vernant.

Rand Paul sides with Trump on Russia, says critics 'motivated' by dislike of president

By Lukas Mikelionis

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday expressed his approval of President Donald Trump’s handling of Russia, joining a tiny minority of dovish Republicans embracing the president’s approach after a controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Rand Paul sides with Trump on Russia, says critics 'motivated' by dislike of president

By Lukas Mikelionis

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday expressed his approval of President Donald Trump’s handling of Russia, joining a tiny minority of dovish Republicans embracing the president’s approach after a controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS

Ohio planned Tuesday to move a condemned killer to the state death house as it begins preparations for its first execution in several months.

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