Eurozone crisis hits pay TV: Punters pick broadband over telly
As Norway's GET cable company puts up a "for sale" sign, it demonstrates that the pay TV scene in Europe is starting to realise a home truth – and it may take something as big as the Eurozone crisis to prove it – that pay TV is NOT as resilient as broadband, which continues to grow in the Eurozone. You cannot apply for a job without broadband – how else are you going to send your CV – but you can cut the TV bill by taking a cheaper package and that pressure, usually referred to as cord thinning, is taking place.
5th Finger gets acquired in US by CRM player
Australian mobile technology solutions pioneer 5th Finger has been acquired by US based customer relationship marketing outfit Merkle for an undisclosed sum.
Carriers resisting FCC slug on international cables
Back in April, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed revising how contributions are made to America’s Universal Service Fund (USF), suggesting drawing international cable operators into the fund’s ambit.