A Ben Foster howler and a needless Troy Deeney red card helped Arsenal climb back into the Premier League top four with victory at Watford last night.Goalkeeper Foster gifted the Gunners an opening goal after 10 minutes when he took too long on the ball after collecting a back pass, allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to charge down his clearance and deflect the ball in.Just a minute later, Watford captain Deeney was sent off for throwing his forearm into the face of Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira in a late challenge. Despite playing with 10 men for 80 minutes, Watford offered the far greater threat, hitting the bar through Adam Masina’s powerful drive from distance in the second half, and forcing Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno into a number of excellent saves.The German denied Craig Cathcart well with his feet shortly after Deeney’s red card – and later in the first half dived at full stretch to tip away Etienne Capoue’s goalbound free-kick.Ainsley Maitland-Niles also produced a crucial block with 10 minutes remaining when he slid in to block Andre Gray’s shot after the Watford striker had rounded Leno.The visitors’ only real chance came midway through the second half but Foster brilliantly spread himself to block Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s volley from close range.The Gunners were well below their best but the rare away win could prove crucial in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.They climb two places to fourth in the table, two points clear of Manchester United and ahead of Chelsea on goal difference.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Sweden-based TV service provider Boxer had 337,000 pay TV customers in Denmark, up from 71,000 a year earlier, and 250,000 customers to its Plus TV service in Finland, up from 240,000, at the end of the first quarter.The company said it had seen a slowing down of the decline in numbers for its Swedish service Boxer TV, which dropped by 4,000 in the three months to March to 613,000, down from 635,000 a year earlier. Boxer now has about 1.2 million pay TV customers across the region.Broadcast services provider Teracom Sweden’s revenues rose from SEK352 million (€40 million) in the first quarter of 2011 to SEK358 million for the last quarter, with operating income more or less flat at SEK108 million, while Boxer TV Sweden’s revenues grew from SEK484 million to SEK497 million, and operating income grew from SEK55 million to SEK63 million.Boxer Denmark had revenues of SEK 180 million and an operating loss of SEK64 million for the first quarter, while Plus TV posted revenues of SEK143 million an operating loss of SEK18 million.
A new report from video ad specialist Smartclips has found that 70% of people with internet connected TVs use the online functions.The survey of 1,536 14-49 year-olds found that 56% own a device that makes it possible to use the internet via a TV screen, whether directly via a smart TV, or via a connected TV device such as a Blu-ray player or a gaming console.Irrespective of the device used, 26% of respondents said they nearly always use the internet whilst watching the TV, with a further 37% saying they use the internet frequently whilst watching the TV. Two-thirds of tablet owners said they use the internet frequently whilst watching TV.When asked what was interesting about connected TV, 84% stated the non-linear viewing of TV and movies. Less than half chose looking for products from TV or online adverts.