Samsung upgrades 2020 TVs with ‘unmatched’ video app offerings
by Editor on 31 May 2020 at 19:22
Aiming to allow its products to feature what it calls the most competitive content app offerings, Samsung Electronics UK has announced that all TVs in the 2020 line-up now feature app offerings such as Netflix and NOW TV.
Qualcomm bids to boost streaming video with new Wi-Fi 6E solutions
by Editor on 31 May 2020 at 18:54
Mobile technology and solutions provider Qualcomm Technologies has launched a new range of mobile connectivity systems that are said by the company to represent the most advanced Wi-Fi 6E offerings of their kind, advancing video streaming.
HBO Max originals coming to WarnerMedia Asian properties
by Editor on 31 May 2020 at 18:18
Hot on the heels of the launch of the direct-to-consumer service in the US on 27 May, WarnerMedia has confirmed that a first wave of at least 15 HBO Max Originals will land on HBO GO and its other channels in Asia in 2020.
LTN rides Wave of IP-based satellite alternative
by Editor on 29 May 2020 at 19:38
Video transport network solutions provider LTN Global has announced the launch of LTN Wave, a terrestrial IP-based distribution solution designed as an alternative to satellite distribution.
Atresmedia, Smartclip deepen strategic partnership for HbbTV in Spain
by Joseph O'Halloran on 29 May 2020 at 07:49
Leading Spanish media group Atresmedia and video ad tech provider Smartclip, its current exclusive partner for digital advertising through HbbTV, have expanded their strategic agreement for Atresmedia’s addressable TV portfolio.
Conviva, Akamai announce partnership to enhance streaming video experiences
by Editor on 29 May 2020 at 07:25
With unprecedented traffic running over its networks, intelligent edge platform and content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai is aiming to boost online video experiences in a collaboration with global streaming media intelligence firm Conviva.
Free-to-air, pay-TV firms to share coverage of Premier League return
by Joseph O'Halloran on 29 May 2020 at 07:09
In what will delight bit the broadcasters and fans alike, the English Premier League has decided that conditions are right to lift lockdown restrictions that have seen no games in the world’s most popular football league since March 2020.
International Hockey Federation, NAGRA net ten-year digital experience partnership
by Editor on 28 May 2020 at 20:25
The International Hockey Federation (FIH), the world’s governing body for the sport of hockey, and content protection and multiscreen video solutions provider NAGRA to deliver what is claimed to be a ‘ground-breaking’ fan engagement service.
OTT, SVOD players increase reach in UK homes
by Editor on 28 May 2020 at 19:32
After passing 50% for the first time in Q4 2019, the proportion of UK homes with a subscription to at least one of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Now TV increased to 53% in Q1 2020 according to the latest tracker of the on-demand sector by Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB).
Fifth of UK homes sign up for a new streaming sub during Covid-19 lockdown
by Joseph O'Halloran on 28 May 2020 at 19:12
The stay-at home directive from the UK government has been good news for the streaming industry with six million new video streaming subscriptions purchased across the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown period, 21% of British households says a research service from Kantar.
SBS Belgium takes Live PD: Police Patrol, Nightwatch to Benelux Region
by Editor on 28 May 2020 at 18:36
In a move that will see 51 hours of its programming come to the region, in the region, A+E Networks International has inked a deal with De Vijver Media’s SBS Belgium for the first five seasons of first response factual series Live PD: Police Patrol and Nightwatch.
Pay-TV revenues to continue to plunge over the next five years
by Joseph O'Halloran on 28 May 2020 at 07:56
A study from Digital TV Research has made the worrying prediction that pay-TV revenues in the leading TV markets are set to follow their current sharp downward spiral and will total to $150 billion in 2025, a fall of $52 billion since peaking in 2016.
Streaming service providers’ ad spend up 87% year-on-year
by Joseph O'Halloran on 28 May 2020 at 07:27
Ahead of the launch of HBO Max, which is said to have tripled its ad spend ahead of launch, streaming providers’ ad spend has more than tripled since the week beginning 10 May 2020 says research from advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform provider MediaRadar.
HBO Max officially launches
by Joseph O'Halloran on 28 May 2020 at 07:01
Gunning for the SVOD leaders and DTVC firms who have established themselves over the last few months, WarnerMedia has hit the button and introduced the HBO Max direct-to-consumer service in the US.
Sports brands to cash in on mobile video with direct carrier billing
by Joseph O'Halloran on 27 May 2020 at 20:54
Research from PM Connect has found that with sports fans soon likely to be paying for instant highlights, streamable matches and behind-the-scenes content using their mobile phone, consumers will purchase US $28 billion worth of transactions this way by 2023 through direct carrier billing (DCB).
US viewing behaviour shifts continue as Covid-19 lockdown continues
by Joseph O'Halloran on 27 May 2020 at 19:49
Research from Comscore has revealed that as millions of Americans adjusted to working from home and having to practice distance learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, new engagement with streaming services and year-over-year in-home data usage surged in the beginning of May 2020.
Traditional TV gets lockdown boost in UK
by Joseph O'Halloran on 27 May 2020 at 19:27
Research from Ofcom has revealed that the continued lockdown in the country has not produced not just a surge in streaming but also seen viewers flock back to broadcast TV channels with such viewing in May at higher levels than in the previous four years.
LiveU launches original live TV on Facebook
by Editor on 27 May 2020 at 08:11
Pivoting from its traditional role of supporting mobile production and newsgathering, LiveU is to get into content with the LiveU Sports Show and Stay Connected series as well as special company news round-ups.
UKTV young viewers turn to classics during lockdown
by Editor on 27 May 2020 at 07:39
Research from UKTV has revealed a 55% volume increase in 16-34 viewers during lockdown with April marking the British pay-TV provider’s best share of commercial impacts (SOCI) performance for this demographic in six years.
Covid-19 stay-at-home directives fuelling on-demand pay-TV usage
by Editor on 27 May 2020 at 06:59
Just over a fifth of broadband households with three or more children at home upgraded their internet service in April 2020, due largely to spikes in online media behaviours says research from The Diffusion Group (TDG).