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Google to overhaul ad policies

Google has has vowed to overhaul its advertising policies in response to a growing boycott of the company’s platforms – most noticably YouTube – from various brands and advertisers. Last…

SES: “The Supertanker is turning”

There’s been a fair amount of negative comment these past months about satellite’s future role and prospects for investors. In particular, the threat from broadcasters transferring their loyalties from DTH…

STV Player on Roku

STV Player on Roku

STV Player is now available for consumers on Roku streaming players in the UK. Consumers using a Roku streaming player within STV’s licence area in Scotland will be able to…

Akamai Media Acceleration boost for OTT

Content delivery network (CDN) specialist Akamai Technologies has unveiled Akamai Media Acceleration, designed to improve viewing experiences for OTT video consumers and accelerate video game and other software downloads. According…

Comcast, Qvest join forces

Comcast Technology Solutions and Qvest Media, a systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, have entered into an international channel deal. With an initial focus on the…

Original content pays off for Netflix/Amazon

Original content pays off for Netflix/Amazon

The increasing popularity of original content and a growing trend of paying for multiple video services are among the key findings in the quarterly Voice of the Connected User Landscape…

Netflix reveals 2017’s ‘Recommended TVs’

Netflix has revealed details of the TV sets selected under its Netflix Recommended TV programme for 2017. Writing in the company blog, Brady Gunderson, Director of Product Management and David…

Survey: Millennials shaping MENA video piracy

An online consumer piracy survey from the digital platform security specialist Irdeto has found that over half of respondents polled in the MENA region – 59 per cent in Egypt…

SpotX boost for OVGuide catalogue monetisation

Multiplatform on-demand video service OVGuide is partnering with inventory management platform SpotX to monetise its catalogue of long-form video content on connected TVs. OVGuide’s movies and TV content, which can…

US pay-TV sheds 795K subs in 2016

According to findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 795,000 net video…