DPP: Voice search has arrived

Voice assistants dominated this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But what really matters for media companies, says the DPP in its Survey Report: CES 2018, is that the show included televisions equipped with voice search for content. The DPP reports each year from CES – the world’s…

DISH files illegal IPTV suits

US pay-TV platform DISH has filed two lawsuits with the aim of ending distribution of Arabic channels and content for which it has the exclusive licences. The complaints…

Arabsat offers low-cost access to broadband

Saudi Arabia-based Arabsat has launched a new division, Arabsat Expand. The satellite operator is linking with Swedish broadband service provider Forsway and its Hybrid Router technology.  The service…

MTG sells stake in TRACE

MTG sells stake in TRACE

MTG has signed an agreement to sell its 75 per cent shareholding in TRACE to TPG Growth. The transaction values 100 per cent of the business at an…

Germany: Sony networks on Amazon Channels

AXN, Sony Channel and Animax are now available for the first time as part of the Amazon Channels service in Germany and Austria. In a ‘first of its…

Ericsson secures Bell Canada next-gen TV deal

Ericsson secures Bell Canada next-gen TV deal

Broadcast and communications technology specialist Ericsson has been selected by Canadian multiplay telco Bell Canada to power its next generation multiscreen TV services. Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform solution…

Analyst: French say ‘non’ to Netflix

Analyst: French say ‘non’ to Netflix

Netflix has yet to conquer the hearts and minds of the French, according to research from media analyst firm Ampere Analysis. Despite a global march to SVoD viewing…

Canal+ goes UHD

Canal+ is launching its Ultra-HD DTH service on a newly-designed set-top box (Le Decodeur) today, January 18th. The UHD signal will be carried by SES from its 19.2…

Netflix expected to report record numbers

Netflix expected to report record numbers

Analysts at New York-based BH Insights have said they expect Netflix to report net subscriber growth for its December 4th quarter-year of some 7 million, and better than…

TiVo/Google patent agreement covers YouTube TV

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo and Google have expanded a multi-year patent licence agreement to expressly include YouTube TV. The agreement covers Google’s use of TiVo’s…

DTT in Portugal falls short of expectations

DTT in Portugal falls short of expectations

DTT in Portugal has fallen short of expectations both in commercial terms and the TV offer, according to a study published by the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The…

F1, FOX Sports LatAm TV deal

Formula 1 has agreed a new partnership with FOX Sports Latin America. For the next five years, from 2018 until 2022, FOX Sports will hold the exclusive broadcasting…

Wochit: New Facebook algorithms negatively impact video

Wochit: New Facebook algorithms negatively impact video

Social video creation platform Wochit has reported that Facebook’s de-prioritisation of publisher and brand content is already having a negative impact across video metrics. The finding is among…

ATSC 3.0 players team for SFN deployment

US broadcasters Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group, and Univision Local Media have reached an agreement with the leading wireless and broadcast infrastructure provider, American Tower Corporation jointly…

Roku insights boost for OTT advertising

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has unveiled further advancements in OTT advertising measurement by introducing Ad Insights. The new offering allows marketers to measure campaign reach and…

4KUNIVERSE adds HDR support

4KUNIVERSE adds HDR support

4K Ultra HD general entertainment TV channel 4KUNIVERSE has scheduled 4K titles with HDR for Q1 2018, confirming that it will use the HDR10+ format. The first title…

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