Analyst: 1.5bn SVoD subs by 2026

SVoD subscriptions for 138 countries will increase by 591 million between 2020 and 2026 to reach 1,495 million – or up by 65 per cent, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The peak year was 2020 when 201 million subscriptions were added. The…

Report highlights ITV’s nations and regions role

Report highlights ITV’s nations and regions role

A report from analyst firm Mediatique highlights the important role played by UK commercial PSB ITV in the nations and regions, but also the risk that globalising trends…

Recast raises £5.9m in Series A funding

Recast raises £5.9m in Series A funding

Recast, the UK based sports OTT platform, has raised £5.9 million (€6.7m) in its Series A round of investment. Recast said the success of the round follows increased…

OneWeb to acquire TrustComm

OneWeb to acquire TrustComm

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) global satellite communications company OneWeb has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Texas-based TrustComm, which will enable OneWeb to offer its network and…

Spain to reduce RTVE tax on telcos

Spain to reduce RTVE tax on telcos

In a move to boost 5G, the Spanish government is set reduce the RTVE tax that telco operators pay annually, and will cut the initial pricing set in…

Genius Sports acquires Second Spectrum

Genius Sports, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Second Spectrum,…

Scudamore joins Monterosa board

Scudamore joins Monterosa board

Monterosa, the company behind the Real-time Engagement Platform (RTEP), Monterosa / Interaction Cloud, has announced former Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore as a non-executive director, as the business…

Sky Media, The Trade Desk programmatic partnership

Sky Media, The Trade Desk programmatic partnership

Global advertising technology company, The Trade Desk, has announced a partnership with Sky Media, the advertising sales arm of Sky. The partnership will allow advertisers using The Trade…

Abu Dhabi bans satellite dishes again

Abu Dhabi’s city authorities are again cracking down on what they describe as “illegal” satellite dishes. The ruling is designed to improve the city’s visual aesthetics. Local reports…

Nigeria in Starlink talks

Nigeria in Starlink talks

SpaceX is in advanced talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to bring its SpaceX Starlink broadband by satellite service to the country. According to local reports, Starlink’s…

123movies.la illegal streaming site closed

123movies.la illegal streaming site closed

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy – has been successful in a…

SpaceX delivers 26th Starlink launch

SpaceX delivers 26th Starlink launch

A May 9th launch from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 40 saw Elon Musk’s SpaceX break another record: the 10th flight of a single Falcon 9 booster rocket. The…

HbbTV releases updated test suite

HbbTV releases updated test suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for advanced interactive TV services. has announced the simultaneous release of the 2021-1 version of the HbbTV…

Oracle Cloud to power EPL football analytics

Oracle Cloud to power EPL football analytics

The English Premier League has chosen Oracle as its official cloud provider. In teaming with Oracle, the Premier League aims to increase the excitement surrounding every game through…

Switch Media wins Telekom Television contract

Switch Media has won the contract with Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) to provide an online streaming service for its free-to-air television network, Telekom Television (TTV). Recently launched,…

Quicklink joins the SRT Alliance

Quicklink joins the SRT Alliance

Quicklink, a global provider of software and hardware solutions for audio and video contribution, has joined SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency…

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