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Forecast: Digital ad-spend to reach $520bn by 2023

A study from Juniper Research forecasts that total spend on digital advertising will reach $520 billion (€456.3bn) by 2023; rising from $294 billion in 2019. This is an average annual…

netgem.tv integrates Amazon Alexa Video Skill APIs

netgem.tv integrates Amazon Alexa Video Skill APIs

Internet TV streaming service netgem.tv has integrated Amazon Alexa Video Skill APIs into its TV boxes, which it says simplifies the viewer experience by making content searchable and controllable by…

ICASA to examine ‘must carry’ rules

ICASA to examine ‘must carry’ rules

South Africa’s media regulator ICASA is to hold a formal examination into the country’s ‘must carry’ rules. To date, they permit MultiChoice and other pay-TV operators to carry the nation’s…

NASCAR selects AWS

NASCAR selects AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that NASCAR has chosen AWS as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. NASCAR will use the breadth and depth of…

SpotX appoints first Chief Scientist

SpotX appoints first Chief Scientist

SpotX, the global video advertising and monetisation platform, has announced the appointment of Dr. Neal Richter as its first Chief Scientist. Richter will head up SpotX’s new Salt Lake City,…

Orange supports French Open innovation

The first live broadcast of matches in 8K thanks to 5G, a mixed reality experience to get into the thick of the sporting action, access to all the useful information…

LG TVs add Amazon Alexa support

LG Electronics will begin rolling out Amazon Alexa support in 14 countries to the company’s 2019 TV models featuring artificial intelligence. The update will be implemented through the Alexa app…

Sony, Microsoft cloud gaming deal

In a surprising move, console gaming rivals Microsoft and Sony have formed a streaming partnership. The announcement was made via Microsoft’s website and revealed that the companies will partner on…

Cablenet launches Plume in Cyprus

Cablenet, a quad play provider in Cyprus, has announced the availability of Ultra WiFi, Powered by Plume. Plume provides Wi-Fi, personalisation, and security delivered through a smart home services bundle…

Study: CSPs missing out on Smart Home devices

Rethink Technology Research finds that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and consumer voice platform partners drive growth in smart homes, but will only control 23.3 per cent of total sales, with…

Report: Amazon and Google level in smart speaker market

The Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant platforms will take an almost equal share of the global smart speaker market this year, according to the latest forecast from Strategy Analytics. Amazon…

Research: Most US homes will have smart speaker in 2020

Research: Most US homes will have smart speaker in 2020

There will be more US homes with smart speakers than without by the end of next year, according to projections from Strategy Analytics. The report predicts that the 50 per…

D2C competition: Winter is coming

Netflix continues to grow fast and can appear invulnerable. It has just reported record subscriber growth. But, alongside, it is also making records in cash burning – $460 million versus…

DAZN sells Perform; focuses on streaming

Stats, a specialist in sports AI, has combined with Perform, the global sports content company. The transaction was enabled by an investment from Vista Equity Partners. DAZN Group, Perform’s owner,…

Survey: 22% of UK own voice-controlled digital home assistant

Survey: 22% of UK own voice-controlled digital home assistant

UK households are increasingly adopting the smart home experience, according to the third report from EY’s annual digital home survey of 2,500 UK consumers. The report, which focuses on the…