Advanced Television


BT announces live TV tech breakthrough

BT has unveiled what it describes as a pioneering new technology, designed to be a more reliable, quality-focused and sustainable way of delivering live content over the Internet. Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery (MAUD) technology is aimed at improving viewer experiences and increasing the efficiency of the complex journey that content takes to reach them. Major broadcasters, […]

December 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Barb outlines CFlight upgrade; hires Vannini

Barb has outlined a timetable for the next major upgrade to CFlight: the availability of 14 widely-used traded audiences to enable buyers to assess campaign performance across these audiences. This month, Channel 4, ITV and Sky have begun to provide traded-audiences data for ingestion into CFlight, and alongside RSMB, will be testing the campaign results. […]

November 22, 2023

Survey: TV sports rights too fragmented

Sports fans crave more TV content but have trouble accessing it due to the fragmented nature of the sports rights market, according to Altman Solon’s 2023 Global Sports Media Survey. The survey of more than 2,500 sports fans from eight major global markets reveals that 59 per cent say they currently have trouble finding or […]

October 31, 2023

Italy: Linear viewing drops as streaming grows

In the first half of 2023, the average daily number of TV viewers in Italy decreased by 2.3 per cent to 8.56 million, while average prime TV viewers fell by 3.2 per cent to 20.01 million. The Communications Observatory of the Communications Authority (AgCom) attributes this drop to the increasing competition from streaming video providers. […]

October 26, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: Banijay tops global format commissions

Formats are proving to be resilient to the decline in commissioning activity experienced across the wider media industry according to a report from Ampere Analysis. While the volume of Unscripted titles announced in North America fell by 14 per cent between H1 2022 and H1 2023, titles based on formats were less affected with a […]

October 23, 2023

TNT Sports scores NBA deal

TNT Sports and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have announced a multiyear broadcast deal that will deliver more than 250 live games and a range of NBA programming to fans in the UK and Ireland exclusively on TNT Sports’ platforms. NBA coverage on TNT Sports will tip-off on October 24th with a doubleheader.  In the […]

October 16, 2023

Forecast: Hybrid AVoD-SVoD revenues $20bn by 2029

Netflix, Disney+, HBO and Paramount+ will together create hybrid AVoD-SVoD revenues of $20 billion (€18.7bn) by 2029, up from $6 billion in 2023, according to the Hybrid AVOD-SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. These hybrid revenues will be nearly equally split between AVoD and SVoD. “These platforms are expected to roll out […]

September 19, 2023

Paramount makes streaming gains in Q2

Paramount Global reported Q2 revenue of $7.62 billion (€6.96bn), slightly above analyst estimates. The company reported a direct-to-consumer loss of $424 million in Q2 compared to a loss of $445 million in the prior-year period and a loss of $511 million in Q1. The company says it expects streaming losses to peak this year after […]

August 8, 2023

Survey: 88% UK, US telcos planning super bundling

Almost nine in ten (88 per cent) of the leading telcos in the US and UK are planning to offer ‘super bundling’ as they prioritise revenue growth and customer retention. That’s according to a survey of 115 telco leaders — senior strategic decision makers and budget holders within telecommunications brands — who are eyeing how best to […]

July 13, 2023

Malaysia: “Landmark” ruling in EPL copyright case

The High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur has issued what pay-TV operator Astro describes as a “landmark” ruling determining a local commercial premises to have acted illegally by showing pirate broadcasts of sports and entertainment content, including Premier League football. The Directors of 42 East Pub and Restaurant in KL were showing content in their […]

November 24, 2022By Colin Mann