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Astranis, Pacific Dataport to ‘bridge Alaska’s digital divide’

Astranis Space Technologies, building the next generation of telecommunications satellites to bring the world online, and Pacific Dataport (PDI), a company created for Alaskans by Alaskans to bridge the state’s…

Roku U-turns on InfoWars

Roku U-turns on InfoWars

Roku has U-turned on its addition of InfoWars – the right-wing conspiracy channel of Alex Jones. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Apple and others had all banned the channel but Roku had…

Spain: Pay-TV growth hurts DTT

The increasing number of pay-TV subscribers is driving DTT to record low levels of consumption in Spain. The latest CNMC report reveals that 76.4 per cent of Spaniards watch TV…

Netflix ups US subscription price

Netflix ups US subscription price

Netflix is raising the price for its US subscription plans, its first increase since 2017. The streaming service’s basic $7.99 (€7) single-viewer, non-HD plan is increasing to $8.99 monthly, while…

Research: Co-viewing on increase

Research: Co-viewing on increase

While more and more Americans are watching video content – TV shows, movies, and short video – on their smartphones, research from MRI shows that video remains a highly social…

Deloitte: Smart speakers fastest-growing connected device

Business advisory firm Deloitte predicts that smart speakers – Internet-connected speakers with integrated digital assistants – will be the fastest-growing connected device in 2019, with 164 million units to be…

Maxar/SS-L boss quits

Howard Lance, CEO at Maxar Technologies, which owns Space Systems/Loral as well as the DigitalGlobe mapping and Earth observation business, is stepping down unexpectedly. He had been in post just…

Report: For AR/VR 2.0 to live, 1.0 must die

Report: For AR/VR 2.0 to live, 1.0 must die

AR/VR 1.0 kicked off in earnest when Facebook bought Oculus back in 2014. This inspired a generation of entrepreneurs, corporates and VCs to build early stage AR/VR. Despite significant technical…

SpotX predicts 2019 video advertising trends

SpotX, the global video advertising and monetisation platform, has releasd of a new report titled 2019 Video Advertising Trends. Based on a combination of third-party data as well as what…

YouTube bans ‘dangerous prank’ videos

YouTube videos that feature dangerous or emotionally distressing pranks have been banned from the video-sharing platform. The move comes in response to so-called “challenges” that have sometimes resulted in death…

Grabyo partnership boosts DAZN global growth

Grabyo partnership boosts DAZN global growth

According to cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo, DAZN, the online sports streaming service owned by DAZN Group, has enjoyed an impressive 2018 leveraging the power of social…

Helios to invest $100m in South Africa

Helios Towers, an infrastructure player already present in Tanzania, the Congo, and Ghana, says it is ready to invest $100 million providing new telecoms connectivity in South Africa over the…

ITV Studios International production at all-time high

ITV Studios International production at all-time high

Five of the top 10 most watched programmes in 2018 in the UK were created and produced by labels which are part of ITV Studios. The best performing shows are:…

Mediamorph record-setting customer acquisitions in 2018

Mediamorph, the Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powering the largest entertainment companies in the world, set a record pace of new customer acquisitions in 2018 that included content providers,…

Discovery Denmark to streamline metadata with Clipsource

Discovery Denmark to streamline metadata with Clipsource

Discovery Networks Denmark has appointed mediatech specialists Clipsource, to provide a comprehensive metadata and press platform for its linear and on demand channels in Denmark. The new platform allows Discovery…