Advanced Television


Qwilt, Telefónica team for Spain content delivery

Spanish multiplay telco Telefónica, through its Telefónica Soluciones area, and connected experience  delivery specialist Qwilt have reached an agreement to implement a content distribution system based on the union of both companies’ technologies. Through this alliance, Qwilt expands its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by relying on Telefónica’s Content Distribution Network (TCDN) deployed in […]

March 22, 2023

FuboTV rebrands as Fubo

In a move the company says reflects its emphasis on efficient growth, sports-first live TV streaming platform FuboTV is rebranding its consumer-facing products as Fubo. Kicking off the rebrand is the launch of the company’s newest brand ad campaign. The nationwide campaign stars 15-time NBA All-Star, NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett and […]

March 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Liberty Global makes Telenet takeover bid

Belgian multiplay telco Telenet has confirmed it has been informed by converged broadband, video and mobile communications investor Liberty Global about its intention to launch a voluntary and conditional cash offer for all of the Telenet shares that it does not already own or that are not held by Telenet. Liberty Global has been Telenet’s […]

March 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Vodafone: ‘Exclusivity no longer an imperative’

Emma Jones, Head of Group Content and Supply Chain Management Commercial Services at Vodafone, has admitted that exclusivity of content is no longer a must for pay-TV operators. Participating in a Fireside Chat on with industry analyst Ben Keen at the Connected TV World Summit in London the topic of’ ‘Pay-TV in 2023: reasons to […]

March 21, 2023Colin Mann @ Connected TV World Summit

Study: Streaming UK’s most-watched form of TV

Sell-side ad platform Magnite’s latest research study, Streaming TV’s New Era: How Ads Are Powering Streaming’s Future in the EU5, which delves into how consumer attitudes and viewing habits are reshaping the streaming landscape, finds that streaming TV, which comprises television content streamed via the Internet on any device, is now the most-watched form of TV […]

March 21, 2023

Study: Consumers welcome ads in CTV environments

Yahoo and Publicis Media have published a study, CTV Ad Attention & Receptiveness, aimed at  answering important questions, including: Does CTV ad attention and receptiveness vary by environment, such as time of day, seasonality, streaming application, genre, and contextual relevance? How do consumers respond to different executional strategies, such as ad length/type, pod position, frequency […]

March 21, 2023

EC OKs Orange Belgium/ VOO deal

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of 75 per cent of the capital less one share of VOO SA by Orange Belgium. This decision, which validates the commitments already taken by Orange Belgium and that have been integrated in its business plan, allows the company to move forward with the acquisition. The European Commission […]

March 21, 2023

Research: US consumers value connectivity

According to The Changing Divide report 2023 from Amdocs, conducted by Dynata, the majority of American consumers now have dependable Internet access. However, as homes become more interconnected, fresh obstacles are emerging that jeopardise the progress made and may deepen the digital divide. “We’ve long recognised that a lack of connectivity is a significant problem, […]

March 21, 2023

BBC set to complete regional HD transition

Kieran Clifton, Director, BBC Distribution & Business Development, has provided an update on the roll-out of BBC One HD in England on Freeview and YouView devices, which starts March 22nd. “In November last year, I talked about our plans to rollout HD (high definition) versions of BBC One in England – and how this would […]

March 21, 2023By Colin Mann

SA starts market inquiry into media

South Africa’s Competition Commission is to investigate the country’s digital media and related platforms. The Commission is responding to a complaint made in 2021 by local media giant Naspers and its Media24 operation in which they complained that the likes of Google and other platforms failed to pay for re-use of Media24’s journalism. The Commission’s […]

March 21, 2023By Chris Forrester