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ITV Hub: Love Island 8 hits 100m streams

ITV has announced that Season 8 of Love Island has already hit 100 million streams, which is the earliest point in the series the show has reached this milestone. This makes the eighth season of the dating show the most-streamed series so far, and ITV’s most-streamed title of 2022. June 29th was ITV’s biggest day […]

July 1, 2022

Grivet re-elected Chair of HbbTV Association

Vincent Grivet (representing Eutelsat) will remain Chair of the HbbTV Association. The members of the industry association’s newly assembled Steering Group (SG) re-elected Grivet for another two-year term at their recent meeting. Jon Piesing (TP Vision) was re-elected the HbbTV Association’s Vice-Chair; Xavier Redon (Cellnex Telecom) will continue to serve as Treasurer.The new SG was […]

July 1, 2022

Samsung Gaming Hub now on 2022 TVs; Luna soon

Samsung Electronics has announced that the Samsung Gaming Hub is now rolling out to all 2022 Samsung Smart TVs bringing game streaming content with no additional hardware or downloads needed. Announced during CES 2022, Samsung Gaming Hub is an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform where players can discover and play games from partners such as […]

July 1, 2022

Updates for NEXTGEN TV logo certification test suite

Eurofins Digital Testing (EDT), in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), has announced the release of the NEXTGEN TV logo certification test suite v 2022-1.0 – the first major release for the new model year applicable to ATSC 3.0 compliant receivers from July 1st. Primarily aimed at devices […]

July 1, 2022

BBC News Ukraine marks 30th anniversary

As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to hold the global centre stage, the BBC is marking 30 years of serving its Ukrainian-speaking audience. On June 1st 1992, the BBC started short- and medium-wave radio broadcasts for then newly independent Ukraine.  Today, BBC News Ukraine – BBC News Україна – is serving its audience via the […]

July 1, 2022

Extreme E docu-series on Prime Video

The behind-the-scenes docu-series capturing the inaugural season of the pioneering Extreme E racing series is now available on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland. Showcasing access to Extreme E’s drivers, teams, cars, and spectacular landscapes, NEO Studios’ five-part series is  exclusive to Prime Video. Teams undertook challenging conditions in their all-electric SUVs in territories […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Film4 showcases sci-fi in July

Film4 has launched Sci-Fi July, a summer celebration of contemporary science-fiction and fantasy cinema, with over 50 films including UK TV and network premieres across the month and continuing into August, screening on Film4 and collected on All 4. The Sci-Fi July season launches with Alita: Battle Angel from director Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter James […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix: New kids content every week over summer

Netflix has announced that it will add brand new kids and family content each week throughout the summer. Titles include content that aims to bring everyone at home together for quality time (The Sea Beast, 13: The Musical, Lost Ollie, Ivy & Bean), preschool animations (CoComelon, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Action Pack), and the return of celebrated […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Study: Complex video ecosystem offers opportunities

Findings from The Future Viewing Experience, an appraisal of the near-term future of the TV and video landscape from data and analytics company Kantar, suggest there are significant opportunities throughout the ecosystem, despite increasing complexity. Focusing on the delivery of video content and advertising and the evolution of viewer experiences and behaviours, the report outlines […]

June 30, 2022

Berlusconi eyes Channel 4

MediaForEurope (MFE), controlled by the family of Silvio Berlusconi, will certainly look at Channel 4 when it is put up for sale, its CFO Marco Giordani has declared. The UK government plans to sell Channel 4, but the necessary legislation still needs to be passed and it faces stiff opposition. But if it does go […]

June 30, 2022