Advanced Television


Forecast: Strong growth through 2027 for AR/VR headset shipments

On the heels of a weaker than expected 2022, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its forecast for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets in 2023. Global shipments are now expected to reach 10.1 million units in the year, according to the research firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. Despite the revised […]

March 22, 2023

BlackBerry sells patents for $900m

Struggling phone company BlackBerry says it has sold up to $900 million (€834m) of its exclusive cellular patents. BlackBerry’s potential sale of its business to Catapult IP Innovations has collapsed. Malikie Innovations Ltd will buy the BlackBerry patents and pay $170 million in cash on deal closing, and another $30 million three years later. BlackBerry […]

March 22, 2023

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