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Ampere: Paramount+ best-value US SVoD

Priced at $6 (€5.70) but with a content value of over $8.50 a month, Paramount+ is the best value streaming service in the US, according to the latest Popularity and Critical Rating data from Ampere Analysis. Disney+ is a close second with a content offer able to justify its recent $3 per month price increase […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Disney+ AVoD launches with 100+ advertisers

Disney+ Basic, Disney’s ad-supported subscription offering is now available in the US, with more than 100 advertisers across all major categories at launch. New subscription plans with ads across the Disney Bundle and Hulu + Live TV are also now available, delivering viewers more options to choose a plan that best serves their needs to […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Omdia: CEE video service revs to reach $12.1bn in 2027

Pay-TV revenues and subscriber numbers will continue to exceed those for online services in CEE over the next five years, according to research firm Omdia. The findings were shared in a presentation at NEM Zagreb by Omdia’s senior research director for media & entertainment, Maria Rua Aguete, who revealed that pay-TV revenue is predicted to […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Success for OneWeb and 40 satellites

A SpaceX rocket successfully launched 40 OneWeb satellites into orbit on December 8th (at 5.27pm local Florida time). The satellites were deployed shortly after launch and signal acquisition confirmed on all the satellites. The mission was OneWeb’s 15th to date and the constellation operator says puts it firmly back on track to start global coverage […]

December 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

France: Call for DTT service applications

France’s Arcom (Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique/Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority) has issued a call for applications for the award of two national FTA High Definition DTT licences. This call comes in light of the expiry of the authorisations currently granted to the TF1 and M6 services. The spectrum, available […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: US OTA antenna adoption grows among young

Findings from Horowitz Research’s latest State of OTA 2022 report, which tracks the evolving market for over-the-air (OTA) antennas, wireless 5G home Internet services, and other disruptive technologies, reveal some notable changes in digital antenna penetration in 2022. The study looks at the role digital antennas play in keeping consumers connected to live, linear broadcast […]

December 9, 2022

Truthset Data Collective emerges from beta

Truthset, the data validation-as-a-service offering, has announced the Truthset Data Collective is emerging from private beta with 20 founding members and a suite of products aimed to help all participating companies and the industry at large transact on data with the highest degree of accuracy and quality possible. Initially created as an exchange for a […]

December 9, 2022

Paramount+ continues European rollout

SVoD service Paramount+ has launched in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with thousands of hours of entertainment, following the launch of the service in France on December 1st, and establishing a year of global expansion as the service is now live in 45 markets. To celebrate its latest launch, Paramount rolled out its iconic Blue Carpet […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Portugal: Pay-TV grows to 4.5m subs in Q3

The Portuguese pay-TV market saw a growth of 134,000 subscribers (+3.1 per cent) in Q3 2022, compared to the same period last year, to 4.5 million customers, according to data from the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The figures reveal a slowdown of the market compared to previous years as Q3 2021 saw 3.2 per cent […]

December 8, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

ITVX launches with major marketing campaign

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched a multi-channel marketing campaign for ITVX to drive awareness, consideration and ultimately trial of the new streaming service, which officially launches today [December 8th] with new, exclusive titles streaming for free. The campaign builds on the advertising creative from Uncommon Creative Studio which premiered during I’m A Celebrity, starring […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann