Advanced Television


Rakuten TV adds WaterBear

Streaming platform Rakuten TV has announced the addition of WaterBear, the free linear channel​ dedicated to ​the future of ​our planet. The channel us available on Rakuten TV in the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Netherlands effective immediately.  Water​B​ear ​features powerful stories from award-winning documentaries, enlightening short films and impactful series. Its content aims to bring […]

February 22, 2023

ACE shuts down French pirate site

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has confirmed it has shut down France’s second most popular illegal streaming and direct download site, Extreme-down. ACE identified the operator in Houmt Souk, Tunisia. ACE approached the operator, who subsequently ceased the illicit operations and transferred all domains to ACE. The domains now redirect to […]

February 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Indycar extends broadcast reach

US-focused single-seater racing category Indycar is set to reach more fans in more global markets than ever before. A list of international broadcasters will bring the stars of the NTT Indycar Series to 223 markets in 142 countries with what Indycar says are major and impactful media partnerships. In addition, Indycar Live, Indycar’s direct-to-consumer streaming […]

February 15, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs: BBC Chair’s ‘significant errors of judgement’

BBC Chair Richard Sharp made ‘significant errors of judgement’ when failing to declare his role in the facilitation of a loan to the then Prime Minister Boris Johnson and should reflect on the potential damage caused to trust in the Corporation, according to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The conclusion from the Committee […]

February 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Sling TV launches Freestream

Live streaming TV service Sling TV has launched its free advertising-supported streaming television service (FAST) – Sling Freestream – in the US. Unveiled on Sling’s eighth birthday and National Cut the Cord Day, Freestream is available through the Sling app on all Roku devices, and is rolling out across Comcast, LG, Samsung, Vizio and Xbox […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Converged TV changes ad strategies

Research carried out by advertising platform Innovid, in partnership with marketing and retail professionals community Ascendant Network, highlights how advertising strategies have changed to reach and engage with audiences across linear, connected TV and digital. The report, The Future of Converged TV: How Advertisers Are Adapting the Video Mix to Reach and Engage with Audiences […]

February 9, 2023

Research: SVoD preferred for new show viewing

According to research from analyst firm Aluma, if a show is available simultaneously on both an SVoD streaming service and a live TV channel – for example, on both NBC’s broadcast channel and Peacock – adult viewers are more than twice as likely to prefer a paid streaming service over a regular live TV channel. […]

February 8, 2023By Colin Mann

VIDAA USA launches VIDAA Free

VIDAA USA has launched VIDAA Free, its streaming hub of free advertising supported content, and is now available on millions of connected TVs powered by VIDAA, the smart TV operating system preinstalled on most TVs manufactured by Hisense, Toshiba and many more TV brands. The service offers VoD, live linear, and ad-supported content for free […]

February 8, 2023

Echelon Studios FAST channels on HeroGo TV

Echelon Studios has announced a partnership to add its content to HeroGo TV’s library. HeroGo TV now gains access to Echelon’s collection of a-z FAST channels, including a-z Action, a-z Documentary, a-z Asian Flix and a-z Horror & Cult, plus more. “HeroGo TV has quickly evolved into a popular pipeline of viewing, simplifying access to […]

February 8, 2023

Huggers appointed Chairman of Everyone TV

The UK’s leading public service broadcasters – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 – have appointed Erik Huggers as the new Chairman of free TV platform operator, Everyone TV. Huggers is a highly respected senior executive with a wealth of international leadership experience gained across a variety of media and tech businesses. He […]

February 7, 2023By Colin Mann