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HBO Max enhances app

SVoD service HBO Max has completed the roll out of a new user experience on desktop, iOS and Android mobile devices, and Amazon Fire tablets, where available globally. The re-platformed app delivers highly requested new features from HBO Max fans and marks the conclusion of moving all HBO Max apps to a new, more performant […]

August 9, 2022

Complaints over South Africa TV transmission costs

There are a number of complaints coming from public and private broadcasters that Sentech, the provider of TV signals around South Africa, is overcharging and using anti-competitive behaviour. Public broadcaster SABC, itself financially challenged, has argued to the media regulator ICASA that publicly-owned Sentech, as a monopoly, is guilty of excessive pricing. Private broadcaster E-tv’s […]

August 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: 85% US networks look to new ad measurement

A survey from the VAB Measurement Innovation Task Force has found that US networks and advertisers are adopting new currencies and measurement solutions at higher levels of use and investment than ever before. The survey – whose findings represent 90 per cent of the TV ad revenue in the market, inclusive of the major TV […]

August 9, 2022

discovery+ on Sling TV, Dish TV

Warner Bros Discovery and Dish Network have announced that discovery+, the non-fiction real life subscription streaming service, will be available to both Sling TV and Dish TV customers in the US. The platform launched with 70,000+ episodes of premium content, including original series and on-demand programming on Sling on August 8th followed by DISH on […]

August 9, 2022

34 countries in Netflix’s July ISP Speed Index top tier

Honduras’ Tevistat improved more than any other ISP for the month of July on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. Tevistat returned to its April form, with an increase of 0.2 Mbps to 2.4 Mbps. Tevistat saw a similar increase in April […]

August 9, 2022

Analyst trims WBD expectations

Analysts from MoffettNathanson (MN), having examined in some detail the pro-forma numbers from Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) are concerned. WBD says its EBITDA guidance for 2023 will be about $12 billion (€11.7bn), and thus two billion less than previously expected. MN says even these reduced numbers are dependent on profits from linear cable networks which […]

August 9, 2022

VIZIO Account unveiled

Connected entertainment specialist VIZIO has revealed its payment and subscription management solution, VIZIO Account, which it says provides a seamless and accessible way for millions of VIZIO Smart TV users to subscribe to their favourite streaming services and take advantage of special offers – all in one place. Following a one-time log-in, users can easily […]

August 9, 2022

Research: World Cup viewers expect diversity & sustainability ads

Research from Teads, the global media platform, reveals brands need to show diversity, promote gender equality, and sustainability in their ads during the men’s football World Cup 2022 if they are to win the hearts and minds of consumers. The research also found that leveraging high-attention premium publishers during the tournament will be key for […]

August 9, 2022

Garner named Director of ITV Creative

ITV has announced the appointment of Mother’s Niki Garner as the new Director in charge of ITV’s in-house advertising agency, ITV Creative. She takes on the role following the departure of Matt Scarff earlier this year. Reporting to Jane Stiller ITV’s Chief Marketing Officer, Garner will lead the creative output of the commercial network, heading […]

August 8, 2022

Vodafone Spain back with tier 2 football

Three years after it had given up on offering La Liga football, Vodafone Spain will this season broadcast all matches from La Liga Smartbank – the La Liga’s second division. It will distribute the content with its sports package (Pack Deportes) at €5 a month including all second division matches. Subscribers will be able to […]

August 8, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid