Advanced Television


BT announces live TV tech breakthrough

BT has unveiled what it describes as a pioneering new technology, designed to be a more reliable, quality-focused and sustainable way of delivering live content over the Internet. Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery (MAUD) technology is aimed at improving viewer experiences and increasing the efficiency of the complex journey that content takes to reach them. Major broadcasters, […]

December 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Rai Italia expands reach in Europe

Rai Italia, the international TV channel of Italian public broadcaster Rai, is expanding to more European countries, including the UK and Spain, where there are large Italian expat communities. This expansion marks a significant step forward for the channel, which already broadcasts to over 40 million homes across 174 countries via satellite, cable, IPTV and […]

December 8, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Prime Video US signs PBC right deals

Prime Video and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) have announced a multiyear rights agreement to deliver viewers some of the boxing industry’s most significant events, providing fans in the US with year-round access to tmatchups featuring a number the biggest stars in boxing. PBC features over 150 active fighters across various weight divisions, including top contenders […]

December 8, 2023

HBO, Max sign A24 output deal

The HBO and Max brands have announced a multiyear pay-1 US output deal with A24 that brings the entertainment company’s theatrical film slate exclusively to Warner Bros Discovery’s HBO, Max and Cinemax. Among the films to be available under the new deal are Sofia Coppola’s award-winning Priscilla starring Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, Kristoffer Borgli’s […]

December 8, 2023

Synamedia CTO shares 2024 predictions

Marc Baillavoine, CTO at video network Synamedia, has shared his industry precitions for 2o24. Firstly, Baillavoine states that AI’s hype is officially unavoidable: If 2023 was the year that ChatGPT took over the headlines, 2024 will be the year where technologists across all industries, including video streaming, will go beyond the soundbites and start using […]

December 8, 2023

ESPN, Disney creating Griner content

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner is partnering with ESPN and Disney Entertainment Television to share her story through various projects on their platforms. A documentary feature from ESPN Films and scripted series development with ABC Signature are in the works. She will also sit down for her first exclusive interview […]

December 8, 2023

Rising Impact heading to Netflix

Rising Impact, the first anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki’s celebrated manga of the same name, will premiere Season 1 exclusively on Netflix in June 2024, followed by Season 2 in August. Embodying friendship and hard work, the manga captured hearts and minds in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In Rising Impact, Gawain Nanaumi is […]

December 8, 2023

Italian TV market facing uncertainty

Despite reaching a value exceeding €8 billion in 2023, the TV market in Italy faces a future clouded by uncertainty due to inflation and signs of crisis within the streaming industry. This prediction comes from Rome-based ITmedia Consulting in its report The Television Market in Italy: 2023-2025. While the TV market technically grew by 1.5 […]

December 7, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: HEVC poised for significant growth

HEVC is a codec of choice in the streaming industry, according to a report commissioned by InterDigital, a mobile and video technology research and development company, and written by market research firm Futuresource. The report, Spotlight on HEVC: The Codec of Choice for the Video Streaming Industry, looks at HEVC’s development, how it enables higher quality video […]

December 7, 2023

BT sees record broadband traffic

BT experienced a record-breaking day for overall volume of traffic across its broadband network on December 6th. Data traffic peaked at 30.1Tbps at around 9pm, with the spike driven by six Premier League games – including Aston Villa’s win over Manchester City, and Chelsea suffering defeat against Manchester United – being streamed live on Prime […]

December 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare