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SVoDs to face Ofcom scrutiny?

SVoDs to face Ofcom scrutiny?

Reports have emerged that the UK government plans to regulate global OTT services in the same way as linear broadcasters. The plans would see broadcast regulator Ofcom extend the same…

Nielsen: Streaming 26% of time spent on TV

Nielsen: Streaming 26% of time spent on TV

The pandemic was the catalyst for streaming services, which gained traction amongst a broader range of consumers, according to The Gauge, research firm Nielsen’s new monthly total TV and streaming…

Univision launches global streaming service

Univision launches global streaming service

Spanish-language media and content company Univision has unveiled its plans for a comprehensive global streaming service, which includes both free ad-supported and premium subscription-based options, to launch in the US…

Wurl, Rakuten TV in Europe partnership

Wurl, Rakuten TV in Europe partnership

Streaming video distribution and advertising services specialist Wurl has entered into a strategic partnership with VoD platform Rakuten TV to deliver live streaming channels, as well as monetisation services to…

Data: Linear TV ad impressions falling in major markets

Data: Linear TV ad impressions falling in major markets

Linear TV audience activity has declined in the first three months of 2021 and advertising impressions have been eroded in the UK, the US, Australia and German according to data…

Amino becomes Aferian

Amino becomes Aferian

TV technology specialist Amino Technologies plc is changing its company name alongside the commencement of a process to select a new Non-Executive Chairman for the Group. In February 2021, the…

Roku claims ‘Originals’ streaming success

Roku claims ‘Originals’ streaming success

In the two weeks following the launch of Roku Originals, May 20th to June 3rd, a record number of unique accounts streamed The Roku Channel, according to the streaming platform…

UEFA welcomes Italy anti-piracy operation

UEFA welcomes Italy anti-piracy operation

European football’s governing body UEFA, organiser and owner of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, has welcomed the anti-piracy operation in Italy conducted by the Guardia di Finanza, and coordinated by…

UK launch for TCL Roku TVs

UK launch for TCL Roku TVs

Consumer electronics company TCL Electronics and streaming platform and device specialist Roku are launching TCL Roku TV models in the UK, available in both HD and UHD resolution, in sizes…

Mexico: seeUplay launch football app with StreamAMG

Mexico: seeUplay launch football app with StreamAMG

Sports technology company seeUplay and OTT agency StreamAMG have announced a partnership to launch a new football streaming service. seeUplay PRO will offer fans in Mexico the opportunity to watch…

Italy: Smart TV viewing up 39%

Italy: Smart TV viewing up 39%

An estimated 22 million Italians watched content on a Smart TV in the period from October 1st 2020 to May 21st 2021 – a 39 per cent rise on the…

Study: Illegal streaming widespread in Sweden

Study: Illegal streaming widespread in Sweden

Mediavision’s latest study on piracy in the Nordics concludes that illegal streaming and downloading of films and TV series is widespread in the region. There are around 3 million who…

NEXTGEN TV project for Washington, D.C.

NEXTGEN TV project for Washington, D.C.

An expansive collaborative effort is now underway to launch NEXTGEN TV service in the US capital, with the academic resources and technical prowess of Howard University’s WHUT serving as the…

Research: 46% US homes have 4 or more SVoDs

Research: 46% US homes have 4 or more SVoDs

Coinciding with its fourth annual Future of Video event, research firm Parks Associates has shared its latest data and insights showing that 46 per cent of US broadband households subscribe…

Forecast: Global advertising to grow by 19%

Forecast: Global advertising to grow by 19%

Midway through 2021, advertising growth for the year is far exceeding previous expectations thanks, in no small part, to the pandemic, according to media investment firm GroupM. This has led…

SFN field test success for NEXTGEN TV

SFN field test success for NEXTGEN TV

The Single Frequency Network (SFN) capability of next-generation television can help TV broadcasters greatly enhance robust reception of broadcast TV signals, according to a report on the latest field trials…

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