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MPs seek Media Bill changes

Obligations on smart TVs, firesticks and set-top boxes to ensure public service broadcasters (PSBs) are prominent on their platforms should be strengthened, according to the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. In its report on the draft Media Bill, the Committee also wants to see current obligations on PSBs to provide programming […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

FilmRise expands content on Samsung TV Plus

FilmRise, the film and television studio and streaming network, is expanding its content offering available on Samsung TV Plus to include additional FAST/AVoD channels in the US and Canada. The deal includes over 600 hours of new programming including 19 TV series and over 120 films. The additional programming brings the total content from FilmRise […]

September 22, 2023

Study: CTV content beats linear on attention, co-viewing

LG Ad Solutions, in partnership with CTV measurement specialist TVision, have released the findings of a study that reveals CTV content has a 13 per cent higher attention index and a 74 per cent higher co-viewing incidence than linear TV content. LG Ad Solutions partnered with TVision to use a combination of their camera Sensor, […]

September 21, 2023

LG Electronics rolls out LG Channels 3.0

LG Electronics is introducing LG Channels 3.0, the latest version of its free streaming service. Featuring a new UI with improved navigation, more engaging placements for content discovery and an enhanced channel guide, LG says that users will easily be able to discover the content that resonates with them. LG Channels 3.0 is rolling out […]

September 19, 2023

UK PSBs bring free TV into streaming age

The UK’s public service  broadcasters’ latest collaboration will see them develop a new free TV service designed to deliver live TV over broadband. For the first time for free, British viewers will be able easily to browse and watch live TV channels together with on-demand content streamed straight to their smart TV via the Internet. […]

September 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Internet access via TV doubles in Portugal

The number of Portuguese internet users who use their TV sets to access the internet has doubled in the past four years, according to data from market research company Marktest. This makes TV the fastest-growing medium for accessing the internet in Portugal. The peak of this growth occurred during the pandemic, when the number of […]

September 15, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: Vestel first Smart TV compatible with DVB-I

Vestel will make available in Italy the first Smart TV compatible with the new pan European DVB-I standard allowing Italian broadcasters to test on the market their new Smart TV offering. The Italian Market Trial of this new transmission technology will allow Vestel customers to experience the reception of linear TV channels both directly from […]

September 15, 2023

Bedrock migrates RTLplay

Bedrock, the European streaming technology company, has announced the migration of RTLplay to its new streaming platform. Bedrock has been the trusted partner of RTLplay since 2017, providing a scalable platform for their growing audience. From VoD to premium live and sports events, Bedrock has enabled RTLplay to engage viewers with a range of content. […]

September 11, 2023

Report: Advertisers flocking to streaming

Audiences’ viewing habits are constantly changing as new CTV platforms and services emerge, and existing ones evolve. While the key players have generally remained the same, the first half of this year brought a noticeable shift in CTV platform rankings in terms of impression share. Consistent with the back half of last year, nearly 40 […]

September 8, 2023

France: AVoD, FAST revenues tripled in 2022

The French AVoD and Fast TV market generated a total of €15 million in 2022, tripling its share compared to 2021. According to a joint study by Médiamétrie and NPA Conseil, the 2023 revenues should be between €8 -€8.5 million, if the market remains stable.  The domestic French market is comprised of 292 FAST TV […]

September 4, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris