Advanced Television


Dutch pirate IPTV service taken down

Policing agency Europol has supported the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) in taking down an illegal IPTV service serving over 1 million users across Europe. A series of raids were carried out across the Netherlands on May 23rd as part of an illegal streaming crackdown. The officers from the FIOD searched properties in […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: South Korean pay-TV revenue set for growth

Pay-TV service revenue in South Korea is set to grow, albeit marginally, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.2 per cent from $5.55 billion (€5.1bn) in 2022 to $5.6 billion in 2027, primarily supported by the increasing internet protocol television (IPTV) subscriptions, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s South Korea […]

May 24, 2023

Net Solution acquires Beenius

Beenius, a media system integrator and developer of an innovative interactive TV platform, has sold its assets to Net Solution. The companies say that this strategic transaction will “pave the way for Net Solution to expand its capabilities in the IPTV, OTT, and DVB Hybrid services sector, offering robust and dynamic TV content solutions”. “Net […]

May 23, 2023

Jail term for fugitive IPTV reseller

A man who made over £200,000 (€229,500) by reselling an IPTV service that enabled people to watch premium television content without a subscription has been jailed for five years. Mark Brockley, from Liverpool in the northwest of England, made £237,000 by selling subscriptions that enabled the illegal streaming of content hosted by BT Sport, including […]

May 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Synamedia Clarissa for Vodafone

Video software provider Synamedia has confirmed that multiplay telco Vodafone Deutschland has gone live with Synamedia Clarissa to help evaluate advertising performance and reveal actionable insights into viewing behaviour across its GigaTV service. These business insights are designed to help to create new business opportunities in the advertising industry and drive decisions about future product […]

May 2, 2023

USTR identifies IP-infringing nations

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its 2023 Special 301 Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of US trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. “Innovation and creativity are at the heart of American competitiveness. That is why the Biden-Harris Administration’s new story on trade includes lifting […]

April 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: Global pay-TV revenues to fall by $26bn

Global pay TV revenues peaked in 2016 at $199 billion (€181.6bn), according to the Global Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will fall to $125 billion in 2028 – down from $151 billion in 2022. This comes despite the number of pay-TV subscribers remaining at just under 1 billion. Pay-TV […]

April 20, 2023

Forecast: Mixed fortunes for APAC pay-TV

Asia Pacific pay-TV revenues will reach $26 billion (€24bn) by 2028 – $1.6 billion (€1.48) less than 2022, according to the Asia Pacific Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Pay-TV revenues will fall in 10 countries, including Japan (down by $889 million) and China (down by $309 million), between 2022 and […]

March 30, 2023

LiveU joins AWS Partner Network

LiveU, a specialist in live IP video and remote production solutions, has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The membership follows LiveU’s successful completion of the AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) process, where its cloud management platform software, LiveU Central, met the AWS standards for reliability, stability, security and operational excellence. Joining […]

March 28, 2023

Ateme launches NextGen Statmux

Ateme, a specialist in video compression and delivery solutions, today announced the launch of NextGen Statmux, designed for NextGen TV and other IP-based streaming services. Ateme says this technology enables 20 per cent greater efficiency in video delivery over existing solutions, making it possible to add an extra service – even in UHD – in […]

March 28, 2023