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Ad industry standards bodies merge

The digital advertising industry’s two leading anti-fraud and brand safety organisations, the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS), are to merge. Mike Zaneis will…

Archive SVoD service launches

Archive SVoD service launches

Film, distribution and production company Network Distributing is launching a new streaming service, networkonair, offering archive TV fans an experience where linear TV meets streaming with a selection of ‘Nights…

Verimatrix extends footprint to Cyprus

Verimatrix, a specialist in connected security, has announced that the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) has made the decision to secure its IPTV services with the next-generation capabilities offered by the…

Saudis in pirate website crackdown

In a move that may benefit the potential takeover of English Premier League football club Newcastle United by Saudi interests, the kingdom’s IP body, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property…

WTO: Saudi state backed beoutQ piracy

WTO: Saudi state backed beoutQ piracy

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that the Government of Saudi Arabia has actively promoted and supported the beoutQ pirate operation since the beginning. The WTO’s final judgement –…

Spanish Police take down pirate service

Spanish Police take down pirate service

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has dismantled a large criminal network illegally distributing audio-visual content in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and laundering the criminal proceeds. The investigation,…

Report: Streaming leads US customer satisfaction

Report: Streaming leads US customer satisfaction

Americans staying home are happier with their Internet and subscription TV service, according to the ACSI Telecommunications Report 2019-2020 from The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Video streaming maintains its…

Pirate device seller jailed

Pirate device seller jailed

A man who sold illegal devices that bypassed paid-for TV content – costing legitimate service providers more than £2 million (€2.25m) – has been jailed. Daniel Aimson was sentenced to…

Velocix powers TDS TV+

Velocix powers TDS TV+

Content delivery specialist Velocix and multiplay operator TDS Telecom have confirmed the successful roll-out of IP video streaming and Cloud DVR services to consumers in central Oregon, completing the first…

Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will…

NEXTGEN TV launches show growing momentum

Just as four broadcasters launch NEXTGEN TV service in the Las Vegas market, broadcast standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is showcasing more than 80 NEXTGEN TV product…

RTVE strengthens presence in LatAm

RTVE strengthens presence in LatAm

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is increasing its presence in Latin America – mainly in Costa Rica, Peru and Bolivia – following the signing of several distribution agreements. In Costa Rica,…

Research: US pay-TV sheds record 2.1m in Q1

With net losses that were more than in any previous quarter, findings from research and analysis firm Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that pay-TV providers in the US – representing…

Forecast: Pay-TV to reach 1.06bn subs

Forecast: Pay-TV to reach 1.06bn subs

The latest findings from the Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research predict 35 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2019 and 2025, taking the global…

Analyst: US lockdown fuels on-demand surge

Analyst: US lockdown fuels on-demand surge

According to new research from actionable intelligence provider The Diffusion Group (TDG), six in ten US adult broadband users who use pay-TV on-demand services have increased viewing as a result…

M7 rolls out Travelxp 4K HDR

M7 rolls out Travelxp 4K HDR

German platform operator M7 Deutschland has expanded its Ultra HD (UHD) portfolio. International travel and lifestyle channel Travelxp 4K HDR is now available to network and platform operators in the…

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