Advanced Television


Verizon: Netflix, Max $10 streaming bundle

US multiplay telco Verizon is partnering with Netflix and Max to offer its customers savings on what it says is a first-of-its-kind streaming bundle. Starting December 7th and for the first time, ad-supported services from entertainment giants Netflix and Max will be offered together – only for Verizon’s myPlan customers – for just $10 (€9.24) […]

December 5, 2023

Ofcom consults on TV distribution

Broadcast regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence on how the TV distribution landscape could develop over the next decade and beyond. Ofcom notes that large numbers of people still rely on traditional, scheduled broadcast TV –  the so—called ‘linear’ TV – particularly for its ability to inform us about what is happening in the world and […]

October 17, 2023By Colin Mann

FACT, Sky target illegal IPTV operators

Industry partners UK intellectual property protection body FACT and Sky have teamed up with the support of regional police services to successfully target illegal IPTV service providers across the UK. Each organisation identified several operators who have been providing illegal access to premium TV and movies including from Sky.  The operators were then issued legal warnings […]

October 16, 2023

Forecast: Pay-TV subs to hold steady

The number of pay-TV subscribers across 138 countries will remain at just under 1 billion, according to the Global Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research, who forecast a slender decline until 2025, with a small recovery thereafter. Global pay-TV penetration reached 56 per cent of TV households by end-2023, falling slightly […]

October 9, 2023

Jail term in Sky piracy case

Two men have been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court following an investigation by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, supported by investigators from Sky, into the illegal sale of devices used for provision of pirated TV channels, and the supply of streaming services (IPTV). The operation, which took place between September 2018 and […]

September 28, 2023By Colin Mann

UniqCast modernises Telecom Kosovo TV services

UniqCast, a renowned industry leader specialising in turnkey IPTV/OTT solutions, has been awarded a competitive public tender with international bidders to implement a premium video streaming service for Telecom Kosovo. This strategic partnership delivered a comprehensive on-site end-to-end OTT system, transforming the TV service market in Kosovo. This collaboration between UniqCast and Telecom Kosovo delivers […]

September 13, 2023

TiVo IPTV platform expands into EMEA

Entertainment technologist TiVo, which has been offering its IPTV Platform to pay-TV operators and telcos across North and Latin America for nearly five years, is now extending its reach to include EMEA. TiVo’s IPTV Platform is an end-to-end solution which seamlessly integrates secure real-time content delivery with highly personalised user experiences. This expansion is aimed […]

August 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Yuvod, Red Bee Media boost for NA content providers

Cloud-based, end-to-end OTT and IPTV solutions specialist Yuvod is partnering with media services provider Red Bee Media to integrate the most up-to-date metadata, allowing Yuvod to offer what it says is the most affordable, pre-integrated TV solution for providers of all sizes. Through the partnership, direct integration with Red Bee’s API services will help accelerate […]

August 1, 2023

Forecast: Indonesia pay-TV revs to reach $1.5bn in 2027

The pay-TV service revenue in Indonesia is set to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 per cent from $1.2 billion (€1bn) in 2022 to $1.5 billion in 2027, with the continued rise in pay-TV accounts and no obvious cord cutting trend seen in the country, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. […]

July 26, 2023

LaLiga Tech protects Wimbledon from piracy

With Carlos Alcaraz ending the reign of  Novak Djokovic as Wimbledon Men’s Singles Champion, organisers of the tournament strengthened their ability quickly to remove illegal broadcasts through a global agreement with LaLiga Tech, the joint venture between technology company Globant and Spain’s premier football league LaLiga. Content Protection services carried out continuous monitoring and elimination […]

July 17, 2023By Colin Mann