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Community Fibre launches TV and phone services

Community Fibre launches TV and phone services

London-based full-fibre broadband network provider Community Fibre is launching new TV and phone services. It has joined forces with broadband digital TV service specialist Netgem for the TV service, Community…

Serbia: mts upgrades IPTV platform

Serbian operator mts has upgraded and rebranded its IPTV platform from mts TV to iris TV. The multimedia platform, which can be accessed from various connected devices, features a new…

Singapore: Falling IPTV subs to affect pay-TV revenue

Singapore: Falling IPTV subs to affect pay-TV revenue

The total pay-TV service revenues in Singapore will decline by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.4 per cent during 2020-2025 due to falling IPTV subscriptions, according to forecasts…

MediaKind launches Mediaroom Play

MediaKind, a global player in media technology and services, has announced the launch of Mediaroom Play, a new client solution that enables operators to deploy STBs powered by Android TV…

Police issue piracy warning notices

Police issue piracy warning notices

More than 7,000 residents, believed to have been using an illegal TV streaming service, are set to receive warning notices this week from Lancashire Police in the northwest of England.…

Outdoor Sport Channel chooses Evrideo

Outdoor Sport Channel is the latest broadcaster to embrace cloud technology and transfer its Global HD feeds to Evrideo’s next-gen cloud-based playout platform. Outdoor Sport Channel has been IP-distributing top…

Netgem, VX Fiber partnership

Netgem, VX Fiber partnership

Ultrafast broadband digital TV service provider Netgem has been selected by digital infrastructure specialist VX Fiber as one of the first entertainment and multi-streaming services providers on its Open Access…

Italy-led action shutters 5,500 pirate sites

Italy-led action shutters 5,500 pirate sites

A Europe-wide operation headed by Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police) has led to the closure of over 5,500 illegal live streaming sites and more than 350 Telegram channels. The…

Study: HbbTV tops German platform reach

The open HbbTV standard, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Tizen are the most common TV access methods in German living rooms, according to an updated study on platform reach from…

Research: 60% US homes sub to pay-TV and SVoD

Research: 60% US homes sub to pay-TV and SVoD

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 60 per cent of US TV households have both a pay-TV service and at least one SVoD service. In addition, 20 per cent…

Spain: TV ad revenues down 9.5%

Spain: TV ad revenues down 9.5%

Spanish TV broadcasters saw their ad revenues fall by 9.5 per cent in the first quarter of the year to €392.4 million, according to the latest data from CNMC. The…

Anti-piracy campaigns honoured

Anti-piracy campaigns honoured

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has announced the 2020 awards given to an individual or team from the public sector for a successful initiative to tackle audiovisual piracy. The joint…

Canada: 2 charged with content piracy

Canada: 2 charged with content piracy

The Nova Scotia RCMP has charged two people in relation to Operation Hotwire, a federal investigation into piracy of copyrighted television programming. In June 2019, Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Serious…

Fraunhofer, NHK showcase 8K over IP

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits, with NHK, has developed an IP-based transmission system for 8K television. The system uses the JPEG XS codec which provides low-latency video via Ethernet for…

ZUMSTREAM DVEO Division emerges from stealth mode with cloud services

ZUMSTREAM DVEO Division emerges from stealth mode with cloud services

DVEO has created a new division called ZUMSTREAM, a cloud service for both OTT and IPTV oriented content distributors. ZUMSTREAM offers a large scope of services, everything from cloud playout,…

Analyst: IPTV leading pay-TV platform

Pay-TV subscriptions increased by 16 million to 1.028 billion in 2019 across 138 countries, according to the Pay TV Databook from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The growth is in…

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