Advanced Television


Research: Consumers seek streamlined viewing experience

The latest wave of Hub Entertainment Research’s semi-annual Battle Royale survey sheds new light on how consumers make decisions in an increasingly crowded landscape of entertainment providers. Consumers are feeling the bite of more expensive streaming: In Hub’s latest survey, 88 per cent of entertainment consumers agree with the statement that streaming video subscriptions are […]

December 5, 2023

Roku: New content discovery, personalisation features for UK

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is launching three enhancements to the Roku user experience for UK viewers, designed to give users an easier way to find and stream desired content. What to Watch, Continue Watching and Save List will roll out to Roku streaming players in the coming weeks, followed by Roku TV models […]

November 28, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs to debate Media Bill

TV and radio audiences could see more high quality British programmes hitting screens and speakers as new laws to maximise the potential of UK broadcasters are debated in Parliament today [November 21st]. The Media Bill, which has its Second Reading in the House of Commons, will update decades-old legislation to unleash the power of British […]

November 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Red Bee data deal with BitRouter

Red Bee Media, the media services provider, in conjunction with TitanTV, has signed a multi-year agreement with BitRouter, a provider of software for NEXTGEN TV receivers. TitanTV will provide Red Bee’s data to BitRouter for integration into its ZapperBox products and services to end users, including BitRouter’s provision of DVR listings information derived from TitanTV […]

November 9, 2023

Samsung Ads launches Sponsored Row

Samsung Ads has launched a new discovery solution for content partners seeking to drive more audiences to their featured content on Samsung TVs. Located alongside viewers’ organic personalised recommendations and recently viewed content, the new ‘Sponsored Row’ spotlights advertisers’ premier content and provides another pathway to discovering new TV content, which may otherwise be missed […]

October 3, 2023

Justwatch joins BASE, DEGI

JustWatch has become the newest hybrid member of the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) & DEGI: The Digital Entertainment Group International, with immediate effect. They join over 30 BASE and DEGI community members. JustWatch is a media company built for modern-day entertainment, helping consumers discover the digital content they want via legal routes. Content […]

September 26, 2023

France: Gracenote metadata for Prisma Media

Gracenote, the content solutions business unit of Nielsen, is helping Prisma Media, the French digital and magazine publisher group owned by Vivendi, transform its Télé-Loisirs offerings into go-to resources for what to watch on some of France’s most popular streaming video platforms. By providing comprehensive information and imagery for major SVoD catalogue programming including Prime […]

September 5, 2023

Recommendations for new UK channel numbers

The Service List Registry has released its recommendations for a new Logical Channel Number plan for television and radio services in the UK. The plan aims to provide a national numbering scheme for audiovisual services that is coherent, consistent and convenient for viewers. The recommendations adopt a network-neutral approach that accommodates traditional channels delivered through […]

September 1, 2023

Nielsen: Viewers facing content discovery challenges

Nielsen has released its 2023 State of Play report outlining new findings on the fast-evolving streaming video landscape highlighting data and insights from Gracenote, Nielsen’s content solutions business unit. The report illuminates the surging number of programme titles and streaming video services, as well as the resulting challenges for viewers who now spend 10.5 minutes […]

August 29, 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