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Research: US cord-cutting nearly doubles in 2018  

Research: US cord-cutting nearly doubles in 2018   

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 2,875,000 net video subscribers…

F1’s Carey: ‘2019 true OTT launch’

F1’s Carey: ‘2019 true OTT launch’

Formula One’s Chairman and CEO, Chase Carey, has suggested that the forthcoming season will mark the true commercial launch of its OTT service. Speaking on the Liberty Media Corp Q4…

Sky X OTT for Austria

Sky X, a streaming-only TV service, is launching in the Austrian market. Sky X will provide a range of channels including Sky 1, Sky Sport Austria and Sky Atlantic alongside…

Italy ends 2018 with 421 national TV channels

Italy ends 2018 with 421 national TV channels

A total of 421 national TV channels were available in Italy at the end of 2018, owned by 128 media groups, according to research by Confindustria Radio Televisioni. The figure…

Sky wins IndyCar coverage

Sky wins IndyCar coverage

Sky Sports will show every round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series, including the world-famous Indianapolis 500, on the Sky Sports F1 channel after agreeing a new partnership with IndyCar.…

Linius, Hemisphere partner for hyper-personalised advertising

Cloud-based video experience solutions provider Linius Technologies has partnered with video solutions expert Hemisphere to build a Hyper-Personalized Advertising Prototype on its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, Linius Video Services (LVS). Linius’s…

Motorsport.tv launches FTA service

Motorsport.tv launches FTA service

Motorsport and automotive video provider Motorsport.tv, which in a previous incarnation as Motors TV provided a free-to-air channel on UK DTT platform Freeview, has launched a new service to fuel…

BBC, ITV confirm BritBox plans

BBC, ITV confirm BritBox plans

Confirming earlier rumours, the BBC and ITV have revealed they are in the concluding phase of talks to establish a strategic partnership to bring what they describe as “an exciting…

STV launches SVoD STV Player+

Scottish digital media group STV is launching STV Player+, an ad-free subscription video on demand service for Scots at home and abroad. This is STV’s first direct to consumer offering…

ITV4, Premier Sports score live La Liga

ITV4, Premier Sports score live La Liga

Coverage of La Liga, Spain’s top flight football league, will be shown, free to air, on ITV4 for the rest of the season. A live match will air every Sunday…

BBC 5G trial to extend rural coverage

The BBC is to pioneer live radio broadcasts over 5G mobile networks in the first public trial of its kind. The trial in Stronsay, Orkney, could help the BBC reach…

Exclusive Curfew premiere stream

ESI Media – the commercial division of newspapers London Evening Standard, The Independent and local TV service London Live – is partnering with UK broadcaster Sky to host an exclusive…

Analyst: Single-sub SVoD homes declining

Analyst: Single-sub SVoD homes declining

The number of people with more than one online streaming service is continuing to grow according to the latest consumer research from Ampere Analysis. In a survey of 33,000 Internet…

Sorenson deal boosts Nielsen Smart TV adressability

Sorenson deal boosts Nielsen Smart TV adressability

Analytics specialist Nielsen has launched a new technology, product and commercial initiative, Nielsen Advanced Video Advertising that will focus on expanding and innovating addressable advertising for Smart TVs and beyond.…

Charter’s Spectrum launches OTT service

Charter’s Spectrum launches OTT service

Charter Communications is to launch Spectrum TV Essentials, an Internet-delivered over-the-top (OTT) video service, to be made available exclusively in Charter’s footprint to Spectrum Internet customers who don’t already subscribe…