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EarthxTV bolsters leadership team

EarthxTV bolsters leadership team

EarthX, the international environmental organisation dedicated to a more sustainable future, announced the appointment of key leadership roles to accelerate the growth and success in the areas of Content, Global…

Vestel teams with Simply.TV for advanced metadata

Vestel teams with Simply.TV for advanced metadata

TV manufacturer Vestel and global metadata specialist Simply.TV have entered into a multi-year EPG agreement for all Vestel-produced smart-TVs across more than 50 countries. Metadata is a known challenge for…

Nielsen plans more accurate metrics

Nielsen plans more accurate metrics

Audience measurement, data and analytics specialist Nielsen is enhancing its national television measurement by measuring viewing in a more precise manner, allowing for a future where audience estimates are based…

Formula E: Unplugged FTA on YouTube, Facebook

Formula E: Unplugged FTA on YouTube, Facebook

All-electric single-seater racing series Formula E is launching a new short-form episodic documentary series, Formula E: Unplugged, with all episodes free to view on Formula E’s YouTube and Facebook pages.…

Infront, StreamAMG launch Ski and Snowboard Live

Infront, StreamAMG launch Ski and Snowboard Live

Infront, the sports media company, has partnered with sports OTT specialists StreamAMG to launch Ski and Snowboard Live, a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) service for the US market. Audiences in the…

TheViewPoint partners with Stirista

TheViewPoint, a SaaS video ad monetisation platform for CTV/OTT publishers, has announced a partnership with Stirista, a specialist in data-driven SaaS marketing solutions in providing premium programmatic CTV inventory. ”Data…

Research: US pay-TV Q3 sheds 650K subs

Research: US pay-TV Q3 sheds 650K subs

According to findings from Leichtman Research Group, the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about 650,000 net video subscribers…

DAZN to introduce Full HD in Italy

DAZN to introduce Full HD in Italy

Sports streaming service DAZN will make further investments in Italy to improve video quality, reduce buffering problems and boost its customer services. These commitments were made during a meeting in…

UK movie pirate guilty plea

UK movie pirate guilty plea

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has confirmed the guilty plea of George Bridi, a citizen of the United Kingdom, for his role…

NBC Sports extends Premier League deal

NBC Sports extends Premier League deal

The Premier League and NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, have agreed a new six-year broadcast deal in the United States. The agreement, which will see NBC Sports remain the…

Atresplayer launches on Apple TV

Atresplayer launches on Apple TV

Atresmedia’s OTT service Atresplayer has been added to Apple TV claiming to be the first streaming service available on the app. Atresplayer distributes all Atresmedia’s TV channels – Antena 3,…

Optus Sport extends EPL, WSL rights

Optus Sport extends EPL, WSL rights

Australian multiplay telco Optus Sport will continue streaming its exclusive coverage of the world’s best football to its one million plus active subscribers. The renewals lock in Optus Sport’s Premier…

Gracenote, Crackle Plus content discoverability collab

AVoD service operator Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has agreed a new collaboration with entertainment metadata and content ID provider Gracenote. With this agreement, Crackle…

Analysis: Pay-TV penetration declines worldwide

Analysis: Pay-TV penetration declines worldwide

As fibre adoption accelerates globally and consumers increasingly turn to alternative forms of entertainment online, multichannel operators, particularly telcos, are beginning to reconsider their video strategies, according to analysts at…

Study: Smart TV recommendations key to content discovery

Study: Smart TV recommendations key to content discovery

More than half (56 per cent) of adults with a connected TV (CTV)  surveyed in the EU5, and 59 per cent of those in UK, said they were willing to…

New look for iPlayer on TV

New look for iPlayer on TV

Viewers will begin to see a significant change to the way iPlayer, the BBC’s catch-up and live TV platform, looks on TV. The navigation menu will move to the left…