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Study: Limited SVoD access aids piracy growth

Study: Limited SVoD access aids piracy growth

The growth of OTT services may be accompanied by a rise in pirated content, particularly where access to those services may be restricted, according to the findings of a group…

ESPN+ on Hulu adds UFC PPVs

ESPN+ on Hulu adds UFC PPVs

Following the launch of ESPN+ on Hulu in the US, sports fans on the platform have tuned in heavily, with golf, UFC, and hockey being some of the most popular…

Comcast: Video #1 Internet traffic driver

Comcast: Video #1 Internet traffic driver

According to US multiplay telco Comcast, video was the number one traffic driver for its Internet customers in 2020, accounting for 71 per cent of all downstream traffic over its…

RTL Q1: Streaming services accelerate growth

RTL Q1: Streaming services accelerate growth

Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group’s quarterly numbers for the first three months of 2021 show group revenue up 3.9 per cent organically year on year, with reported Group revenue down 4.2…

UK creatives, social media agree new anti-piracy measures

UK creatives, social media agree new anti-piracy measures

In 2018, as agreed in the Creative Industries Sector Deal, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched a series of Government-backed, voluntary roundtable discussions between social media platforms and UK creative…

Study: YouTube viewing shifts to Connected TVs

Study: YouTube viewing shifts to Connected TVs

Integral Ad Science (IAS) a global player in digital ad verification, has released research revealing that consumers prefer YouTube to all other ad-supported streaming services on Connected TV (CTV), while…

JW Player acquires VUALTO

JW Player acquires VUALTO

In a move that it says strengthens its comprehensive video platform for success in the digital video economy, video software and data insights platform JW Player is acquiring live and…

NENT wins exclusive F1 Poland deal

NENT wins exclusive F1 Poland deal

Nordic region streaming company Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Formula 1 have agreed their first media rights partnership in Poland. Starting in 2023, NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service will…

Android TV homescreen updates for Freeview Play

Android TV homescreen updates for Freeview Play

Android TV has rolled out homescreen updates to its interface for UK viewers on connected TV platform Freeview Play models designed to make it easier for viewers to explore the…

iSIZE ‘green streaming’ raises $6.3m

iSIZE, a deep-tech company that applies deep learning to optimise video streaming and delivery, has raised a further $6.3 million (€5.2m) in funding as it seeks to make streaming more…

IMPACT Wrestling on Samsung TV Plus

IMPACT Wrestling on Samsung TV Plus

IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, has announced an agreement with Samsung TV Plus in the US, giving viewers access to IMPACT’s extensive library of premium professional…

Report: CTV advertising continues to outpace other formats

Report: CTV advertising continues to outpace other formats

Digital video advertising growth continues, and is expected to represent more than half (56 per cent) of total video spend projected in 2021. Connected TV (CTV) continues to outpace other…

Digital video ad delivery platform from Peach

Digital video ad delivery platform from Peach

Video ad management platform Peach has launched what it says is a new, truly-convergent video offering with linear TV and digital video distribution now available in one place. Offering an…

Beachfront addressable TV ads with VIZIO

Beachfront, the convergent TV advertising platform, has announced the completion of a national addressable TV ad execution with VIZIO adhering to the technical specifications of Open Addressable Ready (OAR), the…

VIZIO adds 10 free channels on SmartCast TV

VIZIO has added 10 lifestyle streaming channels to SmartCast, its smart TV operating system, providing access to around-the-clock programming completely free to all SmartCast viewers. The free channels include PeopleTV,…

Apollo pays $5bn for Verizon Media, renames Yahoo

Apollo pays $5bn for Verizon Media, renames Yahoo

US multiplay telco Verizon and alternative investment manager firm Apollo Global Management have confirmed that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo have entered into an agreement to acquire media and…