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beIN Sports Xtra on Samsung TV Plus

beIN Sports has announced the addition of beIN Sports Xtra, the network’s free, 24/7 English-language live sports streaming channel, to Samsung TV Plus, channel 1062. beIN Sports Xtra joins the…

Forecast: Disney+ to reach 126m subs by 2025

Forecast: Disney+ to reach 126m subs by 2025

Following the results announcement that exceeded even Disney’s expectations, analyst firm Digital TV Research has upgraded its forecasts for Disney+. Disney+ will be the biggest SVoD winner over the next…

Google Fiber dropping linear TV

Google Fiber dropping linear TV

Google Fiber, part of the Access division of Alphabet Inc, which provides gigabit fibre broadband Internet and IPTV to a number of locations in the US, will no longer be…

NENT Group extends Premier League rights

NENT Group extends Premier League rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has extended its exclusive rights to Premier League football in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in a new six year deal…

Successful raid on Bulgarian IPTV pirates

Successful raid on Bulgarian IPTV pirates

Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union, has supported a massive crackdown on illegal IPTV distributors in an operation executed by the Cybercrime Unit of the Bulgarian General…

Intertrust, Friend MTS extend streaming piracy fight

DRM technology specialist Intertrust and content protection service provider Friend MTS are extending their partnership agreement that enhances Intertrust’s ExpressPlay content protection platform with Friend MTS anti-piracy and watermarking technology…

ESPN Digital reports record 2019

ESPN Digital reports record 2019

In 2019, ESPN Digital achieved its best year on record with an average of 95.5 million unique visitors per month, up +14 per cent year-over-year and 25.2 million more than…

Research: 7.6m UK consumers want Disney+ at launch

Research: 7.6m UK consumers want Disney+ at launch

With more and more major film and television brands joining the band of VoD-streaming platforms and launching their own services, Disney+, in particular, is expected to ignite further competition, suggests…

UK consults on decriminalising TV licence evasion

UK consults on decriminalising TV licence evasion

The UK Government has opened a public consultation on whether it should proceed with the decriminalisation of TV licence evasion by replacing the criminal sanction with an alternative civil enforcement…

Research: Solo TV viewing on the rise

Research: Solo TV viewing on the rise

SVoD services are often credited with driving seismic shifts in the economics of the TV industry. But they are also causing subtler changes in how consumers watch TV – and…

YouTube ads generate $15bn revenue in 2019

YouTube ads generated $15.15 billion (€13.7bn) in revenue in fiscal 2019, with $4.72 billion in Q4 alone, reported parent company Alphabet. The figure is up from the $11.16 billion revenue…

France: Okoo hits 40m views

France Télévisions’ kids digital platform Okoo, since launching on December 9th 2019, has reached 40 million viewers, overtaking the combined total from similar services Ludo and Zouzous. Half of all…

Study: Rising demand for cross-platform video solutions

Premium digital advertising technology company PubMatic has released findings from a study commissioned with Forrester Consulting around global video ad monetisation trends. In an effort to better understand how publishers’…

Apple TV+ on LG TVs

Apple TV+ on LG TVs

LG Electronics, which introduced its 2020 smart TVs with the Apple TV app in January at CES, is now launching the Apple TV app for compatible 2019 LG smart TVs…

VIZIO Smartcast adds 5 channels; Cinedigm partnership

VIZIO has selected Cinedigm’s Matchpoint Blueprint as a preferred development platform to provide video streaming apps across VIZIO SmartCast TVs in the US. The offering will open the door for…