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NextGen in-vehicle demo success

Media company Sinclair Broadcast Group has confirmed the successful completion of a live, in-vehicle, demonstration of the practical application of NextGen Broadcast (ATSC 3.0) automotive services. The demonstration was a shared effort between Sinclair/ONE Media 3.0, automotive parts and services company Hyundai Mobis and CAST.ERA, a joint venture between Sinclair and Korean mobile operator SK […]

January 4, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy: OTT and mobile TV see growth in 2022

Over half of the Italian population (52.8 per cent) watched TV over the internet in 2022, a growth of 10.9 per cent on the previous year, according to the annual report from the research institute Censis. The number of smart TVs reached 16.7 million, in comparison to 15.3 million a year earlier. Mobile TV is […]

December 21, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Roku, Nielsen cross-media measurement

Audience measurement, data and analytics specialist Nielsen has confirmed that streaming platform Roku will enable four-screen measurement for the first time across traditional TV, connected TV, desktop, and mobile in Nielsen Total Ad Ratings. Marketers running ads with Roku can now deduplicate campaign reach and frequency across all four screens in the home. Nielsen Four-Screen […]

September 29, 2022

Research: 59% US adults viewing on non-TV devices

Findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that 59 per cent of adults in the US watch video on non-TV devices (including mobile phones, home computers, tablets, and eReaders) daily – compared to 55 per cent in 2020, 43 per cent in 2017, and 18 per cent in 2012. Younger individuals are most likely to […]

August 25, 2022

Orange, MásMóvil agree Spain JV

Following the period of exclusive negotiations that began on March 8th, telcos Orange and MásMóvil have signed a binding agreement to combine their businesses in Spain. The transaction is based on an enterprise value of €18.6 billion, €7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for MásMóvil. The transaction is subject to approval from antitrust […]

July 25, 2022By Colin Mann

NEXTGEN TV connected car test success

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcasters transitioning to NEXTGEN TV, has revealed new field test data with Auton performed at the ‘Motown 3.0 Open Test Track’ in Detroit, Mich., that demonstrated how robust the transport layer and software applications of the ATSC 3.0 NEXTGEN TV standard are in non-real time data delivery of streaming […]

June 7, 2022

VMO2: Largest ever data use year

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has shed light on the eyewatering amount of network data, voice traffic and TV usage it has handled over the past year, as it celebrates its first birthday since the two companies came together in the UK’s largest ever telecoms merger. Across the entire Virgin Media O2 fixed and […]

June 2, 2022

BBC: Cars future destination for TV consumption

Eleanor Van Heyningen, Head of Digital Partnerships, BBC, has suggested that the automotive sector may have a significant role to play in how TV is consumed in the future. Speaking in a session at the DTG Summit in London on ‘Pause, reset, play: how will we be watching TV in 2030?’, she told delegates  that […]

May 6, 2022Colin Mann @ DTG Summit

Report: 5G to drive video enhancements

By 2027, 5G subscriptions are forecast to reach 4.4 billion globally, unleashing a massive consumer base demanding increasingly immersive experiences and wireless engagement made better by 5G. A recent report commissioned by mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, and written by market research firm Futuresource Consulting, examines the video innovations, emerging use […]

May 3, 2022

Rakuten TV’s FAST channels now on web, mobile

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has launched on web and mobile its FAST linear channels. All the channels currently distributed via Smart TVs will now also be available on web and mobile across all of its served European countries. The channels are accessible via website, iOS app and Android Mobile app through the dedicated […]

April 20, 2022