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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

TELUS launches Stream+ bundle

Canadian multiplay telco TELUS has introduced Stream+, claiming it to be the first and only premium streaming bundle in Canada. Stream+ combines Netflix Premium plan, Apple TV+, and discovery+ on one single bill for C$25 (€18.36) per month, and is available to new and existing TELUS Mobility customers. With Stream+, customers can enjoy their favourite […]

April 20, 2022

Report: Video everywhere driving heavy app usage

The Global Internet Phenomena Report from network intelligence specialist Sandvine, which aggregates data from more than 160 Tier 1 and Tier 2 fixed and mobile networks worldwide, reveals what the company describes as “unprecedented” trends, including: Rapid growth of 1 Terabyte per month ‘heavy app users’, a trend that is expected to accelerate with the […]

January 31, 2022

Italy: Smart TV and OTT usage up 7.4%

The number of DTT and satellite TV viewers in Italy during both increased by 0.5 per cent in 2021 compared to 2019. The figures come from a report by Italian research agency Censis, which also reveals a 7.4 per cent growth of OTT and Smart TV users in the two-year period, to 41.9 per cent […]

December 6, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Netflix launches Free Plan in Vietnam

Netflix has launched its Free Plan in Vietnam that will let anyone with an Android phone in the country watch Netflix for free, without any ads. Vietnam is the only country in Asia where the streaming service is trying this at the moment, and the second one to experience the Free Plan, after Kenya. All […]

November 12, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Synamedia launches OTT ServiceGuard

Video software provider Synamedia has launched Synamedia OTT ServiceGuard to address streaming piracy, suggesting that for the first time, the media and entertainment industry can systemically address the inherent weaknesses that make it easy for pirates to not only steal content, but also entire OTT services, including redistributing directly from the service provider’s content delivery […]

October 7, 2021By Colin Mann

Pure Telecom launches Pure TV

In a first of its kind move in the Irish ISP market, Irish multiplay telco Pure Telecom is launching TV services, aiming to improve its reach, ARPU and customer tenure through aggressively-positioned Fibre and TV bundles. TV-as-a-Service provider Netgem TV will be powering Pure TV, which will leverage Netgem’s smart solutions for ISPs. Netgem partners […]

September 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Industry majors explore 5G live event potential

Harnessing 5G technology at live events will result in more interactive content for fans, deeper audience engagement and lucrative new commercial opportunities according to executives from leading sporting, broadcast and tech companies participating in the 5G VISTA (Video in Stadia Technical Architecture) project, which aims to take full advantage of 5G New Radio, enhanced Mobile […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann