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In-depth probe for Vodafone/Three merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred the anticipated joint venture between Vodafone Group Plc and CK Hutchison Holdings Limited concerning Vodafone Limited and Hutchison 3G UK Limited for an in-depth investigation, on the basis that, on the information currently available to it, it is or may be the case that this merger […]

April 4, 2024By Colin Mann

Research: UK users call for personalised ICE

Research from DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of entertainment technology company Xperi, reveals that in-car entertainment is of the utmost importance for 67 per cent of UK adults – a number that soars to 84 per cent for those aged 17-44. This underscores the growing significance of vehicle entertainment systems for those looking to purchase […]

January 25, 2024By Colin Mann

Report: Streamers see surge in user engagement

Streaming services experienced a surge in daily engagement per user in the first half of 2023, reversing the downward trend that started in 2021, as competition between services began taking a toll on the amount of time that consumers can spend on each streaming platform. That is the main conclusion of video streaming SaaS specialist […]

August 10, 2023

TiVo drives BMW in-car entertainment

Automotive manufacturer BMW has selected entertainment technologist TiVo’s video media platform to provide customers access to a growing number of video content providers, including linear and on demand streaming services. BMW’s implementation of the Powered by TiVo platform will include a variety of country-specific content, offering news, movies and access to media libraries. The video […]

May 25, 2023

RIDEVU launching in-vehicle entertainment

RIDEVU, a new service available to automakers designed to provide best-in-class in-car entertainment, will launch in the summer of 2023. The in-car platform was developed specifically for integration into vehicle infotainment systems. Created and led by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE) new media distribution team, RIDEVU will offer consumers the opportunity to buy or rent hundreds […]

May 19, 2023

Porsche, ScreenHits TV streaming deal

Automotive manufacturer Porsche has partnered with media tech company ScreenHits TV to provide an in-car portal for Porsche customers worldwide to access their favourite TV streaming platforms, as well as premium video content and leading news channels for a number of their vehicles, starting with the Cayenne model year ‘24, which will be on roads […]

March 31, 2023By Colin Mann

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