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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

Survey: US consumers keen on 5G

Network benchmarking, analysis and testing specialist Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has revealed that AT&T finished first in GWS’s annual OneScore ranking – which tests mobile network performance. As a result, AT&T earned the title of ‘Nation’s Best Network’, while Verizon finished second and T-Mobile placed third. GWS’s OneScore ranking combines controlled, scientific tests of the […]

September 9, 2021

Rumours cool on iPhone satellite connectivity

The news that the next (Ver 13) iPhone will have satellite connectivity swept the world this past few days. However, the news may be a little premature. The misunderstanding has possibly come about because the new iPhone 13 will be able to access 4G and 5G but also another radio band which was originally allocated […]

September 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

Germany: SES launching HD+ ToGo app

Subscribers to SES’s German HD media platform will soon be able to access channels on their mobile devices with the launch of a new streaming app, HD+ ToGo. As an extension of SES’s satellite television HD+ service, the new mobile service will give users full streaming access to over 50 HD channels in the palm […]

August 31, 2021