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Study: 5G roamers to top 200m

A study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of roaming subscribers using 5G services will increase from 4.5 million in 2021 to 210 million in 2026. As the international travel industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, it recommends that operators must now focus on increasing 5G roaming support to accommodate the future […]

July 26, 2021

DVB approves DVB-I over 5G commercial requirements

The DVB Project has approved commercial requirements for DVB-I service support over 5G networks and systems. Work has already commenced in DVB’s Technical Module to provide extensions to the relevant existing specifications – including DVB-I service discovery and DVB-DASH – to address the use cases and requirements collected and agreed by the Commercial Module. Earlier […]

July 26, 2021

All Def Media comes to Africa

Africa-focused mobile video network StarNews Mobile is partnering with black-owned digital platform Culture Genesis to distribute All Def Comedy and Music channels to over 430 million mobile subscribers via Orange and MTN in Africa. Initially, All Def’s Dad Jokes, Great Taste, Roast Me comedy shows and Arts & Raps and Bar Exam music shows will […]

July 15, 2021

Alchimie channels on Samsung TV Plus mobile app

Alchimie has extended its relationship with Samsung by providing an array of its themed channels to Samsung’s mobile app TV Plus, which is now freely available on select Samsung Galaxy tablets in the UK, France, Italy and Spain, giving access to free content on-the-go. The thirty Alchimie channels available on Samsung TV Plus run across […]

July 13, 2021

Research: US pay-TV lost 18m+ subs between 2014-20

Findings from research firm Parks Associates suggest that between 2014 and 2020, the US pay-TV industry lost over 18 million subscribers, while the broadband market has accelerated, with 40 per cent of US broadband households receiving a standalone service. In 2020, over seven million households dropped their pay-TV services. Traditional pay TV — television services […]

July 8, 2021

Survey: Financing confusion affects phone purchasing

According to findings from revenue and device security specialist Trustonic, there is widespread confusion among consumers in the UK around whether or not they have taken out financing on their mobile phones. In the survey, only 27 per cent of respondents stated they had taken device financing as part of an operator package. In contrast, […]

June 17, 2021

StarNews, Orange content deal

Ivory Coast-based mobile content platform StarNews Mobile has agreed a group-wide deal with the Orange Content unit of Orange to provide its video platform to the telco’s 150 million subscribers across 15 countries in Africa. Africa has 650 million mobile customers, with the vast majority receiving their daily news and information via their mobiles. While […]

May 28, 2021by Angharad Rhiannon

Amino bids for MobiTV assets

Amino Technologies, the UK based TV tech firm, has confirmed that it has submitted a bid through a wholly-owned subsidiary to acquire the trade and assets of MobiTV – which is currently in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process in the US. MobiTV provides a TV-as-a-Service (TVaaS) solution that allows operators to modernise their pay-TV offering […]

May 11, 2021

SPI’s Filmstream on Samsung TV Plus mobile in UK

SPI/FilmBox’s new ad-based digital product Filmstream continues to reach new users in the UK with the recent rollout of Samsung TV Plus mobile app in the region. Filmstream, which offers a wide range of independent and classic movies, is now available on the Samsung TV Plus app for select Samsung Galaxy device users. “More and […]

April 26, 2021

Samsung TV Plus European mobile launch

Samsung Electronics has confirmed the launch of Samsung TV Plus, one of the top apps on Samsung Smart TVs, in the Galaxy Store and Google Play Store for select Galaxy smartphones. The app offers select Galaxy users instant access to 94 free channels with no need for any payments, sign-ups, subscriptions or additional devices. After […]

April 22, 2021