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Omdia: UK SVoD growth despite squeeze

Reporting on the most up-to-date pay-TV and OTT research at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Omdia Senior Director Maria Rua Aguete told delegates that the number of people paying for video services in the UK had “increased 11 per cent over the last year and quarter on quarter since April 2021.” According to […]

May 24, 2022Colin Mann @ Connected TV World Summit

Survey: US households average 3 SVoD subscriptions

The proliferation of new streaming services is disrupting the traditional pay-TV market, as US streaming subscriptions have increased at 37.4 per cent per year from 2014 to 2020, according to Altman Solon’s 12th annual Consumer Video Survey. The survey found that the number of  streaming services subscriptions per household jumped from 2.1 in 2020 to […]

May 25, 2022

Satcom Direct, OneWeb, QEST antenna collab

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, announced at EBACE 2022, a new three-way partnership agreement with OneWeb, the global communications company powered from space, and QEST, a player in aeronautical antennas. The collaboration is to progress development of an Electronic Phased Array antenna to support OneWeb’s advancing mobility services. The agreement also covers a […]

May 25, 2022

Research: Sports broadcasters’ investment budgets bounce back

A report, The impact of Covid-19 on sports broadcasting technology investments, from media processing and delivery technology specialist Appear, finds that in 2022, 73 per cent of sports broadcasters stated that they expect their investment budget to increase compared to 2021, while none expect their budgets to decrease. Following healthy levels of investment in 2019, […]

May 24, 2022

Research: SVoD service stacking rebounding in US

According to research from The NPD Group’s TV Switching Study, SVoD viewers in the US are using slightly more SVoD services than a year ago, with viewers churning through streaming TV services less frequently than they were during the first year of the pandemic. This is especially true among households with children below the age of 18. […]

May 24, 2022

BBC Player to launch in Poland with Canal+

BBC Studios has announced that the BBC Player will be available to subscribers of the Canal+ online streaming service in Poland from June 1st. Canal+ subscribers in the country will be able to stream a range of popular series from the BBC’s linear channel portfolio – BBC BRIT, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC First and […]

May 24, 2022

Research: Netflix usage holds up despite sub losses

Attest, a consumer research platform for global brands, has released the findings from its first Quarterly UK & US Media Consumption Tracker. It provides continuous insights into how consumers’ habits across television, audio, news and social media continue to evolve in both countries. US: TV & Streaming Trends  Despite Netflix reporting a loss in US […]

May 24, 2022

Musk seeks extra $1.7bn in funding round

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is launching a new funding round and aiming for around $1.72 billion (€1.5bn) in fresh cash at $70 per share. It would take SpaceX’s valuation to about $127 billion. SpaceX is still a private company and despite numerous rumours of a potential IPO has – to date – steered clear of a […]

May 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

SiriusXM buys Conan O’Brien’s podcast business

Comedian and late-night TV host Conan O’Brien is selling his podcast business to pay-radio operator SiriusXM in a deal worth reportedly about $150 million (€140m). SiriusXM is buying O’Brien’s hit podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, along with his Team Coco digital-media company and its network of ten podcasts. O’Brien owns the bulk of the […]

May 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

SUPER RTL launches TOGGO multiscreen service enabled by 3SS

 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, has announced that German children’s entertainment provider SUPER RTL has launched its new all-embracing TOGGO kids’ multiscreen entertainment platform. Enabled by 3SS-engineered apps for web, iOS and Android mobile devices, TOGGO breaks new ground with its wide-ranging cross-content offering […]

May 24, 2022

Israel: Bezeq to distribute Disney+

Disney has signed a deal with Israeli telco Bezeq to launch the launch the Disney+ streaming service in the country. Bezeq said its DBS Satellite Services unit (doing business as ‘Yes’) has a three-year agreement to distribute Disney+ through subsidiaries Pelephone Communications and Bezeq International. According to a statement from Bezeq, “Disney will be entitled […]

May 24, 2022

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SaxaVord plans launch rehearsal

SaxaVord Spaceport says it will mount a planned site-wide dress rehearsal which will culminate with a small rocket lifting off from their Lamba Ness site in Unst, Shetland, later this year. The rehearsal is being done in preparation for the UK’s first commercial vertical space launch which continues. The trial launch, named Operation Freya, will […]

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ANGA: Comfort from cable

At times, during the lockdowns, you began to wonder if you were actually missing getting up before dawn to drive to an airport to fly to a European city in order to walk around a show floor or sit in a conference. And then you get to do it again, and the answer is: “not […]

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