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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

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

Starlink uses Germany to file for new satellites

SpaceX’s Starlink broadband system has used Germany’s BNetZA (Bundesnetzagentur), the country’s Federal regulatory office for telecommunications, for a number of new satellite filings. The filings were made on behalf of Starlink’s German subsidiary. The German regulatory office will handle the applications with the International Telecommunications Union. The filings cover a total of 6,184 satellites working […]

May 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

OneWeb, Gogo IFC partnership

OneWeb, the global space-based communications company, has agreed a long-term distribution partnership agreement with Gogo Business Aviation, whereby the inflight connectivity solutions provider will market and sell OneWeb’s high-speed, low latency inflight broadband services to business aviation users globally. The agreement, OneWeb’s first announced Distribution Partner for the business aviation market, was signed at the […]

May 24, 2022

Premier League finale sees record data peak on Virgin Media O2

The frenetic final showdown of the Premier League on May 22nd resulted in the highest ever data traffic peak on the Virgin Media O2 mobile network. With fans transfixed by unfolding drama, they took to their phones to stream, socialise, check scores and share their feelings as it unfolded. The rare occasion – when all […]

May 24, 2022

Spain’s biggest telcos lose 340k pay-TV subs

Spain’s largest telcos, Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange, have lost 341,000 pay TV customers in a year, according to Q4 2021 data. Telefónica saw the biggest losses, shedding 218,000 pay-TV customers. In the first quarter of 2022, it has deepened its losses losing another 70,000 customers to stand at 3.64 million subscribers. Its pay-TV platform Movistar […]

May 23, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: OTT revenues at $224bn by 2027

Global revenues from OTT movies and series will reach $224 billion (€212bn) in 2027; up from $135 billion on 2021, according to the Global OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. About $21 billion will be added in 2022 alone. SVoD revenues will climb by $48 billion between 2021 and […]

May 23, 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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