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Vantiva to acquire CommScope Home Networks

Connected technology specialist Vantiva, formerly known as Technicolor, has entered into a call option agreement with comms technologist CommScope to acquire CommScope’s Home Networks division, a provider of devices that supply residential connectivity and video set-top box solutions. The planned acquisition of CommScope Home Networks represents a transformational transaction for Vantiva, as it would significantly […]

October 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: IFC demand to soar

A report published by space consulting and market intelligence firm, Euroconsult, focusing on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for air travel has highlighted a second consecutive year of strong growth, with over 36,000 commercial and business aviation aircraft now equipped with onboard internet access. The 11th edition of Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity predicts this number […]

October 4, 2023

Boixng legends to feature in Prime Video doc

A new four-part documentary examining the notorious rivalry between British boxing legends Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno will launch exclusively on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland in 2024. The documentary, titled Four Kings, follows the meteoric rise of these four men from the same London neighbourhood who heralded a golden […]

October 4, 2023

Research: Gamers with disabilities still face barriers

Research from Samsung Electronics reveals the video game sector could be doing more to cater for gamers with disabilities. The study, conducted by Samsung Pioneers and OnePoll, sampled 500 adults with physical and invisible disabilities, and shows 81 per cent of respondents have struggled to play their favourite games due to inaccessible features, such as […]

October 4, 2023

FCC fines Dish’s EchoStar over satellite debris

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network has been fined by the FCC for not placing its EchoStar-7 craft in a correct ‘graveyard’ orbit. This is the first time that the FCC has penalised an operator under its space debris enforcement rules. The FCC says that Dish/EchoStar had “violated” its Communications Act. EchoStar 7 was launched in 2002 […]

October 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

EFL seeks international rights bids

The EFL, which runs the second, third and fourth flights of English professional football, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for interested parties regarding its international broadcast rights, which are scheduled to conclude at the end of the 2023/24 season. Building on its previous agreements, the EFL has witnessed steady growth in both revenue […]

October 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Branco to exit WBD

Pierre Branco has become latest senior executive to exit Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) in Europe after announcing he will be stepping fown from his role as EVP and GM for France, Benelux and Africa after 17 years with the company. He will stay on until a new structure is finalised under international boss Gerhard Zeiler. […]

October 3, 2023

Research: Attention measurement focuses on creative and media

Most attention measurement companies (61 per cent) focus on both creative and media as attention drivers and to measure these factors, they leverage eye tracking (50 per cent), survey-based ad recall (46 per cent), tuning duration/dwell time (42 per cent), and facial coding (42 per cent). Notably, when combining all various survey measures, surveys become […]

October 3, 2023

2023 Ryder Cup pulls record audience for Sky Sports

Sky has reported that the 2023 Ryder Cup was the most watched edition on record for Sky Sports as Europe claimed a decisive 16.5 – 11.5 victory over Team USA to claim back the trophy in Rome.   Across the three days, there was an average of 785k viewers, which is comparatively up 38 per […]

October 3, 2023

Report: 5G connectivity opportunity for CSPs

One-in-five 5G smartphone users seeking differentiated 5G service experiences, such as quality of service, for demanding applications are willing to pay communications service providers (CSPs) a premium of up to 11 per cent to enjoy the value-added connectivity, according to research from Ericsson ConsumerLab. The satisfaction and user-loyalty-focused report, 5G Value: Turning Performance into Value, […]

October 3, 2023

Samsung Ads launches Sponsored Row

Samsung Ads has launched a new discovery solution for content partners seeking to drive more audiences to their featured content on Samsung TVs. Located alongside viewers’ organic personalised recommendations and recently viewed content, the new ‘Sponsored Row’ spotlights advertisers’ premier content and provides another pathway to discovering new TV content, which may otherwise be missed […]

October 3, 2023

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