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Ampere: Paramount+ best-value US SVoD

Priced at $6 (€5.70) but with a content value of over $8.50 a month, Paramount+ is the best value streaming service in the US, according to the latest Popularity and Critical Rating data from Ampere Analysis. Disney+ is a close second with a content offer able to justify its recent $3 per month price increase […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Disney+ AVoD launches with 100+ advertisers

Disney+ Basic, Disney’s ad-supported subscription offering is now available in the US, with more than 100 advertisers across all major categories at launch. New subscription plans with ads across the Disney Bundle and Hulu + Live TV are also now available, delivering viewers more options to choose a plan that best serves their needs to […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Omdia: CEE video service revs to reach $12.1bn in 2027

Pay-TV revenues and subscriber numbers will continue to exceed those for online services in CEE over the next five years, according to research firm Omdia. The findings were shared in a presentation at NEM Zagreb by Omdia’s senior research director for media & entertainment, Maria Rua Aguete, who revealed that pay-TV revenue is predicted to […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Buffini appointed Deputy Chair of BBC Board

Richard Sharp, Chairman of the BBC, has announced the appointment of Sir Damon Buffini to the new role of Deputy Chair of the BBC Board, in his capacity as Chair of the BBC Commercial Board. Buffini was a Founding Partner of international investment firm Permira, where he was Managing Partner from 1997 to 2010.  He […]

December 9, 2022

Report: 48% of Spaniards have pay-TV

Nearly half (48 per cent) of Spaniards are subscribed to pay-TV, according to CNMC’s data for the second quarter of the year, up 6 per cent versus the same period last year. Some 40.5 per cent of all subscribers have a five-service convergence package (fixed and mobile telephony, Internet, and pay -V); 31.7 per cent […]

December 9, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Ericsson, Apple sign global patent ‘peace’ agreement

Ericsson and Apple have reached a multi-year, global patent licence agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross-licence relating to patented cellular standard-essential technologies and grants certain other patent rights. Furthermore, Ericsson and Apple have mutually agreed to strengthen their technology and business collaboration, including in technology, interoperability and standards development. This settlement […]

December 9, 2022

Altice Portugal requests renewal of DTT licence

After months of uncertainty, Altice Portugal has requested the renewal of the DTT network operator licence for its Meo multimedia unit from Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom). Meo (formerly Portugal Telecom) was awarded the licence to operate Portugal’s DTT only multiplex in 2008 for a period of 15 years. The company had until today (December […]

December 9, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

US seeks to block Microsoft, Activision Blizzard deal

The US Federal Trade Commission is preparing a legal battle with Microsoft to block its plan to purchase the Activision Blizzard video game studio. Regulators cited competition concerns, saying they feared that if the deal went through, Activision Blizzard’s games would stop being offered on non-Microsoft gaming consoles. The Activision Blizzard purchase was set to […]

December 9, 2022

Success for OneWeb and 40 satellites

A SpaceX rocket successfully launched 40 OneWeb satellites into orbit on December 8th (at 5.27pm local Florida time). The satellites were deployed shortly after launch and signal acquisition confirmed on all the satellites. The mission was OneWeb’s 15th to date and the constellation operator says puts it firmly back on track to start global coverage […]

December 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

France: Call for DTT service applications

France’s Arcom (Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique/Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority) has issued a call for applications for the award of two national FTA High Definition DTT licences. This call comes in light of the expiry of the authorisations currently granted to the TF1 and M6 services. The spectrum, available […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: US OTA antenna adoption grows among young

Findings from Horowitz Research’s latest State of OTA 2022 report, which tracks the evolving market for over-the-air (OTA) antennas, wireless 5G home Internet services, and other disruptive technologies, reveal some notable changes in digital antenna penetration in 2022. The study looks at the role digital antennas play in keeping consumers connected to live, linear broadcast […]

December 9, 2022

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Chris Forrester

Analysis: What’s next for Disney?

Analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) welcomed the return of Bob Iger as CEO. They were not alone. The market responded well to his rehire, but now MN rightly asks ‘What’s next?’ and recognises the tough tasks ahead for Iger and his team. “Cord-cutting is now running over -6 per cent, the Parks [division] cash engine can […]

December 6, 2022 Chris Forrester
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Dr Abdul Rehman

Are streamers delivering their A-game for sports video quality?

Are streaming providers delivering their A-game when it comes to the video quality of the most-watched sports event of the year? While the world was counting the goals in the first World Cup match of Qatar vs. Ecuador, our virtual eyes were scoring the perceptual video quality. The result: all three streaming providers scored below […]

November 30, 2022 Dr Abdul Rehman
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Nick Snow

Counting; the first rule

To be able to count is often mentioned as ‘the first rule’, most usually of politics, but also of economics and of business. It can, and should, also be applied to streamers. And in so many ways. First: how many are there, and how many does the market want? Depending a little on your interpretation […]

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