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Study: Complex video ecosystem offers opportunities

Findings from The Future Viewing Experience, an appraisal of the near-term future of the TV and video landscape from data and analytics company Kantar, suggest there are significant opportunities throughout the ecosystem, despite increasing complexity. Focusing on the delivery of video content and advertising and the evolution of viewer experiences and behaviours, the report outlines […]

June 30, 2022

Viaplay, RiksTV add Premier League to Norway deal

Viaplay Group and Norwegian TV provider RiksTV have added Premier League football to their long-term distribution partnership in Norway. RiksTV’s customers will be able to follow all 380 Premier League games live every season through streaming and hybrid packages when Viaplay Group’s Norwegian coverage kicks off in August. Premier League football will be available to […]

June 30, 2022

SES launches 1st of new C-band fleet

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully placed SES-22 into orbit on June 29th. The launch means that SES has made its first key step on re-equipping its C-band fleet over North America. SES has a further five C-band satellites to place into orbit. Built by Thales Alenia Space, the first of SES’s C-band satellites dedicated […]

June 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: 66% to use multiple screens to watch clashing sports

Research from Samsung Electronics reveals the impact that programme and live sporting clashes on the TV has on household dynamics, with two in five (40 per cent) stating they have argued with family or friends on who gets to watch their favourite sport on the main TV. Some 39 per cent stated that this has […]

June 30, 2022

beIN, ACE praise pirate shutdowns

beIN MEDIA GROUP and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal ecosystem for creative content, have praised the shutdown of four illegal piracy operations in Egypt. ACE and beIN, which joined the coalition earlier in 2022, worked together to support the take down of four major illegal […]

June 30, 2022By Colin Mann

Dankberg retakes helm at Viasat

Mark Dankberg is reassuming overall supervision at California-based (and Nasdaq-quoted) Viasat. Dankberg has been executive chairman – and stepping aside from his CEO role – since November 2020. He co-founded the satellite operator in1986. Effective June 29 Dankberg is again chairman and CEO. The current president and CEO, Rick Baldridge, will become vice-chairman, a newly […]

June 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: 36% Irish considering cancelling SVoD service

SurveyMonkey research carried out by Momentive reveals current Irish consumer attitudes towards online streaming services against the backdrop of a cost of living crisis and an oversaturation of providers. While the streaming services market becomes evermore crowded with competition, more than a third (36 per cent) of Irish consumers say they are considering cancelling or […]

June 30, 2022

Netgem powers Gibtelecom TV relaunch

Gibraltar quadplay operator Gibtelecom has enhanced its TV service offering more content, more features and what it says is a better visual experience via a modern and sleek interface, fully leveraging Netgem TV’s platform capabilities.  The successful partnership between Gibtelecom and Netgem, which saw the launch of the operator’s first TV service in 2018, is […]

June 30, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Diversity, inclusivity needed across kids media

A report from family-focused marketing agency Kids Industries (Ki) explores the concept of diversity and inclusion amongst children and their parents, and what this looks like in the media that they engage with, . The survey – carried out across 2,001 parents of children (aged 5-15) in the UK and USA – paints a picture […]

June 30, 2022

Survey: 73% US fear smart devices spy on them

A survey from Mortgage Cadence shows Americans love smart tech, but also have concerns about privacy and security. Just how prevalent is smart technology in American homes? In a survey of 900 individuals, 94 per cent of Americans say they have at least one smart device in their home right now, and 1 in 5 […]

June 30, 2022

Ofcom: ITV and Channel 5 should keep licences

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom believes ITV and Channel 5 should retain their PSB licences.  It has assessed whether the holders of the Channel 3 and Channel 5 licences will be able to fulfil their public service broadcasting obligations at a commercially sustainable cost, over the next ten-year licence period. The Secretary of State now has […]

June 29, 2022By Colin Mann

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