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Forecast: Online ad revenue to surpass SVoD

In the next five years, online advertising revenues will almost double from $190 billion (€194bn) in 2022 to $362 billion in 2027 according to findings from technology research and advisory group Omdia. “Netflix is expected to generate just under a quarter of its revenue from advertising by 2027 in the US,” advises Maria Rua Aguete, […]

September 30, 2022By Colin Mann

Sky, F1 extend partnership

Sky has announced a new multi-year extension of its broadcast partnership with Formula 1, cementing Sky as the official broadcaster of the sport in all Sky markets. Sky UK & Ireland will remain the exclusive home of F1 until 2029, having first entered partnership with the sport in 2012. Sky Germany and Italy will retain […]

September 30, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: STB market contraction to stabilise post-2024

Set-top box (STB) shipments continued to decline in 2021, driven by a combination of migration to streaming, market saturation, consumer cost-cutting measures, and supply chain constraints, according to technology intelligence firm ABI Research’s Set-Top Boxes and CPE market data report. ABI Research says that a global, subdued demand will result in a contraction of global […]

September 30, 2022

Alisa Bowen named Disney+ President

Alisa Bowen has been named President of Disney+, effective immediately. In this role, Bowen will build on the flagship streaming service’s reputation as a global destination for premium content. Bowen has led global business operations for Disney’s streaming platforms, including Disney+, since its launch in 2019. In that time, Disney+ has expanded rapidly, growing its […]

September 30, 2022

Study: Price major driver in TV provider choice

DISH ranks highest in three segments of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study, while Verizon Fios, Midco and FuboTV each rank highest in one segment. The study finds that live television streamers say they pay less for their live television, as the self-reported average cost for cable and satellite television is […]

September 30, 2022

Comscore cuts posts

Measurement company Comscore is restructuring including layoffs, closing data centres and possibly pulling out of some regions. Total restructuring will be between $13 million to $18 million, according to an SEC filing. Comscore promoted its CFO, Jon Carpenter to CEO in July, replacing the retiring Bill Livek. The company had been conducting a strategic review […]

September 30, 2022

Dizi now on Melita

SPI/FilmBox has secured its first distribution deal with Malta multiplay operator Melita for SPI’s drama hub Dizi. Dizi is available in Melita’s L and XL packages at channel number 332. “After the huge success of Dizi in Spain and Portugal, we are very excited to introduce the wonderful world of Dizi to the Maltese audience […]

September 30, 2022

Saudi Arabia to spend $13bn on game publisher

Saudi Arabia’s state news organisation says the oil-rich nation will spend an overall $37.8 billion  (€38.5bn) on the games industry. This amount will include around $13 billion on a “leading game publisher”. The cash will come from the kingdom’s Savvy Games Group which is owned by its Public Investment Fund (PIF) sovereign wealth fund, one […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

ViaSat-3 moves to mechanical testing

Viasat’s latest satellite, the first of the new ViaSat-3 Ka-band class, has completed its integration and is now in ‘flight configuration’ mode. However, the craft now has to be processed through the vibration, environmental and acoustic testing phases. ViaSat-3 is a huge beast of a satellite. Each of the trio is capable of handling more […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

Deezer invests in Driift

Music streaming service Deezer  has announced what it describes as an “exciting new chapter” for UK-based livestreaming business Driift. Driift is acquiring livestreaming technology and sales platform Dreamstage and will be further strengthened by an additional £4 million (€4.5m) investment from Deezer. The acquisition brings together Driift’s production capabilities with Dreamstage’s platform. The combined business […]

September 30, 2022

Starlink obtains Qatar licence

Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has licensed SpaceX’s Starlink to provide satellite links to the peninsula. The CRA licence authorises Starlink Satellite Qatar to provide satellite broadband Internet services to individuals and enterprises in the State of Qatar via the Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation of SpaceX, which provides comprehensive global Internet service coverage. “The […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

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Intelsat Class Action could continue

On September 28th, we reported that a California judge cleared Intelsat’s pre-bankruptcy major shareholders of a Class Action insider trading allegations. Our report was accurate, but Judge Jeffrey White, from the US District Court for the Northern District of California, left a potential sting in the tail of his ruling. The judge said that while […]

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The satellite dish is symbolic of the television revolution that took place in un-cabled countries in the 1980s. This is particularly true here in the UK where the ‘Dish war’ between Sky’s cheap bird baths and BSB’s new-age squarials was fought out. Rupert Murdoch’s Sky was victorious but had to merge with the ‘enemy’ rather […]

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