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Forecast: FAST revenues $17bn by 2029

Global FAST revenues for TV series and movies will reach $17 billion (€16.1bn) across 138 countries in 2029, up from $8 billion in 2023, according to the Global FAST Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The US will contribute 38 per cent to the 2029 total, down from 56 per cent in 2023. […]

September 28, 2023

Survey: 60% advertisers say CTV ad optimisation falls short

Although the majority of marketers (56 per cent) spend more than half of their time optimising converged TV ad performance, only 40 per cent believe their ad optimisation practices are ‘very good’. This means, despite the time investment, the majority (60 per cent) believe their optimisation efforts fall short. This is according to the findings […]

September 28, 2023

Eutelsat, OneWeb complete merger

Eutelsat Communications has announced the completion of its all-share combination with OneWeb, the global low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications network, following the approval at the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Eutelsat shareholders in Paris. The combination forms Eutelsat Group. The company remains headquartered in Paris. OneWeb will be a subsidiary operating commercially as […]

September 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Study: Ads prosper being adjacent to premium content

Vevo, the music video network, and UK broadcaster Channel 4, have released the findings of a joint study, Retaining Trust and Quality in a Sea of Content.  The survey of 1,000 British consumers (ages 16-40 years old who regularly watch video content) identified and quantified the factors that boost the value of ads consumed within […]

September 28, 2023

UK launches SpaceTech funding

The UK Space Agency has announced up to £65 million (€75.2m) of funding for innovations that could boost UK leadership in space technologies and applications. The National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) will support high-risk, high-reward projects designed by British organisations with the potential to accelerate the development of new space technologies, satellite applications, and services. […]

September 28, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom to enable 5G improvements

UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out further detail on how and when it will make millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum across the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands available for new mobile technology, including 5G services. According to Ofcom, mmWave spectrum could deliver significant benefits to people and businesses in the UK. As well as […]

September 28, 2023By Colin Mann

CNN Max launches in Open Beta

Max, Warner Bros Discovery’s (WBD) streaming platform, has launched CNN Max, a 24/7 streaming news offering available to users alongside expanded access to News content and CNN Originals. Current Max subscribers can now find this collection of content on the top navigation bar under News Beta, or through the CNN Max hub. CNN Max is […]

September 28, 2023

Analysis: Canterbury has slowest broadband in UK

Canterbury has been named the UK city with the slowest broadband, according to an analysis of 265,572 consumer speed tests by comparison site Broadband Genie. The historic city, famous for its cathedral, clocked in with average download speeds of 34Mb, around the bare minimum offered by many basic superfast packages. Despite being one of the […]

September 28, 2023

Redge Media platform adds CDN Selector, enhanced session management and more

Redge Media has been upgraded with features such as CDN selector to support Multi-CDN scenarios, content syndication, improved session management, various playback speed on and more, all following the half-yearly roadmap. At the video delivery (VDP) layer, Redge Media has launched CDN Selector, a SaaS solution for efficient traffic management across multiple CDNs. It enables […]

September 28, 2023

Jail term in Sky piracy case

Two men have been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court following an investigation by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, supported by investigators from Sky, into the illegal sale of devices used for provision of pirated TV channels, and the supply of streaming services (IPTV). The operation, which took place between September 2018 and […]

September 28, 2023By Colin Mann

France: Pluto TV on Bouygues Telecom STBs

Pluto TV, the FAST TV service, has announced its launch on Bouygues Telecom STBs in France. The Pluto TV app is now available on the Miami, Bbox 4K and Bbox 4K HDR set-top-boxes, offering the French public free access to over 100 curated channels. This partnership is the first of its kind with a telecommunications […]

September 28, 2023

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