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BT announces live TV tech breakthrough

BT has unveiled what it describes as a pioneering new technology, designed to be a more reliable, quality-focused and sustainable way of delivering live content over the Internet. Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery (MAUD) technology is aimed at improving viewer experiences and increasing the efficiency of the complex journey that content takes to reach them. Major broadcasters, […]

December 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: Nearly all Portuguese homes subscribe to pay-TV

A huge 97.8 per cent of families in Portugal had a pay-TV subscriptiom in the third quarter of 2023, with subscriptions rising to 4.6 million, up 107,000 from the same period in 2022. According to the National Communications Authority (Anacom), this growth is primarily due to the growing popularity of fibre-optic (FTTH/B) technology, which now […]

December 8, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Rai Italia expands reach in Europe

Rai Italia, the international TV channel of Italian public broadcaster Rai, is expanding to more European countries, including the UK and Spain, where there are large Italian expat communities. This expansion marks a significant step forward for the channel, which already broadcasts to over 40 million homes across 174 countries via satellite, cable, IPTV and […]

December 8, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Agile TV seeks European expansion

Agile Content, the technology provider for TV content that operates pay-TV service Agile TV, is breaking into other European countries such as Italy, Germany, Portugal and Sweden, as well as Brazil in Latin America. “We will replicate our Spanish model in Italy”, said Alfredo Redondo, CEO of Agile Content, to Crónica Vasca, adding that “80 […]

December 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: 20% US households own TV antenna

Findings from technology research firm Parks Associates’ report, ATSC 3.0: Impact and Opportunity for Video Services, reveal that 20 per cent of US Internet households own a television antenna and 12 per cent don’t have an antenna but plan to purchase one in the next six months. “The percentage of antenna owners has remained steady […]

December 8, 2023

Report: Broadband access equipment spend declines

According to a report from Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks and data centre industries, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market decreased to $4.1 billion (€3.8bn) in Q3 2023, down 14 per cent year-on-year. The lone bright spot this quarter was spending on Fixed Wireless CPE, […]

December 8, 2023

TNA+ streaming service goes live in January

TNA Wrestling (formerly IMPACT Wrestling) – a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and a division of Anthem Sports Group – has partnered with Endeavor Streaming to launch its global, on-demand streaming service, TNA+. The service will go live on January 5th 2024. As part of a multi-year deal, Endeavor Streaming will power the new […]

December 8, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Prime Video US signs PBC right deals

Prime Video and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) have announced a multiyear rights agreement to deliver viewers some of the boxing industry’s most significant events, providing fans in the US with year-round access to tmatchups featuring a number the biggest stars in boxing. PBC features over 150 active fighters across various weight divisions, including top contenders […]

December 8, 2023

HBO, Max sign A24 output deal

The HBO and Max brands have announced a multiyear pay-1 US output deal with A24 that brings the entertainment company’s theatrical film slate exclusively to Warner Bros Discovery’s HBO, Max and Cinemax. Among the films to be available under the new deal are Sofia Coppola’s award-winning Priscilla starring Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, Kristoffer Borgli’s […]

December 8, 2023

World Archery partners with Joymo

Joymo has announced partnership with World Archery encompassing the development of its archery+ online streaming platform, and the digital broadcast of its marquee events, on a multi-year basis. Under the terms of the alliance, World Archery, the international federation for the sport of archery, has appointed Joymo as the exclusive provider of its owned and […]

December 8, 2023

Synamedia CTO shares 2024 predictions

Marc Baillavoine, CTO at video network Synamedia, has shared his industry precitions for 2o24. Firstly, Baillavoine states that AI’s hype is officially unavoidable: If 2023 was the year that ChatGPT took over the headlines, 2024 will be the year where technologists across all industries, including video streaming, will go beyond the soundbites and start using […]

December 8, 2023

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