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Amazon branded TVs unveiled

As heavily rumoured, Amazon has announced an all-new lineup of Fire TV devices with its first-ever Amazon branded smart TVs, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series and 4-Series smart TVs, and the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. “We’ve reimagined what a TV can do by building it with two of our most popular experiences […]

September 10, 2021By Colin Mann

Amazon-branded 4K TV sets?

Amazon is rumoured to be launching its first officially branded 4K TVs in the US as early as October of this year. The online giant has dabbled in this area before, launching an Amazon Basics branded TV in India as well as partnering with manufacturers like JVC to release televisions powered by its Fire TV […]

September 6, 2021

Ukrainian channels to launch on Canada’s RiverTV

Media Group Ukraine (MGU) has concluded a deal with new Canadian Life Streaming TV and VOD service RiverTV. Now RiverTV is the only live TV streaming Provider in Canada with proprietary technology solutions. Viewers of RiverTV can subscribe for an a la carte offer with MGU own channels “Ukraine 24”, “Ukraine 1”/”Ukraine 2”, “NLO TV […]

August 20, 2021

ThinkAnalytics powers Tata Sky Binge aggregation

Indian content distribution platform Tata Sky is delivering OTT aggregation with the introduction of Tata Sky Binge. Content discovery and viewer analytics solution provider ThinkAnalytics’ Think360 cloud-based personalised content discovery and viewer engagement platform is now live on Tata Sky’s Binge Fire TV Stick service and Binge mobile app. Binge subscribers now benefit from personalised […]

July 29, 2021

A1 Austria launches Zappware’s advanced TV solution on Fire TV

Austria is a very Amazon-centric country with a high share of subscribers with Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Fire TV sticks belong to the most popular devices used to watch TV in Austria. A1 Austria is now launching their Zappware-powered video service on Fire TV. Johannes Natterer, Head of Residential TV & Services at A1 Telekom […]

June 15, 2021

Research: US connected TV viewing rising

Findings from analyst firm Leichtman Research Group suggest that 82 per cent of US TV households have at least one Internet-connected TV device, including connected Smart TVs, stand-alone streaming devices (such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick or set-top box, Chromecast, or Apple TV), connected video game systems, and/or connected Blu-ray players. This compares to […]

June 7, 2021

SLING TV unveils new app experience

Live streaming TV service SLING TV has launched a new app in beta, which features a powerful personalisation engine designed to give users an effortless entertainment experience and make discovering and enjoying content easier than ever. The new SLING TV app is available to select customers using Amazon Fire TV devices with even more great […]

May 26, 2021

Report: Asia embracing smart TVs, connected devices

Conviva, the intelligence cloud for streaming media, has released its State of Streaming: Asia report for Q1 2021, revealing that while time spent streaming in Asia grew by a moderate 15 per cent year over year – as compared with 36 per cent globally – Southern Asia, which includes India, Pakistan and Iran, experienced a […]

May 18, 2021

Scripps making Newsy an OTA network

The E.W. Scripps Company will soon launch its OTT news network Newsy over the air (OTA) as well – serving the free, growing OTA market of cord-cutting self-bundlers in the US. Newsy’s distribution OTA will make it the only American news television network with ubiquitous OTT and OTA distribution. At its launch on October 1st, […]

April 7, 2021

Report: US programmatic CTV usage rising

According to the findings of the Connected TV (CTV) Ad Supply Trends Report 2020 from ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform Pixalate, 78 per cent of US households are now reachable via programmatic CTV advertising, but ad fraud rates remain high, at 24 per cent in Q420. The report analyses the state of programmatic […]

March 24, 2021