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Report: Amazon Channels struggle in Europe

Despite being available in Europe for almost five years, Amazon Channels remains somewhat unknown in the European OTT landscape, suggests a report from Dataxis. Originally launched in May 2017 in the UK and Germany, the service experienced two waves of expansion across 2019 with France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and at the end of 2020 […]

April 12, 2022

Pixellot captures THE Spring Games College Softball Tournament with FloSport

Pixellot, a provider of AI-Automated sports video and analytics solutions, and FloSports, a sports streaming service, are stepping up to the plate for THE Spring Games, the world’s largest collegiate softball event company. When the first pitch is thrown in February 2022, Pixellot systems will be installed at a minimum of 10 fields, giving fans […]

January 6, 2022

Research: Connected TVs in 45% of Italian homes

The number of Connected TVs in Italy reached 15 million in September 2021, and they are currently present and used in 45 per cent of households. Two thirds of them are Smart TVs, while the rest are attached devices (such as Amazon Fire and Google Chromecast) and gaming consoles, according to IAB Italia’s White Paper […]

October 8, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

Report: Global streaming consumption up 63%

Conviva has published its Q2 State of Streaming Report which shows that global streaming time was up 63 per cent year-on-year, with April up 81 per cent, May up 58 per cent, and June up 49 per cent as national lockdown measures were relaxed. Globally, ad demand dropped 28 per cent in a single quarter, […]

August 7, 2020

TikTok heads for TV  

TikTok has launched an app on the Amazon Fire TV platform, just as US President Donald Trump threatens a ban and while Microsoft negotiate to buy the company’s US operations. TikTok has until mid-September to conclude a deal to sell the app in the US to beat the ban, though an Executive Order is already […]

August 7, 2020

Research: 80% US homes own connected TV device

Findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that 80 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 is an increase […]

June 8, 2020