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Fine for Astro ISD pirate

The Petaling Jaya Sessions Court in Malaysia has charged salesperson, Nazwan Bin Zainal Abidin RM33,000 (€6,643) for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA(1)(h) Copy Right Act 1987. He pleaded guilty to the charges and paid the fine. Nazwan committed the offence on June 14th 2023 at a retail outlet at […]

October 2, 2023By Colin Mann

NBCU FAST channels on Google TV, Android TV

New free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) linear content offerings featuring popular programming across Telemundo Enterprises and the NBCUniversal Global Distribution library are now available on Google TV and Android TV devices in the US. The four additional channels include: Murder, She Wrote: Join mystery writer Jessica Fletcher (played by legend Angela Lansbury), as she solves […]

August 24, 2023

Netgem UI now on Zeop Android TV

Digital video entertainment specialist Netgem has launched a complete revamp of the Zeop TV product in the La Reunion territory in France, with the latest versions of its Multiscreen Apps, introducing more content and more features in a super-aggregator model. Netgem is taking the opportunity to expand its Entertainment service proposition for Operators with the […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Germany: Tele Columbus launching PŸUR TV

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and media and entertainment solutions, has announced that German operator Tele Columbus selected NAGRA as its solution provider and prime integrator to launch its new hybrid cable and multiscreen solution, PŸUR TV. This will expand Tele Columbus’ offering beyond cable to deliver advanced Hybrid/OTT […]

May 24, 2023

FTP delivers next-gen Android TV service with Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a provider of data-driven, end-to-end solutions for the delivery, security, and monetization of advanced TV and video content services, has announced that Vietnamese video service provider FPT Play is using a Widevine conditional access system (CAS) solution powered by VO for IPTV streams in its latest set-top box (STB) model “FPT Play 650.” […]

April 11, 2023

Vodafone expands European collaboration with Google

Vodafone is to expand its European collaboration with Google within the Vodafone TV platform, mobile messaging and Pixel devices. The expanded agreement between the companies will enable Vodafone customers to access new messaging experiences through the adoption of Google Jibe Cloud to power Vodafone’s use of Rich Communications Services (RCS). The agreement will also introduce […]

February 21, 2023

Report: Drivers behind STB OS decisions

Set Top Box (STB) Operating System (OS) selection, design and deployment, is being impacted by the increasing importance of streaming, intensifying market competition and rising consumer desire for a better user experience, according to a report. Independently researched and produced by Caretta Research and sponsored by connected TV technology experts iWedia, part of the ZEGi […]

January 24, 2023

Echelon Studios brings a-z viewing to FAST TV

Echelon Studios, an independent production, distribution, and licensing company, has strengthened its presence in the Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) arena with a new content catalogue. Following the successful launch of several FAST channels under the ‘a-z’ brand in 2020, Echelon Studios has now added to its diverse library, with a growing lineup of 19 […]

December 13, 2022

Google TV carries VIDAA sports channels

VIDAA, a smart TV operating system and streaming platform, and a subsidiary of Hisense has announced an agreement for Google TV and other Android TV OS devices to carry VIDAA’s sports content, which includes FIFA+. As a long-term partner of VIDAA, Tremor International, an end-to-end digital advertising technology platform specialised in Connected TV, video, and […]

December 2, 2022

Pearl TV, iWedia NEXTGEN TV programme

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, and iWedia a provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, have launched a fast-track programme that adds new ATSC 3.0 A/344 interactive features. The programme accelerates and streamlines the path for adoption of  NEXTGEN TV technology by consumer electronic […]

September 9, 2022By Colin Mann