Advanced Television


MediaKind supports Apple Vision Pro with Engage

MediaKind, a specialist in media technology services and solutions, has announced its support for Vision Pro, Apple’s spatial computing product that blends digital video content with users’ physical space. By leveraging MediaKind’s video streaming solution, Engage, Apple can deliver interactive video with pristine picture quality to all Vision Pro users, transforming their physical space into […]

April 4, 2024

Ted Lasso cast heading to MCM Comic Con

ReedPop has announced that the stars of Ted Lasso are leaving Nelson Road Stadium for ExCeL London this May to attend MCM Comic Con. MCM Comic Con is the ultimate celebration of all things pop culture and geekdom. The convention hosts an array of guests, authors, artists, exhibitors, cosplayers and fans who come together from across […]

March 22, 2024

Ateme TITAN Encoders for Apple Vision Pro

Ateme, a specialist in video compression, delivery and streaming solutions, has announced that its TITAN encoders now enable new ways of consuming video assets on the Apple Vision Pro. Leveraging Ateme’s Gen 7 compression engine to support Spatial Computing through the MV-HEVC standard, TITAN encoders can now deliver stereoscopic 3D content for Spatial Computing. Spatial […]

March 19, 2024

Distad named CEO of ESPN/Fox/WBD sports streamer

Pete Distad has been named CEO of the soon-to-launch sports streaming service from ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros Discovery. Distad, who most recently served as an executive at Apple for a decade following six years at Hulu, will assume oversight of all aspects of the joint venture, including overall strategy, distribution, marketing, sales and more. […]

March 15, 2024

Applause adds Apple Vision Pro to testing programme

Applause, a provider of testing and digital quality solutions, has announced updates to its augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) testing practice. This includes the addition of the Apple Vision Pro to its testing lineup of more than 5 million connected devices, as well as enhanced approaches to functionality, usability and accessibility testing that reflect the latest technological […]

March 7, 2024

Globalstar gaining from Apple deal

Satellite operator Globalstar is doing well as a result of its relationship with Apple and its iPhones. Globalstar’s revenues in the main come from its mobile satellite services division but very much is looking to a future from satellite-based links with terrestrial services. Its revenues are up a useful 17 per cent in its commercial […]

March 6, 2024By Chris Forrester

EC fines Apple €1.8bn for music streaming violation

The European Commission (EC) has fined Apple over €1.8 billion for abusing its dominant position on the market for the distribution of music streaming apps to iPhone and iPad users through its App Store. In particular, the Commission found that Apple applied restrictions on app developers preventing them from informing iOS users about alternative and […]

March 4, 2024

Ateme enhances personalised ads with Apple spec

Ateme, a specialist in video compression, delivery and streaming solutions, has announced the integration of the latest HLS Interstitials specification from Apple into its Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) solution. This development of the Ateme NEA solution for targeted advertising ensures an enhanced viewing experience while enabling content and service providers to increase revenue streams through […]

February 20, 2024

Rival app stores coming to Apple devices

Apple has announced that it will allow other app stores to be used on its devices in the EU from March. Currently, anyone with an iPhone/iPad can only download apps from the firm’s own App Store. Apple has been accused of creating a monopoly, giving customers and developers no other option but to go through […]

January 26, 2024

Forecast: Content spend to grow 2% in 2024

In 2024, Ampere Analysis forecasts global content spend will increase by 2 per cent year-on-year, following a plateau in content investment growth in 2023. Last year was predicted to deliver comparable growth, but WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike action led to a two percentage point decline relative to original expectations. In 2024, broadcasters’ and streaming services’ […]

January 23, 2024By Colin Mann