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Report: Amazon Fire TV most impacted by sideloaded apps

Pixalate, the fraud protection, privacy and compliance analytics platform for connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising, has released the Q3 2022 Sideloaded CTV Apps Report. Sideloaded apps are apps that are downloaded and installed on a device but not from the device’s official app store. Pixalate’s study of programmatic advertising on sideloaded apps reveals that […]

December 16, 2022

Research: Smart TV, streaming media player viewing habits similar

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s study, Streaming TV: Built-In vs Plugged-In?, suggest that whether people are using a smart TV or a streaming media player (SMP), their habits are very similar. In the past few years, streaming to a TV screen has primarily become the domain of smart TVs (via their built-in capability) and streaming […]

October 14, 2022

Amazon upgrades Fire TV

Amazon is upgrading its Fire TV family, including the next generation Fire TV Cube—Fire TV’s most powerful streaming media player yet—and Alexa Voice Remote Pro, a premium remote with an all-new Remote Finder and customisable buttons. “The all-new Fire TV Cube is a big step forward for Fire TV—it’s the fastest, most powerful, and most […]

September 30, 2022

Amazon Fire TV adds audio streaming for hearing aids

Fire TV is launching Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids from Starkey. This makes Fire TV the first-ever streaming media player to support Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids, commonly known as ASHA. Customers with compatible Starkey hearing aids can connect directly to Fire TV Cube […]

April 28, 2022

Bezos risks all on unproven rockets

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has contracted with three rocket launch companies to a 5- year launch timetable to place his 3236 ‘Project Kuiper’ satellites into orbit. Kuiper has until July 30th 2026 to launch at least half of its constellation (1618 satellites) to retain its FCC orbital and frequency permissions. The cargo being carried works […]

April 8, 2022

Vodafone Spain adds Mediaset’s OTT Mitele

Vodafone Spain has integrated Mediaset-owned OTT platform, Mitele, into its offer allowing its subscribers to have direct access to its content. Mitele provides live TV and VoD content from Tele 5, Cuatro, Energy, FDF, Dvinity, BeMad and Boing through 4K and 4K Pro STBs and other devices compatible with the app (including Android, iOS, Fire […]

March 31, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Witbe launches 2 new Witbox

Witbe, a specialist in Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring, has announced the launch of two new Witbox models: the Witbox+ and the WitboxNet. The original Witbox, now called WitboxOne, was a success for the group in 2021, thanks to its compact design—allowing for easily deployed remote testing—and future-proof capabilities. Building upon these two core advantages, the group […]

March 17, 2022

Filmzie adds curated slate of LGBTQ+ content

Filmzie, the free film streaming and social platform, has added a curated catalogue of feature length and short films around LGBTQ+ stories and directors. The slate includes Gwenn Joyaux’s multi award winning film Tomorrow Island, an atmospheric love story set in the arctic circle at the dawn of the Cold War. The film follows a […]

March 1, 2022

MwareTV partners with Irdeto

MwareTV , the cloud-based multi-tenant TV platform provider, has announced a partnership with Irdeto, the speciaist in digital platform cybersecurity. The partnership allows Irdeto Control to be seamlessly integrated into MwareTV’s IPTV/OTT distribution platform. The first implementation of Irdeto with MwareTV will be rolled out at shared services provider MultTV in Brazil. MultTV will offer […]

February 22, 2022

Omens Studios partners with VlogBox

Singapore and UK-based animation company Omens Studios has partnered with global video content distribution platform VlogBox to further extend the reach of Omens’ hit series with two brand new AVoD and SVoD apps. The initial roll out via VlogBox sees free, ad-supported and SVOD apps for the internationally loved series Leo the Wildlife Ranger and […]

February 21, 2022