Advanced Television


Alchimie’s TVplayer GO! app on Huawei Video

Alchimie, the content aggregation and dynamic distribution company, has announces a new partnership with Huawei, the Chinese mobile handset manufacturer, to provide Alchimie’s factual SVoD channels to millions of Huawei Video consumers. The partnership sees Alchimie reinforce its distribution network by integrating its TVplayer GO! app into Huawei Video, the preloaded entertainment app on all […]

September 15, 2020

Watch4, W4Free on Huawei Video in UK, Germany

Watch4, the AVoD service featuring movies, TV series, documentaries, news, and sports, has completed a distribution agreement with Huawei. The Watch4 service is now accessible on Huawei Video in Germany. In addition, the Watch4’s UK service W4Free is also now available on Huawei Video throughout the K. Both services provide Huawei customers with access to […]

September 9, 2020

Analyst: 5G to transform M&E

The media and entertainment industry is exploring opportunities to take advantage of 5G networks as the deployments start rolling out in many markets, according to tech market advisory firm ABI Research. Although most of the media and entertainment industry is focused on using the 5G

August 20, 2020

Forecast: AR/VR devices to ship 43.2m in 2025

Total shipment of AR/VR devices is expected to reach 5.12 million units in 2020, according to Trendforce. Thanks to the release of various glasses-like AR/VR devices, the AR/VR devices market is likely to rapidly expand from 2021 to 2022, with a forecasted shipment of 43.2 million units in 2025. This market is projected to reach […]

July 23, 2020

BT: ‘Huawei policy cost and consequences’

BT has revealed its initial assessment of the financial impact of the ban on Huawei kit in the 5G network. BT currently estimates that full compliance with these revised proposals would require additional activity, both in removing and replacing Huawei equipment from BT’s existing mobile network, and in excluding Huawei from the 5G network that […]

July 15, 2020

Huawei 5G tech must be stripped from UK by 2027

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden, has told the House of Commons the UK’s mobile providers will be banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment from December 31st, and they must remove all of the Chinese firm’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027. It follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which claims the firm poses a national […]

July 14, 2020

Between the Devil and the Deep Red Sea

Tired of the Covid Crisis? The good news is that a distraction is heading our way. Not long after covering TV in ads telling us to stay home and do nothing, the UK government is about a launch the ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign imploring the nation to be ready to grasp the opportunity. That […]

July 14, 2020

UK MNOs: ‘We need 5 years to strip out Huawei’

BT and Vodafone have told an MPs committee they want at least five years to remove Huawei from 4G and 5G nets, or there will be blackouts. The government is expected to announce new curbs on the use of the Chinese firm’s kit within the next two weeks. Huawei is urging them to take their […]

July 9, 2020

H.266 ‘to cut 4K streaming data by half’

A new video-encoding standard that promises to cut data use by at least half has been formally unveiled, after three years of development and negotiations. It is claimed H.266 should make it possible for slow connections to stream in higher quality than before, without pauses for buffering. It could also pave the way for on-demand […]

July 8, 2020

Huawei: 5G’s ‘five opportunities’

At the New Infrastructure and Business Digitalization Forum held during the first GSMA Thrive event, Gan Bin, Chief Marketing Officer for Huawei’s Wireless Network Solutions, delivered a keynote speech entitled ‘5G Brings Five Opportunities with New Value’, elaborating on why ‘5G is the digital foundation of new infrastructure to upgrade connectivity, AI, cloud, computing, and […]

July 1, 2020By Colin Mann