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NewsPlayer+ the one-stop-app for COP26 TV news coverage

With world leaders arriving in Glasgow this weekend, NewsPlayer+ will provide access to global perspectives and diverse views on COP26 and climate change. NewsPlayer+ uniquely brings 28 live news channels from every continent together in one official streaming service, including Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, CNBC Europe, CGTN (China), Euronews, RT (Russia) and Sky News International; as […]

October 29, 2021

Apple introduces Apple Music Voice Plan

Apple has announced the Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier for Apple Music designed around the power of AI assistant Siri. The Apple Music Voice Plan offers subscribers access to the service’s catalogue of 90 million songs; tens of thousands of playlists, including hundreds of brand new mood and activity playlists, personalised mixes, […]

October 19, 2021

Kapang adds WildEarth and more

View TV Group has signed a channel carriage deal on their Kapang CTV platform for broadcast in North America and the UK with the premier African safari themed channel WildEarth. “WildEarth is such an amazing idea. To have the ability to be in the centre of an African safari with the sights, sounds and expert […]

October 13, 2021

Apple TV+ has ‘less than 20m subs’

CNBC has reported that in the course contract negotiations between the major Hollywood unions for backstage crews, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) revealed that, as recently as July, Apple claimed it had less than 20 million subscribers to its Apple TV_ streaming service in North America. Since launching its subscription streaming service […]

September 27, 2021

Apple amends app pay rules

Apple app developers will now be able to email customers and tell them how to avoid Apple’s payment systems. The current rules ban app makers from mentioning that there are ways to pay that avoid Apple’s 30 per cent cut, even through email outside the store. But as part of a $100 million legal settlement […]

August 27, 2021

Apple Q1 revenue up 54%

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2021 second quarter ended March 27th, 2021. The Company posted a March quarter record revenue of $89.6 billion (€73.9bn), up 54 per cent year over year, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.40. International sales accounted for 67 per cent of the quarter’s revenue. “This quarter […]

April 29, 2021

Report: Q1 tablet sales up 44%

Lockdown measures around the globe have led to more demand for tablets than can be met right now, according to a report by Strategy Analytics. Apple, Samsung, Lenovo and Amazon all posted strong tablet results in Q1 2021 as Covid has reshaped how consumers spend time and where they get work done. Tablets are now […]

April 29, 2021

Bank: “Apple moving from hardware to services”

Investment bank Exane/BNPP has issued a comprehensive report on Apple and in summary says that the company is moving from its hardware roots to a platform player. The bank has initiated coverage of Apple (with a “Buy” rating) saying that Apple has evolved from a hardware company to a platform play that cross sells services […]

March 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Live sports drives OTT security market

Live Sports are the last bastion of pay-TV, and are held in high regard by operators and broadcasters. They are the last service tethering customers to their cable and satellite packages, but these operators know that it is a question of when not if, for when the sports leagues pull the trigger and pursue a […]

February 24, 2021

Apple posts record revenues

Apple posted its highest-ever net profit in Q4 as revenues surpassed forecasts to $111.4 billion (€92bn), driven by a 57 per cent rise in sales in China. Net profit rose 29 per cent to $28.8 billion. Sales in all five of the $2.4 trillion company’s product categories grew at double-digit percentages, led by a 41 […]

January 28, 2021