Advanced Television


Report: “Satellite phone connectivity nearly mainstream”

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) suggests that satellite-based phone connectivity is “on the brink of mainstream adoption”. NSR says that the latest collaboration agreements between likes of SpaceX, T-Mobile, Apple and Globalstar have reinforced the notion of early deployments. “Satellite operators AST SpaceMobile, Lynk and Omnispace are also advancing in partnership with mobile […]

October 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Iridium to enable smartphone connectivity

Apple’s iPhone 14 has already promised ‘emergency’ S.O.S. connectivity in remote areas in the US or Canada by using Globalstar direct-to-smartphone satellites. Now Iridium, already extremely active in supplying satellite-phone connections, says it will bring in “basic” S.O.S. for emergencies and casual use. Apple’s service will provide iPhone 14 users outside of a normal cellular […]

October 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Smart TVs, Roku dominate streaming in Q2

Conviva, the streaming analytics platform, has released the results of its quarterly State of Streaming Report which shows continued growth in the global streaming market, including gains of 14 per cent in Q2 2022 as compared to Q2 2021. Asia and Latin America saw the most growth – 90 per cent and 70 per cent, […]

September 9, 2022

Globalstar announcement on Apple Day?

Ardent Apple watchers are expecting an announcement today [August 31st] of its iPhone 14 along with the usual three or four variants. That’s probably a given with widespread gossip that the phones are already en route to the stores in readiness for a September 7th availability. But there’s another strong rumour circulating which suggests that, […]

August 31, 2022

Amazon Freevee now on Apple devices in UK

Amazon Freevee, formerly IMDb TV, is now available in the UK through the App Store on iPhone and iPad, as well as Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. Amazon Freevee offers a number of originals including crime drama Bosch: Legacy, home-design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis, and the service’s first Original film, Love Accidentally, as well as the upcoming premiere […]

August 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Survery: 52% parents say they wouldn’t survive online world

Research commissioned by EE has revealed that 52 per cent of parents admit that they would not be able to survive the online world if they were a child today. Additionally, 60 per cent of parents fear that even their kids know very little about how to protect themselves when using their phones. While 74 […]

August 8, 2022

Survey: Brits prefer video calls to phone calls

Research from Sky Mobile has revealed 8 in 10 Brits now prefer messaging and video calls over phone calls and yet nearly one in four said it is these calls that make them the happiest (23 per cent). The study of 2,000 British adults also found 64 per cent of people can’t leave the house […]

April 1, 2022

Research: TV shows featuring most product placement

Brands use product placement in movies and TV shows as a way to capture their target market and promote their products in a more subliminal way, but which TV shows have been used the most for product placement? Research carried out by Sortlist has revealed the TV shows which have featured the most instances of […]

March 23, 2022

ESPN App adds SharePlay support

The ESPN app now offers support for SharePlay, giving subscribers in the US a way to view content completely in sync with others while on a FaceTime call. Users can have SharePlay experiences with content across the entire ESPN app, including ESPN+ live streams, original content, and with TV Everywhere authenticated live streams. SharePlay will […]

March 18, 2022

Report: India sees highest growth in mobile data

Nokia’s annual Mobile Broadband Index (MBiT) report 2022 reveals that with the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 53 per cent over the last five years, India has one of the highest data usage in the world. The growing number of data users and consumption per user is helping the country advance towards realising the […]

March 15, 2022