Advanced Television


Canada: Illegal TV signal distribution charges

Five individuals have been charged for unlawfully distributing Internet Protocol television (IPTV) following an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The investigation, dubbed Project OLoki, began in January 2020, and focused on a group of individuals who were running a large-scale unlawful IPTV distribution service. It is alleged the group purchased legitimate media services […]

July 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Illegal sports streaming services targeted

Investigators from intellectual property protection organisation FACT and police officers from West Midlands and Warwickshire Police have visited addresses across the West Midlands to serve Cease and Desist notices to individuals suspected of supplying illegal sports streaming services. The initiative is aimed at preventing the illegal supply of IPTV streams, with investigators visiting homes in […]

July 22, 2022By Colin Mann

ASTA-NET selects CryptoGuard to secure IPTV

CryptoGuard, a global provider of video content security solutions, today announces that Polish MSO ASTA-NET has selected CryptoGuard multi-DRM solution to secure video content for its MeeVu IPTV platform. ASTA-NET is a local Internet, TV and telephony service provider, operating a fiber-optic network covering over 110 000 households across Greater Poland Voivodeship region. The deployment […]

July 1, 2022

Serbia: 14 bids for 4 national TV licences

Fourteen TV stations have submitted bids for four national frequency licences by the June 20th deadline, according to local media reports citing sources from Serbia’s Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM). The list is led by the current holders of the four commercial TV licences that expire in August, namely Pink, Happy, Prva and B92. […]

June 22, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Forecast: South Korea pay-TV revenues at $6.9bn by 2026

Pay-TV services revenue in South Korea is expected to grow marginally at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.14 per cent, from $6.5 billion (€6.19bn) in 2021 to $6.9 billion in 2026, mainly supported by the IPTV segment, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s South Korea pay-TV Forecast reveals that IPTV services […]

June 22, 2022

Ateme enables MyTV’s headend virtualisation

Ateme, a global player in video compression and delivery solutions with innovation at its core, has announced it has virtualised the headend of MyTV, a subsidiary of VNPT, the second biggest telecommunications operator in Vietnam. To enable the virtualised headend, Ateme used its native cloud-based TITAN software suite, composed of its multiscreen linear encoders and linear […]

May 31, 2022

Univision taps Viaccess-Orca for IPTV solution

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global player providing TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has announced that Mongolian pay-TV operator Univision, part of the Unitel Group, will deliver its IPTV service with an end-to-end, future-proof solution from VO. Utilising VO’s Service Delivery Platform (SDP), TV Business Analytics, Content Discovery & Personalisation, monitoring, customisable TV Apps, […]

May 25, 2022

Forecast: Global pay-TV to add subs, lose revenues

According to the Global Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research, 19 million more pay-TV subscribers across 138 countries between 2021 and 2027, but revenues will decline by $25 billion (€23.8bn) over the same period. “Between 2021 and 2027, 86 countries will add pay-TV subs and 52 countries will lose subscribers,” advises […]

May 4, 2022

Astound Business Solutions selects Net Insight

Net Insight has announced an expanded relationship with Astound Business Solutions, powered by RCN|Grande|Wave, a national fibre solutions provider dedicated to delivering reliable and secure connectivity for mission-critical applications. In 2021, Astound selected Net Insight’s native live IP video solution for its media services network throughout its footprint. Net Insight provides Astound with a solution […]

April 21, 2022

LTN Global launches LTN Lift

LTN Global, an player leader in transformative media technology and video transport solutions, has announced the launch of LTN Lift, a fully managed, cloud-based playout solution for the automated creation of live, linear channels to reach cross-platform audiences. Faced with shrinking audiences on traditional linear platforms and an ever-increasing cost of content, broadcasters and media […]

April 13, 2022