Advanced Television


SAWA launches video platform for MENA with SES

SAWA Rights Management (SAWA), a strategic service provider to the MENA pay-TV industry, has concluded a multi-year agreement with global content connectivity solutions provider SES, where it will be delivering TV channels to commercial properties. Under this agreement, SAWA will utilise MonacoSAT, a satellite located at 52 degrees East, to distribute the first 14 premium […]

October 28, 2021

Forecast: Thailand pay-TV services revenue at $1.1bn in 2026

Pay-TV service revenue in Thailand is expected to grow at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5 per cent from $734 million in 2021 to $1.1 billion in 2026, supported by growing DTH, cable TV and IPTV subscriptions, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Thailand pay-TV Forecast Model indicates that […]

October 27, 2021

SRM selects NAGRA Conditional Access

Dubai based SAWA Rights Management, a strategic service provider to the MENA broadcast TV industry, has selected NAGRA cloud-based CAS solution to encrypt and secure its premium channels for distribution to commercial properties such as hotels, hospitals, cafés and a wide range of public viewing spaces. “We are excited to work with NAGRA to secure […]

October 27, 2021

Forecast: IPTV subs to overtake cable TV

IPTV subscriber numbers will exceed cable TV in 2026, according to the Pay TV Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. IPTV will add 63 million subscribers between 2021 and 2026 to total 398 million. “The main reason for this is China where the huge shift from cable TV to IPTV will continue,” […]

October 25, 2021

Viaccess-Orca partners with ATEME on watermarking solution

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global player providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, and ATEME, a specialist in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV, and OTT, have announced a cutting-edge contribution watermarking solution. VO’s software-based dynamic watermarking technology is embedded and ready to use within IRDs and encoders from ATEME, […]

October 20, 2021

Brazil: MultTV partners with MwareTV

MwareTV, a cloud-based multi-tenant TV platform, has announced the formation of a new partnership with shared services provider MultTV. Based in Brazil, MultTV will offer MwareTV’s IPTV/OTT platform to its Brazilian ISPs as well as other service providers. MwareTV’s new platform will enable ISPs to launch their own TV service with a fully customised interface. […]

October 18, 2021

MwareTV announces availability of customisable OTT service in Africa

MwareTV, a cloud-based multi-tenant platform, has revealed the availability to telco operators and internet service providers (ISPs) in Africa of a new, end-to-end TV solution. Designed for cost-effective and rapid four-week deployment, the new solution includes approximately 100 channels of affordable African content. The TV solution is also fully customisable to represent each operators own […]

October 4, 2021

Illegal streamers targeted in UK-wide initiative

In the past week, investigators from UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT and police officers from Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), West Yorkshire Police and Dyfed-Powys Police have visited addresses across the UK to serve Cease and Desist notices to individuals suspected of supplying illegal streaming services. The initiative is aimed at preventing the […]

August 12, 2021By Colin Mann

Forecast: IPTV leading pay-TV service in China over next 5 years

The total pay-TV services revenue in China is set to decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.5 per cent from $32.9 billion (€27.8bn) in 2020 to $32.1 billion in 2025, due to the growing preference for OTT video streaming services and falling pay-TV average revenue per user (ARPU), according to GlobalData, a […]

July 28, 2021

Voice-activated Android STBs for SKY Brasil

Media and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home and DTH pay-TV operator SKY Brasil have confirmed the deployment of SKY Connect, a next generation set-top box (STB) that integrates Google Assistant far-field voice technology that allows subscribers in Brazil to navigate entertainment content on their TVs. The move is the latest development in the 15-year relationship […]

July 15, 2021