Advanced Television


Pixotope appoints Leadsom

Pixotope, the mixed reality solution for live media production, has appointed Sam Leadsom as its VP for Global Business Development in Sports. The strategic appointment outsets the company’s new vertical focused on sports, showcasing its continued efforts to deliver virtual production solutions for global broadcast sports. A senior executive with 30 years’ experience in delivering […]

July 14, 2021

fuboTV delivers record revenue

fuboTV, sports-first US TV streaming platform, has announced its Q1 results. The company closed the strongest first quarter in its history, delivering better-than-expected growth in subscribers (590,430, up 105 per cent year-over-year, including 43,000 net additions in the quarter), total revenue ($119.7 million, up 135 per cent year-over-year) and advertising revenue ($12.6 million, up 206 […]

May 12, 2021

Versus acquires Xcite

Versus Systems has entered into a definitive agreement with Xcite Interactive to acquire 100 per cent of Xcite’s capital stock. Xcite is a specialist in interactive audience engagement, having worked with over 150 professional teams across the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB as well as the World Cup, Formula1, and other live events worldwide. Xcite […]

May 12, 2021

Genius Sports acquires Second Spectrum

Genius Sports, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Second Spectrum, a provider of data tracking and visualisation solutions. The aggregate purchase price for the acquisition is $200 million, subject to customary adjustments. The purchase price will be […]

May 10, 2021

ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball viewership up 38%

Through four games, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball is averaging 1,709,000 viewers in the US, up 38 per cent compared to the 2020 season average and up seven per cent from the 2019 season average, according to Nielsen. Additionally, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball is up double-digits in every key demo, including up 21 per cent in […]

April 28, 2021

China: MLB, Tencent agree new deal

Major League Baseball (MLB) will continue to broadcast in China through media giant Tencent, which has shown games from the US league since 2018. The two sides have agreed to a three-year deal that will also bring MLB games to Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia for the first time. The agreement gives Tencent rights to broadcast […]

April 6, 2021

MLB, YouTube extend content deal

Major League Baseball (MLB) and YouTube have announced the return of MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube, featuring 21 games delivered directly and free of charge to fans around the world throughout the course of the 2021 regular season. This marks the third season of this deal. The first two seasons reached viewers […]

March 17, 2021

fuboTV nears 550k subs

fuboTV, the US sports-first live TV streaming platform, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31st 2020. The company closed its strongest fourth quarter and year in its history, topping $100 million in quarterly revenue for the first time ($105.1 million actual). fuboTV ended 2020 with 547,880 paid […]

March 3, 2021

MLB selects Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, a cloud-driven networking company, is the Official Wi-Fi Solutions Provider of Major League Baseball (MLB). Beginning with the 2021 MLB season, Extreme will deliver in-stadium Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi analytics in 16 MLB ballparks to improve the fan and media experience, with installations scheduled through 2026. Further, Extreme will power the network at MLB’s […]

February 17, 2021

Research: 55% US pay-TV homes keep service for sport

Research from Parks Associates finds 55 per cent of pay-TV households in the US report availability of live sports is important in their decision to keep their pay-TV service. “The churn rate for pay-TV services continues to trend significantly lower than the rate for OTT services,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “This is […]

February 10, 2021