Advanced Television


Eutelsat bid “raises all boats”

Eutelsat shareholders had a prosperous day on September 30th when the company’s share price rose dramatically by an initial 15.6 per cent (to €11.97), just below Patrick Drahi’s reported €12 bid. Eutelsat confirmed receipt of the bid, and rejected the approach. This suggests either Drahi doesn’t have the backing of state-backed BPI or else – […]

October 1, 2021

Screenocean extends Reuters contract

Screenocean, Imagen’s sister company and content marketplace, has announced a five-year extension to its representation of the Reuters News Archive. Starting in 2017, the partnership sees Imagen and Screenocean host over 1.2 million clips from the one of the world’s, largest, and most renowned video archives. The archive includes complete video coverage of international news […]

September 24, 2021

Report: Trust in TV news grows

Reuters has launched its Digital News Report 2021 – a comprehensive annual report on news consumption worldwide. This year’s report covers 46 markets, including six new ones: India, Indonesia, Thailand, Nigeria, Colombia and Peru. The report provides evidence that some news organisations have benefitted from a desire for reliable information over the last year – […]

June 23, 2021

Rakuten TV adds 90 AVoD channels

Rakuten TV has announced the expansion of its AVoD offering with the launch of more than 90 free linear channels in 42 European markets. The line-up will vary in each territory, comprising a variety of categories, including Movies, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Sports, News, TV Shows and Kids. The offer will bring together top global brands, […]

April 27, 2021

Report: Ruptly most watched news agency on YouTube

Ruptly, the video news and multimedia agency, was the most-watched news agency on YouTube in 2020. According to data from online video measurement company Tubular Labs, Ruptly claimed the top spot with 429 million views of its content over the past 12 months. The Berlin-based video news agency was significantly ahead of other international outlets […]

January 27, 2021

Plex launches free live TV channels

Streaming media platform Plex has unveiled what it says is a new way for consumers to watch free live TV with the addition of 80+ channels of customisable live programming, most available worldwide and more coming soon. Plex claims it is the only streaming media platform to bring together all forms of media in one […]

July 24, 2020

TNI steps up fight against disinformation

At a recent summit chaired by the BBC’s Director-General, Tony Hall, the TNI agreed to a shared early warning system of rapid alerts to combat the spread of disinformation during the US presidential election. The TNI is an industry collaboration of major news and global tech organisations working together to stop the spread of disinformation […]

July 13, 2020