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Intertrust ExpressPlay joins Vewd Operator TV ecosystem

Vewd, a provider of OTT software solutions, and Intertrust ExpressPlay, a specialist in media security and anti-piracy services, have announced that its ExpressPlay XCA content security solution has joined the Vewd Operator TV ecosystem. With ExpressPlay XCA pre-integrated, pay-TV operators now have a complete smart TV platform on which they can offer secure broadcast and […]

December 7, 2021

Sky addresses Sky Glass flickering screens

A number of early adopters of Sky Glass, Sky’s new smart TV sets, have complained of various technical issues with the device. The new TVs, which negate the need for a satellite dish, have seen users complain via social media and on Sky’s own community forums of issues including flickering screens, playback problems and complete […]

November 2, 2021

Apple TV+ coming to Sky Q, Sky Glass

Sky and Apple have announced a new long-term agreement that will see Apple TV+ launch on Sky Glass and Sky Q later this year, while NOW will bring integrated billing and in-app purchases across iOS and tvOS. Customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy will be able to watch all Apple TV+ Originals […]

October 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Research: Sports and originals drive UK SVoD subs

Original and exclusive sports content continues to drive growth for SVoD services in the UK according to Kantar, the data and insights consultancy. While the number of households subscribing to at least one service remained stable, new programming has helped SVoD providers cement their place in consumers’ homes. Can Squid Game boost Netflix’s share of […]

October 26, 2021

Comcast unveils XClass TV

Following the European launch of connected TV product Sky Glass, Comcast has announced the launch of XClass TV, extending the reach of the company’s global technology platform to smart TVs throughout the US. For the first time, Comcast’s entertainment and voice platform is available direct to consumers nationwide, without an Xfinity subscription, both inside and […]

October 19, 2021

Analysis: OTT driving slow growth in operators’ revenue

Analysis from research firm Dataxis suggests the pay-TV market in Europe is expected to recover slowly from the blow it suffered during the pandemic, with the growing availability of cheaper and more flexible OTT pay-TV plans pushing historic operators into adopting new strategies. According to Ophélie Boucaud, Analyst, despite an unchallenged domination in terms of […]

October 14, 2021

Foxtel accelerates streaming strategy with Sky Glass

Following the unveiling of streaming aggregation product Sky Glass and confirmation that Foxtel would be the first global syndication partner, the Australian pay-TV operator has confirmed that the device will form another element in the group’s streaming-led roadmap and is expected to be available in Australia in late 2023. The confirmation follows Foxtel’s successful launch […]

October 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Sky Glass: No more dishes

At a press event in London, Sky has unveiled its first TV devices which are branded as ‘Sky Glass’. Dana Strong, Sky Group Chief Executive Officer, unveiled the device declaring: “Just like a smartphone is more than a phone, Sky Glass is more than a TV.” “This is a product that can only come from […]

October 7, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky Glass: Ugliest TV ever?

First, kudos for Comcast/Sky for integrating the comprehensive functionality of a modern TV system, but some major black marks for failing to make the sets simply attractive. In my opinion the Sky Glass TVs are a tad expensive: a 65” 4K model will cost a thumping £1049 if bought on a standalone basis. The integration […]

October 7, 2021