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SLING TV now on VIZIO SmartCast

Connected entertainment platform specialist VIZIO has confirmed that live streaming service SLING TV is now available on VIZIO SmartCast TVs. VIZIO says that millions of SmartCast users across America can now access the SLING app to watch the live content they love, plus over 150,000 on demand shows and movies. With free channels such as […]

January 20, 2022

Dish and DirecTV: What about the satellites?

At the moment, any merger plan between Dish Network and AT&T’s DirecTV is just behind the scenes talk. But it could happen, and if so, how would the pair start saving cash? The usual synergy promises will trim head-count and the marketing and advertising budgets would be trimmed. But what about those orbital assets? The […]

January 18, 2022

LG brings more content to third-party smart TVs

LG Electronics will expand the availability of content streaming options for third-party TVs running its proprietary webOS platform. With the firmware update now rolling out, viewers with webOS TVs can access an enriched viewing experience with even more popular services to choose from. To expand access to its popular TV platform to more consumers worldwide […]

October 12, 2021

Wurl names Mariotti Director of Business Development

Wurl, a specialist in powering streaming TV, has named Ingrid Mariotti to the newly created role of Director of Business Development, Streamers. She is charged with optimising current partnerships with video streaming platforms, as well as signing on new video streaming platforms for Wurl’s distribution, monetisation and advertising services. Mariotti reports to Wurl SVP of […]

September 7, 2021

Dish Network joins HomeGrid Forum

HomeGrid Forum has welcomed US operator Dish Network as its newest Board Member. Dish provides television entertainment and technology to millions of customers with its satellite Dish TV and streaming Sling TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide US wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. Disg joined HomeGrid Forum to become […]

August 25, 2021

Research: 6 in 10 US homes AVoD viewers

According to research firm TDG, six-in-ten connected-TV households now watch a free ad-supported streaming service on television. YouTube remains the dominant free VoD provider, with free ad-supported streaming TV services (FASTs) such as Pluto TV and IMDb seeing growing audiences. “Clearly the effects of work-from-home and lack of traditional leisure options during the pandemic accelerated […]

August 19, 2021

DISH Q2 pay-TV subs down

US connectivity company DISH Network Corporation has reported revenue totalling $4.49 billion (€3.82bn) for the quarter ending June 30th, 2021, compared to $3.19 billion for the corresponding period in 2020. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $671 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $452 million from the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

August 9, 2021

Report: QR codes boost Connected TV shopping

Sabio, the mobile data-powered Connected TV (CTV) platform, has revealed results from a recent CTV ad campaign with a global retailer that leveraged QR codes to drive purchase decisions. The campaign saw 96 per cent of consumers start a shopping journey and transfer items into their cart after scanning the QR Code on a streaming […]

August 3, 2021

NINETNINE launches 10 channels on Sling TV

NINETNINE, a provider of content distribution services to cable and OTT platforms, is launching ten linear North African channels in the US on Dish Network’s OTT service, Sling TV. This is NINETNINE’s first step into the US content distribution market. The channels, which will be available free to households across the US as part of […]

July 15, 2021

SLING TV unveils new app experience

Live streaming TV service SLING TV has launched a new app in beta, which features a powerful personalisation engine designed to give users an effortless entertainment experience and make discovering and enjoying content easier than ever. The new SLING TV app is available to select customers using Amazon Fire TV devices with even more great […]

May 26, 2021