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TikTok on VIZIO smart TVs

VIZIO has announced that TikTok TV is now available on VIZIO smart TVs. This integration allows VIZIO users to discover videos from their favourite TikTok creators and topics directly from the VIZIO home screen — no downloads required. In support of this launch, VIZIO will highlight TikTok TV content on the VIZIO Home Page in a […]

June 23, 2022

Data: Strong streaming growth in Europe

Streaming adoption throughout Europe continues to grow at a rapid pace, according to the Q4 2021 State of Streaming: Europe report from streaming media continuous measurement platform Conviva. While Europe as a whole experienced a 20 per cent increase in streaming viewership, Southern and Western Europe saw roughly double that growth with 44 per cent […]

March 17, 2022

3SS delivers smart TV apps for A1 Bulgaria

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, has delivered two new smart TV apps for A1 Bulgaria, part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group, a provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. The apps are now live and Bulgarian subscribers to […]

November 10, 2021

Data: Streaming viewing in Europe up 19% in Q2

Streaming TV data for Europe that shows the pandemic has spurred a tipping point in streaming with no signs of slowing down, as well as which devices are dominating the market. Conviva’s Q2 2021 State of Streaming: Europe report shows that streaming viewing time in Europe was up 19 per cent overall in Q2, despite […]

September 3, 2021

Data: 72% US homes view video on multiple platforms

Data released by research firm Parks Associates ahead of its fourth annual Future of Video session indicate that 72 per cent of consumers report regularly using multiple platforms to consume video and over 40 per cent view video on all tested platforms – TV and TV-connected devices, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and […]

July 29, 2021

Research: AVoD importance grows in US homes

Research from kids and family AVoD network and digital studio WildBrain Spark, in partnership with Ipsos MORI, explores the influence of Generation Alpha – the first fully digital cohort of kids – and how their viewing habits and preferences impact purchasing decisions in US households. The report, The Streaming Generation: Shaping the Future of Family […]

July 15, 2021

Analysis: Strong growth for European smart home market

The smart home market in Europe accounted for almost 23 million units in the first quarter of 2021 — growth of 25.6 per cent over the same quarter last year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). “The growth in smart home products was visible in all categories,” advises Antonio Arantes, senior research analyst for smart […]

July 6, 2021

Investigation: Smart home device security risks

A home filled with smart devices could be exposed to more than 12,000 hacking or unknown scanning attacks from across the world in a single week, an investigation by UK consumer champion Which? has found. UK households now have more than 10 different connected devices on average, from televisions to thermostats. While these products can […]

July 2, 2021

Zodiac partners with Agama

Zodiac, an Orion Innovation company and global player in the cloud transformation of telecommunication operator video systems, has partnered with Agama Technologies, a specialist in video analytics for service quality and customer experiences. Under the partnership, Zodiac will integrate Agama’s client device monitoring system into its Stack device software for set-top boxes and Android Smart […]

June 24, 2021

SVoDs to face Ofcom scrutiny?

Reports have emerged that the UK government plans to regulate global OTT services in the same way as linear broadcasters. The plans would see broadcast regulator Ofcom extend the same control over on-demand services, allowing it to rule on complaints over bias and inaccuracy, for example. It is anticipated that the proposals will feature in […]

June 21, 2021By Colin Mann