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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

Research: US connected TV viewing rising

Findings from analyst firm Leichtman Research Group suggest that 82 per cent of US TV households have at least one Internet-connected TV device, including connected Smart TVs, stand-alone streaming devices (such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick or set-top box, Chromecast, or Apple TV), connected video game systems, and/or connected Blu-ray players. This compares to […]

June 7, 2021

Research: Smart TVs in majority of US homes

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s third annual Connected Home report suggest that smart TVs are now in a large majority of US TV homes, and account for over half of all TV sets. As more Americans use smart TVs to stream, Hub asks whether the future is limited for the now-popular peripherals many use to […]

April 8, 2021

Vewd OpX unveiled

OTT solutions provider Vewd has unveiled Vewd OpX (Operator Experience), a cloud-managed set-top box experience integrating pay-TV services with aggregated OTT content. Available for Linux, Android TV, Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and Reference Design Kit (RDK), Vewd OpX enables operators to deliver any TV content within a single unified user experience. Customer shipments of […]

December 15, 2020

BritBox launches in Australia

BritBox, the SVoD service created by the BBC and ITV, has officially launched in Australia. The launch is the next step in the global expansion of the platform, following its earlier launches in the US, Canada and the UK. ITV and BBC Studios announced in August 2020 plans to invest more than A$35 million (€21.2m) […]

November 23, 2020By Colin Mann