Advanced Television


Viaplay Q3: “Comprehensive recapitalisation” underway

After much delay, troubled streaming service Viaplay has posted its Q3 results revealing that operating income for the quarter dropped by SEK -321 million (€28.1m). Further quarterly highlights included: 7 per cent  Group organic sales growth with reported net sales of SEK 4,536 million 17 per cent Viaplay organic sales growth and Viaplay now represents […]

December 1, 2023

Spain: Netflix loses another 1.6m subs

Netflix lost another 1.6 million subscribers in Spain during the second four-month period of the year, according to the consultancy firm BarloventoThe limits imposed on shared accounts is the key reason behind these losses, and is the main reason for some 41.2 per cent of cancelled subscriptions. The decline is lower than the previous period […]

December 1, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Paramount Streaming promotes Grossman, Kuessner

Paramount Global’s streaming division has promoted two content executives to new leadership positions: Jeff Grossman will now take the role EVP of programming for Paramount+ and Amy Kuessner (pictured) will be EVP of programming for Pluto TV. Grossman will oversee content strategy for Paramount+ globally. He most recently was EVP of content and business operations […]

November 29, 2023

ZEE5 Global aggregates US streaming platforms

ZEE5 Global, the streaming service for South Asian content, has announced a strategic move to aggregate multiple South Asian streaming platforms within the ZEE5 Global platform with the launch of Add-ons in the US. ZEE5 Global Add-ons will offer subscribers in the US a single-window to access their South Asian entertainment platforms on the ZEE5 […]

November 29, 2023

Survey: Sports rights owners not meeting needs of media partners

According to Altman Solon’s 2023 Global Sports Media Survey, 85 per cent of industry leaders believe that rights owners are not actively addressing the changing needs of their media partners. The survey of more than 2,500 sports fans and 150 top executives from eight major global markets reveals that four out of the five major […]

November 28, 2023

Mometu to premier An Electric Sleep

An Electric Sleep, a sci-fi thriller from Commune Productions, will have an exclusive run on free video-on-demand and live TV streaming service, Mometu, starting November 29th. The free, ad-supported outlet will be the first venue for the film in the U.S. and Canada. The upcoming feature is directed by the award-winning Theo Brown and written […]

November 28, 2023

Marlé joins Quickplay

Xavier Marlé, who has helped to shape technology transformations and business successes for media and entertainment companies throughout the Asia-Pacific and EMEA markets, has been named Regional Sales Director, Southeast Asia & Australia/New Zealand for Quickplay. Marlé will support the OTT industry’s burgeoning need for fast, flexible, scalable solutions that will continue to drive viewer […]

November 21, 2023

Survey: 92% streaming providers not satisfied with analytics

NPAW, a specialist in video business intelligence and predictive analytics, has released the findings of its State of Video Product Analytics 2023 global B2B survey which reveals that, while the use of product analytics is widespread in the video streaming industry, 92 per cent of respondents (employees at streaming providers at the director level and […]

November 16, 2023

Channel 4 streaming at record highs in October

Channel 4 recorded its biggest-ever month of streaming in October – including records for a single day’s views – driven by programmes including Married at First Sight UK and The Great British Bake Off. The industry data released by Barb showed the channel registered 6.7 billion viewer minutes in October – the largest since official […]

November 15, 2023

Italy: Smart TVs overtake traditional TV sets

Smart TVs have overtaken traditional TV sets in Italy, according to a report by research institute Censis and audience rating company Auditel. There is currently a total of 21 million smart TVs in Italian homes (+4.4 per cent year-on-year), compared to 20.5 million traditional TV sets. However, if traditional TVs with devices that connect them […]

November 15, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome