Advanced Television


Collins Cup launches streaming app

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has launched the Collins Cup player across web, IOS and Android. The app will showcase The Collins Cup broadcast live and on-demand. As well as the live broadcast, the app gives access to the PTOs content library including the newly launched Collins Cup Countdown shows hosted by Charlie Webster, with […]

August 20, 2021

Former Netflix staff charged for insider trading

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged three former Netflix software engineers over an alleged insider trading ring that made $3 million (€2.5m). The SEC alleges confidential Netflix subscriber growth data was used in the scheme. The information was allegedly used to trade the streaming service’s shares ahead of its earnings reports. The […]

August 19, 2021

SES vs Intelsat: Trustee objects to ‘sealed’ hearings

August 19th is a busy day for Judge Keith Phillips in his bankruptcy court. A morning session has listed eight motions related to the sealing of sessions (that is holding hearings in complete privacy). Other elements to be decided include SES’s application for Summary Judgement in its $1.8 billion claim against Intelsat. However, the United […]

August 19, 2021

Research: US pay-TV sheds 1.2m subs in Q2

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 1,230,000 net video subscribers in Q2 2021, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 1,505,000 in Q2 2020. The top pay-TV providers now account for about 77.6 […]

August 18, 2021

beIN Sports to air Collins Cup in US, Canada, MENA

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and beIN Sports have agreed a partnership that will see The Collins Cup screened live and on demand in the US, Canada, and 24 countries across the Middle East and North Africa on beIN Sports. The Collins Cup is the PTO’s inaugural flagship event taking place on August 28th in […]

August 17, 2021

Commerce Signals launching SVOD tracker

Commerce Signals, a Verisk company and specialist in payment based marketing solutions, has announced the SVOD Trends Report, a new service that tracks and analyses consumer subscription behavior on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+ and Peacock across a variety of key performance indicators. The SVOD Trends Report is a companion service […]

August 17, 2021

Talon, MadHive partnership

Talon, an independent Out of Home (OOH) media specialist, has announced its new connected video offering, which unifies over-the-top (OTT) and digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. Talon is joining forces with MadHive to connect digital audiences across two of the fastest growing advertising channels in the U.S. — OTT and DOOH. Madhive joins Hivestack as a […]

August 17, 2021

WideOrbit releases WO Traffic v21.0

WideOrbit, a specialist in broadcast TV and radio inventory and revenue workflow management, has announced the latest release of WO Traffic, the company’s ad sales and commercial operations platform. Providing a solid foundation from which 90+ per cent of US local TV and 50+ per cent of US radio broadcasters manage, execute, and scale ad […]

August 4, 2021

SiriusXM prices $2.5bn of fresh debt

North American pay-radio operator SiriusXM has priced two batches of new Senior Notes. The borrowings will be used to redeem existing debt. The two amounts are: $1 billion of 3.125 per cent notes due for repayment in 2026, and $1.5 billion of 3.875 per cent notes due in 2031 “This represents an increase of $250 […]

August 3, 2021

beIN Sports, HC2 Broadcasting partnership

beIN Sports has announced that HC2 Broadcasting, the broadcasting subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, is now carrying beIN Sports Xtra in a total of 45 top DMAs and the recently launched beIN Sports Xtra en Español in 42 top DMAs, following an expansion of each into ten new markets. The English-language and Spanish-language channels offer live […]

August 2, 2021