Advanced Television


SiriusXM planning next-gen SXM-10 craft

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM is already planning and developing its next-generation SXM-10 satellite. The US broadcaster has received $140 million insurance compensation for the failure of SXM-7 and is owed a further $85 million in insurance. The ‘twin’ satellite to SXM-7, SXM-8, is performing well in orbit and without any apparent complications. SiriusXM has another satellite […]

July 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Virginia approves new rocket site

The Accomack Board of Supervisors in Virginia have approved the rezoning of 26 acres of land that is currently zoned for agricultural use. Its most recent usage was as a chicken farm. But it is the acreages close proximity to the existing Wallops Island rocket launch facility that makes the changes valuable. The beneficiaries are […]

July 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

Samba TV launches Real-time TV Viewership Dashboard

Samba TV, a global player in omniscreen advertising and analytics, has announced the launch of its global Real-time TV Viewership Dashboard, an interactive TV analytics dashboard featuring geographic and demographic analysis of viewership in real-time across the world, starting with four of the largest media markets: the US, UK, Germany and Australia. “The Olympics this […]

July 23, 2021

Research: AT&T most reliable 5G Network in US

With customer 5G expectations running high and operators rapidly deploying this advanced technology across the US, Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has completed nationwide testing of the major operators’ 5G networks. GWS’s network testing specialists conducted approximately 8 million controlled tests in all 50 states, accounting for nearly one million miles across all major metropolitan areas, […]

July 21, 2021

Spectrum Reach transitioning to Comscore

Comscore, a partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales business of Charter Communications, have announced Spectrum Reach is transitioning to the use of Comscore as its preferred source for US local audience measurement currency, beginning in its Southeast region. “The industry is ripe to move past traditional […]

July 21, 2021

Forecast: US tech industry revenue to hit $487bn in 2021

Retail sales revenue for the tech industry in the US will reach a record-breaking $487 billion (€413bn) in 2021 – a 7.5 per cent jump year-over-year – powered by consumer demand for tech related to work, school and lifestyle, according to a report by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). “The pandemic strengthened consumers’ relationship with […]

July 20, 2021

Carlyle acquires LiveU

LiveU, a specialist in live video streaming and remote production solutions, has announced that global investment firm Carlyle has acquired the company from investment firm Francisco Partners. Details of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, are not being disclosed. Founded in 2006, LiveU is a provider of a bonded cellular technology-based live video […]

July 20, 2021

UP Entertainment partners with Canela.TV

Canela.TV, the video platform from Canela Media, a female and Latina-owned digital media company.and one of the first AVOD streaming services for U.S. Hispanics, has entered into a distribution partnership with UP Entertainment, home to UPtv, UP Faith & Family, AspireTV and Cine Romántico. Cine Romántico is the first U.S. Spanish-language free ad-supported streaming movie […]

July 20, 2021

LATIVO TV launching in US

LATIVO TV is launching in the US this autumn. LATIVO TV will be a multi-platform digital SVoD service offering a curated, relevant catalogue in both English and Spanish. Founded by Austin based American Mexican businessman and entrepreneur, Noel Tristan, LATIVO TV will feature an array of original scripted and unscripted TV series, movies, documentaries and […]

July 20, 2021

DirecTV continues to lose subs

AT&T is due to officially reveal its financials on July 22nd, but it is already apparent that subscriber numbers are not good. AT&T, in an SEC filing, stated that its subscriber count for the combined DirecTV, AT&T TV and AT&T U-verse divisions totalled 15.412 million, which is a drop of 2.3 million year-on-year or 13 […]

July 19, 2021By Chris Forrester