Advanced Television


Forecast: US TV consumption to decline in 2021

Last year, the average US adult spent more time per day with most media formats and devices, including TV. Although adults will spend nearly as much time with media this year, eMarketer believes their TV viewing time will drop below pre-pandemic levels. eMarketer estimates that average daily time spent with media increased by almost an […]

June 7, 2021

Comscore wins back Capitol measurement contract

Comscore, a partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, has announced a new agreement to provide Capitol Broadcasting with Comscore’s local TV measurement, including for WRAL & WRAZ in Raleigh, NC. “Comscore has been a reliable partner for us over the past years, but we tried to make a go just using a […]

June 7, 2021

Clear Channel Airports, Rockbot partner to replace CNN Airport TV Network

Rockbot, the company that created the revolutionary smart music and TV platform for businesses, is expanding into airports and teaming with Clear Channel Airports (CCA), the leading airport media provider in the U.S. In airports where CCA was providing video content on in-airport TV networks, Rockbot replaces CNN’s now shuttered news format with a TV […]

June 4, 2021

Survey: US consumers no longer tolerating high TV costs

The Covid-19 pandemic surged TV viewership across the country. With the majority of Americans confined to their homes, 5.4 trillion minutes of streaming and cable television were consumed in 2020. Television became essential to many, but at what cost? Cord-cutting specialist,

May 21, 2021

ESPN scores US La Liga rights

ESPN and La Liga have signed a long-term agreement that will make ESPN+ the new English- and Spanish-language home for La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank in the US for the next eight seasons (through 2028-29). Beginning in August, hundreds of live matches across both leagues will be available each year, exclusively on ESPN+. […]

May 17, 2021

SES wins O3b order from US military

SES Government Solutions, which says it is working in “close partnership [with] a key US government customer”, has confirmed an order for its O3b fleet of Medium Earth orbiting (MEO) satellites. The order is worth $11.8 million but this is a portion of a much larger value ‘Blanket Purchase Agreement’ worth $516.7 million set aside […]

May 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

FCC confirms $7bn connectivity scheme

The FCC has unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Programme. This $7.17 billion programme, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable US schools and libraries to purchase laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity for students, school staff, and library patrons in need during the […]

May 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Tremor Video rolls out psychographic intelligence

Tremor Video, a programmatic video platform, has announced that the UnrulyEQ emotional and psychographic intelligence offering is now widely available to all Tremor Video clients in the US and Canada. Designed to maximise audience engagement and optimise campaign performance for advertisers across connected TV (CTV) and video, this proprietary suite of data-driven audience and content […]

May 12, 2021

Hughes, OneWeb to demo LEO service in Arctic Region

Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb have announced their selection by the US Air Force Research Lab to demonstrate managed LEO satellite communications (SATCOM) services to connect the Arctic region to sites around the globe. Under the agreement, Hughes will test and implement these end-to-end services on the OneWeb system between selected US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) […]

May 5, 2021

SES banks $35m US military contract

Satellite operator SES has secured a US government contract for its Government Solutions division. The contract award is worth $35 million and will supply connectivity in support of a major US Department of Defense combatant command. SES, in its statement, said: “[The contract] provides reach-back capabilities from forward-stationed units in remote locations to Europe, the […]

May 5, 2021By Chris Forrester