Advanced Television


ShortsTV helps reopen America’s cinemas

ShortsTV, the global short film network, returned to US cinemas over the weekend with the release of the 16th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films. The theatrical presentation of the Live Action, Animation and Documentary short film nominees for this year’s Academy Awards is available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical markets including New York […]

April 6, 2021

Data: US upstream growth rate at 350% in pandemic

With business hours consumption leading the way, US broadband upstream traffic growth during 2020 was 350 per cent of historic rates, according to an OVBI Special Report issued by OpenVault, a source of SaaS-based revenue and network improvement solutions and data-driven insights for the broadband industry. Upstream usage grew 63 per cent – from 19 GB […]

April 1, 2021

FCC researching US “broadband experiences”

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has initiated an outreach programme direct to US consumers and asking them to share their experiences about their access to broadband. A new webpage explains the FCC’s programme and provides direct links to consumer resources including a new “share your broadband experience” option. “Far too many Americans are left behind […]

March 31, 2021By Chris Forrester

US Space Force seeks LEO broadband guidance

The US Space Force has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to the world’s emerging Low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellite operators (and would-be operators) for guidance on how the Space Force might buy broadband LEO services in the future. The Space Force’s Commercial Satellite Communications Office, acts as a centralised operation which acquires satellite-based communications […]

March 31, 2021

Report: US advertisers shift styles in pandemic

TV has looked vastly different during these past 12 months. Networks and brands have had to adjust to the changing environment around them as production delays created programming gaps and live events disappeared, reports TV ad measurement and attribution specialist iSpot. With audiences stuck at home – especially in those early months – dayparts also […]

March 16, 2021

Research: US MSOs control 70% of fixed broadband

The eight top US MSOs collectively added 4.8 million fixed broadband customers in 2020 and now control approximately 69 per cent of the US fixed internet market. Leichtman Research Group says the 4.86 million total fixed broadband customers added last year by the 16 largest providers, accounting for 96 per cent of the US market, […]

March 4, 2021

Comscore: Big upswing in US in-home data usage

As millions of Americans sheltered in place and shifted to working from home and remote learning during the pandemic, ongoing research from Comscore found that overall in-home data usage levels throughout 2020 remained significantly higher than in 2019. Throughout the first several of months of Covid-related lockdowns, data consumption from Comscore Connected Home custom reporting […]

January 22, 2021

Study: Northeast of US has highest access to 100 Mbps

BroadbandNow’s quarterly The State of Broadband in America study for the third quarter of this year further advocates for a new definition for broadband internet – increasing download speeds to 100 Mbps and upload speeds to 25 Mbps – by highlighting the state’s with the most and least access to those level of speeds. Currently, […]

October 27, 2020

Forecast: 58m US broadband homes MVPD-free by 2025

According to The Diffusion Group — a division of Screen Engine/ASI — by 2025 more than half of US broadband households will live without a MVPD (multichannel video programming distributon) service. During this time, pay-TV services will lose 36 per cent of their 2020 subscriber base, up roughly four-fold from the prior 5-year period (-9.5 […]

October 15, 2020

FCC kicks off 5G mid-band spectrum auction

The US Federal Communications Commission is beginning its first auction of licences for prime, mid-band spectrum suitable for 5G. The auction will offer county-based Priority Access Licences in the 3550-3650 MHz band, which will encourage the rapid deployment of next-generation wireless networks in the band. The FCC says this is a critical step in freeing […]

July 23, 2020By Colin Mann