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WWE NXT sees strong Tuesday premiere results

On the heels of last week’s NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver, which was the most-watched NXT TakeOver in history, WWE’s NXT made its Tuesday night premiere on April 13th on USA Network with impressive results across TV and social media. NXT was up +16 per cent YOY and had more viewers than the NBA game on TNT […]

April 14, 2021

Research: Over 40% US broadband homes report Wi-Fi issues

Parks Associates reports that over 40 per cent of US broadband households with Wi-Fi home networks report problems, including coverage gaps, slow speeds, and connectivity issues. “Our research shows consumers are not

April 13, 2021

CommScope to spin off home networks business

Communications networks technologist CommScope has revealed plans to spin off its Home Networks business and other initiatives to reduce operating costs throughout the Company. Together, the planned separation of CommScope’s Home Networks business and operating expense reduction represent early steps in the Company’s CommScope NEXT strategy to optimise the business portfolio, drive above-market growth, and […]

April 9, 2021

Consortium launches new US TV Data Initiative

Founding members DISH Media, TransUnion, Blockgraph, MadHive, VideoAmp, Eyeota and TVSquared announced the launch of the TV Data Initiative, a new industry programme designed to help the television industry – advertisers, agencies, MVPDs, programmers and other distributors – unlock the full potential of the new TV data ecosystem in the US. As TVs have become […]

April 7, 2021

Analyst: SiriusXM to top $2bn revenues this quarter

There’s a strong likelihood that US pay-radio operator SiriusXM will reach – and perhaps top – $2 billion in overall revenues this quarter-year. It will declare its results on April 28th. Analysts at financial services business Zacks say they expect SiriusXM to report its quarterly numbers in the range of $1.98-$1.99 billion. The operation was […]

April 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

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