Advanced Television


Starz joins Verizon’s +play

Verizon has announced Starz as the latest streaming service to join +play beta. The +play beta serves as a content hub exclusive to Verizon customers to help them discover savings on select services and manage their subscriptions from entertainment, news, lifestyle, gaming and more – all in one place. “We’re building +play to not only […]

January 6, 2023

Research: 825K Q3 US broadband ads

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 825,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q3 2022, similar to a pro forma gain of about 820,000 subscribers in Q3 2021. […]

November 16, 2022

Verizon’s +play adds NBA streaming services

Verizon has announced that NBA League Pass, the league’s live game subscription service, and NBA TV, the league’s offering of 24/7 NBA content, are the latest additions to its +play service. With the NBA’s direct-to-consumer subscription services in +play, Verizon customers in the US will be able to access and manage their subscriptions to both […]

October 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Verizon adds NFL+ to +play Platform

Verizon has announced that NFL+, the NFL’s new video streaming subscription service, is the latest addition to +play. With NFL’s direct-to-consumer subscription service available in +play, users will be able to seamlessly manage their NFL+ subscription. +play is a technology coming soon from Verizon that will allow customers to discover, purchase and manage some of […]

September 29, 2022

Research: T-Mobile to top US 5G FWA connections

In 2020, 22 per cent of US households did not have access to fixed broadband. This number will be reduced to almost 1 per cent by the end of 2027, according to Counterpoint Research’s latest USA 5G FWA and CPE Ecosystem Analysis and Forecast Report. More than half of the US households that utilise VDSL/cable […]

August 8, 2022

Forecast: US cable to face stronger fibre competition

Dataxis expects broadband penetration to keep increasing to reach almost 100 per cent of US households by 2026. In a market historically dominated by cable operators, optical fibre will play the most significant role in this growth, representing the vast majority of gained subscribers within the next five years. In 2026, FTTH should therefore account […]

June 10, 2022

Amagi taps marketing exec Di Giacomo to be CMO

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced the appointment of Marco Di Giacomo as its Chief Marketing Officer. Marco has more than 25 years of experience across the technology industry, having held executive roles in engineering, marketing, product, and P&L roles in leading organisations such as IBM, […]

May 5, 2022

HBO Max boards Verizon’s +play

Verizon has announced that HBO Max is the latest streamer to join as a partner in +play, Verizon’s new platform that will allow users to discover, purchase and manage a variety subscriptions – all in one place. “We are thrilled to have HBO Max join as the latest streaming partner to +play,” said Erin McPherson, […]

April 21, 2022

Fitch: GES acquisition Neutral for SES rating

SES’s (BBB/Stable) planned acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), provider of commercial satellite communications to the US government, will have no impact on SES’s ratings, Fitch Ratings says. SES announced March 21st that it had entered into an agreement with Leonardo DRS, a US subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. (BBB-/Stable), to acquire GES for $450 […]

March 24, 2022

Law&Crime launches on DISH

Law&Crime has announced an agreement to launch on DISH Network in the US. Law&Crime will be available in DISH TV’s America’s Top 120 pack and higher. The network is already available on Verizon Fios as well as many other cable providers around the US, Bahamas and Virgin Islands in addition to most major OTT platforms […]

March 8, 2022