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Cinedigm channels on Nreal’s AR TV app

Cinedigm, the independent streaming company, has announced a partnership with Nreal, an innovator in augmented reality (AR) technology, to bring three of Cinedigm’s most popular channels to Nreal’s newly introduced AR TV app. The deal will allow fans of streaming services Bloody Disgusting TV, Realmadrid TV and CONtv to enjoy an immersive viewing experience via a […]

January 25, 2022

Report: Trends that defined the video market in 2021

Streaming video has exploded and more companies are fighting for a piece of the pie; in an end of year report, Interpret examined the most significant developments impacting the video industry. 2021 brought several welcome changes after a 2020 that was great for subscription streaming services but a challenge for much of the rest of […]

December 22, 2021

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has instigated a global accelerator initiative to drive awareness of 5G mmWave technology. Operators China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Telstra, TIM and, Verizon, and vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies will share mmWave intelligence, best practices and use cases to educate and inspire stakeholders around the world. The accelerator initiative aims […]

November 11, 2021

Forecast: 2.6bn 5G subs by 2026

Despite a slight decline in the worldwide mobile subscriber base resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, mobile network operators across different markets continue to expand 5G network deployments. By the end of 2020, 264 million subscriptions were achieved, notes technology intelligence firm ABI Research, who forecast that the 5G market will continue to accelerate and reach […]

November 3, 2021

Verizon partners with Amazon Kuiper for broadband

Verizon is to partner up with Amazon to use its proposed satellite internet system to expand rural broadband access in the US. “We’re proud to be working together to explore bringing fast, reliable broadband to the customers and communities who need it most,” Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said in a statement. Amazon’s Project Kuiper’, is […]

October 26, 2021

Report: NFL TV ad revenue up 14%

MediaRadar data shows that 2021 preseason NFL games generated $41.9 million (€36m) in TV ad revenue, while, to date, regular season NFL games have generated $1.1 billion across six networks in the US: CBS, Fox, ESPN, ABC, NBC, and NFL Network.  After a cancelled preseason and interrupted regular season last year, TV ad revenue for […]

October 22, 2021

Verizon, partners achieve 5G upload milestone

A lab trial using aggregated bands of 5G mmWave spectrum undertaken by Verizon, Samsung Electronics, and Qualcomm Technologies has reached upload speeds of 711 Mbps. “Our mmWave build is a critical differentiator, even as we drive towards massive and rapid expansion of our 5G service using our newly acquired mid-band spectrum, we are doubling down […]

October 18, 2021

Aquino named SeaChange CEO

Delivery, advertising and streaming technology provider SeaChange International has named Peter D. Aquino as its new president and CEO effective immediately. Aquino joins SeaChange from Spartacus Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), where he serves as chairman and CEO. SPACs are companies set up to raise finance on the public markets on the […]

September 28, 2021

Study: SVoDs raise US customer expectations

As options for streaming services increase, so do customer expectations of those services, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study. Streaming services provide cost-effective, personalised and convenient content, which effectively compete against traditional TV providers. Additionally, the study finds that satisfaction with cost of service among residential television customers […]

September 24, 2021

Drake heads sales at Firstlight Media

Chris Drake, who has driven adoption of innovative streaming products for more than 20 years, will spearhead the industry’s latest shift – to cloud-native platforms – as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Revenue for Firstlight Media. Drake will lead Firstlight Media’s global sales efforts to help Tier 1 content providers and distributors deploy world-class […]

September 13, 2021