Advanced Television


NFL, Verizon sign long-term 5G deal

US multiplay telco Verizon and the NFL have agreed a 10-year partnership that will utilise 5G to support innovation and technology adoption throughout the league. The partnership builds on the more than 10-year relationship between the NFL and Verizon that paved the way for the installation of Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service in parts of […]

September 10, 2021By Colin Mann

Survey: US consumers keen on 5G

Network benchmarking, analysis and testing specialist Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has revealed that AT&T finished first in GWS’s annual OneScore ranking – which tests mobile network performance. As a result, AT&T earned the title of ‘Nation’s Best Network’, while Verizon finished second and T-Mobile placed third. GWS’s OneScore ranking combines controlled, scientific tests of the […]

September 9, 2021

Edge Innovation Center from ESPN

ESPN has launched the ESPN Edge Innovation Center, aiming to collaborate with other leaders in technology to explore how new technologies such as 5G, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and mobile edge computing (MEC) can enable new ways for fans to experience sports. The ESPN Edge Innovation Center will include key partnerships in the categories […]

September 6, 2021

Research: US Q2 pay-TV losses slow to 1.5m

The quarterly variations in the pace of US traditional multichannel erosion offered slight improvement in the second quarter of 2021 without fundamentally altering the longer-term trajectory, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Losses to cable, telco and satellite video services slowed from the year-ago period to 1.5 million and […]

August 25, 2021

Report: STB initiative saves $2bn+ in energy costs

US consumers saved $2.2 billion (€1.9bn) in energy costs in 2020 thanks to a voluntary agreement between the pay-TV industry and energy efficiency advocates. The agreement, led by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and CableLabs has cut energy usage of set-top boxes by more than half in the […]

August 24, 2021

Verizon, Samsung claim 5G C-band milestone

US multiplay telco Verizon and Samsung Electronics have completed an end-to-end fully virtualised 5G data session over C-band spectrum in a live network environment. The new milestone was reached in preparation for Verizon’s upcoming 5G Ultra Wideband expansion using its newly-acquired C-band spectrum. “We have been driving the industry to large scale virtualisation using the […]

July 29, 2021

Research: AT&T most reliable 5G Network in US

With customer 5G expectations running high and operators rapidly deploying this advanced technology across the US, Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has completed nationwide testing of the major operators’ 5G networks. GWS’s network testing specialists conducted approximately 8 million controlled tests in all 50 states, accounting for nearly one million miles across all major metropolitan areas, […]

July 21, 2021

Firstlight Media names Busse as Head of Sales, Americas

Firstlight Media has appoined Anthony Busse as head of sales, Americas. Busse will spearhead direct-to-consumer success for Tier 1 content providers and distributors using platforms built on cloud-native Gen5 architecture and will work with Firstlight Media’s global sales team to address an industry-wide need for scalable, extensible, agile and highly-performant solutions. Busse joins Firstlight Media […]

July 19, 2021

Ericsson, Verizon agree $8.3bn 5G deal

Ericsson has announced a multi-year agreement with Verizon to provide its 5G solutions to accelerate the deployment of Verizon’s next-generation 5G network in the US. Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America, said: “This is a significant strategic partnership for both companies and what we’re most excited about is bringing the benefits of […]

July 16, 2021

Research: US pay-TV lost 18m+ subs between 2014-20

Findings from research firm Parks Associates suggest that between 2014 and 2020, the US pay-TV industry lost over 18 million subscribers, while the broadband market has accelerated, with 40 per cent of US broadband households receiving a standalone service. In 2020, over seven million households dropped their pay-TV services. Traditional pay TV — television services […]

July 8, 2021