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ShortsTV hires Motti

Shorts International, owner of the ShortsTV global network dedicated to short-form video entertainment, has appointed London-based Valerio Motti as Executive Vice President EMEA, Business Development and Strategy. Motti will share responsibility for all aspects of ShortsTV’s EMEA market presence, with primary responsibility for driving revenue growth and customer acquisition for the ShortsTV linear channels and […]

March 10, 2021

Report: US lost 6m pay-TV subs in 2020

The top 10 service providers in the US that provide figures collectively lost 1,265,100 television subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. They lost 5.98 million television

March 8, 2021

Reps pressure cable over Fox News

California Democrat Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to cable, satellite and streaming companies calling on them to better combat disinformation – and they name Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network as culprits. Both signatories are both on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee. The letter doesn’t call for the […]

February 22, 2021

Canadian Hockey League selects Verizon media platform

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has selected the Verizon Media Platform to deliver a its streaming experience across an expanded range of devices. Verizon Media says its streaming service offers increased audience engagement through expanded distribution in addition to a best-in-class user experience that allows CHL fans to stay better connected during unprecedented times. The […]

February 18, 2021

Verizon Super Bowl 5G immersive experiences

At a time when large gatherings are limited, finding ways to bring people together safely, in-person and virtually, is more important than ever. Accordingly, US telco Verizon is using the power of the 5G built right to elevate the Super Bowl LV fan experience and make it accessible whether at the game or at home. […]

February 3, 2021

Verizon, Unity mobile edge computing partnership

US multiplay telco Verizon and real-time 3D (RT3D) content creation and operation platform Unity are partnering to enable new digital experiences ranging from entertainment applications to enterprise toolkits using 5G, mobile edge compute (MEC) and real-time 3D technology. By bringing together 5G Edge MEC services and the performance of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network with […]

January 20, 2021

FCC C-band auction ends at record $80.9bn

The FCC has wrapped the main phase of bidding in its Auction 107 for C-band frequencies over the US which will be used for 5G telephony. Winners will now take the next stage and bidding for frequency-specific licences during the ‘assignment phase’ of the auction. The end-result even exceeds the most optimistic guesstimates from the […]

January 18, 2021By Chris Forrester

ShotTracker secures $11m financing led by Evertz and Verizon

DDSports (ShotTracker), a revolutionary sports technology that captures rich performance data via sensors and provides statistics and analytics with sub-second latency, has announced an $11 million funding round led by Evertz Technologies Limited and Verizon Ventures. ShotTracker will use the funds to accelerate its deployment across NCAA Division I Power 6 Basketball Conferences, expand hiring, […]

January 17, 2021

discovery+ launching in Jan

Multichannel programmer Discovery has revealed details of its SVoD service, discovery+. Declaring the day to be “very special and historic” for the company, President and CEO David Zaslav confirmed the global launch of what it calls a “definitive” non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, debuting in the US on January 4th, 2021. The new service will […]

December 3, 2020By Colin Mann

Data: US sheds 860,000+ pay-TV subs in Q3

The top 10 service providers in the US that provide figures collectively lost 862,800 television subscribers in the third quarter of 2020, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. Eight of the top 10 services in the US lost

November 10, 2020