Advanced Television


Canada goes for streamer quotas

Canadian lawmakers have passed new piece legislation that would compel streaming services operating in the country to offer more local content. Bill C-11 cleared the House of Commons and will become law once the Senate adopts it. The bill will update the Broadcasting Act to bring streaming platforms within its regulation. While the primary focus […]

June 22, 2022

VOD Factory chooses Rumo as recommendation system

VOD Factory has chosen Rumo by Spideo as the recommendation system for its white label VOD technical solution. The recommendation system is deployed effective immediately on streaming platform Shadowz. Like Shadowz, VOD Factory’s customer services will now be able to offer a better user experience through personalised and content-to-content recommendations. Since 2013, VOD Factory has […]

June 16, 2022

ITVX to launch with 9,000 hours of free content

ITV has announced further details of its new streaming platform ITVX, which is due to launch in the UK later this year. A complete overhaul of existing catch-up service ITVHub, streaming service ITVX will offer viewers a choice of over 9,000 hours of new series, documentaries, cult classics and films for viewers to watch without […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Report: Still life left in linear TV

Disney closing most of its channels in Western Europe and Sony Pictures selling its UK and CEE operations are two examples illustrating the diversion of traditional TV players away from linear and towards other forms of distribution, including in particular the launch of direct-to-consumer OTT services. But Dataxis asks: is this the only way forward […]

June 15, 2022

Rakuten TV launches on Plex app

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has launched 91 linear channels on global streaming platform Plex. The Rakuten TV channels, currently distributed on smart TVs, Website, iOS app and Android Mobile app, will now be available on the Plex platform in Spain, the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.The […]

June 15, 2022

AlAraby 2 launches on ONEHUBTV

AlAraby Television Network brings diverse content to their new channel, AlAraby 2, which has now launched on ONEHUBTV strengthening their viewership further. In partnership with Vision247, a leading digital communications and managed broadcast service provider based in UK, AlAraby have launched their 3rd subscription channel AlAraby 2 which will sit between its two sister channels […]

June 14, 2022

Netgem at 400k subs

Netgem has announced that its total number of subscribers reached 400,000 at the end of May 2022, compared to 363,000 at the end of December 2021 – an annualised growth rate of 25 per cent. Netgem said it expects more pronounced growth in the second half of the year – due in particular to the […]

June 1, 2022

BBC Player to launch in Poland with Canal+

BBC Studios has announced that the BBC Player will be available to subscribers of the Canal+ online streaming service in Poland from June 1st. Canal+ subscribers in the country will be able to stream a range of popular series from the BBC’s linear channel portfolio – BBC BRIT, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC First and […]

May 24, 2022

Analyst: Q1’22 best for streaming series renewals

Q1 2022 saw streamers display an increased commitment to returning series, with more TV shows for VoD platforms renewed for their second or later season than ever before, according to Ampere Analysis. The increase in the volume of streaming renewals is being driven by relative newcomers to the VoD landscape such as Disney+ and Discovery+, […]

May 23, 2022

Vision247 adds NTAi to ONEHUBTV

In a push to strengthen its digital presence in the international markets and reach a truly global audience, the Nigerian Television Authority, in partnership with Vision247, a digital communications and managed broadcast service provider based in UK has launched its popular TV Channel NTA International (NTAi), on ONEHUBTV. NTAi is an entertainment channel with various […]

May 23, 2022