Advanced Television


Limelight to acquire Edgecast

In a move that it says will create a “global leader in edge enabled software solutions”, content delivery specialist Limelight Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Yahoo’s Edgecast, a provider of edge security, content delivery and video services, in an all-stock transaction. The transaction values Edgecast at approximately $300 million (€275.7m), or […]

March 7, 2022

Survey: US sports viewers frustrated with ‘live’ streams

US sports viewers are frustrated with latency issues when watching a ‘live’ sporting event according to research conducted by Phenix, When shown a video that depicts delays at various intervals compared to the live feed at the stadium, US sports viewers were frustrated with the delays in the stream while watching the game. Of those […]

January 26, 2022

Airey appointed Channel 4 interim Chair

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has announced the appointment of industry veteran Dawn Airey as Channel 4’s interim Chair, replacing current Chair, Charles Gurassa, who departs on January 27th 2022. Airey joined the Channel 4 Board in December 2021 as a non-executive director. Her career includes roles as Chair and CEO of Channel 5, Managing Director […]

January 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Haystack News expands to 400+ news providers

Haystack News, an ad-supported streaming service that connects US viewers with hyper-relevant local, national and world TV news, has announced the service now offers content from more than 400 providers on its Haystack News streaming AVoD platform, and will surpass more than 50 live news channels this January. Haystack News launched live news as a […]

January 25, 2022

Little Dot Studios appoints two agency sales heads

Digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios (an All3Media company) has appointed Sarah McKelvey and Emma Gronow to Head of Agency Sales, UK and Head of Agency Sales, ANZ respectively, following a period of accelerated growth. Reporting to Chief Sales Officer & MD, International, Wayne Davison, McKelvey and Gronow will be responsible for […]

January 25, 2022

Taiwan: 53bn minutes streamed in Q2

Total streaming minutes measured across AVoD, SVoD and live streaming platforms increased to ~53 billion in Q2 2021, representing a ~2.3 billion net quarterly growth in minutes, according to a report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report, titled Taiwan Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages MPA’s proprietary AMPD Research platform to measure […]

August 2, 2021

Disney restructures & expands tech team

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology has added several new leaders to its ranks and realigned itself to support Disney’s growth, the ways in which it connects consumers with its brands and content, the collection of technological talent, and the needs of the DMED segment and The Walt Disney Company – both today and […]

May 26, 2021

Apollo pays $5bn for Verizon Media, renames Yahoo

US multiplay telco Verizon and alternative investment manager firm Apollo Global Management have confirmed that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo have entered into an agreement to acquire media and online business Verizon Media for $5 billion (€4.14bn). Verizon will retain a 10 per stake in the company, comprised of iconic brands such as Yahoo […]

May 4, 2021

Discovery names Spagnoletto CMO D2C

Discovery has announced that Patrizio Spagnoletto will join the company as Global Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Direct-to-Consumer. Spagnoletto will be based in Los Angeles and report to the company’s President and CEO of Discovery International JB Perrette in his role helping to operationalise Discovery’s direct-to-consumer activities. Spagnoletto joins Discovery as the company scales its recently launched subscription streaming […]

February 18, 2021

Crackle Plus contracts with Amagi

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has announced the collaboration between Crackle Plus and Amagi to power the linear channel experience for Crackle, Popcornflix and other channels on a growing list of FAST (‘Free Ad-Supported TV’) platforms. At launch, Crackle and Popcornflix linear channels […]

November 10, 2020