Advanced Television


OSN enhances platform with Irdeto

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform cybersecurity, and Middle East entertainment network, OSN, habe signed a new contract for Irdeto to provide its App Watch, anti-piracy services, app management and data analytics to the Dubai-based entertainment provider. Irdeto App Watch is a solution that ensures the integrity of the apps running on OSN’s Android TV […]

June 8, 2023

SiriusXM launches Moonbug Radio

SiriusXM, the US pay-radio service, has announced the launch of Moonbug Radio, an exclusive new year-round channel in collaboration with Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media. Moonbug Radio is available immediately and features hit music from kids’ favourite shows such as CoComelon,Blippi and more. The channel is available to subscribers in their cars (channel […]

June 8, 2023

Analysis: OTT ad spend hit by writers’ strike

To gauge the risk for advertisers from the ongoing writers’ strike, advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform MediaRadar analysed a data sample of ad spend from categories most vulnerable to production stoppages. Key findings include: Categories most vulnerable to writers’ strike saw over $633 million ad spend combined last quarter Advertisers spent $633.2 million (€592.4m) […]

June 7, 2023

UK plans local TV licence renewal

Local TV services are set to remain on the UK airwaves until 2034, subject to a review of each station’s future plans, under proposals set out by the government. The plans would allow the media regulator Ofcom to renew the licences of all 34 local TV services, subject to a review of each station’s plans […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Carlson kicks-off on Twitter

Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host, has released the first instalment of his new show on Twitter. The 10-minute video is essentially a stripped-down version of what his Fox viewers would have seen on his nightly show. It may bring him into conflict with the network where he is under contract into 2025. There […]

June 7, 2023

Netgem UI now on Zeop Android TV

Digital video entertainment specialist Netgem has launched a complete revamp of the Zeop TV product in the La Reunion territory in France, with the latest versions of its Multiscreen Apps, introducing more content and more features in a super-aggregator model. Netgem is taking the opportunity to expand its Entertainment service proposition for Operators with the […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

AT&T scores well for customer satisfaction

When it comes to connectivity, there is no contest: Fibre Internet beats non-fibre service hands down, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications Study 2022-2023. The former outpaces the latter by 9 points — 75 to 66 — for customer satisfaction (on a scale of 0 to 100. “Across the entire customer experience, […]

June 7, 2023

FUBAR holds on to Netflix #1

Action titles continued to dominate on Netflix during the week commencing May 29th. For the second week in a row, FUBAR held the #1 spot on the English TV List as the father-daughter duo of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro drew 88.03 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 91 countries. In […]

June 7, 2023

FilmRise: 384 FAST channels on streaming platforms

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has announced it now has 384 FAST Channels on streaming platforms both domestically and internationally including 18 new channels that launched in the past month across Google TV, LG, Rakuten, Plex and Vizio. Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, commented: “We have been forecasting for […]

June 7, 2023

Star Wars: Ahsoka debuts Aug 23 on Disney+

Disney+ has confirmed August 23rd as the premiere date for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Ahsoka. Set after the fall of the Empire, the series follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. In addition to Rosario Dawson in the title role, Ahsoka stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as […]

June 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare