Advanced Television


Independent Streaming Alliance formed

Industry players from the ad-supported streaming television sector are to work together to help build a healthy ecosystem that values independent voices and programming, with the formation of the Independent Streaming Alliance (ISA). The ISA is a procompetitive independent industry forum to proactively engage and work collaboratively with consumers, platforms, regulators, and media. ISA founding […]

June 13, 2023

ITVX celebrates first 6 months

Streaming service ITVX is celebrating a successful six months since its launch in December 2022. The full ITVX experience, including all Premium content, is now available on over 22 different platforms across smart TVs, mobile devices, consoles and browsers including (but not limited to) Amazon Fire, Android, Apple, Freesat, Freeview Play, LG and Samsung TVs, […]

June 9, 2023

Four bidders for Catalonian OTT

A proposed OTT ‘Netflix style’ service in Catalonian, backed by public broadcaster TV3, is attracting the interest of four TV groups, according to Vozpopuli: Spanish TV company Mediapro; Lavinia, along with Netxtre and Adsmurai; Euskaltel and Tyris; and Agile Content along with Optiva Media and Hiberus are the interested parties. The four groups are vying […]

June 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Study: US connected device usage increases

Research from business services company Assurant reveals the continued rise in connected living, with growth in connected device usage and an increased appetite for 5G devices. Assurant’s latest Connected Decade research explores US consumers’ attitudes towards connected devices during 2022. According to the research, there was a 39 per cent increase in device usage last […]

June 8, 2023

Real Madrid launches RM Play OTT service

Real Madrid is launching RM Play, a new OTT platform offering all of the Spanish football club’s video content on demand, organised by section. RM Play can be accessed on mobile devices, tablets and Smart TVs (Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). More than 700 hours of content is available at launch and […]

June 8, 2023

Vialma launches classical music FAST channel

Vialma has launched a classical music FAST channel on Samsung TV Plus. Initially available in France and Switzerland, the channel aims to tap into a growing young following for classical music. Vialma has an established streaming platform with more than 2 million audio and video titles, which are curated to enable enthusiasts and curious minds […]

June 8, 2023

Samsung, Claro, NAGRA in Smart TV alliance

Pay-TV operator Claro Colombia, Samsung and NAGRA have confirmed that streaming service Claro tv+ can now be enjoyed on Samsung Smart TVs without the need for an additional decoder. The launch expands the multiscreen content consumption experience for customers, facilitating access to all the content in this entertainment ecosystem. This joint development with Samsung and […]

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

Don’t stall, start streaming – discover Cloud Video Kit

Stream with ease with a cost-effective, all-in-one tool for video streaming. Each week, users globally watch about 17 hours of video content (Wyzowl, 2023). Imagine spending two working days watching videos. With such high demand for video, brands are looking for ways to leverage the potential of streaming on their websites or apps. However, transcoding […]

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