Advanced Television


Industry majors develop TV ad tech standards

Industry consortium IAB Tech Lab has formed an Advanced TV Commit Group which will lead the development of technology frameworks, technical standards, and market strategy to make every TV environment addressable. The Group aims to drive interoperability and standardisation across the entire TV ecosystem. Inaugural members include: Extreme Reach Paramount EW Scripps NBCUniversal GroupM VAB […]

June 9, 2023

Paramount+ on VIDAA in LatAm, Canada

VIDAA, the smart TV OS powering Hisense, Toshiba, and other regional OEM brands, and Paramount have announced a new partnership to bring Paramount+ to smart TVs powered by VIDAA in Canada and Latin America, including Brazil. VIDAA viewers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, […]

June 6, 2023

Streamers are failing the stress test

The Covid pandemic was a once in a lifetime stress test for many sectors. No customers on the streets represents the darkest of times for hospitality, retail and live entertainment. For streamers, though, ‘Happy Days’. Time on everyone’s hands and nothing else to spend their money on. The bump to their subscriber numbers and revenues […]

June 5, 2023

Verizon bundles Netflix, Paramount+, Showtime

Verizon is offering Netflix, Paramount+ and Showtime together as a bundle via +play. For a limited time, US subscribers can get Netflix’s Premium Plan and the Paramount+ with Showtime bundle together for $25.99 (€24.15). Verizon says this is the first time the streaming services have been offered together, giving its customers added value on their […]

June 2, 2023

Star Trek holographic panel success at MCM Comic Con

Stars of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds were ‘beamed in’ from LA and New York to participate in a hologrpahic panel at London’s MCM Comic Con on May 26th, ahead of the series returning for a second season on Paramount+ on June 15th. Cast members Rebecca Romijn (Una Chin-Riley), Ethan Peck (Spock), Celia Rose Gooding […]

May 30, 2023Nik Roseveare @ MCM Comic Con

Paramount+ joins Roku City Neighborhood

Streaming platform Roku has announced that Paramount+ will become the first entertainment brand to launch a custom Roku City Neighborhood. The new Roku City Neighborhoods will feature brand-specific buildings, visuals, and destinations to make those brands highly visible, right when viewers start and end their streaming session. Roku City has nearly 40 million homes enjoying […]

May 25, 2023

Panel: Scope for SVoD uptake, but going tough

An ANGA COM panel gathered senior representatives from the main SVoDs and in-country broadcasters to debate new growth in TV and video. Christoph Schneider, Managing Director of Prime Video Germany, pointed out that as household penetration of services was lower than in most European markets, there was plenty of potential for growth. That was as […]

May 23, 2023Nick Snow @ ANGA COM

Tony Awards back on TV

The upcoming 2023 Tony Awards will now be televised on June 11th. Previous announcements said the telecast would be cancelled because of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. The WGA has confirmed it will not now picket the Awards. The news comes after the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing, which jointly present the […]

May 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Data: Paramount+ in 4% of French homes

Following its December 2022 launch in France, streaming platform Paramount+’s viewership has been boosted by distribution agreements with Canal+, Orange and Amazon. The SVoD offering, which offers titles including Tulsa King (pictured), Halo and Mayor of Kingstown, is now present in 4 per cent of French households and its penetration rate has jumped 70 per […]

May 16, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Smithsonian Channel makes staff cuts

The Smithsonian Channel has been hit with staff reductions at its Washington HQ. Local reports say that Smithsonian’s editorial team has been badly affected by a sizeable number of staff cuts. The lay-offs follow on from the Showtime/Paramount combination and – besides a 25 per cent headcount reduction – has also resulted in redefining its […]

May 16, 2023By Chris Forrester