VideoTech Innovation Awards 2021 winners revealed

Digital TV Europe has announced the winners of the VideoTech Innovation Awards 2021. At an exclusive ceremony in Westminster, London, the industry came together to celebrate the innovations and achievements over this unprecedented period in time where the TV has become more central to consumer life than ever before. In a competitive field, companies including […]

Sky launches Sky Glass smart TV range

Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky has announced the launch of Sky Glass, the company’s first foray into producing its own-brand televisions. Announced at an event in Greenwich, London, Sky Glass is a range of smart TVs which integrate the full Sky experience into the device over WiFi with no requirements for a satellite dish – […]

Parrot Analytics: Apple continues to reap rewards of Ted Lasso hype

  Ted Lasso has continued to prove a hit for Apple TV+, topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending September 4 in Ireland.  Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, […]

WarnerMedia unveils HBO Max European launch dates

WarnerMedia has unveiled the launch dates for HBO Max’s first European launches. The streaming platform will launch in Europe on October 26 with Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra being the first six countries to have access to the service. Next year HBO Max will become available in another 14 territories where the media […]

Addressable advertising in France ramps up with Bouygues launch

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has launched a segmented TV proposition including addressable advertising to its base of 1.5 million TV subscribers in partnership with broadcasters France Télévisions, M6 Group and TF1 Group. Subscribers who have given consent to the use of their data for targeted advertising will receive personalised advertising based on where they […]

Digital UK and Freesat come together

Stakeholders the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have completed the process of merging Digital UK and Freesat, the bodies responsible for the UK’s free-to-view digital-terrestrial and digital satellite TV platforms. Digital UK has acquired Freesat from its two shareholders, the BBC and ITV, following the transaction being cleared by the relevant authorities and regulators. The […]

Pluto TV taps Blue Ant for 650 hours of content

Global distribution group Blue Ant International has licensed more than 650 hours of programming to Pluto TV, the ViacomCBS-owned free streaming service. Beginning this month, Pluto TV’s audiences will have access to programming from Blue Ant International’s factual entertainment, specialist factual and high-impact documentaries. The programming will be available on the Pluto TV’s live, linear channels […]

TF1-M6 merger takes a step forward with employee groups’ approval

Bouygues Group, owner of French commercial broadcaster TF1, and RTL Group, owner of rival M6 Group have signed agreements relating to the merger between Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6. The move follows the employee representative bodies of Bouygues Group, TF1 Group and M6 Group issuing favourable opinions on the merger plan. The completion of the […]

Vodafone Spain offers voice remote to all new customers

Vodafone España has started to offer its voice-enabled remote control to all new customers who sign up to its Vodafone TV service. The remote enables users to control their TV via voice, including the ability to search for content without the need to identify titles letter for letter, the ability to change channels and the […]