BT unveils multicast-for-live-streaming technology MAUD

BT Group has unveiled what it describes as a pioneering technology to deliver live content over the internet – Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery (MAUD). BT says that broadcasters including the BBC, will be involved in evaluating and potentially trialling the technology to support a range of live content. Unlike unicast streamiong, MAUD technology uses multicast to […]

NEM Zagreb: CEE set to gain as streamer budget squeeze leads to co-pro growth

Tightening budgets are set to create surging demand for co-productions across Europe, with windowing and opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) opening up, according to executives gathered in Croatia for the NEM Zagreb conference. As streamers and broadcasters look for finance models that push their spending further, execs here at NEM Zagreb pointed to […]

Disney rolls out beta Hulu on Disney+

Disney has rolled out its planned beta version of Hulu on Disney+, its move to create a bundle for US subscribers, before officially launching in the spring. When bundle subscribers open their Disney+ app, they will now see a Hulu tile appear alongside the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic tiles. Clicking on […]

UK broadcasters target CTV ad market with Freely

Consumers still want live TV, but its role is changing. Despite a decline, linear TV still accounted for almost 50% of daily average viewing time in the UK during 2022. The shift toward online viewing continues apace in the UK, but consumers still have a significant appetite for the lean-back, traditional TV viewing experience. In […]

EE TV launches with Apple TV 4K box option

EE TV, the new TV offering from BT’s consumer-facing brand, has launched, and has revealed that it will be available as an app on Apple TV 4K boxes, and with a free multiroom service. The EE TV service, trailed in October, will launch on Apple TV 4K is a new app with a bespoke TV […]

Disc Golf Network switches to Insys Video Technologies for streaming

The Disc Golf Network (DGN) has migrated its streaming content and customers from Vimeo OTT to a new platform built by Insys Video Technologies, which is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Tier Services Partner. All DGN content is now available for viewing on a refreshed web app as well as on multiple supported mobile […]

Disney ups price of Disney+ Premium in UK

Disney has now upped the price of its Premium package in the UK, with the service costing £10.99 per month or £109.90 a year, up from £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year. All existing customers will be moved to the new premium plan but will be given the option to switch to a less […]

Parrot Analytics: Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible climbs to the top in Russia

Despite being unavailable in Russia, TV series from leading streaming services Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+ continue to attract audiences in the region. Amazon Prime Video’s adult animation Invincible for the week running 19 – 25 November, topped Parrot Analytics’ top 10 digital originals in Russia. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular […]

Apple and Paramount reportedly mulling streaming partnership

Apple and Paramount are mulling a streaming partnership that could see Apple TV+ and Paramount+ offered as a bundle with a discount, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, the pair have been in talks about a possible tie-up to more effectively compete with market leader Netflix. According to […]

Berlusconi: ProSiebenSat.1 should focus on core business

ProSiebenSat.1 should consider disposing of its digital and e-commerce businesses to focus on its core TV and entertainment offerings, according to Pier Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi, CEO of MediaForEurope (MFE), the German broadcaster’s biggest shareholder, told a press briefing last week that ProSiebenSat.1 faced difficult circumstances because of Germany’s highly challenged advertising market, but that it […]

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