ViacomCBS and Dish Media partner for first-ever addressable ads within a national broadcast on MVPD STBs 

ViacomCBS and Dish Media have announced a “significant industry breakthrough” with what they claim to be the first-ever addressable impressions within a live national broadcast via MVPD set-top box. The companies executed addressable ad replacement on a select number of live campaigns across Dish’s 9 million household footprint in certain CBS-owned-and-operated markets across the US. […]

Outgoing US president Trump adds Xiaomi to DoD blacklist

The outgoing Trump administration has continued its aggressive campaign against Chinese tech companies in the US with the blacklisting of Xiaomi. Xiaomi is the third-largest phone manufacturer in the world, and has a range of TV products under the Mi sub-brand including an Android TV streaming stick which launched in 2020. Now, with less than […]

Firstlight Media teams up with NPAW

OTT technology provider Firstlight Media and quality assurance specialist NPAW – Nice People At Work – have teamed up to enable OTT and pay TV providers to optimize content delivery networks (CDNs).  The pair are combining Firstlight Media’s cloud-native OTT platform and NPAW’s flagship solution, YOUBORA, with its video analytics and business intelligence functions. The partnership is intended to […]

ITV reports festive growth

ITV has reported a modest increase in usage of its ITV Hub catch up service. The UK pubcaster said that its VOD service saw a year-over-year increase of 11% for the festive period of December 21-January 3, with an overall increase of 5% year-over-year for December. The month saw a total of 81 million programme […]

Nielsen launches solution to track premium theatrical films on VOD platforms

With the increasing trend of distributors like Disney and Warner Bros skipping cinemas and going directly to streaming, measurement firm Nielsen has announced that it is launching its Theatrical Video On-Demand (TVOD) measurement service. Nielsen said that the new offer will serve as a way to capture viewing of movie releases that are directly available […]

SK Broadband deploys NAGRA watermarking solution for Android TV app

Content protection firm NAGRA has announced a partnership with leading South Korean telco SK Broadband. The deal will see the operator utilise NAGRA’s NexGuard forensic watermarking tech to protect its content on a wide range of IPTV STBs. The NexGuard Pay TV solution promises to protect premium content investments and, in the event of a […]

Synamedia teams up with Akamai for OTT security

Video technology specialist Synamedia has integrated its security and watermarking solutions with CDN giant Akamai to protect customers’ streaming OTT content.  Synamedia said that its solutions now detect and disrupt pirate streams in real time over the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform and redirect viewers to legitimate services. The company said that the integration of its Streaming Piracy […]

SSIMWAVE and Firstlight team up for AI-powered OTT monitoring

OTT cloud AI technology outfit Firstlight Media and streaming video quality specialist SSIMWAVE have teamed up to drive broader adoption of AI-powered solutions that measure, manage and optimise video quality at multiple points in the delivery chain, according to the pair.  The two companies are teaming to enable OTT and pay TV providers to implement […]

Amlogic and Skyworth partner for Netflix-ready RDK STB design

Amlogic and Skyworth have announced a partnership to develop Netflix ready UHD RDK set-top-boxes. RDK, the companies said, has been a preferred solution for pay TV operators, but the ‘heavy engineering investment’ to integrate apps like Netflix makes the decision a more complex one. The open-source software platform standardises core functions used in broadband, video […]

RiksTV launches on Samsung Tizen sets

Norwegian DTT provider RiksTV has launched on Samsung smart TVs. Developed by Norigin Media, the apps are available on a range of Samsung Tizen models and utilise the developer’s TV App Framework. RiksTV, Norway’s only TV distributor that provides TV via antenna, internet, and fibre, has coverage in 98% of households in the country. The […]

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