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Kantar and Streamhub announce partnership

Insights and consulting firm Kantar has announced a partnership with analytics company Streamhub. The partnership will see Streamhub integrate Kantar’s video tagging data into its enterprise analytics platform. Media owners as a result will be able to use the Streamhub platform to analyse any digital video content that integrates Kantar’s video-tagging technology. The companies said […]

Freeview Australia deploys HbbTV 2.0

Freeview Australia has launched its new free enhanced HbbTV service. The new Freeview solution combines 35 linear channels with access to an on demand library of more than 50,000 programmes. It is set to be rolled out on April 14, and will deliver content from ABC iview, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now and 10 play. […]

Flix Snip continues Asian expansion with Korea Telecom deal

Short-form VOD app Flix Snip has announced a partnership with Korea Telecom on its HD IPTV and OTT service, Olleh TV. The deal will see Flix Snip provide Olleh TV subscribers over 350 movies and series, from genres such as Dramas, Comedies, Animations, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, and Family.  The service already had a presence in […]

Last chance to sign up for the next DTVE Digital Symposium session

Time is running out to sign up for the next DTVE Digital Symposium 2021 session on enabling the smart home experience on April 13. As the classic triple-play comes under pressure from the unbundling of TV and communications services, offering support for high-quality streaming with ubiquitous in-home connectivity and rock-solid cybersecurity could be a unique selling point for […]

Indian media and entertainment market to exceed $23 billion by 2023

The Indian media and entertainment sector is expected to rapidly increase this year with a value of INR1.73 trillion (US$23.7 billion). According to a new FICCI-EY report, the M&E sector in India is expected to reach INR 2.23 trillion (US$30.6 billion) by 2023 at a CAGR of 17%. TV is expected to remain the largest […]

CommScope to spin off home networks business

TV and broadband technology provider CommScope is to spin-off its home networks business and launch a series of other initiatives to reduce operating costs.  CommScope said that the planned separation of its home networks business and the cost-cutting exercise represented early steps in the ‘CommScope Next’ strategy to optimise its business portfolio, drive above-market growth and […]

Sky Italia to cut workforce by 25%

Sky is set to reduce its Italian workforce by 25% in a four-year reorganisation plan. National unions Slc Cgil, Fistel Cisl and Uilcom issued a statement on the planned redundancies, confirming a number of local reports. The job cuts are part of a cost-cutting overhaul which is expected to yield savings of about €300 million. […]

RCS & RDS/Digi launches dynamic ad insertion

Romanian and central and eastern European region service provider RCS & RDS has teamed up with Google to launch dynamic ad insertion for its digital platforms Digi24, Digi Sport and Digi Online. The operator is introducing dynamic ad insertion access the applications and websites of the digital properties in what it says is a first […]

Access Europe licenses Eurofins’ Ligada iSuite for HbbTV and Freeview Play

Technology outfit Access Europe has signed a licensing agreement with Eurofins Digital Testing for its Ligada iSuite enhance conformance testing for HbbTV and Freeview Play. The deal enables Access to ensure that its NetFront Browser BE provides a commercially supported and regularly updated Chromium-based platform to consumer electronics manufacturers for next-generation Android and Linux based HbbTV Smart TVs and […]

SVOD subscriptions have surpassed population size in US

In the latest milestone for US streaming service, a new report has found that there are now more subscriptions to SVODs than people in the 328 million-plus country. According to figures collated by Ampere Analysis, there are now nearly 340 million subscription OTT contracts to services such as Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max. The report […]