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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 […]

YouTube reveals scale of hate speech on the platform

YouTube has confirmed the prevalence of rule-breaking videos on its platform for the first time. The Google-owned video platform issued a disclosure this week that confirms that about 1.6 million views on YouTube out of every 1 billion are of a video that violates its content policies. This is what YouTube refers to as the […]

T-Mobile announces surprise TV shutdown, partners with Google

T-Mobile has confirmed that it is to wind down its live TV service in the US in favour of an expanded partnership with Google. The operator will shut down its Live, Live+ and Live Zone services on April 29, and instead offer customers discounted access to YouTube TV – Google’s cord-cutting live TV offer. TVision […]

YouTube takes Shorts to US and adds new features

YouTube has launched YouTube Shorts, the mobile-centric short-form video experience it debuted in India, as part of a beta test of the product for US creators. YouTube said that the number of Indian channels using our creation tools has more than tripled since the beginning of December. The video sharing site said the YouTube Shorts […]

Samsung continues to dominate CTV device market

The Samsung Tizen smart TV OS further extended its dominance in the CTV market as the top platform. According to Strategy Analytics, the number of Tizen devices in use worldwide increased by 21% year-on-year to 162.3 million in 2020. This makes Samsung’s platform the most used by a significant margin.  LG’s WebOS is sat in […]

Google introduces kids profiles for Google TV

Google has added separate profiles for children within its Google TV software. Parents can add an existing Google account for a child or create a new profile using their name and age. From there, parents have access to a range of controls over the kids profile. The main feature of this is an overarching one […]

Apple TV lands on Chromecast

Apple has finally brought its TV app to Google devices. Following an initial announcement in December 2020, the Apple TV app has arrived on the Chromecast with Google TV streaming device launched last year, with the app also coming to Google TVs from Sony and TCL.  Google previously said that it plans to bring the […]

YouTube Shorts comes to the US in March

YouTube has confirmed that it will bring the beta version of its TikTok-rivalling short-form video service to the US next month. Announced in a blog post outlining upcoming plans for the company, YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan confirmed that the short-form video tool will come to the US in March. He wrote: “Currently, Shorts […]

YouTube first digital platform to receive MRC accreditation for protecting advertisers

YouTube has become the first digital platform to receive accreditation from the Media Rating Council (MRC), confirming that it adequately protects advertisers from inappropriate content. The US-based MRC was founded in the 1960s to measure audiences on media content. It said that it conducted an extensive audit of YouTube and its internal standards for determining […]

Ohsung unveils new Android TV remote control reference designs

Gumi, South Korea-based electronics company Ohsung Electronics has teamed up with Google and Telink Semiconductors to develop a new range of Android TV OS reference design remote controls. The new G10 and G20 Android TV OS reference design remote controls are now available.  Created in collaboration with Google, Ohsung Electronics says that the devices enable […]

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