TV Services (Pay TV, OTT, Broadcasting) News

Amagi integrates Intertrust DRM for FAST services
Apr 16, 2024 – Amagi and Intertrust have announced a joint solution that integrates Amagi's CLOUDPORT platform for streaming channels with Intertrust ExpressPlay DRM service to protect FAST content.
News categories: Amagi, Intertrust, Billy Romero, Ali Hodjat, Content Distribution, Digital TV, DRM, Streaming, Worldwide

Newsmax launches subscription-based app with 24i
Apr 16, 2024 – 24i has announced that its 24i Video Cloud for OTT service providers is powering the new Newsmax+ subscription service, with the 24i platform streamlining the management of the D2C news app.
News categories: 24i, Newsmax, David Brown, Lokesh Tiwari, Apps, Content Distribution, Digital TV, NABShow, Streaming, USA, UX

Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile CZ upgrade video streaming with 24i
Apr 16, 2024 – Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic have extended their engagement with 24i to add new value-added content libraries and streamline the UX on their current streaming services.
News categories: 24i, Slovak Telekom, T-Mobile Czech Republic, Donald McGarva, Marcel Satanek, Content Distribution, Czech Republic, Digital TV, Slovakia, Streaming, UX

CTV/OTT expected to be fastest growing media channel in U.S. in 2024
Apr 16, 2024 – Video advertising revenue in the U.S. grew 10.6% YoY in 2023, rising to $52.1 billion. Forty-two percent of this revenue was generated from CTV and OTT, according to research conducted by PwC for the IAB.
News categories: IAB, PwC, David Cohen, Jack Koch, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Eutelsat distributes LGCC TV channel to Europe and MENA via satellite
Apr 16, 2024 – Eutelsat (Paris/London: ETL) has announced a partnership with La Gran Carpa Catedral (LGCC) to provide satellite distribution for its the LGCC TV channel across the MENA region and Europe.
News categories: Eutelsat, La Gran Carpa Catedral, Guillermo Haller Sánchez, Julio Angel Cruz, Digital TV, Europe, Middle-East, Satellite

Sinclair launches 'Broadspan' datacasting platform
Apr 15, 2024 – Sinclair (Nasdaq: SBGI) has launched its 'Broadspan' datacasting platform to enable data distribution across its NextGen Broadcast (ATSC 3.0) markets. Edgio will be the first commercial partner.
News categories: Sinclair, Edgio, Del Parks, Skip Flenniken, Eric Black, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

U.S. households report consuming 43.5 hours of video per week
Apr 15, 2024 – According to Parks Associates, U.S internet households now consume 43.5 hours of video per week on average across all viewing devices, an increase of more than six hours from 37.2 hours in 2020.
News categories: Parks Associates, Sarah Lee, Digital TV, Market Research, NABShow, TV Services, USA

A1 Group brings Netflix to six more group countries
Apr 12, 2024 – A1 Group has announced that, following the launch of Netflix at A1 North Macedonia, Netflix is now available in Austria, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
News categories: A1 Group, Netflix, Alejandro Plater, Apps, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Digital TV, IPTV, Macedonia, Serbia, Set Top Box, Slovenia

Brightcove introduces Smart TV SDKs for Roku, Samsung and LG devices
Apr 15, 2024 – Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV) has launched player platforms for Roku, Samsung and LG Smart TVs. The SDKs unlock features in the player framework, including content protection, monetization, and analytics.
News categories: Brightcove, Scott Levine, Digital TV, Media Player, Smart TV, Streaming, Worldwide