TV Services (Pay TV, OTT, Broadcasting) News

Comcast to offer discounted Peacock, Netflix, Apple TV+ bundle
May 14, 2024 – Speaking at a MoffettNathanson conference, Comcast's chief executive Brian Roberts said that Comcast is to launch a three-way streaming bundle comprising Peacock, Netflix and Apple TV+.
News categories: Comcast, Brian Roberts, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Eutelsat reports results for the period ended 31 March 2024
May 14, 2024 – Eutelsat (Paris/London: ETL) has reported results to end-March 2024. In the quarter, video revenues amounted to €160.2 million, down 4.9% YoY, in line with the broader market trend.
News categories: Eutelsat, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, Worldwide

Nielsen launches The Media Distributor Gauge
May 14, 2024 – Nielsen has launched The Media Distributor Gauge, a cross-platform view of total TV consumption across broadcast, cable and streaming, aggregated and ranked by media company.
News categories: Nielsen, Karthik Rao, Broadcast, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

SES Ethiosat delivering content to 95% of TV homes in Ethiopia
May 14, 2024 – SES has announced that its Ethiosat platform at 57°E now delivers content to 17 million TV households in Ethiopia, up 7 million compared to 2022, with its reach penetration growing to 95%.
News categories: SES S.A, Norbert Hölzle, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Ethiopia, Satellite

ocilion enhances user experience with Simply.TV metadata
May 10, 2024 – ocilion has chosen Simply.TV's linear and VOD data to enhance the UX for its TV customers, improving the content discovery process across linear channels, channel packages, VOD and apps.
News categories: Simply.TV, ocilion, Daniel Rühmann, Thomas Bichlmeir, ANGA COM, Austria, Big Data, Digital TV, Germany, IPTV, Switzerland, UX

VinFast first with Sony Pictures in-car service
May 10, 2024 – VinFast Auto has launched Sony Pictures Entertainment's new online service, RIDEVU, on its VF 8 electric car model in the US. RIDEVU offers access to a selection of over 2,000 movies.
News categories: VinFast, Sony Pictures, David Duncan, Pete Wood, Apps, Canada, Digital TV, In-Car, Streaming, USA

LG Ad Solutions to adopt Unified ID 2.0
May 9, 2024 – LG Ad Solutions has initiated the integration of the Unified ID 2.0 solution (UID2) to enable advertisers to use their first-party data across LG's audience network in a privacy-conscious manner.
News categories: LG Ad Solutions, The Trade Desk, Mike Brooks, Will Doherty, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Ofcom reviews future of DTT in the UK
May 9, 2024 – Ofcom has provided the UK Government with a report on terrestrial TV distribution based on a review of market changes that may affect the way content reaches audiences on DTT in the future.
News categories: Ofcom, Ed Leighton, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Market Research, Regulation, Terrestrial, UK

GTPL offers cable TV directly on Samsung TVs using TVKey
May 9, 2024 – GTPL Hathway has launched linear television content on connected TVs using NAGRA's TVKey Cloud, enabling secure TV viewing on Samsung TVs without the need for a set-top box.
News categories: NAGRA, GTPL Hathway, Samsung, Nancy Goldberg, Anirudhsinh Jadeja, Cable TV, Content Protection, Digital TV, India, Smart TV