Europe Digital TV News

ITV teams up with Friend MTS in battle against piracy
Jun 4, 2024 – ITV, the UK's largest commercial broadcaster, has chosen Friend MTS's anti-piracy services to help protect its main linear channels on broadcast and streaming platforms.
News categories: Friend MTS, ITV, Chris Gibbs, Sarah Tierney, Broadcast, Content Protection, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

Belgium's BASE adds broadband and TV to mobile offer
Jun 3, 2024 – BASE has announced that from June 3rd, it will be adding a fixed Internet offer (BASE Internet) and a TV offer (BASE TV) to its existing mobile offering (BASE mobile).
News categories: BASE, Telenet, Gérald Demortier, John Porter, Belgium, Broadband, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box

Zegona completes acquisition of Vodafone Spain
May 31, 2024 – Zegona Communications has completed the acquisition of 100% of Vodafone Spain for €5.0bn. Vodafone is the No. 3 player in Spain with significant market shares in mobile, broadband and TV.
News categories: Zegona, Vodafone, Eamonn O'Hare, Broadband, Digital TV, IPTV, MandA, Mobile, Spain

ZDF relies on measurement infrastructure from smartclip
May 30, 2024 – ZDF is using technology from smartclip for the digital measurement and audience analysis of its main channel, ZDF, as well as for the special interest channels ZDFneo and ZDFinfo.
News categories: smartclip, ZDF, Thomas Servatius, Dr. Florian Kumb, Big Data, Digital TV, Germany

Orange France upgrades set-top box with SoftAtHome
May 29, 2024 – Orange France has launched its latest set-top box, the STB 6, powered by SoftAtHome, bringing the voice control into the living room. The box is powered by a more energy-efficient Broadcom chipset.
News categories: SoftAtHome, Orange, Arnaud Bensaid, Orange France,, Digital TV, France, IPTV, Set Top Box, UX

Five million pirates in the Nordics
May 28, 2024 – According to Mediavision, 25% of all 15-74-year-olds in the Nordics have downloaded or illegally streamed films, series or live sports in the last month, equating to ~5 million pirates in the Nordics.
News categories: Mediavision, Natalia Borelius, Content Protection, Denmark, Digital TV, Finland, Iceland, Market Research, Norway, Sweden

Sky Stream available in Italy from June 3rd
May 27, 2024 – Sky Italia has announced that Sky Stream will be available in Italy from June 3. The Entertainment OS-based box integrates Sky content with streaming apps and FTA channels into a single interface.
News categories: Sky Italia, Andrea Duilio, Digital TV, Italy, Set Top Box, Streaming

Ad server from SAS powers advertising on ITVX
May 23, 2024 – ITV is using an API-driven first-party ad server, developed by SAS, to deliver personalized advertising to the 40 million registered users of its content hub, ITVX.
News categories: SAS, ITV, Roderick Crawford, Alex Maison, Advertising, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

Cyfrowy Polsat contract pay TV RGUs down 147,000 YoY in Q1
May 22, 2024 – Cyfrowy Polsat has released results for the 3 months ended 31 March 2024. Contract pay TV RGUs decreased by 147,000 YoY to finish at 4,804 thousand. Prepaid pay TV RGUs were up 2,000 YoY to 123,000.
News categories: Cyfrowy Polsat, Digital TV, IPTV, Poland, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers