Broadcast (Cable TV, DTH Satellite, Terrestrial) News

NextGen TV launches on seven local TV stations in Birmingham, AL
Dec 5, 2022 – Television stations serving the Birmingham market have begun broadcasting with NextGen TV. The launch includes WABM (ABC) and WDBB (ABC and CW), WIAT (CBS), WBRC (Fox), WVTM-TV (NBC), WTTO (CW), and WSES (Heroes and Icons).
News categories: Bitpath, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Helwa TV channel launches on Arabsat's BADR-6
Dec 5, 2022 – NINETNINE has announced the launch of live linear entertainment TV channel Helwa TV on Arabsat. The channel will be available FTA on BADR-6, which reaches 550 million people in the MNEA region.
News categories: Arabsat, NINETNINE, Alhamedi Alanezi, Samir Zehani, Adel Hamla, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middle-East, Satellite

Discovery+ launches on DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM
Dec 1, 2022 – Warner Bros. Discovery and DIRECTV have announced that discovery+ is now available to DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM customers, giving customers access to the full 70,000+ episode library of discovery+ content.
News categories: DIRECTV, Warner Bros. Discovery, Rob Thun, Gabriel Sauerhoff, Apps, Digital TV, Satellite, Set Top Box, Streaming, USA

6G-Datacast.tv offers datacasting protocol for ATSC 3.0
Nov 10, 2022 – 6G-Datacast.TV has developed a protocol by which a serial data stream is pushed to unlimited numbers of clients wirelessly. The protocol makes good on the promise of ATSC 3.0 for datacasting.
News categories: CEA Group, 6G-Datacast.tv, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Regional versions of BBC One HD to roll out in England by Spring 2023
Nov 23, 2022 – People will soon be able to watch BBC One in HD without having to switch over to the current standard-definition versions for their local programming, following the roll-out of BBC One HD in England.
News categories: BBC, Kieran Clifton, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Satellite, Terrestrial, UK

U.S. TV usage rose again in October
Nov 17, 2022 – According to Nielsen, time spent watching TV in the U.S. climbed for the second consecutive month in October. The 2.2% monthly increase in TV consumption was underpinned by a nearly 10% jump in broadcast viewing compared to September.
News categories: Nielsen, Broadcast, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Sinclair to develop ATSC 3.0 automotive services with Hyundai Mobis
Nov 14, 2022 – Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) has entered into an MOU with Hyundai Mobis to collaborate on the development and implementation of ATSC 3.0-enabled automotive business models in both Korea and the U.S.
News categories: Sinclair, Hyundai Mobis, Chris Ripley, ATSC 3, Digital TV, In-Car, Korea, USA

Major U.S. pay TV providers lost 785,000 subscribers in 3Q 2022
Nov 14, 2022 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. lost about 785,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 650,000 in 3Q 2021.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

OTE Group TV subscribers up 43,609 YoY at end-3Q 2022
Nov 10, 2022 – OTE Group (ASE: HTO; OTC MARKET: HLTOY) has announced results for the third quarter of 2022. OTE further expanded its TV subscriber base in the quarter, reaching 644k, a year-on-year increase of 7.3%.
News categories: OTE Group, Digital TV, Greece, IPTV, Results, Satellite, Subscribers