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Reach of NEXTGEN TV HDR tops 70 million homes in the U.S.
Jun 13, 2024 – U.S. broadcasters are launching new interactive services and enhanced picture and sound quality with NEXTGEN TV, now that three-quarters of households have access to NEXTGEN TV signals.
News categories: Pearl TV, RUN3TV, Anne Schelle, ATSC 3, Digital TV, Middleware, Smart TV, USA, UX

Cineverse exceeds ten million YouTube subscribers
Jun 13, 2024 – Cineverse (NASDAQ: CNVS) has passed 10 million subscribers to its fandom-focused YouTube channels, driven by social video channels for several of its brands.
News categories: Cineverse, Digital TV, Social TV, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

Disney adds interactive ad formats powered by Brightline and KERV
Jun 13, 2024 – Disney has added new interactive advertising formats including advergaming and shoppable CTV ads, powered by Brightline and KERV Interactive, respectively.
News categories: KERV, Brightline, Disney, Marika Roque, Michael Bologna, Jamie Power, Advertising, Digital TV, Streaming, USA, UX

Ease Live powers football companion app from ServusTV
Jun 13, 2024 – ServusTV has deployed a new 2nd screen football companion app, covering the UEFA Club Competitions and the upcoming EURO 2024 finals, powered by Ease Live technology.
News categories: Ease Live, Red Bull Media House, ServusTV, Kjetil Horneland, David Morgenbesser, Apps, Austria, Digital TV, Streaming, UX

Orange Polska deploys Viaccess-Orca Secure Video Player
Jun 13, 2024 – Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced that pay-TV operator Orange Polska is using VO's Secure Video Player for IPTV and OTT streaming on Sagemcom set-top boxes (STBs).
News categories: Viaccess-Orca, Orange Polska, Sagemcom, Thomas Kohler, Piotr Wit, Digital TV, IPTV, Media Player, Poland, Set Top Box

Ease Live and Bedrock create M6+ Live Sport Experience
Jun 11, 2024 – Bedrock and Ease Live are collaborating to provide media and entertainment companies with immersive video experiences through Interactive Overlays, significantly enhancing viewer engagement.
News categories: Ease Live, Bedrock, Kjetil Horneland, Jonas Engwall, Digital TV, France, Streaming, UX

mediasmart partners with TCL FFalcon on connected TV advertising
Jun 20, 2024 – mediasmart has partnered with TCL FFalcon to leverage the smart TV inventory on TCL's built-in FAST streaming platform TCL Channel, offering solutions to advertisers on Connected TV.
News categories: mediasmart, TCL, Nikhil Kumar, Matt Ding, Advertising, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, UX, Worldwide

'Pandoraspear' malware infecting open-source Android Smart TVs
Jun 5, 2024 – WatchGuard has released its latest Internet Security Report showing that the Pandoraspear malware, which targets Smart TVs running open-source Android, entered the top 10 most detected malware list.
News categories: WatchGuard, Corey Nachreiner, Content Protection, Digital TV, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, TV OS, Worldwide

Accedo and Deutsche Telekom partner on immersive sports streaming
Jun 6, 2024 – Accedo has worked with Deutsche Telekom on XR sports streaming of live sports, showing interactive features such as live stats, multi-camera feeds, player cards and 3D sponsored experiences.
News categories: Accedo, Deutsche Telekom, Michael Lantz, Daniel Aslam, Advertising, Digital TV, Germany, Metaverse, Streaming, UX