UK (United Kingdom, Great Britain & Northern Ireland) Digital TV News

Amdocs research reveals sports experience-enhancing tech
Jun 14, 2024 – Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX) has released research, based on a survey of UK football fans, on the technology that will enhance viewer experience at major sporting events, including the Euro 2024 tournament.
News categories: Amdocs, Gil Rosen, Digital TV, Market Research, UK, UX

Stream7 scales live event broadcasting with MainStreaming
Jun 12, 2024 – Stream7 is using MainStreaming's Video Edge Network to enable its clients to scale their live event broadcasting, providing flexibility for Stream7's diverse client base.
News categories: MainStreaming, Stream7, Antonio Corrado, Pete Amos, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, UK, Worldwide

Barb releases Q1 2024 SVOD data from its Establishment Survey
Jun 3, 2024 – Barb has released data from its Establishment Survey showing that 19.5m UK homes (67.9%) had access to an SVOD service in Q1 2024, an increase from 18.8m UK homes (65.4%) in Q4 2023.
News categories: Barb, Doug Whelpdale, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, UK

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

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

Accedo supports extension of ITVX to Sony PlayStation
May 22, 2024 – Accedo has worked with ITV to bring its streaming service, ITVX to PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles in the UK, broadening its reach and making its content available to more viewers.
News categories: Accedo, ITV, Martin Sebelius, Huw Byrne Jones, Apps, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

Barb issues tender seeking TV viewing data sources
May 16, 2024 – Barb has issued an invitation to tender for the next iteration of its audience measurement service, looking for contractors to provide sources of TV viewing data that can enhance its panel data.
News categories: Barb, Caroline Baxter, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, UK

A+E Networks EMEA enhances BLAZE streaming service with Simplestream
May 15, 2024 – A+E Networks EMEA has upgraded its BLAZE streaming service in the UK with Simplestream. The enhanced service increases BLAZE's content offering, adding A+E Networks' collection of FAST channels.
News categories: A+E Networks, Simplestream, Julie Mitchelmore, James Hall, Dan Finch, Apps, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

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