USA (United States of America) Digital TV News

U.S. TV viewing hits four-year high in January
Feb 20, 2024 – Nielsen's January 2024 report of The Gauge has revealed that January TV viewing levels soared with January producing nine of the 10 highest daily streaming levels ever.
News categories: Nielsen, Broadcast, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

North America to lose another 10 million pay TV subscribers
Feb 23, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, the number of pay TV subscribers in Canada and the U.S. will have fallen to 60 million in 2029, down from 111 million in 2015 and 60 million in 2023.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Canada, Digital TV, Market Research, Subscribers, USA

Ad tiering pays off as 36% of U.S. subscribers upgrade to avoid ads
Feb 20, 2024 – According to a report from Bango, the launch of ad-funded tiers has driven more than a third of U.S. subscribers (36%) to upgrade their services.
News categories: Bango, Paul Larbey, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Walmart agrees to acquire VIZIO
Feb 20, 2024 – Walmart and VIZIO have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire VIZIO for $11.50 per share in cash, equating to a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.3 billion.
News categories: Walmart, VIZIO, Seth Dallaire, William Wang, Advertising, Digital TV, MandA, Smart TV, USA

Roku surpasses 80 million active accounts
Feb 15, 2024 – Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) now has more than 80 million active accounts. Viewer engagement is also at a record high—for the first time, more than 100 billion hours were streamed on the platform in 2023.
News categories: Roku, Anthony Wood, Digital TV, Streaming, USA, Worldwide

DISH Media partners with PubMatic on programmatic for SLING TV
Feb 15, 2024 – PubMatic (Nasdaq:PUBM) has announced a partnership with DISH Media (NASDAQ:SATS) that allows SLING TV to tap into PubMatic's supply path partnerships to access demand via private marketplace deals.
News categories: PubMatic, DISH Media, Nicole Scaglione, Andrew Tint, Brad Stockton, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Channel Master launches Zinwell NEXTGEN TV upgrade accessory
Feb 13, 2024 – A new option is now available for consumers interested in making the leap to NEXTGEN TV, thanks to the introduction of a Zinwell NextGen TV Box that is now shipping from Channel Master.
News categories: Pearl TV, Channel Master, Zinwell, Anne Schelle, ATSC 3, Digital TV, Set Top Box, USA

U.S. home entertainment spending up 16.8% in 2023
Feb 7, 2024 – According to DEG, overall U.S. consumer spending on digital and physical home entertainment formats in 2023 was $43 billion, a 16.8% increase from the almost $37 billion consumers spent in 2022.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Digital TV, DVD, Market Research, Streaming, USA

castLabs' DRM and Synamedia forensic watermarking for new Plex TVOD service
Feb 13, 2024 – Plex has opted for castLabs cloud-based DRMtoday for their newly launched TVOD service: Plex Rentals. The premium library is secured using Synamedia's ContentArmor forensic watermarking.
News categories: castLabs, Synamedia, Plex, Michael Stattmann, Alain Durand, Shawn Eldridge, Digital TV, DRM, Streaming, USA, Watermarking