Digital TV News: Amazon Prime Video

Planetcast launches content supply chain management system
Feb 6, 2024 – Planetcast has launched its NexC single-window content supply chain management system to simplify content management, distribution and monetisation for media & entertainment companies.
News categories: Planetcast, Sanjay Duda, Venugopal Iyengar, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Prime Video ads to generate over $2bn in revenue in 2024
Jan 30, 2024 – Analysis from Omdia reveals that ad-supported Prime Video is set to generate more than $2bn in incremental revenue in 2024, its launch year, in addition to revenue already generated by ads during live sports.
News categories: Omdia, Matthew Bailey, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, Worldwide

Apple previews entertainment experiences on Apple Vision Pro
Jan 16, 2024 – Apple has announced entertainment experiences for its Apple Vision Pro. Vision Pro enables users to watch new shows and films from streaming services including Apple TV+ and Disney+.
News categories: Apple, Disney, Greg Joswiak, Bob Iger, Digital TV, Metaverse, Streaming, Worldwide

UK Entertainment Sales Grow 7% To £11.9bn
Jan 9, 2024 – The value of the UK music, video and games markets increased for the 11th successive year in 2023, rising 7% to an all-time record of £11.9bn, according to preliminary figures released by ERA.
News categories: digital entertainment and retail association, Ben Drury, Kim Bayley, Digital TV, DVD, Gaming, Market Research, Streaming, UK

Vodafone TV PLAY smart entertainment hub launched in Ireland
Jan 8, 2024 – Vodafone Ireland has unveiled its new TV offering, Vodafone TV PLAY - an all-in-one smart entertainment hub and soundbar, with built-in immersive audio.
News categories: Vodafone, Amanda Nelson, Digital TV, IPTV, Ireland, Set Top Box

Traditional US pay-TV services face continued decline
Nov 29, 2023 – US cable and satellite pay-TV services are set to face subscription declines in the coming years as their remaining viewers increasingly shift to OTT streaming services, according to GlobalData.
News categories: GlobalData, Tammy Parker, Digital TV, Market Research, TV Services, USA

Nokia takes legal action against Amazon for patent infringement
Oct 31, 2023 – Nokia has said that it has commenced legal action against Amazon for the unauthorized use of its video-related technologies in Amazon Prime Video and Amazon streaming devices.
News categories: Nokia, Amazon, Digital TV, Europe, India, Patent, USA

RVT deploys Netflix Self-Serve Android TV STB from ZTE
Oct 20, 2023 – ZTE (0763.HK/000063.SZ) and Brazil RVT have put ZTE's B866V2FA Netflix Self-Serve Android TV set-top box (STB) into commercial operation. The box is based on an Amlogic quad-core 64-bit chip.
News categories: ZTE, sim.digital, Android TV, Brazil, Digital TV, IPTV, Semiconductor, Set Top Box

ViewNexa survey reveals dissatisfaction among streaming subscribers
Sep 27, 2023 – Nearly half (46%) of viewers do not believe they are getting good value from major streaming services, with nearly a fifth (19%) saying they could do better, according to a survey by Bitcentral's ViewNexa.
News categories: Bitcentral, Greg Morrow, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, UX, Worldwide