Digital TV News: CBS

Paramount+ to launch in Japan with J:COM and WOWOW
Sep 20, 2023 – Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is to launch its Paramount+ streaming service in Japan with J:COM and WOWOW - the second market in Asia to launch the service, following its debut in Korea last year.
News categories: Paramount, J:COM, WOWOW, Marco Nobili, Yoichi Iwaki, Akira Tanaka, Cable TV, Digital TV, Japan, Streaming

RT-RK collaborating with Google on the Common Broadcast Stack
Sep 12, 2023 – RT-RK is collaborating with Google on the Common Broadcast Stack (CBS) for Android TV OS devices. RT-RK will contribute its expertise to add to the capabilities of CBS and enhance its user experience.
News categories: RT-RK, Digital TV, Middleware, Set Top Box, UX, Worldwide

Minneapolis TV stations launch NEXTGEN TV broadcasts
Aug 22, 2023 – Minneapolis viewers can now experience the future of broadcast TV as five local stations - WUCW-TV, KSTP-TV, WCCO-TV, KMSP-TV and KARE-TV - launch NEXTGEN TV.
News categories: ONE Media, NAB, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Jerald Fritz, Wendy Paulson, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Philadelphia television stations launch NEXTGEN TV
Aug 10, 2023 – Six television stations - KYW-TV, WPSG-TV, WPVI, WCAU-TV, WTXF-TV and WUVP-TV - have launched NEXTGEN TV, based on ATSC 3.0 broadcast standards, in Philadelphia.
News categories: Pearl TV, LTN, Anne Schelle, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Roku announces first live sports rights package
Jun 27, 2023 – Formula E has announced broadcast distribution partnerships in the U.S. that will see CBS air more live races and introduce Roku as the streaming home of Formula E.
News categories: Roku, Formula E, CBS Sports, David Eilenberg, Aarti Dabas, Billy Stone, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

FreeCast pairs ATSC 3.0 with streaming video aggregation
Apr 15, 2023 – FreeCast has announced a whole-home solution that brings over-the-air broadcast TV channels into the FreeCast digital guide, alongside streaming channels and on-demand content.
News categories: FreeCast, William Mobley, ATSC 3, Digital TV, NABShow, Set Top Box, Streaming, USA

OS updates coming to Roku devices in the U.S. this spring
Mar 9, 2023 – Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) has announced platform-wide updates to its OS, with updates to Live TV, content discovery, Sports, the Roku Mobile App, and more rolling out in the U.S. this spring.
News categories: Roku, Preston Smalley, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, TV OS, USA, UX

Paramount+ added 9.9 million subscribers in Q4 2022
Feb 16, 2023 – Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) has announced results for the period ended December 31, 2022. Paramount+ subscribers grew to nearly 56 million following a record quarterly increase of 9.9 million.
News categories: Paramount, Digital TV, Results, Streaming, Subscribers, Worldwide

SLING TV launches Freestream FAST service
Feb 9, 2023 – SLING TV has launched a FAST service, Sling Freestream. Freestream is available through the SLING app on all Roku devices, and is rolling out across Comcast, LG, Samsung, Vizio and Xbox devices.
News categories: SLING TV, Gary Schanman, Digital TV, Streaming, USA