Digital TV News: FIFA

ESPN, FOX and WBD forming U.S. sports streaming JV
Feb 6, 2024 – ESPN (NYSE: DIS), FOX (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) and Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) have announced plans to form a joint platform to house a new streaming sports service for the U.S.
News categories: The Walt Disney Company, FOX, Warner Bros. Discovery, Bob Iger, Lachlan Murdoch, David Zaslav, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

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

MainConcept launches live encoder with VVC and LCEVC
Nov 21, 2023 – MainConcept has announced the latest version of its real-time encoding application for OTT and TV broadcasting workflows. It comes with two additions: support for VVC/H.266 and MPEG-5 LCEVC.
News categories: MainConcept, Thorsten Schumann, Guido Meardi, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Worldwide

Hisense ranked global no. 2 for TV shipments for 3rd successive quarter
Aug 24, 2023 – Hisense shipped the second largest volume of TVs in the world in 2Q 2023, according to Omdia. This is the third consecutive financial quarter that Omdia has ranked Hisense second.
News categories: Hisense, Omdia, Digital TV, IFABerlin, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

beIN MEDIA teams up with Synamedia for UX upgrade
Aug 22, 2023 – Synamedia has unveiled that beIN MEDIA GROUP chose Synamedia to upgrade the UX on its beIN TV and beIN TV VIP hybrid DTH and IP 4K Kaon STB platforms, in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
News categories: Synamedia, beIN MEDIA, Lucy Norris, Saleem Shah, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IBC2023, Middle-East, Satellite, Set Top Box, UX

Ofcom publishes latest Media Nations research
Aug 3, 2023 – Ofcom has published research looking at the media habits and preferences of people in the UK. Take-up of SVOD services has stalled with subscriptions plateauing at about 66% of households.
News categories: Ofcom, Broadcast, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, UK

MPA releases 1H 2023 Southeast Asia online video report
Aug 2, 2023 – According to Media Partners Asia, the SE Asia region added only 7,000 net new SVOD subscriptions in 1H 2023, a marked slowdown from more than 7.0 million in 2H 2022 and 3.7 million in 1H 2022.
News categories: Media Partners Asia, Vivek Couto, Asia, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming

FIFA+ expands availability on CTV and FAST channel platforms
Jul 26, 2023 – FIFA has expanded the reach of FIFA+ with apps for Samsung TV, LG, VIDAA, Amazon Fire and Android TV, and FAST availability on Samsung TV Plus, LG Channels, VIDAA Channels, The Roku Channel and Rakuten TV.
News categories: FIFA, Charlotte Burr, Apps, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, TV OS, Worldwide

FIFA selects Sky Media as ad sales partner for FIFA+ in Europe
Jul 7, 2023 – FIFA has announced that Sky Media has been appointed as the official and exclusive ad sales representatives for the FIFA+ platforms across Europe, the UK, and Ireland.
News categories: Sky Media, FIFA, Brett Aumuller, Romy Gai, Advertising, Digital TV, Europe, Streaming