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iWedia Teatro TV Browser deployed on over 40 million devices
Jul 9, 2024 – iWedia's embedded browsing engine, Teatro TV Browser has now been deployed in over 40 million devices worldwide, marking a new era of connectivity and user experience.
News categories: iWedia, Hans-Juergen Desor, Digital TV, HbbTV, UX, Worldwide

42% of US consumers are SVOD 'resubscribers'
Jul 8, 2024 – Research from Ampere Analysis shows that 42% of U.S. streaming subscribers regularly subscribe, cancel and resubscribe, and that bundling streaming services could help mitigate this churn.
News categories: Ampere Analysis, Daniel Monaghan, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Samba TV extends partnership with Havas Media
Jul 8, 2024 – Samba TV data now powers Havas Media's cross-platform planning and measurement product, and Samba's targeting segments are also available for US clients using Havas Media's audience planning tool.
News categories: Samba TV, Havas Media, Ashwin Navin, Mike Bregman, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, North America, Smart TV

Pay TV subscribers in Portugal up 88,000 YoY at end Q1 2024
Jul 5, 2024 – According to ANACOM, at the end of Q1 2024 there were 4.6 million pay TV subscribers in Portugal, up 88,000 on the same quarter of 2023 - the lowest YoY growth (+2.0%) since the end of 2013.
News categories: ANACOM, Cable TV, Digital TV, Fibre, IPTV, Market Research, Portugal, Satellite

Bitcentral streaming distribution now includes Samsung TV Plus
Jul 8, 2024 – Bitcentral has announced that its ViewNexa streaming platform now supports Samsung TV Plus, allowing ViewNexa customers to deliver live and VOD content to Samsung televisions.
News categories: Bitcentral, Sam Kamel, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Cinema8 revolutionizes video streaming with interactive features
Jul 4, 2024 – Cinema8's platform allows content creators to embed interactive elements directly into their videos, turning viewers into active participants, creating a more immersive and engaging experience.
News categories: Cinema8, Rosan Erdemli, Digital TV, Streaming, UX

GAB expands distribution deal with Arabsat, ASBU & Globecast
Jul 4, 2024 – Global Arabic Bouquet Television (GAB) has extended its partnership with Globecast, Arabsat and Arab States Broadcasting Union to further enhance the reach of Arab public broadcasters.
News categories: Globecast, ASBU, Arabsat, Philippe Bernard, Giorgio Giacomini, Abdelrahim Suleiman, Alhamedi Alanezi, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Terrestrial, Worldwide

HARMAN and CARIAD provide further apps for Volkswagen vehicles
Jul 3, 2024 – HARMAN, alongside CARIAD, has expanded the range of apps available in the Group Application Store, a uniform in-car application store for cars of the Volkswagen Group brands, to more than 70.
News categories: HARMAN, CARIAD, Volkswagen, Jens Beckmann, Digital TV, In-Car, Streaming, Worldwide

SABC unveils revamped SABC Plus
Jul 3, 2024 – SABC has updated its OTT platform, SABC Plus. The new features are designed to enhance the user experience with a seamless, intuitive interface and personalised content recommendations.
News categories: SABC, Nomsa Chabeli, Apps, Digital TV, South Africa, Streaming