Digital TV News: Seven

Comedy most pirated genre of entertainment
Feb 2, 2023 – Synamedia has unveiled research, conducted by Ampere Analysis, analysing the impact of sports and entertainment piracy and the potential revenues that would result from converting pirate viewers to legal subscribers.
News categories: Synamedia, Ampere Analysis, Avigail Gutman, Guy Bisson, Brazil, Content Protection, Digital TV, Germany, India, Italy, Market Research, Thailand, UK, USA

SkyShowtime announces line-up ahead of launches in Central & Eastern Europe
Jan 31, 2023 – SkyShowtime is continuing its roll-out with a set of launches in Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, bringing the number of live markets for the streaming service to twenty.
News categories: SkyShowtime, Monty Sarhan, Gabor Harsanyi, Albania, Czech Republic, Digital TV, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Streaming

Verizon FIOS consumer video subscribers down 80,000 in 4Q 2022
Jan 24, 2023 – Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) has reported fourth-quarter 2022 results. Consumer reported 56,000 Fios Internet net additions and 80,000 Fios Video net losses in the quarter.
News categories: Verizon, Digital TV, IPTV, Results, Subscribers, USA

RTVE awards Cellnex five-year TV and radio broadcasting contract
Jan 18, 2023 – RTVE has awarded TV and radio broadcasting rights to Retevisión, part of Cellnex. For TVE, Cellnex will renew and operate DTT and radio headends and provide DTT transmission, distribution and broadcasting services throughout Spain.
News categories: Cellnex, RTVE, Albert Cuatrecasas, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Spain, Terrestrial

Smart TVs may lose support after only two years, Which? finds
Jan 13, 2023 – Expensive, high-end smart products risk losing features and functionality or posing a security risk after as little as two years because manufacturers are failing to provide vital tech updates, Which? has found.
News categories: Which?, Rocio Concha, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, UK

Streaming consumers desire simplicity in entertainment experiences
Dec 21, 2022 – Six in seven consumers globally want an all-in-one platform to simplify their entertainment experiences with video streaming, fantasy sports, social media, ecommerce and more, according to Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
News categories: Accenture, John Peters, Imran Shah, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, UX, Worldwide

Estrella Media taps FreeWheel to power its CTV advertising
Dec 14, 2022 – Estrella Media has partnered with FreeWheel to expand its connected TV (CTV) advertising business. FreeWheel will power Estrella's revenue strategy for direct and programmatic monetization.
News categories: FreeWheel, Estrella Media, Katy Loria, René Santaella, Advertising, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Ad-supported Disney+ now available in the U.S.
Dec 8, 2022 – Disney+ has made its ad-supported subscription offering available in the U.S. New subscription plans with ads across the Disney Bundle and Hulu + Live TV packages are also now available.
News categories: Disney, Disney Advertising, Michael Paull, Rita Ferro, Advertising, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Nordic streaming customers open to subscriptions with ads
Dec 8, 2022 – According to Mediavision, there are around 17 million SVOD subscriptions on the Nordic market. A little over four million of those subscriptions could be converted into cheaper subscriptions with advertising.
News categories: Mediavision, Denmark, Digital TV, Finland, Market Research, Norway, Streaming, Sweden