Digital TV News: Sony

Sony Pictures Networks extends distribution deal with Intelsat
May 29, 2024 – Intelsat has renewed its contract with Sony Pictures Networks India to deliver entertainment to viewers across Asia-Pacific including Southeast Asia where there is a large Indian diaspora.
News categories: Intelsat, Sony Pictures Networks, Gaurav Kharod, Asia, Content Distribution, Digital TV, India, Satellite

Tucson television stations launch NEXTGEN TV services
May 28, 2024 – Tucson viewers can now access six NEXTGEN TV channels over-the-air for free: KHRR-TV/Telemundo 40, KVOA-TV/NBC, KOLD-TV/CBS, KUAT-TV/PBS, KGUN-TV/ABC and KMSB-TV/FOX.
News categories: Pearl TV, Clarence Hau, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Multiplay service revenue in India to grow at 4.5% CAGR
May 23, 2024 – Multiplay service revenue in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2023 and 2028 on the back of improving fixed network infrastructure in the country, according to GlobalData.
News categories: GlobalData, Pradeepthi Kantipudi, Broadband, Digital TV, Fibre, India, Market Research, Mobile, Streaming

Accedo supports extension of ITVX to Sony PlayStation
May 22, 2024 – Accedo has worked with ITV to bring its streaming service, ITVX to PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles in the UK, broadening its reach and making its content available to more viewers.
News categories: Accedo, ITV, Martin Sebelius, Huw Byrne Jones, Apps, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

Global TV shipments declined 4% YoY in Q1 2024
May 20, 2024 – Global TV shipments declined 4% Y/Y in the first quarter of 2024, according to Counterpoint Research. Weakness was seen in all regions, with declines particularly noticeable in China and Japan.
News categories: Counterpoint Research, DSCC, Sujeong Lim, Calvin Lee, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

VinFast first with Sony Pictures in-car service
May 10, 2024 – VinFast Auto has launched Sony Pictures Entertainment's new online service, RIDEVU, on its VF 8 electric car model in the US. RIDEVU offers access to a selection of over 2,000 movies.
News categories: VinFast, Sony Pictures, David Duncan, Pete Wood, Apps, Canada, Digital TV, In-Car, Streaming, USA

Five more San Antonio TV stations launch NEXTGEN TV
May 7, 2024 – San Antonio TV viewers can continue to experience the future of broadcast television as five more stations have come together to offer NEXTGEN TV services.
News categories: Pearl TV, Ashley Parker, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Tolka and Amlogic partner on software for ATSC 3.0 TVs and STBs
Apr 12, 2024 – Amlogic has chosen Tolka Telecommunications as its technology partner in the development of ATSC 3.0 television receivers and set-top boxes with a wide range of new features.
News categories: Tolka, Amlogic, Alex Day, James Xie, ATSC 3, Digital TV, Middleware, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart TV, USA

NAGRA and Eluvio launch forensic watermarking for sports and events streaming
Apr 11, 2024 – NAGRA (SIX:KUD.S) and Eluvio have commercially launched an integration of NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarking for live streaming via decentralized networking using the Eluvio Content Fabric.
News categories: Eluvio, NAGRA, Michelle Munson, Ken Gerstein, Content Distribution, Digital TV, NABShow, Streaming, Watermarking, Worldwide