Digital TV News: Spark

LG and Blacknut provide cloud video games through webOS
Jun 18, 2024 – LG and Blacknut have partnered to bring additional cloud gaming options to LG Smart TVs in the U.S. with the addition of Jackbox Party Starter & Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway.
News categories: Blacknut, LG Electronics, Olivier Avaro, Matthew Durgin, Digital TV, Gaming, Smart TV, TV OS, USA

CTV/OTT expected to be fastest growing media channel in U.S. in 2024
Apr 16, 2024 – Video advertising revenue in the U.S. grew 10.6% YoY in 2023, rising to $52.1 billion. Forty-two percent of this revenue was generated from CTV and OTT, according to research conducted by PwC for the IAB.
News categories: IAB, PwC, David Cohen, Jack Koch, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Harmonic teams up with Contentwise on personalization
Apr 3, 2024 – Harmonic has partnered with ContentWise to integrate ContentWise's UX Engine personalization technology into its VOS360 Media SaaS cloud playout and monetization ecosystem.
News categories: ContentWise, Harmonic, Alessandro Vacca, Eric Gallier, Content Distribution, Digital TV, NABShow, UX, Worldwide

Telecom and pay-TV revenue in New Zealand to remain stagnant
Jan 29, 2024 – According to GlobalData, telecom and pay-TV revenue in New Zealand will register a marginal CAGR of 0.7% between 2023 and 2028, with pay-TV exhibiting a negative CAGR of 5.7% during the period.
News categories: GlobalData, Aasif Iqbal, Digital TV, Market Research, New Zealand, Satellite

Taiwan Mobile selects Broadpeak for live video streaming to mobiles
Jun 7, 2023 – Taiwan Mobile is using Broadpeak's Origin Packager for live multiscreen video delivery across Asia. The Origin Packager enables Taiwan Mobile to package and protect ABR content delivered to mobile devices.
News categories: Broadpeak, Taiwan Mobile, Jacques Le Mancq, Asia, BroadcastAsia, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, Taiwan

Astro adds WeTV to its Ultra Box
May 23, 2023 – Astro has added WeTV, a streaming service from Tencent, to its Ultra Box. Astro customers can access the entertainment content by adding WeTV VIP to their Astro subscription.
News categories: Astro, WeTV, Apps, Digital TV, Malaysia, Set Top Box

Redge Media CDN joins EPIX traffic exchange
Nov 16, 2022 – Redge Media CDN has joined the EPIX traffic exchange node belonging to the MiŚOT Group. Thanks to the cooperation, EPIX participants and their clients have direct access to content distributed by Redge Media CDN.
News categories: Redge Media, EPIX, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Poland, Streaming

Disney+ powers growth in New Zealand’s subscription TV viewership
Aug 29, 2022 – Data from Roy Morgan shows that total viewership of Subscription TV in New Zealand has increased 3.4% from a year earlier to 2,954,000, an increase of 99,000. Disney+ is the stand-out performer over the last year.
News categories: Roy Morgan, Michele Levine, Digital TV, Market Research, New Zealand

Starhub adds Curiosity Stream to StarHub TV+
Mar 22, 2022 – StarHub has announced that it is the first entertainment service provider in Southeast Asia to offer its customers access to Curiosity’s streaming service, Curiosity Stream. Curiosity Stream app is the tenth OTT service on StarHub TV+.
News categories: Starhub, Curiosity Stream, Andrew Tan, Bakori Davis, Apps, Cable TV, Digital TV, Set Top Box, Singapore, Streaming