Digital TV News: UPC

Skydance and Paramount sign agreement to form 'New Paramount'
Jul 8, 2024 – Skydance Media and Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) have entered into a definitive agreement to form 'New Paramount', a next-generation media and technology leader.
News categories: Paramount Global, Skydance, Shari Redstone, David Ellison, Gerry Cardinale, Charles E. Phillips, Content Distribution, Digital TV, MandA, Streaming, USA, Worldwide

inext announces next-generation set-top boxes
Jul 4, 2024 – inext has announced the release of its next-generation set-top boxes: the inext TV6 and TV6 Ultra. The boxes are based on Allwinner's H618 processor with an Android 12 operating system.
News categories: inext, Digital TV, IPTV, Middleware, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Ukraine

AR/VR panel shipments to increase 12% in 2024
Jul 1, 2024 – DSCC is forecasting display shipments for AR/VR headsets to grow 12% Y/Y in 2024. DSCC now expects panel shipments in 2024 to be much lower than the 19M units previously forecast.
News categories: DSCC, Market Research, Metaverse, Worldwide

Pixellot powers Top Hockey League's new OTT viewing platform
Jun 26, 2024 – Pixellot has announced that, following a launch in March, Belgium's Top Hockey League will offer live coverage of every game via a new OTT viewing platform, enabled by Pixellot technology.
News categories: Pixellot, Alon Werber, Cédric Deleuze, Michel Schuermans, Digital TV

Outlook for AR/VR headsets is expected to improve
Jun 18, 2024 – Global shipments of AR/VR headsets declined 67.4% YoY in the first quarter of 2024, according to data from IDC. IDC forecasts headset shipments will return to growth later this year.
News categories: IDC, Jitesh Ubrani, Ramon T. Llamas, Market Research, Metaverse, Worldwide

Accedo, Qualcomm and HBS partner on XR sports
Jun 18, 2024 – Accedo, Qualcomm and HBS have partnered to accelerate commercialization of XR sports, drawing on Accedo's expertise in video, Qualcomm's XR technology, and HBS' sports ecosystem.
News categories: Accedo, Qualcomm, HBS, Michael Lantz, Patrick Costello, Sylvain Lebreton, Digital TV, Metaverse, Semiconductor, UX, Worldwide

Ease Live powers football companion app from ServusTV
Jun 13, 2024 – ServusTV has deployed a new 2nd screen football companion app, covering the UEFA Club Competitions and the upcoming EURO 2024 finals, powered by Ease Live technology.
News categories: Ease Live, Red Bull Media House, ServusTV, Kjetil Horneland, David Morgenbesser, Apps, Austria, Digital TV, Streaming, UX

Max arrives in France and Poland
Jun 11, 2024 – Max is now live and available to watch in France and Poland, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has announced, completing the first wave of European launches that began last month.
News categories: Warner Bros. Discovery, JB Perrette, Digital TV, France, Poland, Streaming

ITV teams up with Friend MTS in battle against piracy
Jun 4, 2024 – ITV, the UK's largest commercial broadcaster, has chosen Friend MTS's anti-piracy services to help protect its main linear channels on broadcast and streaming platforms.
News categories: Friend MTS, ITV, Chris Gibbs, Sarah Tierney, Broadcast, Content Protection, Digital TV, Streaming, UK