Digital TV News: ABS

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

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

Amagi selected as Lionsgate's FAST playout and delivery partner
Jun 25, 2024 – Lionsgate has chosen Amagi to be its partner for FAST playout and delivery, leveraging Amagi's cloud technology to scale Lionsgate's content distribution capabilities globally.
News categories: Amagi, Lionsgate, Srinivasan KA, Chase Brisbin, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

ABP Network delivers FAST channels with Amagi
Jun 19, 2024 – Amagi has collaborated with ABP Network to enable ABP Network to deliver its Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels to a global audience on platforms like Samsung TV and Xiaomi.
News categories: Amagi, ABP Network, Srinivasan KA, Avinash Pandey, Content Distribution, Digital TV, India, Streaming, Worldwide

Streaming video revenues in MENA to surpass $1.2bn in 2024
May 29, 2024 – The OTT video streaming market in the MENA region experienced robust growth in 2023, with Omdia data reporting a 13% increase across the region and revenues exceeding $1 billion.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, CABSAT, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming

Grass Valley powers Arabsat cloud-playout services
May 21, 2024 – Arabsat has chosen Grass Valley's AMPP SaaS platform for its new three-tiered suite of broadcast transmission services, enabling Arabsat customers to broadcast in a more flexible and efficient way.
News categories: Grass Valley, Arabsat, Louis Hernandez, Alhamedi Alanezi, CABSAT, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middle-East, Satellite

20% of US internet households subscribe to a gaming service
May 14, 2024 – Parks Associates research finds that 89% of U.S. internet households subscribe to a streaming video service, with one in five households subscribing to a gaming service.
News categories: Parks Associates, Jennifer Kent, Digital TV, Gaming, Market Research, Streaming, USA

StarHub Entertainment subscribers down 8,000 in 1Q2024
May 14, 2024 – StarHub has reported results for the period ended 31 March 2024. The company's Entertainment subscriber base decreased 8,000 in the quarter and 39,000 YoY to finish at 329,000.
News categories: StarHub, Cable TV, Digital TV, Results, Singapore, Subscribers

SES to acquire Intelsat
Apr 30, 2024 – SES is to acquire Intelsat through the purchase of 100% of the equity of Intelsat Holdings for a cash consideration of $3.1 billion (€2.8 billion) and certain contingent value rights.
News categories: SES S.A., Intelsat, Adel Al-Saleh, David Wajsgras, Content Distribution, Digital TV, MandA, Satellite, Worldwide