Digital TV News: Aster

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

TV by OpenX rolls out internationally alongside US enhancements
Jun 4, 2024 – OpenX is expanding TV by OpenX to Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the UK. In parallel, TV by OpenX is expanding in the US to deliver data-driven curation to biddable CTV.
News categories: OpenX, Matt Sattel, Doug Cuesta, Advertising, Australia, Digital TV, Europe, Streaming

Xumo releases 2024 FAST Market Update report
Jun 4, 2024 – Xumo has released a report on the U.S. FAST market, covering topics such as who is watching, when and how much they watch, why they watch, and how FAST viewing compares to other forms of entertainment.
News categories: Xumo, FASTMaster, Stefan Van Engen, Gavin Bridge, Broadcast, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

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

Astro selects Amagi and AWS to transition playout to the Cloud
May 31, 2024 – Astro, with Amagi, is modernizing systems and infrastructure for the playout and origination of its linear channels and playout disaster recovery capabilities and transitioning them to AWS.
News categories: Amagi, Astro, Amazon Web Services, Srinivasan KA, Mauro Di Pietro Paolo, Pete Murray, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Malaysia

MediaTek to debut Pentonic 800 SoC at Computex 2024
May 31, 2024 – At Computex 2024, MediaTek will debut its Pentonic 800 SoC for 4K premium smart TVs and displays. During the show, MediaTek will exhibit in a private booth.
News categories: MediaTek, Joe Chen, Digital TV, ICs, Smart TV, Taiwan, Worldwide

Substantial decrease in Pay TV device sales at Aferian in 2023
May 31, 2024 – Aferian (LSE AIM: AFRN) has announced results for the year ended 30 November 2023. Year-on-year, the company experienced a substantial decrease in Pay TV streaming device sales.
News categories: Aferian, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IPTV, Results, Set Top Box, Streaming, Worldwide

ZDF relies on measurement infrastructure from smartclip
May 30, 2024 – ZDF is using technology from smartclip for the digital measurement and audience analysis of its main channel, ZDF, as well as for the special interest channels ZDFneo and ZDFinfo.
News categories: smartclip, ZDF, Thomas Servatius, Dr. Florian Kumb, Big Data, Digital TV, Germany

CTS selected by AccuWeather for managed channel origination
May 30, 2024 – AccuWeather has selected Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) to help create, manage, and distribute its linear, on-demand and OTT video channels to audiences in North America.
News categories: Comcast Technology Solutions, AccuWeather, Bart Spriester, Helen Swenson, Content Distribution, Digital TV, North America