Digital TV News: BARB

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

Barb releases Q1 2024 SVOD data from its Establishment Survey
Jun 3, 2024 – Barb has released data from its Establishment Survey showing that 19.5m UK homes (67.9%) had access to an SVOD service in Q1 2024, an increase from 18.8m UK homes (65.4%) in Q4 2023.
News categories: Barb, Doug Whelpdale, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, UK

Barb issues tender seeking TV viewing data sources
May 16, 2024 – Barb has issued an invitation to tender for the next iteration of its audience measurement service, looking for contractors to provide sources of TV viewing data that can enhance its panel data.
News categories: Barb, Caroline Baxter, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, UK

Liberty Latin America organic Video RGUs up 2,000 in 1Q 2024
May 7, 2024 – Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ: LILA; LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB) has announced results for the Q1 2024. Revenue for the quarter was flat as compared to the corresponding prior-year period.
News categories: Liberty Latin America, Bahamas, Barbados, Cable TV, Costa Rica, Digital TV, IPTV, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Results, Subscribers, Trinidad and Tobago

Samsung TV Plus partners with MLB, PGA Tour, F1 and ONE Championship
Apr 30, 2024 – At NewFronts 2024, Samsung Ads unveiled a new lineup of content on Samsung TV Plus, as well as new tools to enable advertisers to leverage AI for enhanced targeting and performance-driven outcomes.
News categories: Samsung, Michael Scott, Salek Brodsky, Cathy Oh, Travis Scott Howe, Advertising, Digital TV, NewFronts, Smart TV, Streaming, TV OS, USA

Barb issues invitation to tender for new audience measurement initiative
May 1, 2024 – Barb has issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the next iteration of its audience measurement service, which aims to extend Barb's integration of big data and panel data.
News categories: Barb, Caroline Baxter, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, UK

Sky Sports Main Event latency reduced on Entertainment OS devices
Apr 18, 2024 – Sky Sports Main Event viewers will soon be able to watch the channel in low latency, reducing the time between the action on the pitch and watching on Sky Glass and Stream.
News categories: Sky, Digital TV, Gaming, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, UK, UX

Warner Bros. Discovery to launch Max in Europe beginning May 21
Mar 21, 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) has announced that Max, its enhanced streaming service, will launch in the first European countries beginning May 21.
News categories: Warner Bros. Discovery, JB Perrette, Digital TV, Europe, Streaming

U.S. home entertainment spending up 16.8% in 2023
Feb 7, 2024 – According to DEG, overall U.S. consumer spending on digital and physical home entertainment formats in 2023 was $43 billion, a 16.8% increase from the almost $37 billion consumers spent in 2022.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Digital TV, DVD, Market Research, Streaming, USA