Digital TV News: EE

Anghami selects Bitmovin VOD encoder
Jul 16, 2024 – Bitmovin has announced that Anghami (NASDAQ: ANGH) has selected its VOD Encoding, deployed on AWS to encode its expansive catalogue of content in the highest quality at speed and scale.
News categories: Bitmovin, Anghami, Stefan Lederer, Elias Khoury, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middle-East, Streaming

Global E&M revenues projected to hit $3.4 trillion in 2028
Jul 16, 2024 – According to PwC's Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2024-28 report, the entertainment & media (E&M) industry continued to grow in 2023, with global revenues up 5% in 2023 at US$2.8 trillion.
News categories: PwC, Werner Ballhaus, Wilson Chow, Advertising, Digital TV, Gaming, Market Research, Streaming, Worldwide

Italy approves regulation defining icon for DTT devices
Jul 15, 2024 – Italy's Communications Regulatory Authority, AGCOM, has approved a regulation aimed at ensuring easy and clear accessibility to DTT content, via an icon to be used on the home screen of TV devices.
News categories: AGCOM, Digital TV, Italy, Regulation, Set Top Box, Smart TV, UX

SES extends satellite distribution deal with RTL Deutschland
Jul 16, 2024 – SES and RTL Deutschland have extended their partnership to deliver TV channels to audiences in Germany and Austria. RTL Deutschland’s TV offering will also continue to be available on SES's HD+.
News categories: SES S.A, RTL Deutschland, Norbert Hölzle, Andre Prahl, Austria, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Germany, Satellite

Bitcentral's ViewNexa to power Politics In Color streaming channel
Jul 15, 2024 – Bitcentral has announced that AZA Group and BlaCon Media are to launch a streaming channel, Politics In Color, dedicated to election news and political analysis, on its ViewNexa platform.
News categories: Bitcentral, AZA Group, BlaCon Media, Sam Kamel, Steven Bacon, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Samsung's Tizen OS to power Stellar TVs from Loewe
Jul 15, 2024 – Samsung has announced that Tizen OS will be embedded in Loewe's latest premium TV, stellar. Tizen OS offers a wealth of content and service options, making it the ideal choice for Loewe's customers.
News categories: Samsung, Loewe, YS Kim, Digital TV, Europe, Smart TV, TV OS

Telefónica repurposes over 19 million routers and set-tops
Jul 12, 2024 – Telefónica has developed a platform which uses blockchain to enhance traceability, monitoring and control of its CPEs. Since its implementation, the company has reused over 19 million STBs and routers.
News categories: Telefónica, Fernando Valero, Digital TV, IPTV, Router, Set Top Box, Spain

ZTE and Telkomsel deploy two millionth STB powered by Android TV
Jul 11, 2024 – ZTE (0763.HK/000063.SZ) has held a collaborative event with Telkomsel to celebrate the distribution of two million set-top boxes powered by Android TV and one million internet modems.
News categories: ZTE, Telkomsel, Wu Xin, Android TV, Digital TV, Indonesia, IPTV, Results, Set Top Box

Media Excel boosting streaming efficiency with AI
Jul 11, 2024 – Media Excel will show its new AI-based DIVA encoding technology at IBC 2024. The technology delivers a 20% or better reduction in bandwidth usage for streamed HEVC-encoded video content.
News categories: Media Excel, Narayanan Rajan, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IBC2024, Worldwide