Digital TV News: ETRI

Simplestream reveals preferred technology partnership with Freely
Jul 2, 2024 – Simplestream has onboarded several channels onto Freely in the UK. Fully compliant with Freely's requirements, Simplestream has made the process straightforward via a smooth end-to-end workflow.
News categories: Simplestream, Freely, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IBC2024, UK

Millicom believes takeover offer by Atlas undervalues the company
Jun 27, 2024 – Millicom believes, and has informed Atlas, that a $24 per share offer price would significantly undervalue Millicom and not be in the best interests of Millicom’s shareholders.
News categories: Millicom, Atlas Luxco, Cable TV, Digital TV, Latin America, MandA

Passes selects Bitmovin Player and Analytics to empower creators
Jun 26, 2024 – Passes has deployed the Bitmovin Player and Analytics on Google Cloud to provide a more seamless streaming experience for its users, with more robust DRM support to protect creators' content.
News categories: Bitmovin, Passes, Stefan Lederer, Aaron Friedlander, Digital TV, DRM, Media Player, Streaming, Worldwide

German study shows high consumer interest in 5G broadcast
Jun 27, 2024 – A German study from Kantar shows a high level of consumer interest in 5G Broadcast, with two thirds of respondents imagining 5G Broadcast's 'TV to go' as a good alternative to streaming via the internet.
News categories: Media Broadcast, Francie Petrick, 5G, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Germany

Qwilt reveals live streaming survey results
Jun 20, 2024 – A new survey from Qwilt identifies themes in mass live event delivery, from CDN capacity and performance to QoE metrics, overall event success, capacity requirements, and cost optimization.
News categories: Qwilt, Alon Maor, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research, North America, Streaming

Initiative launched to accelerate programmatic TV in Europe
Jun 17, 2024 – A consortium of industry players, with The Project X Initiative (PXI), has launched the European Programmatic TV Initiative (EPTVI) to support the development of programmatic advertising in Europe.
News categories: Equativ, PubMatic, Magnite, Cadent, Adform, Teiffyon Parry, Hitesh Bhatt, Julie Selman, Marcy Pentoney, Stefan Sommer, Advertising, Digital TV, Europe

IAB Tech Lab expands Open Measurement SDK to more CTV platforms
May 30, 2024 – IAB Tech Lab has expanded its Open Measurement SDK to include Samsung and LG - an important step toward achieving standardized viewability metrics for all digital ad platforms.
News categories: IAB Tech Lab, Anthony Katsur, Rachel Creel-McGuire, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, USA, 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

VIZIO reports Q1 2024 financial results
May 8, 2024 – VIZIO Holding (NYSE: VZIO) has announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2024. The company reported 18.6 million SmartCast Active Accounts. SmartCast ARPU increased 17% YoY to $34.24.
News categories: VIZIO, Advertising, Digital TV, Results, Smart TV, Streaming, USA