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Xperi debuts TiVo One cross-screen ad platform
May 21, 2024 – TiVo (NYSE:XPER) has added to the capabilities of the Xperi media platform with the launch of the TiVo One ad platform, combining ad inventory across multiple end-points in the home and the car.
News categories: Xperi, Jon Kirchner, Mike Laband, Advertising, Digital TV, In-Car, IPTV, Smart TV, TV OS, USA, Worldwide

Pluto TV FAST platform draws movie enthusiasts in droves
May 16, 2024 – Research from Omdia and PlumResearch reveals that 43% of all viewing on Pluto TV is attributed to its FAST movie channels, underscoring the platform's dominance in the streaming landscape.
News categories: Omdia, PlumResearch, Maria Rua Aguete, Digital TV, Europe, Latin America, Market Research, North America, Streaming

DAZN launches 10 free channels globally with Amagi
May 16, 2024 – DAZN has launched 10 new channels, in collaboration with Amagi, to extend its free sports offer. The inclusion of two new boxing channels further cements DAZN as the global home of combat sports.
News categories: DAZN, Amagi, Shay Segev, Baskar Subramanian, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

A+E Networks EMEA enhances BLAZE streaming service with Simplestream
May 15, 2024 – A+E Networks EMEA has upgraded its BLAZE streaming service in the UK with Simplestream. The enhanced service increases BLAZE's content offering, adding A+E Networks' collection of FAST channels.
News categories: A+E Networks, Simplestream, Julie Mitchelmore, James Hall, Dan Finch, Apps, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

Minerva unveils FAST+ Service for operators in North America
May 15, 2024 – Minerva Networks has unveiled its FAST+ service, a fully hosted and managed cloud service that will enable its customers to offer dozens of Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels.
News categories: Minerva, Randy Osborne, Digital TV, North America, Streaming

Groupe M6 launches M6+ free streaming platform
May 14, 2024 – Groupe M6 has announced the launch of its M6+ streaming platform. The ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) platform will replace 6play, the current streaming service from Groupe M6.
News categories: Groupe M6, Digital TV, France, Streaming

Panasonic offers Fire TV, Google TV and Powered by TiVo
May 14, 2024 – Panasonic has announced its line-up of OLED and LED TVs for 2024, with high-end TVs coming with Fire TV built in. Google TV and Powered by TiVo are also offered on its W70A and W60A LED models.
News categories: Panasonic, Paul Darch, Digital TV, Smart TV, TV OS, Worldwide

SES Ethiosat delivering content to 95% of TV homes in Ethiopia
May 14, 2024 – SES has announced that its Ethiosat platform at 57°E now delivers content to 17 million TV households in Ethiopia, up 7 million compared to 2022, with its reach penetration growing to 95%.
News categories: SES S.A, Norbert Hölzle, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Ethiopia, Satellite

Vidzemes TV expands with PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box playout
May 13, 2024 – Vidzemes TV has chosen PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box playout to expand the technical facilities at its studio headquarters. The new equipment was supplied by systems integrator Hannu-Pro.
News categories: PlayBox Neo, Vidzemes TV, Hannu-Pro, Detelin Georgiev, Elina Leimane, Kristaps Dzenis, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Latvia