Digital TV News: ITU

Omdia sees surging SVOD growth in Central and Eastern Europe
Jun 12, 2024 – Data from Omdia reveals that ~25% of SVOD subscriptions in Central and Eastern Europe originate from pay TV and telco bundles. Such indirect additions will drive SVOD growth in the region until 2028.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, Adam Thomas, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research, Streaming

Hisense TV ranks no. 2 globally in Q1 2024
Jun 14, 2024 – Data from Omdia shows that global shipments of Hisense TVs for Q1 2024 were 6.32 million, ranking Hisense No. 2 overall in the global market from 2022 to 2024 Q1.
News categories: Hisense, Omdia, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart TV, Worldwide

MultiChoice Group reports results for the year ended March 2024
Jun 12, 2024 – MultiChoice has reported results for the year ended March 2024. Active subscribers declined by 9% YoY, mainly due to a 13% decline in the Rest of Africa business. The South African business declined by 5%.
News categories: MultiChoice, Africa, Content Protection, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, South Africa, Streaming, Subscribers

Europeans now spend almost €700 on subscriptions every year
Jun 12, 2024 – According to a survey from Bango, European subscribers are now spending an average of €696 on subscription apps and services every year — on top of standard bills such as TV, phone, and internet.
News categories: Bango, Paul Larbey, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research, Streaming

CTV advertising in Europe up 23.5% in 2023
Jun 12, 2024 – IAB Europe has released its AdEx Benchmark Report covering advertising expenditure in Europe. The report shows that CTV advertising in Europe grew by 23.5% in 2023.
News categories: IAB Europe, Dr Daniel Knapp, Townsend Feehan, Advertising, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research

Televisa completes acquisition of AT&T's stake in Sky México
Jun 7, 2024 – Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV; BMV:TLEVISA CPO) has completed the acquisition of AT&T's participation in Sky México. Televisa now owns 100% of Sky's capital stock.
News categories: Grupo Televisa, Sky México, Digital TV, MandA, Mexico, Satellite

mediasmart partners with TCL on connected TV advertising
Jun 10, 2024 – mediasmart has integrated TCL's ad inventory with its programmatic ad solutions to provide brands with access to advertising opportunities including on the Home Screen and in FAST channels.
News categories: mediasmart, TCL, Nikhil Kumar, Matt Ding, Advertising, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, UX, 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

Cyfrowy Polsat contract pay TV RGUs down 147,000 YoY in Q1
May 22, 2024 – Cyfrowy Polsat has released results for the 3 months ended 31 March 2024. Contract pay TV RGUs decreased by 147,000 YoY to finish at 4,804 thousand. Prepaid pay TV RGUs were up 2,000 YoY to 123,000.
News categories: Cyfrowy Polsat, Digital TV, IPTV, Poland, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers