Digital TV News: ITV

Accedo supports extension of ITVX to Sony PlayStation
May 22, 2024 – Accedo has worked with ITV to bring its streaming service, ITVX to PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles in the UK, broadening its reach and making its content available to more viewers.
News categories: Accedo, ITV, Martin Sebelius, Huw Byrne Jones, Apps, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

Simply.TV provides metadata to Drei TV Austria
May 7, 2024 – Simply.TV has announced that it is providing Drei TV with metadata for all its linear channels and catch-up libraries. Enhanced content visuals aim to boost the Drei streaming experience.
News categories: Simply.TV, Drei TV, Eva-Maria Oberdorfer, Austria, Big Data, Digital TV, UX

Freely streaming service launches in the UK
Apr 30, 2024 – Everyone TV's new streaming service Freely has launched. Backed by BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, Freely is available through the next generation of smart TVs now on sale in UK stores and online.
News categories: Everyone TV, Xperi, Hisense, Freely, Kieran Clifton, Martin Goswami, Grace Boswood, James Tatam, Gabriel Cosgrave, Digital TV, Middleware, Smart TV, Streaming, Terrestrial, TV OS, UK, UX

Nielsen releases March 2024 The Gauge report
Apr 16, 2024 – Nielsen has released its The Gauge report for March 2024. While usage fell to some extent across each of the primary viewing categories, cable viewing from February to March drove a 0.7-point bump in share, resulting in 28.3% of TV for cable.
News categories: Nielsen, Broadcast, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

EiTV selects VisualOn to enhance video streaming efficiency
Mar 29, 2024 – VisualOn has announced a collaboration with EiTV to implement the VisualOn Optimizer, a universal content-adaptive encoding solution, to save on CDN bandwidth and storage cost.
News categories: VisualOn, EiTV, Yang Cai, Rodrigo Cascão Araujo, Brazil, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming

Free viewing increases lead over SVOD
Mar 13, 2024 – According to Omdia, the number of SVOD services per home has declined in a number of markets for the first time. Simultaneously, free video stacking is still on the rise.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, Brazil, Digital TV, France, Germany, Market Research, Spain, Streaming, UK, USA

DAZN and GeoComply to pilot Content Access Control system
Feb 21, 2024 – DAZN launched GeoComply's VPN and proxy detection solution last year, and now plans to work with the GeoComply team to introduce a geolocation solution to the media and entertainment vertical.
News categories: GeoComply, DAZN, Anna Sainsbury, Sandeep Tiku, Content Protection, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Everyone TV reveals Freely UI and features
Feb 5, 2024 – Everyone TV has announced that Freely will launch in Q2 2024, and has offered a first glimpse at the UI and features of the streaming service. Vestel has been added as a smart TV partner.
News categories: Everyone TV, Vestel, Sarah Milton, Carl Pfeiffer, Atinc Ogut, Digital TV, Smart TV, Streaming, Terrestrial, UK, UX

Contentwise selected for ITVX recommendations and personalization
Jan 23, 2024 – ContentWise has been selected by ITV to enhance the UX personalization of ITVX. The ContentWise UX Engine, a machine learning platform, was launched into production on ITVX in early November 2023.
News categories: Contentwise, ITV, Paolo Bozzola, Deep Bagchee, Big Data, Digital TV, Streaming, UK, UX