Digital TV News: KET

Seedtag acquires Beachfront
Jun 3, 2024 – Seedtag has acquired Beachfront. Beachfront's technology, inventory, and expertise in CTV advertising will be incorporated into Seedtag's existing contextual advertising solutions.
News categories: Seedtag, Beachfront, Jorge Poyatos, Chris Maccaro, Advertising, Digital TV, MandA, Streaming, USA

MyRepublic deploys Android TV set-top boxes from ZTE
May 31, 2024 – ZTE (0763.HK / 000063.SZ) has announced that MyRepublic has deployed ZTE's B866V2FA Android TV set-top boxes as part of its OTT ATV service in Indonesia.
News categories: ZTE, MyRepublic, Wu Xin, Hendra Gunawan, Android TV, Digital TV, Indonesia, IPTV, Set Top Box

Zegona completes acquisition of Vodafone Spain
May 31, 2024 – Zegona Communications has completed the acquisition of 100% of Vodafone Spain for €5.0bn. Vodafone is the No. 3 player in Spain with significant market shares in mobile, broadband and TV.
News categories: Zegona, Vodafone, Eamonn O'Hare, Broadband, Digital TV, IPTV, MandA, Mobile, Spain

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

Prime Video has lowest churn rate in North America at 8%
Jun 30, 2024 – Parks Associates has updated its Streaming Video Tracker. Data from the quarterly survey of 8,000 North American internet households shows that Prime Video has the lowest churn rate at 8%.
News categories: Parks Associates, Eric Sorensen, Digital TV, Market Research, North America, Streaming

Broadband equipment spending reaches two-year low
May 30, 2024 – According to Dell'Oro, global Broadband Access equipment revenue decreased to $4.1bn in 1Q 2024, down 12% YoY, with North American providers reducing their spending by 25% YoY.
News categories: Dell'Oro, Jeff Heynen, Broadband, Market Research, USA, Worldwide

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

CTS selected by AccuWeather for managed channel origination
May 30, 2024 – AccuWeather has selected Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) to help create, manage, and distribute its linear, on-demand and OTT video channels to audiences in North America.
News categories: Comcast Technology Solutions, AccuWeather, Bart Spriester, Helen Swenson, Content Distribution, Digital TV, North America