Digital TV News: NBA

ESPN, FOX and WBD forming U.S. sports streaming JV
Feb 6, 2024 – ESPN (NYSE: DIS), FOX (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) and Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) have announced plans to form a joint platform to house a new streaming sports service for the U.S.
News categories: The Walt Disney Company, FOX, Warner Bros. Discovery, Bob Iger, Lachlan Murdoch, David Zaslav, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Five Chicago local TV stations launch NEXTGEN TV
Feb 5, 2024 – Viewers in America’s third-largest television market can now experience the future of broadcast television as five stations join to launch NEXTGEN TV in Chicago.
News categories: Pearl TV, Anne Schelle, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Two-thirds of European video distributors focusing on linear investments
Feb 1, 2024 – Two-thirds of European video distributors expect to generate a key part of their Total TV (linear and digital) ad revenue from linear investments, according to Altman Solon.
News categories: Altman Solon, Daniel Weinbaum, Advertising, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research

Apple previews entertainment experiences on Apple Vision Pro
Jan 16, 2024 – Apple has announced entertainment experiences for its Apple Vision Pro. Vision Pro enables users to watch new shows and films from streaming services including Apple TV+ and Disney+.
News categories: Apple, Disney, Greg Joswiak, Bob Iger, Digital TV, Metaverse, Streaming, Worldwide

Fragmented media landscape not making life easy for sports fans
Oct 31, 2023 – Global sports fans crave more sports video content but have trouble accessing it due to the fragmented nature of the sports video market, according to an Altman Solon global sports media survey.
News categories: Altman Solon, David Dellea, Matt Del Percio, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Market Research, Worldwide

World Rugby and Endeavor Streaming launch global rugby OTT platform
Aug 25, 2023 – World Rugby has partnered with Endeavor Streaming to expand its international media distribution with the launch of a free-to-air, global streaming service, RugbyPass TV.
News categories: Endeavor Streaming, World Rugby, Pete Bellamy, James Rothwell, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Amagi powers Urban Edge Network sports channels
Aug 24, 2023 – Amagi has announced that The Urban Edge Network (UEN) has chosen its live event orchestration and channel playout solutions to manage and distribute a range of premium sports.
News categories: Amagi, Urban Edge Network, Srinivasan KA, Hardy Pelt, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

Minneapolis TV stations launch NEXTGEN TV broadcasts
Aug 22, 2023 – Minneapolis viewers can now experience the future of broadcast TV as five local stations - WUCW-TV, KSTP-TV, WCCO-TV, KMSP-TV and KARE-TV - launch NEXTGEN TV.
News categories: ONE Media, NAB, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Jerald Fritz, Wendy Paulson, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, USA

NPAW data shows streaming engagement comeback in H1 2023
Aug 10, 2023 – According to NPAW, streaming services experienced a surge in daily engagement per user in the first half of 2023, reversing the downward trend that started in 2021.
News categories: NPAW, Ferran G. Vilaró, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, Worldwide