Digital TV News: Philo

Star TV Mexico chooses Minerva video platform
Sep 14, 2023 – Star TV Mexico has selected Minerva Networks to power its Star TV streaming service. The service combines traditional linear and on-demand content with third party direct-to-consumer apps.
News categories: Minerva Networks, Star Group, Monica Aguirre, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Mexico, Streaming, UX

MwareTV to show code-free WYSIWYG OTT app creation tool
Sep 4, 2023 – MwareTV has developed App Builder, a WYSIWYG development tool that, by using drag and drop, allows apps to be created without the need to write code or have any app design experience.
News categories: MwareTV, Sander Kerstens, Apps, Digital TV, IBC2024, Streaming, Worldwide

LG to become a ‘Smart Life Solutions Company’
Jul 12, 2023 – LG has declared a vision to transform itself from appliance brand into a 'smart life solutions company' with its TV business becoming a 'media and entertainment service provider".
News categories: LG Electronics, William Cho, Digital TV, Smart Home, Smart TV, TV OS, Worldwide

Major U.S. pay-TV providers lost nearly 6 million subscribers in 2022
Mar 3, 2023 – Leichtman Research (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. lost about 5,880,000 net video subscribers in 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 4,700,000 in 2021.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

Frndly TV exceeds 700,000 subscribers
Dec 7, 2022 – Frndly TV has announced that the service has topped the 700,000 subscriber mark. Frndly TV has had subscriber growth of around 40% over the past year after reaching 500,000 subscribers in November 2021.
News categories: Frndly TV, Bassil El-Khatib, Michael McKenna, Digital TV, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

Pixalate lists top CTV apps for October 2022
Nov 23, 2022 – Pixalate has released its October 2022 Publisher Trust Index (PTI). The report provides a perspective regarding the quality of CTV apps supporting programmatic advertising with rankings broken down by region, country, category, and app store.
News categories: Pixalate, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA, Worldwide

Major U.S. pay TV providers lost 785,000 subscribers in 3Q 2022
Nov 14, 2022 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. lost about 785,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 650,000 in 3Q 2021.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

RT-RK announces digital TV receiver for the car
Sep 6, 2022 – RT-RK has announced a novel approach to digital TV reception in the car. The solution relies on the car's network tuner feeding transport streams to the IVI unit for processing in software. A digital TV antenna remains the only additional hardware required.
News categories: RT-RK, Nikola Teslic, Digital TV, IBC2024, In-Car, Terrestrial, Worldwide

Major U.S. pay TV providers lost ~1,925,000 subscribers in 2Q 2022
Aug 12, 2022 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. lost about 1,925,000 net video subscribers in 2Q 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,235,000 in 2Q 2021.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA