Digital TV News: Prime Video

Streaming video revenues in MENA to surpass $1.2bn in 2024
May 29, 2024 – The OTT video streaming market in the MENA region experienced robust growth in 2023, with Omdia data reporting a 13% increase across the region and revenues exceeding $1 billion.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, CABSAT, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming

Sky Stream available in Italy from June 3rd
May 27, 2024 – Sky Italia has announced that Sky Stream will be available in Italy from June 3. The Entertainment OS-based box integrates Sky content with streaming apps and FTA channels into a single interface.
News categories: Sky Italia, Andrea Duilio, Digital TV, Italy, Set Top Box, Streaming

Nielsen launches The Media Distributor Gauge
May 14, 2024 – Nielsen has launched The Media Distributor Gauge, a cross-platform view of total TV consumption across broadcast, cable and streaming, aggregated and ranked by media company.
News categories: Nielsen, Karthik Rao, Broadcast, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

More subscribers choose streaming with ads in Sweden
May 7, 2024 – According to Mediavision, during the first quarter of 2024, 60,000 more households subscribed to an HVOD (subscription+ads) service, bringing the total to over 250,000 households in Sweden.
News categories: Mediavision, Marie Nilsson, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, Sweden

Vantiva has shipped 22 million Android TV set-top boxes
Apr 16, 2024 – Vantiva (Paris: VANTI) has announced that it has sold 22 million Android TV set-top boxes to date. The company had a 25% market share as of the end of 2023 according to the latest Omdia STB report.
News categories: Vantiva, Google, Leopold Diouf, Shalini Govil-Pai, Android TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Set Top Box, Worldwide

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

A1 Group brings Netflix to six more group countries
Apr 12, 2024 – A1 Group has announced that, following the launch of Netflix at A1 North Macedonia, Netflix is now available in Austria, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
News categories: A1 Group, Netflix, Alejandro Plater, Apps, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Digital TV, IPTV, Macedonia, Serbia, Set Top Box, Slovenia

Shift2Stream to use Tolka ATSC 3.0 certified software in Vélo STB
Apr 11, 2024 – Shift2Stream and Tolka have announced that Shift2Stream will use Tolka's ATSC 3.0 certified software stack in Vélo, its NextGen TV hybrid OTT/OTA Google-certified STB powered by Android TV.
News categories: Tolka, Shift2Stream, Alex Day, Mark Jensen, Android TV, ATSC 3, Digital TV, Middleware, Set Top Box, USA

ZTE and Telecab unveil Android TV-powered 4K set-top box
Mar 29, 2024 – ZTE (0763.HK/000063.SZ) has announced that Telecab in Brazil has deployed its B866V2FA set-top box. The Android TV-powered box supports 4K, offering users an immersive TV viewing experience.
News categories: ZTE, Telecab, Geilson Araujo, Android TV, Brazil, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box