Digital TV News: ROXi

Omdia sees surging SVOD growth in Central and Eastern Europe
Jun 12, 2024 – Data from Omdia reveals that ~25% of SVOD subscriptions in Central and Eastern Europe originate from pay TV and telco bundles. Such indirect additions will drive SVOD growth in the region until 2028.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, Adam Thomas, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research, Streaming

EchoStar pay TV subscribers down 348,000 in 1Q 2024
May 8, 2024 – EchoStar (NASDAQ: SATS) has released results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Pay-TV subscribers fell 348,000 in the quarter, to close at 8.18 million (6.26 million DISH TV, 1.92 million SLING TV).
News categories: EchoStar, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

Livepeer Studio cuts the cost of live streaming & transcoding
May 8, 2024 – Livepeer Studio enables providers to step away from using traditional cloud giants and tap into a decentralized network architecture, driving down video transcoding and delivery fees by up to 80%.
News categories: Livepeer Studio, Eric Tang, Bill Ottman, Rudy J. Ellis, Content Distribution, Digital TV, NABShow, Streaming, Worldwide

IDC forecasts slower growth for global telecoms market
May 3, 2024 – Worldwide spending on Telecom Services and Pay TV Services was $1,509 billion in 2023, according to IDC. IDC expects spending to increase by 1.4% in 2024 to reach a total of $1,530 billion.
News categories: IDC, Digital TV, Market Research, Worldwide

Liberty Global releases Q1 2024 results
May 1, 2024 – Liberty Global has announced its Q1 2024 financial results. Q1 revenue increased 4.1% YoY on a reported basis and 1.9% on a rebased basis to $1,945.1 million.
News categories: Liberty Global, Belgium, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Netherlands, Results, Switzerland, UK

SES to acquire Intelsat
Apr 30, 2024 – SES is to acquire Intelsat through the purchase of 100% of the equity of Intelsat Holdings for a cash consideration of $3.1 billion (€2.8 billion) and certain contingent value rights.
News categories: SES S.A., Intelsat, Adel Al-Saleh, David Wajsgras, Content Distribution, Digital TV, MandA, Satellite, Worldwide

SeaChange to instead be acquired by Enghouse
Apr 24, 2024 – SeaChange (OTC: SEAC) has entered into an asset purchase agreement under which an affiliate of Enghouse Systems will acquire substantially all of SeaChange's assets related to its product and services business.
News categories: SeaChange, Enghouse, Partner One, Chris Klimmer, Canada, Content Distribution, Digital TV, MandA, Software, Worldwide

HVOD, live sports and password crackdown could reinvigorate Danish streaming
Apr 24, 2024 – According to Mediavision, the Danish SVOD market is stable and shows clear signs of saturation, but cheaper SVOD packages with ads, combined with a crackdown on password sharing, could boost growth once again.
News categories: Mediavision, Fredrik Liljeqvist, Denmark, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming

Aferian to implement further cost reductions at Amino
Apr 22, 2024 – Aferian (LSE AIM: AFRN) has provided a trading update. Owing to continuing deterioration in trading, the group will implement further annualised cost reductions of ~$3m at its Amino business.
News categories: Aferian, Amino, Mark Wells, Mark Carlisle, Digital TV, Results, Set Top Box, UK, Worldwide