Digital TV News: TikTok

TikTok launches on whaleOS 3-powered TVs
Jul 2, 2024 – ZEASN has announced the arrival of TikTok on whaleOS 3-powered TVs. The TikTok TV app enables consumers to watch the popular short-form video service on the largest screen in the living room.
News categories: ZEASN, TikTok, Teresa Lopez, Vanessa Brown, Apps, Digital TV, TV OS, Worldwide

YouTube and Instagram redefine video service popularity in 2024
Jun 20, 2024 – Omdia research has found that YouTube continues to dominate as the most popular video service globally, while Instagram has surged ahead of Netflix and TikTok in the USA.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, Brazil, Digital TV, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Market Research, Mexico, Spain, Streaming, UK, USA

TikTok tests allowing users to upload 60-minute videos
May 16, 2024 – According to TechCrunch, TikTok is testing allowing users to upload 60-minute videos. The feature is only available to a limited set of users, with no plans to make the feature widely available.
News categories: TikTok, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Interactive TV news channel unveiled by ROXi and Sinclair
Apr 15, 2024 – At NAB, ROXi and Sinclair unveiled 3 News Interactive Las Vegas. Powered by ROXi's FastStream, the NEXTGEN TV-delivered channel has the interactivity of an app without the need for an app on the TV.
News categories: ROXi, Sinclair, Rob Lewis, Skip Flenniken, ATSC 3, Content Distribution, Digital TV, NABShow, USA, UX

Free viewing increases lead over SVOD
Mar 13, 2024 – According to Omdia, the number of SVOD services per home has declined in a number of markets for the first time. Simultaneously, free video stacking is still on the rise.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, Brazil, Digital TV, France, Germany, Market Research, Spain, Streaming, UK, USA

U.S. home entertainment spending up 16.8% in 2023
Feb 7, 2024 – According to DEG, overall U.S. consumer spending on digital and physical home entertainment formats in 2023 was $43 billion, a 16.8% increase from the almost $37 billion consumers spent in 2022.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Digital TV, DVD, Market Research, Streaming, USA

NetRange brings TikTok to Smart TVs
Feb 2, 2024 – NetRange has announced that it has collaborated with TikTok to enable users of the short-form video service to access TikTok content on TV through the NetRange Smart TV Portal.
News categories: ACCESS CO, NetRange, Michi Uemetsu, Apps, Digital TV, Smart TV, Worldwide

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

MPA releases Asia Pacific Video & Broadband 2024 report
Jan 3, 2024 – Media Partners Asia has released a report providing a guide to the adoption and monetization of free-to-air TV, pay-TV, SVOD, premium AVOD and UGC / Social Video advertising in 14 Asia Pacific markets.
News categories: Media Partners Asia, Vivek Couto, Asia, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, TV Services