Digital TV News: meo

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

US: 10% of streaming video services borrowed from someone else
Mar 20, 2024 – Research from LRG has found that 53% of households in the US have four or more DTC streaming video services. 10% of all DTC services are borrowed from someone else, down from 12% in 2022.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

DAZN and GeoComply to pilot Content Access Control system
Feb 21, 2024 – DAZN launched GeoComply's VPN and proxy detection solution last year, and now plans to work with the GeoComply team to introduce a geolocation solution to the media and entertainment vertical.
News categories: GeoComply, DAZN, Anna Sainsbury, Sandeep Tiku, Content Protection, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Ad tiering pays off as 36% of U.S. subscribers upgrade to avoid ads
Feb 20, 2024 – According to a report from Bango, the launch of ad-funded tiers has driven more than a third of U.S. subscribers (36%) to upgrade their services.
News categories: Bango, Paul Larbey, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Médiamétrie expands scope of TV audience measurement in France
Jan 1, 2024 – Starting from January 1, 2024, Médiamétrie's audience measure will take into account the TV consumption of all French people, on all screens, including in households without a TV.
News categories: Médiamétrie, Laurence Deléchapt, Big Data, Digital TV, France, Market Research

Irdeto integrates Anypoint Media ad server
Oct 24, 2023 – Irdeto has announced a partnership with Anypoint Media, integrating Anypoint's Flower Ad Server into its Server Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) product, and onto its Android TV Hybrid Box offering.
News categories: Irdeto, Anypoint Media, Andrew Bunten, Won Baek, Advertising, Android TV, Asia, Digital TV, Set Top Box, Worldwide

64% of U.S. TV households have a live pay-TV service
Oct 4, 2023 – According to Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 64% of U.S. TV households have some form of pay-TV service, down from 78% in 2018, 86% in 2013, and 87% in 2008.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Digital TV, Market Research, TV Services, USA

1st half 2023 pay TV subscriptions in Portugal up 2.6% YoY
Oct 9, 2023 – According to Anacom, at the end of 1st half 2023 there were 4.5 million pay TV subscribers in Portugal, 117,000 more than in the same half of 2022. Pay TV is available in 97.3% of households.
News categories: Anacom, Cable TV, Digital TV, Fibre, IPTV, Portugal, Satellite, Subscribers

Prime Video and YouTube coming to Volvo cars
Sep 13, 2023 – Volvo is adding Prime Video to Google Play for download in all of its car markets where Google apps and services are available. YouTube is also coming soon to Volvo cars with Google built-in.
News categories: Volvo, Erik Severinson, Digital TV, In-Car, Streaming, Worldwide