The future of live sports: 4K UHD, immersive audio and personalised content
As video service providers and broadcasters compete for eyeballs, Harmonic's Stephane Cloirec explains why providing the best possible user experience is an excellent way...
ITV connects with Virgin Media O2 on enhanced prominence, advertising
ITV’s live channels and the ITV Hub will also be made available through Virgin TV’s upcoming IPTV service
Disney Plus adds IMAX Enhanced aspect ratio for Marvel titles
Streamer is collaborating with DTS to give more of its content enhanced audio and visual technology
How to deliver quality adverts in a ‘make or break’ Christmas year
Shelby Akosa, VP global growth, creative and production at Peach, shares her thoughts on how advertisers and content creators can get ahead of advertising’s...
Study: Piracy falling in Spain, but economic impact still over €2 billion
The report, carried out by GfK, found that of the €2.416 billion of damage reported, film suffered estimated losses of €322 million, football €231...
RTL Group launches targeted digital advertising solution for European broadcasters and streamers
Jointly-owned sales and services company, TechAlliance, will combine operations from RTL’s ad-tech company Smartclip and Yospace with Singtel’s Amobee
Vewd and Vestel partner on SaaS smart TV solution for pay-TV operators
The companies have come together to develop what they call a "Turnkey solution positions operators of all sizes to win the retail smart...
Recovering the satellites: Sky raises smart TV ceiling with Sky Glass
No more satellite dishes or set-top boxes: Sky Glass will mark the first time that consumers can access Sky TV services without the traditional...
Disney Plus will become world’s largest SVoD player by 2025
A new report from Digital TV Research suggests that Disney Plus will surpass Netflix to become the leading global SVoD player in terms of...
Synamedia achieves 8K real-time encoding with ‘zero compromise’
The team at Synamedia built compression algorithms by leveraging the full codec toolset, which meant there was no need to split the 8K signal...
China launches new 4K/8K satellite to support Beijing Games
China Media Group is planning to launch what it calls the world's first 4K+ HD, 24/1 TV channel dedicated to the Winter Games later...
M2A Media, InSync partner on ‘world first’ cloud-based live frame rate converter
Converter makes it easier for broadcasters to accept content in any frame rate and convert it to a high-performance feed for local output, regardless...
Conviva: European streamers seeing ‘spinning wheel of death’ less often
According to company's latest report, in Q2 2021 video start failures were down 12 per cent in Europe overall
Euro 2020 reaches cumulative global audience of 5.2 billion
On average, matches during the tournament reached audiences of more than 100 million fans
Feature: Are independent voices becoming lost in streaming TV shuffle?
Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company of DistroTV, looks at the Covid content collapse, where the streaming market is headed, and...
2020 Paralympics ‘set to break all broadcast viewing records’
Live coverage from 21 disciplines across 19 sports, more than ever before, will be made available to broadcasters by Olympic Broadcasting Services
BT Sport gets into Hype Mode for new Premier League season
New feature includes enhanced graphics around key plays, players and shot speeds
Discovery: More than 372 million viewers across Europe watched Tokyo 2020
Discovery presented Tokyo 2020 in 50 markets in Europe featuring 11 national productions and coverage in 19 languages
SeaChange enables enhanced data analytics with AWS
SeaChange will leverage AWS artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) services to gain a deeper understanding of end-user engagement
Ofcom: Netflix more popular with UK viewers than pay-TV
Broadcast TV’s share of all adults’ total viewing dropped from 67 per cent in 2019 to 61 per cent
Discovery reports three-quarters of a billion streaming minutes during first week of Tokyo 2020
The broadcaster has also reported increases in linear viewing, particularly in the Nordic markets
Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony ‘first mainstream 8K rip on pirate sites’
File, which includes 8K HLG and 22.2 surround sound, appears to have been taken from Japanese broadcaster NHK
Ofcom launches full assessment into BBC Three’s linear return
The assessment now has six months in which to conduct a BCA into the proposed television channel before issuing both a proposed and final...
How the BBC produced Euro 2020 in UHD HDR for iPlayer
For BBC One HD, the feed was downscaled to 1080i25
Harmonic implements public cloud support for Dolby Vision live content delivery
According to Harmonic, implementing Dolby Vision within its VOS and XOS solutions provides operators with the ability to deliver UHD HDR services with a...
Akamai: Euro 2020 final streaming five-times higher than in 2016
Average peak traffic for all 51 tournament matches was 17.5 Tbps, which Akamai said is more than four times higher than the 4.1 Tbps...
Belgium’s RTBF OTT platform served over 12 million personalised ads during Euro 2020
Smart AdServer's adtech solution for live OTT ad break management and ad-decisioning enabled the broadcaster display personalised ads to more than 100,000 viewers, in...