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A1 Austria launches its Zappware-powered A1 Xplore TV on Fire TV, marking its first...

A1 Austria has made its A1 Xplore TV service available on Fire TV in Austria – the first time that the Pay TV offering...

FOX Sports and EVS break down the barriers to super slow-motion replays with cloud...

The bar has been raised for slow-motion replays, with FOX Sports pioneering the use of a solution that uses AI in the cloud to generate super-slow motion replays cost-effectively, including where they would simply not have been possible before. It works with virtually every camera angle because the high frame rate is created on-demand rather than natively. The broadcaster says the technology provides an extra visual wow factor to its productions.

Peach launches “truly convergent” video ad workflow management platform for linear TV and digital...

Peach has launched what it describes as a new and truly convergent video offering that caters for linear TV and digital video distribution in one place. It provides the ability to instantly create files in the right format for online, social, TV, VOD, DSPs, ad servers and more, all with broadcast-grade QC. The platform guarantees all ads arrive at their destinations in perfect condition, the vendor says, and the solution comes with 24/7 support from specialists around the world.

Study suggests 14% of UK connected TV viewers taking SVOD would swap a subscription...

A representative survey of UK consumers shows that 80% have their television connected to the Internet and of these, 63% pay for an SVOD service, 45% use a BVOD service and 20% use an AVOD platform. Among SVOD users, 14% are interested in replacing an SVOD service with AVOD. 59% of connected TV users say they prefer personalised ads that are relevant to their individual interests on this screen– with the figure rising to 66% among the 15-24 age group.

Connected TV World Summit 2021: agenda published and first speakers revealed

Liberty Global, Discovery, ITV, ViacomCBS, Proximus, Swisscom, KPN and Crunchyroll are among the early speakers announced for Connected TV World Summit, the TV transformation strategy conference. The agenda is now published and includes a look at next-generation aggregation and especially how we make apps, direct-to-consumer and onboarding work for everyone. Analysts discuss the impact of D2C studio services on the content ecosystem, and argue that Tizen, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV will slowly replace Pay TV and FTA platforms.

Pubmatic and Samba TV join forces to help global brands target hard-to-reach audiences

Samba TV’s extensive first-party data, which is gathered from Smart TVs and includes insights on viewing behaviour across broadcast and streaming, is being integrated...

Finecast expands its addressable TV audience pool to include Roku, Rakuten and Pluto

Finecast, which helps advertisers define and run targeted advertising campaigns across broadcast and streaming environments, has ‘onboarded’ four new inventory supply partners as it...

DAZN’s Serie A win will mean less broadcasting and more streaming

DAZN’s rights triumph in Italy, which means the streaming sports service will be the new home of Serie A, is perhaps the best example yet of a born-digital service taking domestic sports from an ‘incumbent’ Pay TV provider. It also means ultra-premium live sport will migrate from satellite to broadband, and this partly explains the close collaboration between DAZN and TIM, whose fixed network is making ultra-fast broadband available even into the heart of rural Italy.

Anti-piracy is the $28 billion no-brainer, as Ampere Analysis study shows pirate users can...

The television industry is sitting on a $28 billion bonanza and has to become more determined to shut down pirate sports services in order to access it. A study of 6,000 sports fans by the analyst firm Ampere Analysis asked what it would take to get piracy users to convert to legal services. 74% of the sports fans are willing to switch from illegal streams if a legitimate alternative is available and if the illegal streams become unreliable.

The future of streaming television: leading media companies outline their strategies at Videoscape Europe...

Videoscape Europe features a strong speaker line-up to address the challenges and opportunities as media owners put streaming front-and-centre. This strategy conference is free to watch online this Thursday, March 25. There are senior executives from NBCU, ITV, Orange France, Discovery, ViacomCBS, NLziet, AMC Networks, Twitter, Corus Entertainment, Cinedigm Corp, Revry, Rakuten Advertising, Marquee TV, Struum, Foxuum, Ampere Analysis, Omdia, TV 2 Denmark, Elisa Eesti, Havas Media Group and others.

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