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Digital fortnights will focus on the future of advertising and streaming

Mediatel Events has announced a series of digital content fortnights focused on the future of advertising and the future of streaming, each one populated with live webcasts and one-day streamed thought-leadership (virtual) conferences, as a response to the coronavirus lockdowns and social distancing. Videonet will be one of the key media partners supporting the initiative and will publish a series of interviews, opinion pieces and reports around the different topics.

Even moderate GDP growth reductions will hurt Pay TV 18 months down the line,...

Ampere Analysis has modelled the potential impact of COVID-19 on Pay TV operators and it points to accelerated cord-cutting in the long-term in favour of lower cost subscription OTT products, regardless of any short-term boost to television consumption. The problem, of course, is the likelihood of reduced GDP growth. In recessions, Pay TV is usually affected 12-24 months after the initial economic shock.

ANGA COM is postponed to June 2021 due to coronavirus

ANGA COM Exhibition & Conference, which was scheduled for mid-May, has been postponed to next year due to coronavirus and related directions from relevant...

A1 Xplore TV goes live in Austria as A1 Telekom Austria Group uses unified...

A1 Telekom Austria Group has created a unified video backoffice and UX for different countries, covering IPTV and DVB-C networks and different devices including set-top boxes, mobile and Chromecast. The service includes onboarded OTT content. Zappware provides the technology that underpins the multi-market solution.

Caching specialist enables content delivery speeds in excess of 150Gbps from a single server...

The ability to reach content delivery speeds in excess of 150Gbps from a single server/instance is considered a significant moment for IP content delivery given the growing demands for streaming video, which could be turbo-charged by 5G. Varnish Software has achieved the throughput with native TLS support in the latest release of its Varnish 6.0 software.

Samba TV’s ACR-enabled viewership data is now in the AWS cloud for easier analysis...

Samba TV provides representative viewership data from over 20 million homes in the U.S., based on insights from smart TVs with automatic content recognition. Meanwhile, the newly launched AWS Data Exchange makes it easy for AWS customers to find and use third-party data in the cloud. The two have been integrated – making it easier for third-parties to harness this valuable marketing dataset.

Trials demonstrate the potential for a generational Wi-Fi upgrade with Wi-Fi 6E

6 GHz spectrum could be opened up for unlicensed Wi-Fi use to provide more capacity than all the other Wi-Fi bands put together and support throughput speeds equivalent to 5G, with very low latency. The WBA has announced the results of its first-phase Wi-Fi 6E trials in San Jose, proving it can support industrial applications. In-home and underground transport tests will follow.

OTT churn rose by a quarter between 2018 and 2019, according to Parks Associates

The churn rate among all OTT services increased by one-quarter in the space of a year, comparing 2019 to 2018 figures, according to the...

Finecast targets the Canadian TV market with new launch

GroupM, the media investment group of WPP, today announced the Canadian launch of Finecast, a addressable TV company that enables advertisers to precision target...

Disney+ will be available on Sky Q set-top boxes and via NOW TV

The two television giants have signed a deal that will see the Disney+ direct-to-consumer streaming service made available for purchase on Sky Q set-top boxes and then, within the next few months, on Sky’s Pay Lite service NOW TV. The deal also includes the first pay window for 20th Century titles, meaning that existing Sky Cinema subscribers will continue to access movies from that studio.

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