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Leichtman Research: 74% of US homes have a connected TV device

Some 74% of US television homes now have at least one internet-connected TV device, with 31% of adults in these homes using them daily to watch video content, according to Leichtman Research.

RDK Management claims 50 million device deployments

RDK Management revealed at ANGA COM this week that more than 50 million devices powered by its RDK software have now been deployed worldwide. It also said that the RDK community has expanded to more than 400 companies.

Discovery leads FloSports’ US$47m funding round

US sports streaming service, FloSports, has raised a US$47 million Series C funding round, led by Discovery. WWE and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments also participated in the round, which FloSports plans to use to continue striking sports rights partnerships.

Apple previews tvOS 13 update

Apple has previewed tvOS 13, the software update for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD that is due to roll-out for free to customers this autumn. The updated operating system includes a new home screen, multi-user functionality and support for Apple Arcade.

TiVo appoints former Weather Channel boss as new CEO

TiVo has appointed Dave Shull, who was most recently CEO of The Weather Channel in the US, as its new Chief Executive Officer. The move comes after TiVo announced last month plans to separate its Product and IP Licensing businesses into two independent companies.

AirTies partners with Croatian operator Iskon

AirTies has struck a deal to provide Deutsche Telekom Group-owned operator Iskon with in-home WiFi solutions, designed to improve performance, visibility and customer support. The...

Roku to discuss how it helps media owners monetise services with subscriptions and advertising

Roku is one of the most important born-digital media companies, and at Videoscape Europe Yulia Poltorak, Director International Content Distribution at the company, will discuss its role as a distribution platform and content aggregator, including the value-add it offers streaming services who are ‘onboarded’ within its service. Delegates will hear how the company is helping subscription streamers offer promotional content outside the pay-wall, as the free/paid model evolves.

ANGA COM opens next week with its rare combination of major exhibition and conference...

ANGA COM 2019 opens its doors in Cologne next week (Tuesday June 4 to Thursday June 6), providing one of the few opportunities in...

YouTube uses machine learning to condense long-form ads into six-seconds

The new editing tool ingests an existing creative, picks out high-impact moments, and within minutes organises them into a new short-form ad suitable for digital environments. Grubhub is one of the first companies to use the technology, creating six and 13-second ads. Even major advertisers could use Bumper Machine to get inspiration before creating their own short ads from scratch.

Mediatel hires Steven Scaffardi to head up events business

As the company gears up for further growth, Mediatel has appointed Steven Scaffardi in the new role of Head of Events. Scaffardi has over...

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