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Half of Brits won’t pay extra to avoid ads on streaming service

Netflix's ad-supported tier and cost-of-living crisis place uncertainty on peoples' willingness to pay more for streaming service subscriptions

Survey: Enterprise Video

Annual survey of enterprise video asks readers to update us on use of video in the workplace

Comcast Urges Advertisers to Buy into FAST

In a report designed to focus advertiser attention on its own FAST service Xumo, Comcast finds that FAST penetration has more than doubled year-over-year. 

Voting is Open for the 2022 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards

Cast your vote today in the Streaming Media European Innovation Awards. Voting closes 25 July.

SVODs Target Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

As more OTT services begin to look to the region as an expansion point, CEE's SVOD subscriber base is projected to grow over 60% from 2020 to 2022, primarily driven by Netflix. This strong growth is forecast to continue into the future, supported by the launch of new services including SkyShowtime and the steady improvement of broadband availability.

M&A in Media and Telecoms Hits Record $469 Billion in Teeth of Recession

Despite increasing interest rates, the stock market decline in the tech sector and a potential recession, M&A business among media and telcos is heating up.

Live Streaming Carbon Cuts Are Working, But There's More to Be Done: Blackbird Report

TV production's carbon output in the UK dropped by more than half in 2021, and though some of that is due to production shutdowns, there are clear signs that industry efforts to become more sustainable are working. Still, there's a long way to go, according to a new report from Blackbird.

Survey: The Business Value of Real-Time Streaming

Real-time streaming at global scale has long been the holy grail for live delivery, and a new Streaming Media survey looks to gain insight into both the current state of real-time streaming and where it's headed in the near future, particularly for sports and betting.

BT Sport Moves Further Towards 8K Broadcasts

BT Sport delivers first live 8K broadcast of a top-tier sporting event into the home, a broadcast of the Saracens v Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match on March 26.

Take the Spring 2022 State of Streaming Survey

Every 6 months, we gauge the state of the streaming industry with a survey looking at monetization, audience sizes, video quality choices, and more. Take the survey and be entered into a drawing for an Oculus Quest 2.

Western Europe OTT Revenues to Hit $45 Billion in 2027

UK will lead the way with $4 billion, followed by Germany, France, and Italy, according to new projections from Digital TV Research

BT and EE Unveil New Sports and Arts Experiences Using 5G and XR

Project supported by The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport as part of 5G Create programme to develop new use cases and 5G technical capabilities

MPEG LA VVC Licensing Terms: What Do They Mean for the Streaming Industry?

Who's contributing to the two VVC patent pools, and will the combined royalties accelerate or discourage adoption? We sat down with two industry experts and the CEOs of both MPEG LA and Access Advance to get their insights.

MPEG LA Announces VVC Licensing Terms

The terms are out—20 cents per unit for hardware/paid software and 5 cents per unit for free software—but there's lots of fine print and plenty of questions remain, including those about the contributors that aren't in either the MPEG LA pool or the Access Advance pool.

MediaKind and Arqiva Launch Fully Managed Video Service

The collaboration brings together MediaKind's cloud native encoding, multiplexing and packaging and life cycle management with Arqiva's experience in managed service delivery spanning integration, monitoring and connectivity services.

24i Unveils Mod Studio, a New Unified Product Portfolio

Mod Studio offers both entry-level and customizable solutions for programmers and distributors to quickly and easily launch OTT services and channels

CTV is Most Valuable Ad Format, Integral Ad Science Report Finds

Connected television is emerging as the most viewable of all advertising formats, reaching 93.2% of their intended targets

Global SVOD Subscriptions to Reach 1.6 Billion by 2026: Digital TV Research

Disney+, Netflix, and Amazon will lead the way outside of China, where Tencent will grow to almost 100 million subscribers

Dutch Team Launches CDN Alliance

The new industry alliance sets out to bring industry competitors together to work on common challenges, as well as be the "voice" of the content delivery industry for the world. The alliance launched this week, and is open for new memberships for both individuals and organizations.

Swedish Ultra-Low-Latency CDN Provider Raises $1.6 Million USD

Company will use the funds to accelerate development of its CDN product Vindral in the next 18 months