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.
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.
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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
Join Us for Streaming Forum Connect on 5 October
We'll talk latency, OTT workflows, and live streaming next week with speakers from ITV, PUSH.live, Nordic Entertainment Group, and more.
ITV Moves Simulcast Channel Delivery to the Cloud
UK's largest commercial broadcaster offers six linear channels on the ITV Hub app, delivering them directly to third-party distribution partners like Amazon Prime
Younger Viewers Are Embracing Co-Viewing Apps
Both third-party co-viewing apps and co-viewing features built in to OTT apps are finding favor with younger viewers
Telstra Announces Acquisition of MediaCloud
Telstra expands global broadcast capabilities and OTT workflow functionality with MediaCloud acquisition
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JW Player Acquires VUALTO
Acquisition of DRM provider strengthens JW Player's position in the market