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  • HBO/HBO Max shine for WarnerMedia
    by Chris Dziadul on 23 July 2021 at 11:31

    Another strong quarter for WarnerMedia’s HBO/HBO Max has resulted in AT&T raising its global year-end subscriber forecast for the services to 70-73 million. In its latest set of results, AT&T says that WarnerMedia saw a total of 2.8 million domestic HBO Max and HBO subscriber additions in […]

  • Plume surpasses 1bn devices
    by Chris Dziadul on 23 July 2021 at 11:18

    Plume now has over 1 billion devices managed by its cloud controllers globally. Alongside this announcement, it has also released data and insights into smart home trends resulting from increases in the number of devices, types of devices, hours used and data used across smart homes. These are as […]

  • Vodafone loses German TV subs
    by Chris Dziadul on 23 July 2021 at 11:03

    Vodafone lost 75,000 TV customers in Germany in the quarter ending June 30. While it also lost 4,000 in Spain, it gained 4,000 in Italy, 15.000 in Portugal and 38,000 in other European markets. All told, it lost 22,000 in Europe, excluding VodafoneZiggo in the Netherlands, in the quarter. Again […]

  • Fininvest increases stake in Mediaset
    by Chris Dziadul on 23 July 2021 at 10:30

    Fininvest has acquired 5% of the share capital of Mediaset held directly by Vivendi. The transaction was at a price of €2.70 a share, or around €160 million, taking into account the ex-dividend date and the dividend payment, which took place on July 19 and July 21 respectively. It also marks […]

  • Freesat 4K boxes pass DTG and CAI verification scheme
    by Jörn Krieger on 23 July 2021 at 09:59

    UK DTH platform Freesat has become the latest company to have satellite receivers pass the European-wide assurance scheme for TV and satellite distribution equipment known as the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS). Its UHD 4X 500 and UHD X receivers passed the test specification, […]

  • Sky Q to offer live sport in HDR
    by Chris Dziadul on 23 July 2021 at 06:56

    The UK’s Sky Q is adding High Dynamic Range (HDR) to Ultra HD for the first time on live sport this summer. The move marks Sky’s latest step in its ambition to make HDR the new standard for home entertainment. From today (Friday, July 23) viewers can watch the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Sky

  • Russia’s Match TV wins Premier League
    by Chris Dziadul on 23 July 2021 at 05:42

    Gazprom Media-owned Match TV has become the exclusive distributor of the English Premier League (EPL) in Russia. The agreement between the two parties, which has been described as long term in nature, covers both TV broadcasting and digital products and start from the 2022-2023 season. Commenting […]

  • Chris Dziadul Reports: Focus on TVN
    by Chris Dziadul on 23 July 2021 at 05:33

    TVN has been a mainstay of Polish broadcasting for almost a quarter of a century. Launched in October 1997 as a joint venture between CME and the local company ITI TV Holdings, it quickly established itself in a market already served by publicly owned TVP and Zygmunt Solorz’s Polsat and today […]

  • Samba TV unveils real-time TV ratings
    by Jörn Krieger on 22 July 2021 at 23:41

    Samba TV has launched an interactive analytics dashboard offering real-time analysis of TV viewership across the world, starting with the US, UK, Germany and Australia. The Real-time TV Viewership Dashboard shows users which channels and programmes are being watched in their city or country on […]

  • Czech Prima widens VOD offer
    by Chris Dziadul on 22 July 2021 at 17:13

    The Czech national broadcaster Prima has launched a new on demand platform. Named Prima Pauza and produced in cooperation with, it offers short length videos and is aimed at young and busy users who do not have time to watch entire shows, as well as Prima viewers who are interested in […]