Two Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) in the US have launched the first commercial linear Ultra HD services to cable and IPTV subscriber homes using SES’s satellite-delivered, pre-packaged, Ultra HD solution.
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled to shut down unauthorised digital streaming and distribution by the providers of the Shava and Cres TV set-top boxes and awarded more than $25 million in damages.
According to the NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast, by the end of 2019, 238 million installed devices are expected to be connected to the internet and able to deliver apps to TVs, representing 59% growth from 2015 to 2019.
59% of pay-TV subscribers in US broadband households are bothered by the fact that advertisers use their personal viewing data to push personalized ads to them, according to Parks Associates.
Sling TV has become the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on LG Electronics’ line-up of smart TVs.
A US federal court has ruled that the owners of the Lool IPTV service unlawfully streamed international television channels to users in the US in violation of rights held by DISH.
Altice USA, the US arm of Altice, filed plans for an initial public offering Tuesday, a prospect that could end up valuing the company at more than $20 billion.
The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP)and Nagra have entered into an expanded agreement to bring a new generation of anti-piracy technology and services to broadcasters and distributors of international and multicultural content.
SES has entered in a collaborative agreement with Verizon aimed at driving the take-up of Ultra HD services by Verizon Fios subscribers in the US.
The Walt Disney Company board of directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract as chairman and CEO to July 2, 2019.