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Taiwan launches English-language channel with eye on US expansion - Digital TV Europe

Taiwan has launched an English-language TV channel at a time when the Chinese state is attempting to assert dominance over the island. The channel, TaiwanPlus, is backed by the Taiwanese government and provides a range of news, lifestyle and entertainment content. It initially began operating as an online streaming platform in 2021, but has now …

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Metaverse device usage to surge - Digital TV Europe

The number of ‘metaverse’ devices will double over the next two years. According to Strategy Analytics latest forecast, the installed base of VR and AR headsets will surge from 50 million in 2022 to more than 100 million in 2024. By 2027, the company predicts that the number of metaverse devices in use will approach …

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DPP to become independent organisation - Digital TV Europe

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is set to become an independent organisation, with founding members BBC, ITV and C4 relinquishing their board positions. The body was founded in 2015 with a mission statement to accelerate the transition of the media industry to file-based digital working. It has since become an international membership organisation for the …

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Vodafone confirms merger talks with Three - Digital TV Europe

Vodafone has confirmed it is in talks with CK Hutchison over a merger of its business with UK mobile operator Three. The British group said that the merger would aid in the acceleration of 5G roll-out to the country while expanding broadband connectivity. The merged entity would be 51% owned by Vodafone, with Hutchison owning …

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Roku enables four-screen measurement in Nielsen Total Ad Ratings - Digital TV Europe

Roku has announced a partnership with Nielsen to enable four-screen measurement for the first time across traditional TV, connected TV, desktop, and mobile in Nielsen Total Ad Ratings. This will allow marketers running ads with Roku to deduplicate campaign reach and frequency across all four screens in the home, Nielsen said. Nielsen Four-Screen Ad Deduplication …

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Ukraine’s Volia adds Setanta Sports channels to line-up - Digital TV Europe

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has expanded its sports offering to consumers by adding Setanta Sports’ services to its line-up. Volia will include Setanta Sports 1 and Setanta Sports+ in its content line-up. The channels offer some 5,000 live sports broadcasts a year, with sports content including English Premier League and German Bundesliga football, as well …

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Amazon launches ‘best Fire TV streaming media player yet’ - Digital TV Europe

Amazon has revealed a pair of product upgrades to its streaming devices. The largest of the upgrades comes with the third generation Fire TV Cube. Described by the company as “Amazon’s best Fire TV streaming media player yet”, the latest Cube features a new octa-core 2.0 GHz processor that makes it 20% more powerful than …

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Ex-France Télécom chief Lombard convicted but with reduced sentence on appeal - Digital TV Europe

Didier Lombard, the former president and CEO of Orange/France Télécom, has been sentenced to one year in prison, suspended, on appeal for his role in the human resources scandal that engulfed the company in the 2000s. The Paris Court of Appeal reduced Lombard’s sentence from one year in prison with eight months suspended, to which …

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Warner Bros. Discovery CEO insists company is not courting sale - Digital TV Europe

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) CEO David Zaslav has denied that the newly merged company is for sale, amid recent cost-cutting measures and mass staff layoffs. WBD has been undergoing extensive restructuring since Discovery completed its $43bn merger with WarnerMedia in April, since when the media giant has been seeking to make $3bn in savings. Its share price …

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Omdia: 60% of Netflix subs will be on ad-supported tier - Digital TV Europe

Three out of five Netflix subscribers will be on the streamer’s ad-supported tier by 2027, according to research outfit Omdia. Omdia estimates that by that date nearly 60% of global Netflix subscribers will be on the ad-supported tier. This change will happen through a combination of new subscriber acquisition and downgrading of existing subscribers to …