Below you will find solutions to a wide range of issues that the broadcasting industry currently faces as well as StreamVX case studies from the business sectors that the company operates in. So whether you are a CEO, CTO, CFO or in middle management, you will find expert information that may well help you in making astute decisions for your company.
December 8, 2023
Michelle Rowland, Minister for Communications in the Australian Government, announced regulations on 29 November that will require manufacturers of smart TVs to make it easy for users to find channels from local broadcasters (including the ABC, SBS and commercial networks) when they turn them on. The new law requires TV manufacturers to preload iview, SBS On Demand, 9 Now, 7Plus and 10 Play on all smart TVs sold in Australia. The main purpose of the introduction of the new regulation is to ensure that these applications cannot be unfairly hidden in the user interface. They are designed to be as visible as the apps of major players such as Netflix or Disney+.
December 1, 2023
Star Wars television, having been experimented with, has become a Franchise within a Franchise. The launch of the Disney+ platform in 2019 and the success of its original action series centered on the Star Wars universe, particularly ‘The Mandalorian’, may have brought significant benefits, but have they been as expected? Have they overdone it with the number of titles produced around the series from the intergalactic universe?
November 24, 2023
After a 41-year hiatus, Formula 1’s drivers returned to the Las Vegas Street Circuit. The last races in Las Vegas were held in 1981 and 1982. The city itself, and the traffic within it, has been rebuilt for months in preparation for this year's F1 Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the weekend's F1 Grand Prix was, according to many locals, a disaster, not only financially but also in terms of safety.
November 17, 2023
The Walt Disney Company has completed a deal to buy a 33% stake in Hulu from Comcast for at least $8.6 billion. Disney, as the sole owner of Hulu, will therefore be able to count on 48 million subscribers to the service. At a recent investor meeting, Bob Iger, managing director of the Disney Group, outlined the plan to launch a combined app for Disney+ and Hulu.
November 10, 2023
The NBA wants to sell the league's broadcasting rights for up to $75 billion! When you're talking about that kind of money, I'm not surprised that all the media attention is focused on this transaction and this deal. This deal could completely change the US sports broadcasting market.
November 2, 2023
The global TV and streaming video market is expected to be worth USD 700 billion by 2023, of which USD 164 billion will be invested in programming. The data was presented at one of the biggest TV conferences at Mipcom by Tim Westcott, Omdia's research analyst for digital content and channels. This amount is based not only on advertising revenues and subscriptions, but also on revenues from the public sector.
October 27, 2023
The return of Iger as a director, which was supposed to improve the situation at Disney, has not produced the results that investors had hoped for. A series of slip-ups and failures is said to have overwhelmed the 72-year-old director. Disney's shares are now down 9%, confirming the problems facing the company, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
October 20, 2023
Max will replace HBO Max in 22 European countries in spring 2024. After a few months, the platform will also be launched in Belgium and France. The change was announced at MIPCOM in Cannes by Gerhard Zeiler, head of international affairs for Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), and Leah Hooper Rosa, vice-president of WBD and head of streaming for the group's EMEA region.
October 13, 2023
As part of its latest plans, telecoms regulator Ofcom wants to impose regulations on online TV channels to protect young viewers from harmful content. A change in the law will protect children and vulnerable viewers and give them the opportunity to complain to Ofcom.
October 11, 2023
During the Grand Gala of the 50th International Conference and Exhibition of the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications "Tytanowe Oko" (Titanium Eye) statuettes and special awards of the "Złota PIKE" (Golden PIKE) Chapter were presented.