Innovation remains the name of the game among media companies, be it in content with a greater focus on home-grown production, technology in OTT or distribution for rights holders.


Simplestream Put the OTT In IDEAL SYSTEMS’ Enterprise Media Platform

Our Cloud TV platform has been selected by IDEAL Systems, the leading systems architect in Broadcasting, Audio Visual and Media Technology, to  provide the OTT element of its new Enterprise Media Platform. The IDEAL Systems’ Enterprise Media Platform is a white label offering that enables content owners to provide high-quality broadcast and OTT services.


Love Island ‘real hit’ with Virgin customers

Love Island is proving a real hit with Virgin Media TV customers this summer with thousands watching on demand, making it the most viewed daily show.


The ITV2 reality series airs throughout the week and daily requests to catch up on the latest episode – as well as Love Island Unseen bits and Love Island Aftersun – equates to a quarter of all on demand viewing on Virgin Media’s TV platform.


Spain: First live 5G TV

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE has made the first stand-alone TV live transmission using 5G in the country during the broadcasting of a news programme.


Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode so you can watch two shows at once

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed. The feature’s forthcoming launch was first reported by Apple news site 9to5Mac earlier today, following today’s release of new beta software for all of Apple’s operating systems, including tvOS.


Quibi to let show creators on its upcoming streaming service, to launch in April 2020, own and repackage their content after two years

The service will cost users $4.99 a month with advertising and $7.99 without, and will feature about 7,000 pieces of content at launch—including Quick Bites, which are unserialized programming.


UK media consumption at limit

Consumers in the UK are barely increasing their time spent with media, and similar to the rest of the world, time spent with mobile becomes a major driver of digital growth, according to research firm eMarketer.


In 2019, consumers will spend 9 hours, 38 minutes (9:38) with media, a 1-minute increase from last year. That figure will increase by 2 minutes in 2020 before beginning to plateau. Digital media made up 54.7 per cent of time spent, up from 52.4 per cent last year, picking up the slack for declines in traditional media.