Simplestream 6 - Pandemic accelerates broadcasters’ digital migration plans

February 19, 2021

Pandemic accelerates broadcasters’ digital migration plans

The global pandemic had major impacts on the TV industry in 2020, according to content consultancy 3Vision’s annual trends survey. Lockdowns changed audience consumption habits and caused disruption in broadcasting, production and advertising. Covid-19 has been a great accelerator of change in the TV business.

5G in 37% of UK, but only used a fifth of the time

Mobile network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has released the results of its latest nationwide drive test assessing mobile network performance of the four major operators.

BBC Select launches in US, Canada

The service joins BBC’s international channels portfolio in the US that already includes BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First, as well as the BritBox joint venture with ITV.

SPI International launches FilmBox+

FilmBox+ is an evolution of SPI’s FilmBox Live and operates on a new infrastructure that provides enhanced user experience, multiple screen availability and a curated line-up of content spanning movies, TV series, documentaries and more.

IBC planning September live event

Managers of broadcast technology trade show IBC are “hopeful’ that the event will take place as a ‘live’ event on its scheduled dates of September 10th-16th at Amsterdam’s RAI.

More streamers than pay-TV subs

Research from Amdocs Media, a software provider to media and communications companies, into UK consumers’ digital subscriptions has revealed that more people now have an OTT/streaming subscription than a traditional cable/satellite TV subscription.