Simplestream 6 - Programmatic ads “thriving business model”

April 9, 2021

Programmatic ads “thriving business model”

An overwhelming majority (87.4 per cent) of network service provider (NSP) executives agree that programmatic advertising delivered through smart/connected TVs and/or customer premises equipment (such as set-top boxes) will be an important source of revenue for network service providers and pay-TV operators in Europe.

Mediaset to relaunch VoD platform

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is relaunching its VoD activities this month, with the merger of its two existing platforms, Mediaset Play and Infinity.

Disney+ rollout a success in SE Asia

The rollout of Disney+ in Southeast Asia is going strong, as the streaming platform launched in India in April 2020, followed by Indonesia in September 2020 and more recently Singapore in February 2021. With approximately 30 millions subscribers already (30 per cent of all Disney+ subscribers), Disney surpassed its own previsions.

Rebel to premiere on Disney+

Drama series Rebel – the Erin Brockovich-inspired story starring Katey Sagal – will stream exclusively on Star on Disney+ from May 28th.

Discovery UK sees record Q1 audience

Discovery UK has delivered its strongest ever Q1 in 2021, its 10th consecutive year of Q1 growth; growing its share of adults by 7 per cent year-on-year, up from 4.7 per cent in Q1 2020 to hit 5 per cent.

DAZN mulls IPO

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, is considering an IPO. “If circumstances were right, I can see us tapping the public capital markets or the private capital markets over the next few years,” co-CEO James Rushton told Reuters.