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4 FuboTV adds AI powered FAST ra dio channels in a first for OTT
The sports-first live TV streaming platform FuboTV has launched 10 fully branded ‘FAST’ channel radio stations in the U.S. as part of its strategy to diversify the entertainment line-up, “and redefine what it means to be a cable TV replacement for the entire family.”
1 ZEE5 Global becomes streaming aggregator for South Asian content
ZEE5 Global has set its sights on being a streaming aggregator for third-party South Asian streaming services in the U.S., and then extending this role to the world. It has introduced ‘Add-ons’ from multiple third-party services, with single log-in and unified billing.
3 DTGs FAST guide highlights potential role for new metadata spec
DTG has released a guide to FAST TV that highlights opportunities for standards to support FAST distribution. Noting the potential role of DVB-I, it also flags the opportunity to develop a metadata specification to support FAST library content search and discovery.
1 HbbTV OpApp improves support for linear channel streaming
HbbTV OpApp now has improved support for rendering IP-delivered linear channels, including enabling regular HbbTV interactive (Red Button) applications to appear alongside IP-delivered linear channels and operator-managed user interface elements.
4 VIDAA brings Utomiks cloud ga mes to its Smart TV platform
Users of Smart TV brands that use the VIDAA OS, including Hisense and Toshiba, will be able to play cloud-based games from the Utomik platform directly on the television set. Games become more accessible, and the move diversifies the VIDAA entertainment collection.
2 Bouygues Telecom saving 94 data with mABR streaming channelsBouygues Telecom is demonstrating the power of multicast ABR, having reduced the bandwidth demands for streaming TV by 94% across a number of channels that have been mABR enabled since May. Early next year mABR will be applied to 30 high-audience channels.
1 World Rugby reaches fans beyond broadcast deals thanks to D2C
The RugbyPass TV streaming service – a partnership between World Rugby and Endeavor Streaming – is being credited with helping World Rugby reach fans directly in markets where broadcast deals for the recent 2023 Rugby World Cup tournament were not in place.
Subscription service leaders support telco super bundling
New research from Bango, which provides a SaaS platform for managing subscriptions, shows that executives at subscription services believe that being part of a multi-service bundling hub – like the ones being provided by telco pioneers – will help grow their business.