Service List Registry offers simple service selection

A new system to integrate online and broadcast audiovisual services promises to provide a coherent, consistent, and convenient user experience across different screens. Launching at DVB World in Brussels, the online Service List Registry based on the open DVB-I standard aims to simplify service selection on any screen, giving users choice, convenience, and control.
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Disney+ gains subscribers worldwide

Disney+ has 137.7 million subscribers worldwide, with almost a third of them in the United States and Canada. Half of all Disney+ subscribers are adults without kids. The company says it is on track to reach 230 million to 260 million Disney+ subscribers within a couple of years. It is planning to offer an advertising supported subscription offering in the United States by the end of 2022 and internationally the following year. As well as offering a lower price point, it seems likely that the cost of the offering without advertising will increase.
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ITV bets on ITVX

ITV, the leading commercial television broadcaster in the United Kingdom, has announced ambitious plans to double online viewing, usage, subscribers, and revenues by 2026 through investment in its ITVX online strategy. In the race to grow online viewing, ITV is facing increasing competition from bigger players with bigger budgets.
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Television subscription revenue decline

The number of traditional television subscribers will rise slightly over the next five years, but revenues will decline by a little over 10%. This decimation in revenue hardly amounts to terminal decline. The market is still forecast to be worth $136 billion in 2027, serving over a billion homes worldwide.
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Paramount+ prepares for European launch

Paramount+ is coming to the United Kingdom and Ireland in June, followed by Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria in the second half of the year. It will also launch in South Korea and is coming to India in 2023. The Paramount+ online video service is currently available in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Nordics, and Australia. It has almost 40 million subscribers so far.
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Telstra Fetch partner to provide video platform

Telstra, the Australian telecommunications company, is partnering with former competitor Fetch TV to provide a new platform for Telstra TV and to evolve its home and entertainment proposition. Subject to regulatory approval, the telco will invest around AU$50 million to acquire 51% of Fetch TV and progressively transfer its Telstra TV customers to the platform. Astro Holdings will retain a 49% share of Fetch TV.
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