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Shazam surpasses 100m active users


Shazam has revealed it now has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users, a 34 per cent increase year-over-year. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month. This user base ‘Shazams’ more than 20 million times per day. “Shazam is evolving […]

Australia: BBC content on Google Play

BBC Worldwide content is to be made available to purchase on download from the Google Play platform in Australia. Shows including Doctor Who, Frozen Planet and Sherlock will be available. Individual episodes will cost A$2.99 (€2.09), with entire seasons offered to consumers via the download-to-own platform. More titles will be added on a regular basis. “Making the BBC’s content more […]

Robust solutions essential for multiscreen adoption

A Parks Associates white paper has examined the new direction for multiscreen services and the overall role of the operator. The research examines the impact that the proliferation of new devices and multiscreen features has had on the evolution of the TV landscape and highlights how a strategic, planned design approach will allow operators to retain audience loyalty and generate […]

CSM launches PremierLeaguePass in Asia


Coliseum Sports Media (CSM) announced its launch its online platform, which showcases the Barclays Premier League, in Taiwan – marking its début in the Asian market. Powered by the Neulion Sports Platform, the new digital destination will provide quality coverage of Premier League action. Football fans in Taiwan can look forward to coverage of all 380 games live and […]

Screen Engine acquires ASI

Market research agency Screen Engine has confirmed the acquisition of ASI Entertainment, the company that pioneered dial testing research for television programming. The combined entity will become one of the largest US entertainment research firms. Screen Engine will continue to focus primarily on film related research, and ASI, which will now be known as Screen Engine/ASI, will service the television […]

Poland: TVN, Bloomberg video partnership


TVN Media and the Bloomberg Content Service have formed an agreement to distribute Bloomberg Media’s video content to thousands of media organisations across Poland via TVN’s x-news service. The videos, focused on Europe’s key economic issues and technology and luxury sectors, are translated into Polish and can be used for television as well as web and mobile experiences. “Our partnership […]

Piksel launches SaaS-based video platform

Piksel, a global provider of video monetisation software and solutions, has confirmed the launch of the Piksel Video Platform. This advanced broadcast-quality, multi-screen solution enables content owners, aggregators and distributors to quickly launch OTT offerings to consumers without having to invest in a static platform. Built on a SaaS (software-as-a-service) business model, the Piksel Video Platform be demonstrated at IBC […] on PS4

Sony Computer Entertainment Polska and Polish broadcaster TVN, the owner of VoD service, have launched the application on PlayStation4 system. A dedicated application for PlayStation4 consoles allows free online access to an extensive on-demand collection of TV series and programmes. is the first Polish multimedia service to be launched on PS4. The application will allow […]

Arqiva deploys Thomson encoder

Thomson Video Networks has announced that UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has deployed the ViBE EM4000 HD/SD encoder with the next-generation Flextream statistical multiplexer. Three new ViBE EM4000 platforms now provide DVB-T/T2 video compression for the latest upgrade of the Arqiva Digital Terrestrial TV Platform, enabling Arqiva Services to launch new TV channels on its existing multiplex […]

Stopping Premier League piracy “impossible”


A leading IT expert believes the Premier League will probably not be able to stop fans illegally uploading videos of goals and has questioned whether it would be legally possible. The Premier League has warned fans it is clamping down on Vines and Tweets of goals after thousands of users spread videos of goals on social media during the summer’s […]

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