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VOD:TV set for SA launch

A video-on-demand service is set to make its debut in South Africa. VOD:TV, formed by the SouthTel Group, is promising to offer the latest movies and TV series before Multichoice-owned…

4oD launches on iPad

4oD launches on iPad

Channel 4 has released an iPad app for its 4oD TV catch-up service, joining the BBC and its iPlayer application. The app, which unlike the website will only feature catch-up…

New record for iPlayer live streaming

New record for iPlayer live streaming

March saw a new record for live streaming on BBC’s iPlayer for both TV and radio with 15 per cent of all requests for TV programmes being streamed live. In…

iPlayer on BT Vision

iPlayer on BT Vision

All BT Vision subscribers will be able to access the BBC iPlayer service via their TVs by June says iPlayer product manager Gideon Summerfield. Recently the BBC has released a…

BBC digital chief: Catch-up will not pass 10% by 2015

Ralph Rivera, the BBC’s newly appointed head of digital media, has predicted that catch-up viewing would not surpass the 10 per cent mark by 2015. Speaking at the Guardian Media…

Kabel Deutschland finally launches VOD

Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable operator has launched its VOD offering ‘Select Video’ in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. With this initial launch, approximately 2.3 million households can…

SeeSaw CEO leaves as costs cut

SeeSaw CEO leaves as costs cut

The CEO of SeeSaw, the catch-up TV service run by transmission infrastructure company Arqiva, is leaving. Pierre-Jean Sebert’s exit comes as Arqiva recently merged its three divisions into two. SeeSaw…

Sony help RAI set up first Italian “Catch-up TV”

Italian public broadcaster RAI has signed an agreement with Sony, the first of its type in Italy, for the deployment of Web content within the Bravia Internet Video platform. This…

iPlayer links with VOD partners

iPlayer links with VOD partners

Users of the BBC’s iPlayer service are now able to search for shows from a range of other broadcasters and other on-demand content providers. Through metadata-sharing partnerships, users can now…

Netflix gains and engages viewers

Netflix gains and engages viewers

Online video viewing data for January showed a 45 per cent increase in time spent on video in the US, and underscored that Netflix’s streaming video service continues to build…