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Insight TV showcases 4K SVoD service

Insight TV, a producer and broadcaster of travel and extreme sports genres in ultra HD, will unveil its new 4K SVoD platform at MIPTV. The platform is available via its…

US pay-TV sheds 795K subs in 2016

According to findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 795,000 net video…

Netflix “not worried” by Trump’s anti neutrality

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he’s “not too worried” about FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s intent to eliminate the Title II regulations that guarantee net neutrality for US consumers. Speaking at…

YouView player update for UKTV Play

UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV has launched a new player on hybrid platform YouView for its fast-growing TV on demand service UKTV Play. YouView viewers will have access to the significantly-updated…

Mobile devices drive AVoD viewing  

According to the findings of the Q4 2016 Global Video Index from video monetisation specialist Ooyala, mobile devices attract the most video views for advertising video-on-demand (AVoD) services with global…

Spain climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index

Spain climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released February data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience. Bolstered by speed gains,…

Access trumps ownership for UK home entertainment

Access trumps ownership for UK home entertainment

The digital revolution in the entertainment business has reached a new tipping point with Britons now spending nearly 80 per cent of their expenditure on entertainment online, according to the…

Analyst: Chinese SVoD market huge growth potential

According to Michael Boreham, Senior Consultant at Futuresource Consulting, SVoD uptake in China is being driven by the younger consumer group, with the market having huge potential for growth driven…

BBC Player launches in Malaysia

BBC Player launches in Malaysia

BBC Worldwide – the commercial arm of the Corporation has launched BBC Player in Malaysia, the second country to receive the service following its successful launch in Singapore in 2016.…

Netflix, Amazon backing higher-res tech

Netflix, Amazon backing higher-res tech

Amazon and Netflix are not only acquiring documentaries and films, but are also heavily involved in producing their own content using UHD technologies, according to a white paper – 4K…