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Advocacy group: ‘SVoD services unsafe for children’

Advocacy group: ‘SVoD services unsafe for children’

In a new study of the top US streaming video platforms and content providers, the Parents Television Council – a non-partisan education organisation advocating responsible entertainment – found that children…

Australians streaming 1.5bn mins of TV each month

Flexible TV viewing is on the rise, with 6.9 million Australians streaming more than 1.5 billion minutes of catch-up and live streaming content in the past month, according to the…

BritBox comes to Amazon Channels

BritBox comes to Amazon Channels

BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) streaming service from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, which launched exclusively in the US earlier…

UKTV Play for Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland is adding UKTV Play to its catalogue of catch up services. UKTV channels Dave, W, Gold and Alibi will now be available through the operator’s On Demand…

Analyst: ‘Skinny’ more lucrative than traditional packages

There’s more money to go around in the skinny pay-TV bundle than in traditional US pay-TV packages, making the switch to ‘virtual’ pay-TV potentially lucrative for channels, according to the…

Analyst: Binge viewing is pervasive

According to new research, Binge Viewing – A Consumer Snapshot, from The Diffusion Group (TDG), the phenomenon – viewing more than one episode of a TV series back to back –…

Samsung TV PLUS UHD, HDR content for Europe

Samsung TV PLUS UHD, HDR content for Europe

Samsung Electronics has expanded its premium Smart TV content service TV PLUS in Europe. The service will grant access to Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content for…

Disney to launch streaming service

Disney to launch streaming service

In a move that will eventually see it end its distribution agreement with Netflix, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire majority ownership of direct-to-consumer streaming technology and marketing…

Chinese children choose CBeebies

Chinese children choose CBeebies

Following the success of Sherlock and Planet Earth II in China, CBeebies programming is the latest British cultural export to be taking the country by storm. Increasing numbers of Chinese…

Australia: SVoD subscribers up 30%

Australia: SVoD subscribers up 30%

Subscription video on demand (SVoD) services delivered over the Internet continue to feed Australians’ appetite for entertainment with subscriptions reaching 3.7 million at the end of June 2017, a year-on-year…