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Kilar unveils web video service Vessel

Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, has revealed further details of web video operation Vessel which aims to provide early access to the web’s best short-form videos through a low-priced subscription service. In a blog post, The First Window for Web Video, Kilar notes that over the past few months, there has been a fair amount […]

Netflix US will lose 30% of subs in 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, Strategy Analytics thoughts begin to turn towards the trends and events that will shape the digital media landscape in the coming year. In a new report, Top Ten Digital Media Predictions for 2015, Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies (DMS) service highlights the trends and events that will shape OTT video, cloud gaming, digital music, […]

UltraViolet hits 20m accounts


As 2014 draws to a close, digital content ownership ecosystem UltraViolet has revealed that the year saw significant milestones for consumer and industry adoption being achieved, allowing it to solidifying its integral position in the Home Entertainment landscape. As of December 2014, UltraViolet attracted more than 20 million consumer accounts, with over 100 million rights. It also amassed more than […]

Wimbledon denies pay-TV reports


The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) – organiser of the Wimbledon Open Tennis tournament – has refuted suggestions in the UK media that coverage of the tournament is set to be shared between the BBC and BT, which would result in Wimbledon being shown on pay-TV In a statement, the AELTC said it “confirms categorically “that there is no […]

Hulu expands Disney deal

US streaming service Hulu is expanding its premium content line-u by signing a new, expanded content deal with Disney-ABC Television. The new licensing agreement which gives Hulu the VoD rights to shows including Resurrection, Mistresses, and Lifetime’s Devious Maids. Hulu said the deal also includes over 750 library episodes of other titles, such as Melissa & Joey, Alias, Army Wives, […]

NBCUniversal launches TV Everywhere campaign

NBCUniversal is launching an overarching cross-portfolio consumer marketing campaign spanning 14 cable networks and brands to bring awareness and engagement to the media and entertainment company’s TV Everywhere initiative. From drama and comedy to sports and news, viewers will be reminded how they can ‘Watch TV without the TV’, which the company says is a bold tagline that simultaneously embraces […]

Roku confirms Comcast HBO GO and Showtime Anytime


Streaming media platform Roku has confirmed that just in time for the holidays, Comcast has been added to the list of participating television providers that support HBO GO and Showtime Anytime on Roku devices. This long-awaited feature is now available to Xfinity TV customers. According to Roku, its customers say they get more value out of their pay-TV subscriptions when they […]

Bravo and Telemundo apps on Xbox One

NBCUniversal continues to add new products to its TV Everywhere offering with the rollout of Bravo Now and Telemundo Now on the Xbox One in the US, joining USA Now and Syfy Now. Fans of NBCUniversal’s premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand Bravo Media, and the definitive Hispanic mainstay Telemundo, will have access to authenticated content the day after air, along […]

Premier League rights might cost 60% more

A report from investment bank Berenberg says there is a “likelihood of substantial cost inflation in the Premier League rights auction…[and we] include 60 per cent cost inflation in our estimates”. The report – The Final Countdown – advises clients to “SELL” their Sky shares ahead of what is anticipates will be a fall from today’s share price of about […]

BT TV launches Sky Sports on YouView


BT TV will offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 on its YouView boxes effective immediately, following its successful application for interim relief at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The news means that BT TV will be able to enhance its sports channel line-up on YouView boxes, adding Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 to its existing offering of BT Sport, […]

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