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Watchup launches on Xbox 360


Watchup has confirmed that its video aggregator news app is now available on Xbox 360. With Watchup on Xbox 360, users can watch videos from some of the most credible names in news like The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Sky News and CNET, among others, without a cable subscription. “Watchup on Xbox 360 is a dream come true […]

EPIX premium TV app on Chromecast

Premium entertainment network EPIX is launching its EPIX app on Google Chromecast, the latest step in its continued leadership in the expansion of TV Everywhere. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku players. Authenticated subscribers will have streaming access to EPIX’s unmatched, on-demand mix of over 3,000 movies […]

UPC Hungary: 80% YouTube STB take-up

The percentage of available subscribers accessing YouTube via existing STBs in UPC Hungary has risen substantially to 80 per cent, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, UPC Central and Eastern Europe. Addressing delegates at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Jordan admitted that from previous experience, UPC expected something around 30 per cent to 40 per cent of take-up rate. “What […]

Encore and Movieplex on Xbox One

Starz has announced that Encore Play and Movieplex Play, the authenticated online TV Everywhere services for Encore and Movieplex premium subscribers respectively, launched successfully today on Xbox One. The Encore Playand Movieplex Play launches today follow the associated August 2014 debut of Starz Play on Xbox One. All three premium pay TV Everywhere services are also available on Xbox 360, bringing the great user experience […]

UKTV Play launches on PC and YouView

Cable and satellite broadcaster UKTV has launched digital brand UKTV Play on PC and connected on-demand platform YouView. UKTV Play, which celebrated a successful launch on iOS earlier this year, is an intuitively-designed TV application that gives viewers easy access to their favourite shows from UKTV’s popular free-to-air channels, including the UK’s most watched non-PSB channel, Dave and popular entertainment […]

ContentWise boosts Sky Italia personalised discovery

Content personalisation, discovery and recommendations specialist ContentWise has confirmed that Italian pay-TV platform Sky Italia has selected its discovery solution to power personalised recommendations for Sky Online, Sky Italia’s recently-launched online video service. The ContentWise solution enables Sky Italia to offer subscribers of its Sky Online service an intuitive, personalised experience that combines discovery, content recommendations and viewing. It will […]

RTVE launches HbbTV app


Spanish broadcaster RTVE has launched a ‘Red Button’ HbbTV app with Dolby Digital Plus. This is the first HbbTV service from a broadcaster in Europe to deliver its own content in Dolby Digital Plus. RTVE’s HbbTV app will deliver select content in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio including classical music and fictional programmes, such as “Treasure Island” and “Blade Runner.” […]

Aflix storms AfricaCom with Samsung pre-installed Aflix app

African VoD streaming service Aflix is at the 2014 AfricaCom Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa, showcasing its services including a Samsung Smart TV pre-installed Aflix app. Aflix which is on stand 18 at the AfricaCast section at the Exhibition is exploring opportunities provided by the largest technology event of the year to boost the VoD market in Africa, The […]

Watchup raises a further $2.75m


Watchup, the Stanford startup for TV news, has raised a new $2.75 million round led by Tribune Media with participation from The McClatchy Company and existing investors Knight Enterprise Fund, Stanford-StartX Fund, Ned Lamont, Gordon Crovitz and Jim Friedlich. This round brings Watchup’s total capital raised to $4.25 million. “Watchup extends our vision of expanding the reach of quality local […]

MYTF1VOD now on Fransat Connect


French free-to-air digital satellite TV platform Fransat has unveiled the latest version of its interactive portal Fransat Connect which now integrates MYTF1VOD, the VoD service from French broadcaster TF1. Fransat Connect gives viewers access a wide range of interactive services, by simply connecting the TV equipment (STB or Fransat-badged TV set), Internet, including homes with limited connection speed. MYTF1VOD says […]

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