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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 […]

Watchup on Amazon Fire TV stick

Watchup, the Stanford startup, has announced that its video aggregator news app will be exclusively available on televisions via the Amazon Fire TV Stick ­ Amazon¹s first streaming media stick. The Watchup app is free and will be available on the Amazon Fire TV Stick shipping in mid-November 2014. Watchup¹s app will offer viewers a TV newscast experience based on […]

YouView adds iPlayer, BBC Red Button

Customers of on demand service YouView now have access to more BBC programmes with the introduction of new BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button. Customers will be able to watch exclusive BBC iPlayer programmes and discover content more easily. The refreshed look and feel offers new categories including comedy, arts, history and music. In addition, YouView customers will be […]

TVPlayer now live on Amazon’s Fire TV


With the UK launch of Amazon’s Fire TV, OTT platform TVPlayer has become one of a top selection of entertainment apps to feature on the platform from launch. Following the hugely-successful launch on Amazon Fire tablets, TVPlayer has now been reimagined for the big screen. Users can easily find TVPlayer within the Fire TV Appstore, whether through their remote control […]

Adobe, Nielsen team for cross-platform measurement

Digital experience expert Adobe and global information and measurement company Nielsen have formed a strategic alliance that is expected to deliver the industry’s first comprehensive, cross-platform system for measuring online TV, video and other digital content across the web and apps. The collaboration will integrate Nielsen’s digital audience measurement products, the most trusted ratings system in the industry, with digital […]

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