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Sling TV on Xbox

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Sling TV has released its app for Xbox One, the first gaming console to support the live, OTTTV service. Xbox One joins a constellation of other devices that support Sling TV, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models; Android and iOS devices; and Macs and PCs. “Sling TV and Xbox are a […]

Nintendo moves into smartphone apps

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Video games giant Nintendo and online services company DeNA have entered into a business and capital alliance to develop and operate new game apps for smart devices and build a new multi-device membership service for consumers worldwide. Leveraging the strength of Nintendo’s intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA’s expertise in mobile games, both companies will […]

Movistar TV launches ‘Last 7 days’ app

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Telefónica’s IPTV service Movistar TV has launched the Ultimos 7 días app (Last 7 days) to enable its viewers access to all content broadcast on the channels over the previous seven days. All Movistar’s users subscribed to Movistar TV Total will be able to access this service through the EPG with the option “Ver programas anteriores” (Watch previous programmes). Also, […]

VoD app for blind

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Blind and partially sighted people in the UK are set to benefit from a new app that will open up VoD services that up until now have had limited provision of audio description (AD). The app, which is currently being tested by more than 150 blind and partially sighted people, will provide AD to TV programmes and films watched through […]

New app and identity for Stingray

Stingray, a provider of multiplatform music services for multi-channel TV service suppliers, is rolling out its new global brand identity and logo illustrating all the services they offer across Europe. This global launch will allow the company to regroup all their services under the new unified brand – an initiative that aims to grant them better international visibility. This new […]

App users regularly use 8 apps on mobiles

Parks Associates research released at Mobile World Congress shows app users regularly use nearly 8 apps on their smartphone and nearly 7 apps on their tablet. The average user spends

Connected TVs pass Blu-ray players for apps

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Connected TVs have edged out Blu-ray Disc players to become the third most prominently owned device that delivers apps to TVs in the US. According to The NPD Group

TabletTV enhances features

Pay-TV technology specialist Motive Television has released the first update to TabletTV in the UK, containing new capabilities and improved performance. The new version 2.0 has been submitted to the Apple App Store for review and is expected to be available to TabletTV UK customers in about a week. TabletTV UK 2.0 is available without additional cost to users who […]

Social media integration for live WTCC TV

Eurosport’s coverage of the 2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship is to incorporate social media integration for the first time with driver Twitter and Instagram activity featuring on a split-screen view before each race and during the repair time. Thanks to software from specialist company Spreadfast, fans will get to read the latest thoughts from drivers and view rare images […]

Google buys .app web domain

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Google has purchased the website domain .app in an auction held by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) – the organisation which oversees the running of the net. The firm’s winning bid for $25,001,000 is believed to be the highest so far. Icann is currently rolling out new customised web names and auctioning them off. Other web […]

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