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BBC launches second CBeebies app

The BBC has launched a second app for its CBeebies children’s TV channel, following 3 million downloads of the CBeebies Playtime app it released last year. The new app, CBeebies Storytime, is a collection of stories based on shows including Octonauts and Charlie and Lola. Whereas the Playtime app is a collection of mini-games, the emphasis in Storytime is on […]

Telefonica, Samsung Smart TV deal

Telefonica and Samsung have reached an agreement that will allow users to acquire Samsung Smart TV sets with the Movistar TV service integrated. With this deal both companies aim to strengthen their position in the Smart TV market combining content with last generation TV sets. “This represents a new business model that enables our telecomunications system to go beyond the […]

CNBC for Apple TV

CNBC has confirmed the launch of the CNBC TV Everywhere app on Apple TV. Now, the network’s audience in the US can watch real-time streaming of CNBC’s Business Day programming or catch-up on all of the day’s business news through an extensive collection of on demand video clips. “We are excited to bring CNBC to Apple TV and give our […]

Half broadband users use video apps monthly


A report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Mobile Video Apps: User Dimensions, finds that 49 per cent of US adult broadband users engage some form of mobile video app at least once a month, with 17 per cent engaging weekly and 16 per cent daily. According to Michael Greeson, TDG President and author of the report, mobile video app engagement […]



Now TV has launched on PlayStation 4 bringing Sky Movies, Sky Sports and TV on-demand to Sony’s latest gaming console. To access the streaming service, users are required to purchase the relevant subscription, with a Sky Movies month pass available for £8.99, (€11.3) an Entertainment Month Pass for £4.99, and a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99. Gidion Katz, director […]

Digital TV innovators rewarded

Four digital TV innovations are set to be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam following their success in a Dragon’s Den-style event hosted by the Digital TV Group – the members’ association for digital television in the UK. The second annual DTG Television Innovation Awards, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, saw a shortlist of eight […]

Lionsgate, Comcast partner for multi-platform movie experience

Lionsgate and Comcast are expanding their partnership to create immersive multi-platform experiences for digital consumers, beginning with the launch of an app for the motion picture Divergent. With more than four hours of bonus features and interactive content, the Lionsgate-designed iOS app, which is free to every Divergent fan via the iTunes App Store, includes an authenticated premium experience available […]

Metrological TV app store for UPC Hungary

Metrological, provider of a cloud based software application platform, has deployed a cloud based TV app store on UPC Hungary’s HD mediaboxes by partnering with ActiveVideo. As a result of this partnership UPC Hungary launched a TV App store, without replacing its existing mediaboxes. Metrological’s cloud based approach is enabling UPC Hungary to virtualise mediabox functionality, using ActiveVideo’s CloudTV StreamCast […]

Yahoo strengthens mobile with Flurry deal


Yahoo is to acquire mobile analytics and advertising specialist Flurry in a reported $300 million deal it says reinforces its commitment to building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions. Yahoo says it is on a mission to re-imagine users’ daily habits, and mobile is at the centre of everything it does. “By joining Yahoo, Flurry […]

Qplay shutters service

Qplay, the video entertainment experience from TiVo founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, has announced its imminent closure, barely six months since its launch. In a blog post, the company says it is with “heavy hearts” that it announces that Qplay will be closing, with the last day of service being Friday, July 25, 2014. “We truly enjoyed bringing you […]

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