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Sky Sports and News on Snapchat


Snapchat has launched the first UK and Ireland-specific channels for its Discover service.  Sky News and Sky Sports will feature on the platform, publishing an edition each afternoon with stories specifically created for the app. Around 10 stories will feature in each edition, curated by editors at both companies. The edition disappears after 24 hours. Snapchat chief executive Evan Spiegel […]

Fire TV adds Sling

Amazon has announced that Fire TV’s selection has been boosted by the availability of Sling TV for download as well as other popular services and games such as FOX Sports GO, TED, WSJ Live, Crossy Road, and Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series. “The growth of apps and games available on Amazon Fire TV has been tremendous since […]

Simplestream launches Food Network app

Food lifestyle channel Food Network Food Network UK has partnered with multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV service specialist Simplestream to develop and launch a bespoke streaming app and it is now available in the App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android devices, respectively. The app allows viewers to watch Food Network UK’s high-quality lifestyle food programming, […]

Sling TV launches in US, AMC deal


Dish Network’s online television service, Sling TV, has debuted in the US as a way to entice consumers who have cancelled their cable or satellite TV service or never had one. Unlike online apps available through the likes of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, Sling TV doesn’t require a satellite service with Dish or any other subscription. In the coming […]

NHK WORLD TV launch on UK TVPlayer

Japan International Broadcasting, the distribution arm of NHK, and live streaming and Catchup TV solutions provider Simplestream are partnering NHK WORLD TV to live TV streaming service TVPlayer. NHK WORLD TV is a stand-alone, 24-hour, English-language television news and lifestyle network produced by NHK, Japan’s sole public, independent broadcaster. The Japanese channel is currently available in 280 million households worldwide […]

UKTV Play launches on Android

UK media company UKTV has launched its TV application UKTV Play on Android. UKTV’s on demand service, which is already available on iOS, PC and YouView, gives viewers easy access to watch their favourite programmes from UKTV’s popular free-to-air channels, whenever and wherever they are. The free UKTV Play app offers a catalogue of hit shows from the UK’s most […]

Kabel Deutschland selects Kaltura for TV app

Kaltura, the video technology platform, has announced Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable network operator, has selected Kaltura OTT TV to power its new TV App, a cable-based multi-screen TV service. The first phase of the multi-screen TV service includes live TV for iOS devices. Additional capabilities and devices will be launched in the coming months. Kaltura’s solution allows end-customers to […]

Reuters TV for Apple

Reuters, the global news organisation, has launched Reuters TV, its new mobile TV news service available exclusively on Apple devices. Editorial content within Reuters TV is produced exclusively for the service and draws upon Reuters reach from 2,500 journalists in over 160 countries. To deliver the service’s variable programme lengths, all content is produced in multiple versions and organized by […]

Snapchat introduces discovery function


Messaging app Snapchat has introduced Discover, which it describes as a new way to explore stories from different editorial teams. In a Blog Post, the Snapchat Team describes the initiative as the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. “This is not social media,” they assert. According to Snapchat, […]

Children’s TV viewing drifts towards paid-VoD


The 2015 Childwise Monitor, an annual report looking at children’s media consumption, shows that the equipment mix is changing. Most children have their own computer or tablet, phone, games console and television – but console, television and to an extent, phone ownership, is falling. Tablet ownership continues to grow, although it’s slowing. The major tablet ownership increase is among younger […]

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