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Roku reveals new streaming players, OS8

Fresh from a successful IPO, streaming platform and device specialist Roku has announced five new streaming players which it says will give people who enjoy TV better ways to connect…

EFF: Kodi lawsuits “abusive”

EFF: Kodi lawsuits “abusive”

Advocacy body the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – which defends civil liberties in the digital world – has described recent initiatives by copyright enforcement bodies against preconfigured Kodi boxes as…

Amazon debuts $70 4K HDR Fire TV

Amazon debuts $70 4K HDR Fire TV

In a move that massively undercuts rival Apple’s similar product launched in mid-September and priced at $179 (€153) for 32GB of storage, and $199 for 64GB, Amazon has announced the…

Analyst: STB outlook stable, Media Streamer growing

The traditional pay-TV STB will remain a fixture in consumer homes worldwide, as operators counter the threat posed by media streamers by adding features such as SVoD services, voice search…

myCANAL UHD content for Apple TV 4K

myCANAL UHD content for Apple TV 4K

The Canal + Group is partnering with Apple to offer 4K Ultra HD content on the Apple TV 4K with: Live events: the best match of every day of Ligue…

Study: OTT device use, big regional differences

Study: OTT device use, big regional differences

Findings from streaming video infrastructure technologies provider Bitmovin suggest significant regional differences among the most popular OTT devices, including Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Roku. The survey of…

Kodi box dealer pleads guilty

A man from Middlesbrough in the northeast of England has pleaded guilty in what has been described as a landmark court case relating to the sale of so-called ‘Kodi’ boxes.…

Spain: Samsung, beIN CONNECT 4K football deal

Spain: Samsung, beIN CONNECT 4K football deal

Samsung Electronics Iberia and beIN CONNECT have signed an agreement to broadcast Real Madrid and Barcelona football matches from La Liga and the final of the Champions League in 4K…

Hulu’s UX, Live TV (beta) on Roku

Hulu’s new experience and Live TV (beta) service are now available on Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (3600), Roku 4, Roku 3…

YuMe launches cross-platform Connected TV SDK

YuMe launches cross-platform Connected TV SDK

YuMe, a partner for video advertising, has unveiled the YuMe Connected TV SDK, designed to help publishers and advertisers engage audiences with TV-like, full screen ad experiences on connected devices.…