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AMC to launch Spanish OTT platform

AMC Networks Iberia is reportedly finalising an OTT platform for Spain with over 1,000 hours of VoD content and 17 TV channels. Branded Selekt it will be integrated into the…

Analyst: ‘Skinny’ more lucrative than traditional packages

There’s more money to go around in the skinny pay-TV bundle than in traditional US pay-TV packages, making the switch to ‘virtual’ pay-TV potentially lucrative for channels, according to the…

PCCW raises $110m for OTT ventures

PCCW Media is introducing Hony Capital (Hony), Foxconn Ventures (Foxconn) and Temasek as investors of PCCW International OTT (Cayman Islands) Holdings Limited (PCCW OTT), raising $110m. This strategic investment will…

DNA launches Android TV DNA TV-hubi

DNA launches Android TV DNA TV-hubi

Finnish multi-play operator DNA has confirmed the availability of its open ecosystem Android TV hub, DNA TV-hubi. The device combines a set-top box, Chromecast built-in and a smart phone-style app…

Analyst: Binge viewing is pervasive

According to new research, Binge Viewing – A Consumer Snapshot, from The Diffusion Group (TDG), the phenomenon – viewing more than one episode of a TV series back to back –…

Samsung TV PLUS UHD, HDR content for Europe

Samsung TV PLUS UHD, HDR content for Europe

Samsung Electronics has expanded its premium Smart TV content service TV PLUS in Europe. The service will grant access to Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content for…

Disney to launch streaming service

Disney to launch streaming service

In a move that will eventually see it end its distribution agreement with Netflix, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire majority ownership of direct-to-consumer streaming technology and marketing…

BBC to live-stream from Edinburgh Festivals

The BBC will live-stream performances from the Edinburgh Festivals in the latest experiment from its Research & Development team. The trial will be available to watch on BBC Taster beginning…

Chinese children choose CBeebies

Chinese children choose CBeebies

Following the success of Sherlock and Planet Earth II in China, CBeebies programming is the latest British cultural export to be taking the country by storm. Increasing numbers of Chinese…

Sky Store TV app on LG Smart TVs

Sky Store TV app on LG Smart TVs

LG Electronics has confirmed that UK owners of its Smart TVs will be able to benefit exclusively from the introduction of the Sky Store TV app integrated into the LG…