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Fox boost for Hulu

Hot on the heels of agreeing a deal for exclusive ABC content, US online entertainment streaming service has revealed what it describes as a landmark agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks’ Original Series Produced by FX Productions. The agreement will make Hulu the subscription video on-demand (SVOD) home to the largest selection of FX Networks content […]

Online TV Box from Sky Deutschland

All existing and new subscribers to Sky Deutschland’s Sky Online and Snap services can now order the Sky Online TV Box powered by Roku. The Sky Online TV Box is available at the introductory price of €49.90 when ordered with the Sky Online (www.skyonline.de) or Snap (www.skysnap.de) service. Current Sky Online or Snap customers can purchase the streaming box in […]

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel

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Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, has revealed further details of web video operation Vessel which aims to provide early access to the web’s best short-form videos through a low-priced subscription service. In a blog post, The First Window for Web Video, Kilar notes that over the past few months, there has been a fair amount […]

Study: OTT multiscreen challenges

Amino and PerceptionTV, the IPTV multiscreen platform provider, have published a white paper addressing the challenge facing operators seeking to deliver a consistent off net multiscreen TV experience. With consumers increasingly turning to a TV everywhere experience – with viewing on tablets and smartphones rising by almost 400 per cent in the last two years – operators must now rapidly […]

More than half of TVs sold are now smart

After five years of continuous decline, research from Mintel reveals that the TV market has recorded growth in value for the first time since 2009. Boosted by the impact of the FIFA World Cup, Mintel expects that the UK televisions market will return to growth by the end of 2014, with sales of televisions forecast to increase by 1 per […]

Netflix set for 30% US subs growth decline

As 2014 comes to a close, Strategy Analytics thoughts begin to turn towards the trends and events that will shape the digital media landscape in the coming year. In a new report, Top Ten Digital Media Predictions for 2015, Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies (DMS) service highlights the trends and events that will shape OTT video, cloud gaming, digital music, […]

Dish integrates Netflix

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Dish Network is to integrate the Netflix app into its STB, so US subscribers can access programming from the streaming service. “Pairing Netflix with Hopper represents the consolidation of two incredible video experiences,” Vivek Khemka, Dish senior VP of product management, said. “This app integration eliminates the need to switch television inputs to access content on varying devices. It gives […]

NBCUniversal launches TV Everywhere campaign

NBCUniversal is launching an overarching cross-portfolio consumer marketing campaign spanning 14 cable networks and brands to bring awareness and engagement to the media and entertainment company’s TV Everywhere initiative. From drama and comedy to sports and news, viewers will be reminded how they can ‘Watch TV without the TV’, which the company says is a bold tagline that simultaneously embraces […]

Accenture distributes Mediaset’s Infinity

Accenture has announced that Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, is using Accenture Video Solution 4.0 in order to distribute their Infinity service – including streaming videos on demand – to Chromecast users. This extends customer options for watching content on numerous devices and provides Mediaset with opportunities to extend Infinity’s market reach. New enhancements to the Accenture Video Solution software, […]

Sony: “Why always me?”

One of the most gifted but controversial characters in the English Premier League is the Italian Mario Balotelli. One minute he scores a breathtaking goal for his country, the next he sets his house ablaze by letting off fireworks in his bathroom. You get the picture. Once he revealed a T-shirt in a goal celebration that read “Why always me?”. […]

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