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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?”. […]

BBC Store set for early summer

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BBC Store, the Corporation’s planned download-to-own service that will effectively supersede the planned global iPlayer, is set to be launched in early summer 2015. Speaking at a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar on growth in the creative industries, Tim Davie, Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, the Corporation’s commercial arm, noted that rights concerns often hampered the ability fully to maximise […]

HBO GO on Amazon Fire

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HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV with an HBO subscription through participating affiliates, with integration of its full catalogue into Fire TV’s voice search. HBO GO will also be available on Fire TV Stick this spring. “Since launch we’ve increased the number of services available on Amazon Fire TV by more than 4x,” said Peter Larsen, Vice […]

US subs avoiding costly bundling

New data from Marchex, a mobile advertising technology company, reinforces the perception that Americans are increasingly tending to ‘shave’ or ‘cut the cord’ with cable providers in order to stream their favourite shows over the Internet To understand at scale what kinds of TV services Americans are willing to pay for, Marchex used its Call Analytics platform, which has processed […]

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