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Conviva for Wuaki.tv EU expansion

VoD service Wuaki.tv is working with Conviva, a specialist in video analytics, delivery optimisation and big data processing, to deliver its streaming experience across new regions of its service deployment. With more than one million users across the UK and Spain, Wuaki.tv required further technology and intelligence to successfully expand its services across Europe. The Spanish streaming service was seeking […]

FilmOn contempt fine

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Internet TV streaming service FilmOn has received a further setback in its attempts to operate and be licensed to carry broadcast programming as a cable company similar to other multichannel providers, with US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruling that it was in contempt for continuing to deliver network TV station signals over its OTT streaming service following the Supreme […]

Cloud-based DVR for Movistar

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have enabled a new cloud-based TV feature for Telefónica’s pay-TV service, Movistar TV. Using Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR solution, Movistar subscribers now have access to up to 350 hours of personal online recording through their set-top boxes with a service that allows simultaneous use of all channels. A ‘mosaic’ TV feature for major sporting events also allows customers […]

AirTies, Octoshape solution selected by Digiturk

AirTies Wireless Networks, a supplier of advanced technology to the broadcast and broadband industry and Octoshape, an expert in cloud-based, OTT stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, have announced that Digiturk, Turkey’s leading satellite television provider, has selected the joint solution to deliver premium programming over-the-top OTT to its International customers. With the roll out of […]

Half broadband users use video apps monthly

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A report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Mobile Video Apps: User Dimensions, finds that 49 per cent of US adult broadband users engage some form of mobile video app at least once a month, with 17 per cent engaging weekly and 16 per cent daily. According to Michael Greeson, TDG President and author of the report, mobile video app engagement […]

Streaming video fuels new viewing habits

With an array of online options for viewing media, and the increase in the amount of original content, video streaming services have become a disruptive influence on the traditional television business, according to global research consultancy TNS. While consumer’s preference is still television, TV sets alone are no longer enough to satisfy the appetite for content, driving the growth of […]

NOW TV on PS4

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Now TV has launched on PlayStation 4 bringing Sky Movies, Sky Sports and TV on-demand to Sony’s latest gaming console. To access the streaming service, users are required to purchase the relevant subscription, with a Sky Movies month pass available for £8.99, (€11.3) an Entertainment Month Pass for £4.99, and a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99. Gidion Katz, director […]

TVPlayer adds Bollywood channels

TVPlayer, the free live streaming platform in the UK with over 40 channels, has expanded its popular DESI pack, by licensing channels Zing and Lamhe from South Asian Entertainment Network – ZEE Entertainment. Zing is the leading British Asian Bollywood Lifestyle channel in the UK offering a mix of entertainment shows, music and movies. Lamhe is ZEE’s latest addition to […]

BBC explains iPlayer outage

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Richard Cooper, the BBC’s Controller of Digital Distribution for BBC Future Media, has posted a blog explaining the background to the serious incident over the weekend which impacted BBC iPlayer, BBC iPlayer Radio, and audio and video playback on other parts of bbc.co.uk, which also forced the Corporation to use its emergency homepage for prolonged periods of time. “We have […]

World Cup shows multi-screen behaviour

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Conviva, a provider of video analytics, delivery optimisation and big data processing, has revealed its findings from the World Cup. Conviva’s analysis of the streamed event demonstrates viewers’ insatiable desire for live sports and high-quality content, forcing content providers to focus their efforts on improving video quality and viewer experience across all screens, not just one. This year’s World Cup […]

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