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C4 drops 4oD for All4

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Channel 4 is to make live streaming of its TV networks and on-demand service 4oD available in a new online hub All4, in an attempt to better exploit the growing trend in viewing on portable devices. The new initiative forms the next stage of Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham’s plan to keep connected with the broadcaster’s youth audience, for […]

TVPlayer brings 16 channels to Freeview

TVPlayer, the OTT platform operated by Simplestream, is extending its multi-platform offering by launching a portfolio of free-to-air channels via channel 241 on UK DTT platform Freeview. Popular music stations Heart and Capital TV, together with Clubland TV, Planet Pop, Channel AKA and NOW Music, home to music from the UK’s leading labels and No1 artists, form the music hub […]

ONO TV on iPhone

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Spain’s largest cable company ONO, recently acquired by Vodafone, is launching its ONO online TV service on iPhones. The service, with up to 40 TV channels, were so far available on PCs, Android and IOS tablets and Mac computers, but not on Apple’s most popular device, iPhone. The company is also enhancing the service with the addition of VoD including […]

Showtime might stream internationally

CBS CEO Les Moonves told Goldman Sachs Communacopia event the company might stream Showtime content direct to consumers in international markets. “I can see sometime in the future, and I don’t know how long that is, where we’re able to offer a Showtime product and stream it overseas internationally. …This would be a great way to establish a Showtime channel […]

Study: Pay-TV not saviour for major ISPs


A survey of 821 readers, a popular consumer broadband Internet access and related technology website in the UK, has claimed that 68 per cent of respondents would be unlikely to stick with their current Internet provider just because if it offered an attractive and affordable pay-TV service. One possible reason for

Univision on Comcast XFINITY

Comcast and Univision Communications, a media company serving Hispanic America, have reached a long-term agreement for Comcast to distribute Univision Deportes Network (UDN) to XFINITY TV customers who subscribe to its Digital Preferred or XFINITY Latino levels of service.  UDN is expected to begin airing next month for XFINITY TV customers. UDN launched in April 2012 and is a 24/7 […]

OTT in half world’s TV homes by 2020

The number of households watching online TV and video (over fixed broadband networks and across 51 countries) will reach 706.53 million in 2020, up from 196.90 million in 2010 and the 374.43 million expected in 2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Asia Pacific will gain 231 million more OTT TV homes between 2013 and 2020 – […]

AT&T licenses Digital Life to Telefonica

AT&T has revealed that Telefonica will be the first operator to license its Digital Life connected home technology. In an announcement at the CTIA wireless event in Las Vegas, AT&T said Telefonica would be running limited trials in Europe of the Digital Life service first launched in 15 US cities in April 2013. Telefonica told Reuters that European customers would […]

Partners ready HbbTV2 push VoD

Eutelsat Communications, MStar Semiconductor, Aston and Quadrille Ingénierie announce they have combined their skills to implement and validate Push Video-On-Demand (VOD) services using the HbbTV v2.0 standard. The four companies will partner on showing the performance of an end-to-end HbbTV-based Push VoD system at IBC 2014. Push VoD and the HbbTV standard Push VoD functionalities have now been added to […]

Roku Powered for international ambitions

Roku has announced the expansion of its international presence with the introduction of the Roku Powered programme. Aimed at Pay TV service providers outside of the US, Roku is now licensing the technology that powers its streaming platform to enable “There has been incredible demand from Pay TV providers for a simple way to address the increasing consumer interest in […]

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