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Court deals further blow to Aereo

A US court has delivered a further setback to Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo’s continued attempts to resume operations by being designated a cable company. Aereo suspended its operations June 28 following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters and has suggested that after the Supreme Court’s decision, Aereo should be recognised as a cable system with […]

Comcast Xfinity on Campus

Comcast has launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets US college students watch live TV and On-Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus. The service, which is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, will be available this autumn at Bridgewater College, Drexel University, Emerson College, Lasell College, […]

Value added services differentiate online platforms

In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by

CSM launches PremierLeaguePass in Asia

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Coliseum Sports Media (CSM) announced its launch its online platform PremierLeaguePass.com, which showcases the Barclays Premier League, in Taiwan – marking its début in the Asian market. Powered by the Neulion Sports Platform, the new digital destination will provide quality coverage of Premier League action. Football fans in Taiwan can look forward to coverage of all 380 games live and […]

Netflix confirms TWC payment

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Netflix has confirmed it is paying another US cable provider to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. Netflix said: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” The deal comes after similar agreements with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T in the US – meaning Netflix now pays fees to all […]

Numericable’s LaBoxTV Everywhere

French cable operator Numericable has unveiled new services linked to its TV and Internet STB LaBox Fibre, – including a new app called LaBoxTV. The app gives access to more than 320 TV channels (119 outside the home) from tablets and smartphones, on both iOS and Android. This app, available to all 380,000 LaBox Fibre subscribers, will launch on September […]

1m subs for Netherlands Netflix

One million Dutch people are estimated to have a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven per cent had access to a Netflix account. The survey, published by Telecompaper, suggests a near doubling of Netflix subscription figures in the country for the final quarter of 2013, which was 4 per cent. The exact […]

Euronews 24/7 on TVPlayer

Euronews, the most-watched news channel in Europe, has launched on live TV streaming service TVPlayer. Covering world news and broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Euronews live currently reaches 415 million households in 156 countries. The move will bring around-the-clock coverage of the most up-to-date news, business and current affair stories, as well as lifestyle features, to […]

CSTV selects Octoshape for mobile service

Octoshape, a specialist in OTT stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, has announced that Chinese Satellite TV Communications Group (CSTV), a Chinese-based content provider focused on the 24/7 delivery of news, entertainment, sports and more, has selected Octoshape to power “FainTV,” the company’s new HD mobile video streaming service. In cooperation with Samsung Galaxy, the Octoshape-powered […]

PeerTV confirms new development capital

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PeerTV, the TV OTT technology solutions provider, announced on July 30th that it has successfully agreed new equity facilities of £1.5 million (€1.88m) which will finance the continuing development and sales drive for its latest breed of Android powered quad core set top boxes, which now include market leading H265 High Efficiency Video Coding. The AIM listed company is already […]

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