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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

Game Of Thrones

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 […]

78% of legacy pay-TV subs have broad TVE access

According to a report from TDG, TV Everywhere Deployment among Top US Operators and Networks, 2014, nearly eight in ten legacy pay-TV subscribers have access to authenticated TVE services from most of the major networks. “Today some 74 million households have access to ‘TV Everywhere’ programmes from the ‘Top 15′ networks that TDG monitors,” said Bill Niemeyer, TDG senior analyst […]

Younger generations plan to stream this Xmas

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In a survey conducted by OnePoll for Roku, it was found that consumers under 35 years of age are the most likely to take control of their Christmas viewing by using on-demand services with 37 per cent planning to stream their Christmas content. Younger audiences are also more likely to watch Christmas films and programmes throughout the year, rather than […]

iPlayer exclusive for BBC’s EastEnders

In the run-up to its 30th anniversary celebrations, the BBC’s popular primetime soap EastEnders will be launching a series – Back to Ours – exclusively on BBC iPlayer. It will relive some of the most iconic moments from the show’s past 30 years in the company of the stars who appeared in them. The series joins several cast members as […]

Curzon World boost for Wuaki.tv

Movie and TV series streaming service Wuaki.tv is partnering with content distribution group Curzon World, bringing some of Europe’s best independent, art house and foreign language cinema to Wuaki.tv’s on-demand catalogue. The partnership means a wide range of content from Curzon World’s three distribution labels – Curzon Film World Releasing, Artificial Eye and Chelsea Films – will be available on […]

Amazon confirms Ultra-HD streaming

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Amazon has confirmed that that Prime members and all customers can now instantly enjoy blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original Series, in Ultra-HD picture quality. Ultra-HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra-HD Smart TVs. Available at no additional cost to their membership, Amazon Prime members can now binge watch […]

NAGRA enables VOO OTT across Belgium

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group digital TV business and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that its MediaLive multiscreen solution is enabling Belgian cable operator VOO to distribute its premium pay-TV content beyond its cable subscriber base and use OTT to reach any consumer with a broadband connection. Deployed “in the cloud” and powered by NAGRA […]

Online BBC3 to be a pathfinder for other services

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Senior executives at the BBC have revealed further details of the Corporation’s proposals to close BBC as a broadcast channel and reinvent it online. The changes – which are subject to approval by the BBC Trust – will generate savings of £50 million, which will be reinvested into BBC Three online, as well as strengthening BBC One. Speaking at a […]

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