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Analyst: ‘Virtual’ subs largely pleased with service value

According to analyst firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), although virtual pay-TV services are immature and years away from ‘five-9’ reliability, subscribers overwhelmingly consider service value to be very solid. In…

Sling TV on Google Chrome

OTT service Sling TV has launched an in-browser player on popular web browser Google Chrome. Available in beta for all new and existing Sling TV customers, Sling TV’s compatibility with…

Analysts: ‘Netflix more than OK without Disney’

Analysts: ‘Netflix more than OK without Disney’

Analysts at investment bank Piper Jaffray have suggested that the end of a distribution deal between Netflix and Disney will not hurt the streaming giant as much as some investors…

Nielsen to credit Facebook, Hulu, YouTube views

Nielsen is set to begin crediting video content distributed on Facebook, Hulu and YouTube in Digital Content Ratings. Through this capability, participating TV and digital publisher clients can now capture…

Hulu picks AWS as cloud provider

Hulu picks AWS as cloud provider

Premium streaming service Hulu has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Hulu turned to AWS…

Advocacy group: ‘SVoD services unsafe for children’

Advocacy group: ‘SVoD services unsafe for children’

In a new study of the top US streaming video platforms and content providers, the Parents Television Council – a non-partisan education organisation advocating responsible entertainment – found that children…

Australians streaming 1.5bn mins of TV each month

Flexible TV viewing is on the rise, with 6.9 million Australians streaming more than 1.5 billion minutes of catch-up and live streaming content in the past month, according to the…

BritBox comes to Amazon Channels

BritBox comes to Amazon Channels

BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) streaming service from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, which launched exclusively in the US earlier…

UKTV Play for Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland is adding UKTV Play to its catalogue of catch up services. UKTV channels Dave, W, Gold and Alibi will now be available through the operator’s On Demand…

Report: CSPs struggling with video demand surge

According to distributed video management and delivery platform specialist Vimmi, communication service providers (CSPs) are failing to add new subscribers and even losing existing subscribers and therefore profits because of…