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Australia: Inquiry into digital platforms

Australia: Inquiry into digital platforms

Australia’s Federal Government has formally directed the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to commence an inquiry into digital platform providers such as Facebook and Google. The ACCC’s inquiry will…

BuyDRM, Bitmovin partner with fuboTV

BuyDRM and Bitmovin have partnered with sports-first streaming TV service fuboTV. As part of the deployment, Bitmovin will provide fuboTV with cloud-based encoding and encryption via the Bitmovin Encoding platform…

América Móvil acquires Olympic rights

Mexican multiplay telco América Móvil has entered into an agreement with the International Olympic Committee for the broadcast and exhibition through digital and pay-TV platforms of the Summer Olympic Games…

YouTube Go going live in South Africa

Google has revealed that YouTube Go will launch in South Africa imminently. The service, which beta launched earlier this year, has been designed as an offline-first way to access YouTube…

Swrve supports OTT platforms

Swrve, the US specialist in cross-platform customer interaction for sales, marketing and operations, has extended its platform to support digital media streaming platforms, including Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, and…

Ofcom: Kids more aware of YouTube, Netflix than BBC

More than half (54 per cent) of UK 12- to 15-year-olds use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, to access online news, making it the second most popular…

Adobe: Single sign-on drives TVE numbers

Adobe: Single sign-on drives TVE numbers

According to digital experience specialist Adobe, the adoption by TV Everywhere (TVE) providers of single sign-on (SSO) functionality has boosted TVE consumption significantly. Writing in the Adobe Blog, Blake Elmquist,…

iPlayer to deliver Christmas box-sets

iPlayer to deliver Christmas box-sets

In a move that pitches it in competition to SVoD rivals such as Netflix and Amazon, Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Director of Content, has revealed plans to bring a host…

Sky’s Darroch calls for OTT regulation crackdown

Sky’s Darroch calls for OTT regulation crackdown

Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky, has called on Europe’s policy makers to ensure a level regulatory playing field, suggesting that licensed broadcasters such as Sky are disadvantaged having to compete…

Netflix, Deutsche Telekom international partnership

Netflix, Deutsche Telekom international partnership

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom have announced an international partnership enabling all Deutsche Telekom subsidiaries to benefit from Deutsche Telekom’s partnership with Netflix. With this agreement, Deutsche Telekom brings its customers exclusive…