Category archives for: IPTV

Mediaset Infinity VoD on Chromecast


Infinity, the VoD service of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, is now available on Chromecast. Users of Google’s streaming media device, launched in Italy last March for €35.00, can access Infinity’s catalogue of movies and TV series. The subscription costs €6.99 per month for access via tablet, smartphone or PC, while the subscription for viewing on the TV set is €9.99. […]

Disney deal for Netflix Canada


Netflix Canada and The Walt Disney Studios have agreed a multi-year licensing deal that will bring first-run Disney live-action and animated films to the online streaming service. Starting in mid-2015, Netflix subscribers throughout the country will be able to watch new movies from Disney’s live action division, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks […]

Computers lose ground to Smart TVs, tablets for online viewing

Computers were the first devices used for watching TV online, and even today they remain the single most commonly used device for online viewing. However, research suggests that online viewing is beginning to shift away from computers and toward mobile devices and Smart TVs. According to the annual What’s TV Worth study from Hub Entertainment Research, 59 per cent of […]

Saffron, KDDI launch Anime OTT service


KDDI, the Japenese mobile network, has strengthened its relationship with Saffron Digital after selecting the OTT provider to design and build Anime Pass, a new specialist multi-platform video service, which offers unlimited anime content. The new service has been launched in response to the increasing popularity of anime, which is a market worth approximately $1.7 billion in Japan. KDDI has […]

TVPlayer launches Community Channel

Community Channel, the only UK TV station dedicated to communities, charities and local stories, is the latest channel to launch on TVPlayer, the OTT platform operated by Simplestream. The channel – owned and run by national charity Media Trust – broadcasts entertaining stories, inspiring series and pioneering documentaries. The channel helps to showcase the inspirational work of charities, new independent […]

IPTV subscriptions to double

The number of homes paying for IPTV will rocket to 191 million by end-2020; more than double the 90 million recorded at end-2013 and up from only 36 million at end-2010, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The Global IPTV Forecasts report – which covers 138 countries – predicts that IPTV penetration will exceed 11 per cent of […]

Online viewers unwilling to pay to avoid ads

STRATA, a specialist in media buying and selling software, found in a survey of viewers of online content that, as online video distribution continues to grow, the majority said they would not pay a premium to avoid online video ads. Only 18 per cent of respondents said they would pay a premium, with younger viewers slightly more inclined to pay. […]

CBS’s Moonves: “We’ll talk to Aereo”

Despite CBS being party to the action brought by the US networks against Aereo which saw the Supreme Court rule that the service operated much like a cable TV company and violated copyright law unless it paid broadcasters licensing fees for offering TV stations to customers’ tablets, phones and other devices, CEO Les Moonves has revealed the company is now […]

Nearly 8,000 pay-TV operators across 37 countries

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the second volume of the 2013 edition of its Yearbook. This is the 19th edition of this reference publication and provides figures and analyses on the position of the European audiovisual industry on the global market, on the developments of distribution platforms, television services and on-demand audiovisual services and on the European cinema and […]

Ericsson explores transformative effect of IP technology

Ericsson has released its second Game Changer paper, ‘The IP Imperative’, the latest installment in a six-part series that details the fundamental factors that are driving change across the TV and Media industry. The IP Imperative highlights how the invention and adoption of IP technology has defined a new era that has re-shaped our planet, our lives and global industries […]

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