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YouTube on all Roku current-gen devices

Streaming platform Roku has confirmed that YouTube is available now in the Roku Channel Store for all current-generation Roku devices in the US, Canada, UK and the Republic of Ireland. Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku [...]

TWC $99 Fan TV box

Last year Fanhattan unveiled its Fan TV box that vowed to put cable TV on the same level as Internet streaming services, but with the twist that cable TV providers would be the ones to sell it. Fanhattan has now formed a partnership with Time Warner Cable to sell the $99 boxes to its subscribers. Fan TV will have live [...]

Netflix, Comcast duel over merger

Netflix has revealed that it added 2.25 million US subscribers during the first quarter of 2014, ending the period with over 48 million global members, topping $1 billion in quarterly streaming revenue. In announcing its Q1 figures, it took the opportunity to voice its opposition to the proposed merger of cable MSOs Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The 2.25 million [...]

75% connected device users say video apps important

Video apps are indispensable for most connected TV device users (connected TVs, video game consoles, Blu-ray players and streaming media boxes). According to research from NPD Connected Intelligence, 75 per cent of connected TV app users say video apps are ‘extremely’ or ‘very important’. Netflix ranks on the top of the list of video and TV everywhere Network apps cited as [...]

Netflix plans US cable STB integrations

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In addition to voicing its opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, Netflix has revealed that it plans to build on its successful integrations with European cable operators by launching its first US cable tie-ins. In its earnings letter to shareholders announcing its Q1 results, the company said it remained “very happy” with the customer embrace of its MVPD [...]

Aereo’s Kanojia: ‘No Plan B’

Echoing recent comments by Barry Diller, the main backer of Internet TV streaming service Aereo, that failure in its forthcoming Supreme Court copyright case would likely see the end of the service, the company’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia has admitted there is no ‘Plan B’ should the Supreme Court decide against it in the case which begins April 22. [...]

ARRIS acquires SeaWell Networks

In a move that further strengthens its IP delivery capabilities, IP, video and broadband technology specialist ARRIS is to acquire multiscreen video delivery solutions provider SeaWell Networks for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition comes one year after ARRIS acquired Motorola Mobility’s Home division. ARRIS is integrating SeaWell’s adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming technologies and talent into its Network and Cloud [...]

A&E, History and Lifetime on Apple TV

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A+E Networks has announced the launch of A&E, History and Lifetime content on Apple TV. The free, ad-supported TV Everywhere content offers all Apple TV customers in the US access to full episodes, movies and exclusive clips of their favourite A+E Networks HD programming including Bates Motel, Storage Wars and Project Runway. A+E Networks subscribers (through participating television providers) will [...]

Volia selects Entone for Hybrid TV expansion

Entone, a provider of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, has revealed that Volia, the Ukrainian cable operator, has selected Entone’s Aria Interactive DTA to support their Smart HD service expansion. Volia, Ukraine’s largest cable operator, serves over 1.9 million customers across a footprint of over 34 cities, delivering advanced TV and Internet services. Being the first cable company in [...]

Globecast goes multiscreen with Anevia

Anevia, a specilaist in video streaming and infrastructure solutions for OTT, live TV and VoD, have announced that global content management company Globecast has chosen Anevia’s ViaMotion solutions suite – Packager, Origin and Edge – to support its new OTT modular solutions. The new platform pairs high-performance with massive scalability, enabling Globecast customers to accelerate the delivery of live, VoD [...]

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