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BBC3 to premiere Chris Lilley show on iPlayer

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BBC Three will for the first time make all episodes of a new series available on BBC iPlayer ahead of its linear transmission. All six episodes of Jonah From Tonga, the new series from Chris Lilley – the writer and star of Summer Heights High and Ja’mie: Private School Girl – will be made available on BBC iPlayer from May [...]

Amazon acquires new Batman series

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Amazon has boosted its exclusive rights portfolio by acquiring rights to to the new animated Batman series – Beware the Batman. The 26 episode show is available in the UK for the first time via Amazon’s Prime Instant Video streaming service. The deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution sees Amazon continue to invest heavily in quality content aimed at [...]

ADB provides software and services to O2 Czech Republic

ADB has announced that it was appointed by O2 Czech Republic, the country’s largest IPTV provider, to manage a software migration resulting in advanced features and services for the operator’s subscribers. ADB won the contract by demonstrating that it could cost-effectively enhance O2’s pay-TV services by extending the operator’s original investment in ADB set-top boxes, which were first deployed in [...]

Netflix speeds up 65% after Comcast deal

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Comcast customers in the US are seeing a significant boost in streaming video speed after a deal between Netflix and the broadband provider. The news emerged as Netflix revealed its Netflix ISP Speed Index for March 2014. “This month’s rankings are a great illustration of how performance can improve when ISPs work to connect directly to Netflix,” Netflix spokesperson Joris [...]

CTAM touts TV Everywhere awareness

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The US’s Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) is to roll out what it describes as “robust” first-tier tactics to increase the subscription television value proposition by accelerating consumer awareness, product understanding, and usage of tv everywhere (tve). Incubated through a collaboration of 20 member companies, the tactics include a series of user experience best practice recommendations, adoption of [...]

Quickflix subs up 16%

Quickflix, the Australia and NZ online streaming service, experienced a strong March quarter of growth increasing its base of paying customers by 16,000 or 16 per cent to 118,557. Total active customers (paying customers plus introductory trialists who have registered with a valid credit card) increased by 13 per cent to 137,059. Organic growth through customers signing up on Quickflix-enabled [...]

Mediaset extends Infinity VoD to smartphones

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Italian broadcaster Mediaset has extended its Infinity VoD streaming service to smartphones, providing subscribers with access to over 5000 movies in HD plus a large selection of cartoons. Owners of Android, Windows Phone and iOS devices will need to download the Infinity app from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store. The service is available on the 3G, 4G [...]

BBC deal for Amazon Prime Instant Video

As it further ramps its content portfolio better to compete with other online entertainment services, a deal between Amazon and BBC Worldwide, the wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, means that some of the very best British drama and comedy is now available for unlimited streaming by members of UK movie and TV streaming subscription service Amazon Prime Instant Video. [...]

Fibre-based TV for Vodafone Netherlands

Vodafone Netherlands is partnering with cloud TV and connected home solutions specialist Entone and its systems integration partner, Divitel, for a fibre-based TV services in the Netherlands. The Vodafone Thuis service is being deployed over the provider’s high-speed FTTH network to enable an array of advanced television services, including Pause Live TV (PLTV) and an extensive VoD library from public [...]

Dailymotion partners with Viral Spiral

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Dailymotion, the online video platform, has signed a partnership with Viral Spiral, an agency for creators of viral videos, which also helps producers leverage that content to drive audience and engage customers. The deal will give Dailymotion users access to thousands of the best videos from Viral Spiral, with new content being added weekly. CEO and Founder of Viral Spiral, [...]

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