Category archives for: IPTV

Connected devices to double US Internet households

By 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet and able to deliver apps to viewers, more than double the projected number of US Internet households. These devices include video game consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray Disc players, and TVs. According to the latest NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast, ownership of connected TV devices […]

Nine acquires HBO’s Quickflix stake

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Australian online entertainment service Quickflix has confirmed that Australian media group Nine Entertainment has taken a minority stake in the company through a deal with US television giant Home Box Office. Quickflix said Nine had reached an agreement to acquire all of HBO’s redeemable convertible preference shares. The shares can be converted into an 8 per cent stake in Quickflix. […]

Amino selected by C Spire for IPTV rollout

C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has selected Amino’s high-end Intel based IPTV platform for the rollout of entertainment services across its ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) consumer broadband Internet access network. The company will deploy Amino’s Live Advanced Media Centre and A140 devices as part of a triple-play offering including broadband Internet access 100 […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

Copyright Office: Aereo not a cable company

In a further setback for its business operations, US copyright officials have informed Internet TV streaming service Aereo that they do not consider it to be a ‘cable company’ under the terms of copyright law. Aereo suspended its operations June 28 following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters and has suggested that after the Supreme Court’s […]

Mediaset Infinity VoD on Chromecast

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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

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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

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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 […]

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