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shomi SVoD from Rogers, Shaw

Canadian media companies Shaw Communications and Rogers Communications are teaming up to launch shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, which they say ups the ante in entertainment with the latest, most exclusive shows and selections personalised for users. Available initially on tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set-top boxes, shomi will launch in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet […]

Elemental powers Deutsche Glasfaser services

Elemental Technologies, a supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, has announced that Deutsche Glasfaser, a FTTH network provider, is using Elemental video processing for delivery of linear TV, radio, VoD and multiscreen services to regional subscribers in Germany. The Deutsche Glasfaser IPTV service will include around 100 SD channels, 50 HD and 100 radio channels. The service […]

Europe 20% of all Netflix subs by 2015

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As Netflix rapidly expands across Europe, the company will see its international subscriptions jump from one-tenth to one-fifth of total subscriptions, according to new analysis from research firm IHS. “Over the next four years, growth rates will accelerate,” said the report’s author, Richard Broughton, director of broadband analysis at IHS Technology.

Court deals further blow to Aereo

A US court has delivered a further setback to Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo’s continued attempts to resume operations by being designated a cable company. 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 decision, Aereo should be recognised as a cable system with […]

IPTV success in South Korea

IPTV-based TV services have now topped 120 million subscribers in South Korea, according to Korea’s Digital Media Industry Association (KDMIA).  KDMIA says the services had emerged as a new retail platform for visual content. Telco KT Corp is the largest player in the sector has over 5.48 million subscribers. SK Broadband and LG Uplus have over 2.5 million and 2.02 […]

Comcast Xfinity on Campus

Comcast has launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets US college students watch live TV and On-Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus. The service, which is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, will be available this autumn at Bridgewater College, Drexel University, Emerson College, Lasell College, […]

Value added services differentiate online platforms

In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by

CSM launches PremierLeaguePass in Asia

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Coliseum Sports Media (CSM) announced its launch its online platform PremierLeaguePass.com, which showcases the Barclays Premier League, in Taiwan – marking its début in the Asian market. Powered by the Neulion Sports Platform, the new digital destination will provide quality coverage of Premier League action. Football fans in Taiwan can look forward to coverage of all 380 games live and […]

Piksel launches SaaS-based video platform

Piksel, a global provider of video monetisation software and solutions, has confirmed the launch of the Piksel Video Platform. This advanced broadcast-quality, multi-screen solution enables content owners, aggregators and distributors to quickly launch OTT offerings to consumers without having to invest in a static platform. Built on a SaaS (software-as-a-service) business model, the Piksel Video Platform be demonstrated at IBC […]

Netflix confirms TWC payment

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Netflix has confirmed it is paying another US cable provider to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. Netflix said: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” The deal comes after similar agreements with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T in the US – meaning Netflix now pays fees to all […]

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