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Online TV consumption up 388%

Multi-Screen

Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that more people watched more TV online than ever before. TV consumption across devices grew 388 per cent year-over-year (YoY) and programmers saw broader use as unique monthly viewers increased by 146 per cent YoY across browsers and TV apps. While online TV consumption remains fragmented across platforms, gaming consoles and […]

Research: Too much TV choice is “hard work”

Hill Holliday, the US marketing agencies, has released the results of research projects conducted to examine shifting attitudes toward television. Despite the proliferation of devices consumers have available to watch television, the television set remains the centre of many people’s living rooms — and other rooms as well. Nearly a third of respondents reported having two functional TV sets in […]

CBS goes OTT with All Access

CBS Corporation has launched CBS All Access, a new digital subscription video on demand and Nielsen-measured live streaming service for the CBS Television Network. CBS All Access will offer subscribers thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS Television stations live in 14 of the […]

Viacom: TV Everywhere ‘additive’ to viewing

According to Stuart Schneiderman, Consumer Insights and Measurement, Viacom Media Networks, while still nascent in terms of awareness and usage, TV Everywhere (TVE) presents a significant opportunity for brands to grow and strengthen their relationships with fans. Writing in the company blog, Schneiderman notes that the TV Everywhere experience is defined as watching full-length TV programmes on sites and apps […]

blinkbox boost for UltraViolet

UltraViolet

blinkbox – the video and music streaming service owned by UK supermarket retailer Tesco – has introduced digital movie and TV locker service UltraViolet to allow customers to build a digital collection from select physical discs they have bought in-store and access them via the service. UltraViolet is backed by a consortium of over 70 companies including major studios Sony […]

Civolution, Bleiberg partner on 2nd screen movie

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, and Bleiberg Entertainment, a Beverly Hills-based film production company, have announced their partnership on “i-LIVED”, the first US feature film to be supported by a synchronised second-screen application for use in the cinema and at home. “i-LIVED” is a tech-based thriller about an online app reviewer whose […]

SK Telecom, Samsung claim mobile streaming breakthrough

Korean telco SK Telecom has, together with Samsung Electronics, successfully completed development of ‘True Real Time Mobile Streaming’ technology that is essential for mobile live streaming and achieved its world’s first demonstration over a LTE network. The users of legacy live video streaming over mobile networks have experienced inconvenience with up to 15 seconds of latency compared to TV or […]

ITV mobile revamp focuses on live TV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched what it describes as a “new and improved” ITV Player app across iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices incorporating simulcast functionality. The app showcases a new user interface, increasing the prominence of ITV’s ‘watch live’ service at the top of each channel page, with easy access to the most recent On Demand content […]

One in three UK kids has own tablet

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, according to Ofcom research,which also suggests the popularity of the tablet could be contributing to the declining number of children with a TV set in their bedroom. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34 per cent now have their […]

EE to offer TV service

EE-TV

UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

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