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APAC to lead multiscreen boom

People will watch TV and video content on more and more devices as TV Everywhere takes off. For the 51 countries covered in Digital TV Research’s Multiscreen TV & Video Forecasts report, the gross number of viewers will climb from 5.60 billion in 2010 to 11.32 billion by 2020. Simon Murray, report author, said: “By 2020, the average person will […]

BBC Hindi on LINE instant messaging

As part of its ‘mobile-first’ strategy, BBC Hindi is making its content available on smartphone instant messaging platform LINE – one of the world’s top five chat apps.  By subscribing to BBC Hindi in the Official Accounts section, Hindi-speaking LINE users can receive the latest news from BBC Hindi via text, graphics, short video clips and audio. Earlier this year, […]

NEON SVoD for NZ SKY

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New Zealand pay-TV operator SKY has announced the December launch of subscription video on demand (SVoD) service NEON, which it says will make it easy for Kiwis to access great entertainment, offering exclusive TV series, hundreds of movies, great factual entertainment, documentaries and brilliant family viewing. The first 30 days are free and the service is being made available for […]

StarHub trials Nokia’s Liquid Applications

StarHub has revealed details of its trial implementation of Nokia’s Liquid Applications solution at its 4G mobile base stations within the Indoor Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub For the trial, conducted on October 21st, four ‘live’ video feeds of the Rising Stars Finals played at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore were delivered concurrently to spectators on mobile devices, giving […]

Xstream for Canal Digital Go iPad app

Canal Digital customers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland can now see their favorite TV show and movies on their iPad with the recently launched Canal Digital GO iPad app, designed, developed and powered by Xstream. The app was quickly #1 in App Store Norway and #2 in App Store Sweden. The app is available for all Canal Digital customers, […]

64% of US broadband homes have connected CE

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Research from Parks Associates highlights the financial and business opportunities in the expanding markets for pay-TV and OTT services, digital content, cloud solutions, and connected consumer electronics (CE). The research firm reports 64 per cent of US broadband households have an Internet-connected CE and 55 per cent have an OTT service subscription, an area poised for strong growth especially following […]

Digital ad revenues up 15%

Internet ad revenues climbed to an first half-year high of $23.1 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue (IAB) Report, prepared by PwC US. This marks a 15 per cent rise over 2013’s first-half ad revenues of $20.1 billion. Maintaining the positive trajectory, second quarter 2014 Internet ad revenues rose to $11.7 billion, representing a 14 per cent year-over-year […]

Nokia no more

Microsoft is to ditch the Nokia brand less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm. New Nokia Lumia smartphones will instead by known as Microsoft Lumia, the company said. Nokia’s non-mobile division, which is not owned by Microsoft, will continue to use the name. The mobile operation was bought by Microsoft in April in a deal worth $7.2 […]

Adobe, Nielsen team for cross-platform measurement

Digital experience expert Adobe and global information and measurement company Nielsen have formed a strategic alliance that is expected to deliver the industry’s first comprehensive, cross-platform system for measuring online TV, video and other digital content across the web and apps. The collaboration will integrate Nielsen’s digital audience measurement products, the most trusted ratings system in the industry, with digital […]

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

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