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Half broadband users use video apps monthly

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A report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Mobile Video Apps: User Dimensions, finds that 49 per cent of US adult broadband users engage some form of mobile video app at least once a month, with 17 per cent engaging weekly and 16 per cent daily. According to Michael Greeson, TDG President and author of the report, mobile video app engagement […]

Digital TV innovators rewarded

Four digital TV innovations are set to be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam following their success in a Dragon’s Den-style event hosted by the Digital TV Group – the members’ association for digital television in the UK. The second annual DTG Television Innovation Awards, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, saw a shortlist of eight […]

Lionsgate, Comcast partner for multi-platform movie experience

Lionsgate and Comcast are expanding their partnership to create immersive multi-platform experiences for digital consumers, beginning with the launch of an app for the motion picture Divergent. With more than four hours of bonus features and interactive content, the Lionsgate-designed iOS app, which is free to every Divergent fan via the iTunes App Store, includes an authenticated premium experience available […]

Yahoo strengthens mobile with Flurry deal

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Yahoo is to acquire mobile analytics and advertising specialist Flurry in a reported $300 million deal it says reinforces its commitment to building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions. Yahoo says it is on a mission to re-imagine users’ daily habits, and mobile is at the centre of everything it does. “By joining Yahoo, Flurry […]

Qplay shutters service

Qplay, the video entertainment experience from TiVo founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, has announced its imminent closure, barely six months since its launch. In a blog post, the company says it is with “heavy hearts” that it announces that Qplay will be closing, with the last day of service being Friday, July 25, 2014. “We truly enjoyed bringing you […]

Beamly to support Android TV

Social TV platform Beamly is bringing its personalised TV guide, content discovery, content recommendation, remote control, personalised news feeds, community and show engagement platform to the first screen. “We’ve always seen the future as being not about the first screen or the second screen, but a two-way connection between the device in your hand where you browse and interact with […]

NETV mobile app beta launch

NETV Network has developed a mobile TV app which combines the two effective channels for reaching and engaging with audiences; video and mobile. Showcasing a wide range of mainstream and specialist channels, the beta Network NETV App went live on July 18th and will enable audiences to have access to a TV viewing experience whilst on the go. Broadcasters, consumer […]

Freesat mobile app on Android

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has launched an Android version of its Freesat App. Extending the power to manage and control their TVs via mobiles and tablets to even more viewers, the new Android version of the Freesat App is now available for free download from the Google Play store. Optimised for the latest Android devices running Android […]

Tablet TV preps UK retail launch

Motive Television, the London-based provider of revenue enhancing solutions to the television industry, signed a final agreement with Korean Digital Media Adapter vendor and broadcasting solution provider icube Corporation. Motive and icube are preparing to release retail products that will enable full-featured and certified Freeview broadcast TV to be received on mobile devices in the United Kingdom. On December 12th […]

Yahoo acquires RayV

In a move that it says will accelerate its video strategy and boost its underlying technology infrastructure in the space, Yahoo has acquired Israel-based online video platform RayV for an undisclosed sum. According to Yahoo’s P.P.S. Narayan, VP of Cloud Platforms and Services, RayV has “an exciting approach to online video streaming in the rapidly evolving mobile space. “Watching mobile […]

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