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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

BBC News on LINE

BBC News announced that its content will be available on smartphone instant messaging platform LINE. BBC News is the first international news organisation to have an official account on the app. Line is currently available in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, and the United States. By searching for the username ‘@BBCNews’ and adding the […]

BARB to capture viewing on tablets

Reflecting the rise of new ways for watching television, BARB – the body that provides official viewing figures for UK television audiences – has confirmed the deployment of a new measurement technique that captures panellists’ viewing on iPad and Android tablets. The measurement solution has been developed

Channel 5 selects Fonix for mobile services

Fonix, a specialist in mobile messaging, payments and telephony and UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 have announced a two year partnership. The deal is focused on developing engagement between Channel 5’s audience through mobile interactive services, driving returns for the broadcaster and value to the audience. Using a suite of Fonix solutions including mobile messaging and payments layered with data […]

OTT TeVolution launches tablet app

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French OTT TV service TeVolution has launched its first tablet app. Created by French start-up Leankr, the new app is available for Android and iOS devices and will soon be extended to smartphones. It offers users a total control over the channel packages they subscribe to and various functionalities, including movie selection or TV alerts. Enriched content about the shows […]

Shazam surpasses 100m active users

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Shazam has revealed it now has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users, a 34 per cent increase year-over-year. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month. This user base ‘Shazams’ more than 20 million times per day. “Shazam is evolving […]

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