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Children’s TV viewing drifts towards paid-VoD

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The 2015 Childwise Monitor, an annual report looking at children’s media consumption, shows that the equipment mix is changing. Most children have their own computer or tablet, phone, games console and television – but console, television and to an extent, phone ownership, is falling. Tablet ownership continues to grow, although it’s slowing. The major tablet ownership increase is among younger […]

TF1 signs Monterosa’s LViS for interactivity

Monterosa the second screen specialist has signed an annual agreement with MYTF1, the digital platform of the French broadcaster TF1 which sees France’s largest commercial broadcaster adopt its LViS platform for live interactivity with entertainment and sports shows. Starting in January 2015, LViS will first be used on the national IQ test format QI : La France passe le test […]

US mobile entertainment tops $9bn in 2014

Americans are now spending almost as much on smartphone and tablet entertainment as at the box office. In 2014, SNL Kagan estimates mobile entertainment generated $9.14 billion in revenue, fast approaching the roughly $10 billion per year the box office generates from ticket sales. The combined revenue from mobile games, video, music and location-based services (LBS) has grown at a […]

Snapchat secrets blown in Sony hack

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel has said he is “devastated” that plans for his app were leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. Details of future plan were outlined by Spiegel in emails to Michael Lynton, the Sony exec on Snapchat’s board. Also included were details, including financial data, on previously secret acquisitions. The leak detailed big ambitions for the […]

PlayKids expands to China

Movile, the mobile platform in Latin America and creator of children’s entertainment platform, PlayKids, is officially launching the app in China on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. PlayKids helps parents tackle playtime and more through age appropriate, educational and trusted content. In China, PlayKids will feature top Chinese shows like Dinobob, Mumu Tribe, Our Friend Xiong Xiaomi, Rubi, Beva Songs, […]

Mood Media partners with Shazam

Mood Media, the global player in Experience Design, has formed partnership with Shazam that includes the official launch of Shazam In-Store, a location-based mobile marketing product. Shazam-In Store, part of Shazam’s larger expansion strategy into consumer-facing environments, is integrated into the existing Shazam app and offers brands the opportunity to connect to Shazam’s more than 100 million monthly active users. […]

Mobile bumps TV as America’s first screen

Mobile  analytics firm Flurry, owned by Yahoo, has found that time spent on mobile devices grew in the US by 9.3 per cent – from 2 hours and 42 minutes to 2 hours and 57 minutes – in the past nine months. That is almost 3 hours per day spent on mobile devices by the average American consumer, while time […]

Opera Mini surpasses 50m users in India

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Over 50 million people are now using Opera Mini to go online in India, according to the latest statistics released by Opera Software. With this, Opera Mini is now the third largest mobile app used in India after Facebook and Whatsapp. Opera’s CEO Lars Boilesen announced the 50-million-user landmark at a flash mob in India. He joined 50 dancers in […]

ITV Player on Amazon Fire

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has revealed that the ITV Player app is now available on Amazon Fire tablets. The app will enable viewers to access their favourite ITV programmes on the move, and is now available to download for free from the Amazon Appstore. The ITV Player app allows users to watch ITV’s channels live as well as access the […]

ONO TV on Android phones

Spain’s largest cable company ONO, recently acquired by Vodafone, is launching its ONO online TV service on Android-based devices with the service available through Google Play. The service, with up to 40 TV channels, was already available on PCs, tablets, iPhones and Macs. The company is enhancing the service with the addition of VoD including premieres and pay per view […]

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