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NBCUniversal launches TV Everywhere campaign

NBCUniversal is launching an overarching cross-portfolio consumer marketing campaign spanning 14 cable networks and brands to bring awareness and engagement to the media and entertainment company’s TV Everywhere initiative. From drama and comedy to sports and news, viewers will be reminded how they can ‘Watch TV without the TV’, which the company says is a bold tagline that simultaneously embraces […]

Roku confirms Comcast HBO GO and Showtime Anytime


Streaming media platform Roku has confirmed that just in time for the holidays, Comcast has been added to the list of participating television providers that support HBO GO and Showtime Anytime on Roku devices. This long-awaited feature is now available to Xfinity TV customers. According to Roku, its customers say they get more value out of their pay-TV subscriptions when they […]

BBC Store set for early summer


BBC Store, the Corporation’s planned download-to-own service that will effectively supersede the planned global iPlayer, is set to be launched in early summer 2015. Speaking at a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar on growth in the creative industries, Tim Davie, Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, the Corporation’s commercial arm, noted that rights concerns often hampered the ability fully to maximise […]

78% of legacy pay-TV subs have broad TVE access

According to a report from TDG, TV Everywhere Deployment among Top US Operators and Networks, 2014, nearly eight in ten legacy pay-TV subscribers have access to authenticated TVE services from most of the major networks. “Today some 74 million households have access to ‘TV Everywhere’ programmes from the ‘Top 15′ networks that TDG monitors,” said Bill Niemeyer, TDG senior analyst […]

Connected TV device ownership up 28% in US

Ownership of Connected TV devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) in the US grew 5 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Q3 2014 and 28 per cent year-on-year to reach 168 million units. Fuelled by a desire to watch video content delivered via the open Internet, the average US home now owns

Tablets to overtake laptops as 2nd screen

As on-demand video services such as Netflix and Amazon spend heavily to try and attract subscriptions, the latest official figures show that 88 per cent of TV in the UK continues to be watched live, as it is broadcast. And new research by IpsosMediaCT for Thinkbox has revealed the reasons why people choose live TV. They are:

UltraViolet awareness and satisfaction grows


Awareness and satisfaction of UltraViolet (UV) is on the rise among US consumers. According to The NPD Group’s Digital Video Adoption Monitor (UltraViolet) Report, 44 per cent of consumers have heard of UV or recognise the UV logo, a nine percentage point increase over last year. About one-third of consumers know what UV is, and when asked, consumers cited the […]

BT TV offers multiplatform buy-to-keep movies


BT TV is now offering buy-to-keep movies on multiple devices in addition to the set-top box.  Films purchased on a BT TV YouView or Vision+ set-top box are automatically available for customers to watch on smartphones, tablets or PCs at no extra cost.  Customers can access their films on up to four different Apple or Android devices or online and […]

Home ent device sales to boom

Findings from market research and business strategy services firm IE Market Research (IEMR) suggest that the connected home entertainment devices market is set for significant growth, with the Smart TV segment experiencing considerable growth in markets globally, increasing at a CAGR of 22.5 per cent.

MTG, Tele2 partner for Viaplay TV Everywhere

MTG’s online streaming service Viaplay has entered into a partnership with Swedish telco Tele2, enabling Tele2 to offer Viaplay to its 3.7 million Swedish mobile and mobile broadband subscribers. The deal increases both the reach and availability of Viaplay. The partnership is the first of its kind for Viaplay. Both new and existing Tele2 customers will have the option to […]

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