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Star Wars series to debut on Disney On Demand

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Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed a premiere date for Star Wars: Rebels, the first series since The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm in October 2012. Those who subscribe to Disney Channel On Demand and the network’s app will have early access to the premier episode, entitled ‘Spark of Rebellion’, on September 29th. The episode will then air on the main […]

Comcast Xfinity on Campus

Comcast has launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets US college students watch live TV and On-Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus. The service, which is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, will be available this autumn at Bridgewater College, Drexel University, Emerson College, Lasell College, […]

Australia: BBC content on Google Play

BBC Worldwide content is to be made available to purchase on download from the Google Play platform in Australia. Shows including Doctor Who, Frozen Planet and Sherlock will be available. Individual episodes will cost A$2.99 (€2.09), with entire seasons offered to consumers via the download-to-own platform. More titles will be added on a regular basis. “Making the BBC’s content more […]

Player.pl on PS4

Sony Computer Entertainment Polska and Polish broadcaster TVN, the owner of VoD service Player.pl, have launched the Player.pl application on PlayStation4 system. A dedicated Player.pl application for PlayStation4 consoles allows free online access to an extensive on-demand collection of TV series and programmes. Player.pl is the first Polish multimedia service to be launched on PS4. The Player.pl application will allow […]

Netflix confirms TWC payment

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Netflix has confirmed it is paying another US cable provider to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. Netflix said: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” The deal comes after similar agreements with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T in the US – meaning Netflix now pays fees to all […]

Exclusive Doctor Who Extra on iPlayer

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The BBC has announced Doctor Who Extra – a brand-new series, exclusively on iPlayer. The broadcaster says the programme is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as it follows Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor. Over the course of 12 programmes, the BBC traces the highs and lows […]

HBO GO on UPC DTH

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UPC DTH, a satellite television provider in Central and Eastern Europe, is adding streaming service HBO GO for all its HBO customers on UPC Direct in Hungary and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Available from September 1st, UPC DTH will provide to its HBO Pak and HBO MaxPak customers instant and unlimited access to exclusive content via Internet […]

1m subs for Netherlands Netflix

One million Dutch people are estimated to have a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven per cent had access to a Netflix account. The survey, published by Telecompaper, suggests a near doubling of Netflix subscription figures in the country for the final quarter of 2013, which was 4 per cent. The exact […]

OTT devices take 24% of ad views

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FreeWheel has released its Video Monetization Report for the second quarter 2014. Q2 has marked another quarter of strong growth and evolution in the digital television market, with video views and ad views both up over 28 per cent year-over-year. Not only did the quarter see growth across formats, categories, and platforms, FreeWheel also discovered several trends that tell a […]

YOU On Demand partners with Dr Peng

YOU On Demand, a VoD service provider in China delivering Hollywood movies to mobile and TV screens, has signed a distribution and service agreement with Beijing Hiveview Technolgy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Peng Telecom and Media Group. Dr. Peng Group is the largest independent broadband service provider in China with 8 million broadband homes across the country. Under […]

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