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YouTube TV available in 50% of US

Google has announced that its YouTube TV is now available in 50 per cent of US homes, thanks to a rollout to 14 new markets. The company has revealed it…

iPlayer mobile and tablet requests increase YoY

New crime drama series In The Dark was July’s top programme on BBC iPlayer. The first episode was made available from July 11th, and received 1.6 million requests over the…

Kabillion launches on Mediacom

Kabillion launches on Mediacom

Kabillion and Mediacom have finalised a deal to carry Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule! on Mediacom’s VoD service in the US. Kabillion, the only independently owned VoD network ranked among…

Eurosport for Amazon in Germany and Austria

Eurosport for Amazon in Germany and Austria

Discovery Communications has struck a streaming deal in Germany and Austria with Amazon that brings Amazon Prime members access to Eurosport’s premium live HD sports content, including exclusive Bundesliga live…

Analyst: ‘Virtual’ subs largely pleased with service value

According to analyst firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), although virtual pay-TV services are immature and years away from ‘five-9’ reliability, subscribers overwhelmingly consider service value to be very solid. In…

iFlix: Piracy our top competitor, not TV

According to Patrick Grove, co-founder and chairman of VoD platform iFlix, the service’s main competitor is not traditional television, but piracy. Speaking on CNBC’s Managing Asia, Grove said the service believed…

TVAA powers Zee’s Z5 Weyyak VoD

TVAA powers Zee’s Z5 Weyyak VoD

The TV App Agency (TVAA), the software developers for TV applications on multiple platforms, has designed the front-end applications that are delivering the powerful user experience for the Zee Entertainment…

Analysts: ‘Netflix more than OK without Disney’

Analysts: ‘Netflix more than OK without Disney’

Analysts at investment bank Piper Jaffray have suggested that the end of a distribution deal between Netflix and Disney will not hurt the streaming giant as much as some investors…

Nielsen to credit Facebook, Hulu, YouTube views

Nielsen is set to begin crediting video content distributed on Facebook, Hulu and YouTube in Digital Content Ratings. Through this capability, participating TV and digital publisher clients can now capture…

Telefónica, Spectranet climb Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released July data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. Speeds at Telefónica…

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