Category archives for: VOD

75% abandon poor streaming within 4min

Conviva, a specialist in OTT video experience optimisation, has released the findings of its inaugural report, which found that stream interruptions, inadequate picture fidelity and other poor streaming experience issues prompt nearly three-quarters of all OTT video viewers to give up in the first four minutes of playback. The report reveals the steep challenges OTT service providers, ISPs and CDNs […]

TVCatchup heads to Euro court


The feud between UK broadcasters and streaming site TVCatchup is headed to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The UK Court of Appeal referred the case, which hinges on the legality of TVCatchup’s business model, to the court after again questioning whether websites should provide real-time channel streaming. TVCatchup retransmits programming from broadcasters online, though it was […]

C4 launches All 4 on March 30

All 4 logo

Channel 4 has confirmed its new digital service, branded All 4, on March 30th. The service, which replaces 4oD, and will be available via PC, iPads and iPhones from Monday. All 4 will allow viewers to watch live Channel 4 programmes via the Now function, as well as access past programmes using the On Demand feature. It will also offer […]

T-Mobile US offers free Netflix


T-Mobile is give its customers in the US one year of Netflix for free if they buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. A Netflix subscription costs $8.99 a month un the US. The global launch of the Galaxy S6 line of smartphones is scheduled for April 10th. In the fine print of T-Mobile’s promotional page, it says […]

Made Television local VoD with Piksel

Piksel, a global provider of video monetisation software and solutions, has formed a partnership with the UK’s largest local TV broadcaster, Made Television, launching its first ever VoD catch up service, OnView, and managing the rollout of its online live streams. Using the Piksel Digital Enterprise video platform, Made Television have rolled out four VoD channels for Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick for UK


Amazon will launch its Fire TV Stick in the UK on April 15th. The HDMI dongle, priced at £35 (€45.50), streams video via Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, among others, straight to user’s televisions. For the first two days existing Amazon Prime subscribers can order the gadget for £19. Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, claims the Fire […]

Google’s Nexus Player for UK

Google’s Nexus Player, the company’s first device to feature the Android TV platform, will launch in the UK on March 26th.  The Asus made device is available for £79.99 (€104) – £20 more than the recently price-cut Apple TV. The Nexus Player will ship with a modified version Android Lollipop, and will reportedly automatically update itself to version 5.1 of […]

Australia: 92% TV viewing linear broadcast


The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2014, reveals viewing of video content on Internet-connected mobile devices has grown year-on-year though it remains small relative to the time Australians spend watching broadcast television on in-home TV sets. Technology in Autralian homes Household take-up of

Motive test launches BYOD maritime TV platform

Motive Television, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay-TV operators, has revealed that its new maritime platform, BYOD (bring your own device), is currently being tested with two ferry lines servicing Greece and Italy and is expected to launch commercially in early April 2015.  In addition, the company is in discussions with cruise operators in North America to launch the […]

ContentWise expands America presence

ContentWise, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, is further expanding its North American market presence. As digital television service providers throughout the region continue to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, ContentWise has identified North America as a key region for the growth of personalidation. To drive and expand its presence, ContentWise has […]

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