Viewster, a fast-growing VoD service, has partnered with Shine Group, Starz Digital Media, ALL3MEDIA and KBS Media, to offer 240 hours of new TV series on-demand, for free, through its popular, ad-supported platform for films and TV shows. Available in 120 countries globally, Viewster is enjoying rapid growth worldwide as younger viewers swap linear TV for on-demand services. Targeting this [...]
May 21 2013 | Posted in Press Releases
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told the Canadian Digital Media Network 3.0 conference that the future of Internet TV will be filled with apps and constantly evolving. “We are now in 40 countries around the world, so people are starting to watch Internet video and you can start to see the outlines of what TV will be like in the future,” [...]
Netflix is considering the Netherlands, France and Belgium as new European launch markets, according to reports. Belgian news site Bloovi reported that the on-demand streaming company was preparing to launch in Belgian before the end of the year, while newspaper Le Soir reported that France and the Netherlands were likely to roll out first, followed by Belgium by the end [...]
HBO GO, the online VoD service, is now available on blizoo, the largest cable operator in Bulgaria, to clients who have an HBO subscription and a broadband Internet service. Dimitar Noykov, Country Manager of HBO Bulgaria, commented: “We are delighted to announce the launch of HBO GO to our subscribers in Bulgaria. We can now offer all the very best [...]
AT&T is launching a new, media-rich U-verse On Demand storefront, designed to provide a more intuitive and convenient way to discover movies and TV shows. The new U-verse On Demand storefront features: – A new user interface with intuitive navigation. – Colourful poster art to find what you want faster. – New advanced search tools, allowing users to search for [...]
Time Warner Cable is considering taking a stake in US streaming service Hulu, for which owners News Corp and Disney are accepting bids, according to a Bloomberg report. TW Cable would be a fourth owner, alongside NBC Universal, which has a non-controlling interest in the venture in accordance with a condition of its acquisition by Comcast. TW Cable joins a [...]
The European Audiovisual Observatory has just taken stock of on-demand audiovisual services and has published the data in the MAVISE database – which has now been expanded to cover on-demand audiovisual services in Europe. In May 2013, the database identified 3,087 on-demand audiovisual services: catch-up TV services, newspapers’ video services and various kinds of VoD services (general-interest, films, TV fiction, [...]
Parks Associates has published new research showing 26 per cent of US broadband households own a smart TV and 46 per cent own at least one set-top box. Furthermore, 63 per cent of smart TV owners connect the set to the Internet, and 79 per cent of these owners use the TV to watch premium online video on a monthly [...]
May 15 2013 | Posted in Articles
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The BBC has confirmed that the BBC iPlayer is available on Windows Phone 8 devices. The application – consisting of a shortcut to the mobile optimised website, live tile and media player – can be downloaded for free from the Window Phone Store.
The application will enable users to catch up on their favourite BBC shows on the go.
SeaChange International, the global multi-screen video software provider, announced that Denmark’s second largest cable television operator, Stofa, has signed a multi-year service and maintenance contract for its SeaChange Adrenalin VoD services. Stofa has been a customer of SeaChange since 2007 and this new contract further extends their longstanding relationship. Stofa is a triple-play operator serving about 400,000 Danish households. It [...]