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ProSiebenSat.1 free catch-up


German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has launched its new catch-up TV service. Branded ‘7TV’, the streaming service offers free access to a range of content from its TV channels including ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx. The programmes will be available for seven days after broadcast. In contrast to the app where users have to pay for access to […]

iPlayer sets weekly request record in Feb


BBC iPlayer had its biggest week ever beginning on February 16th, when audiences wanted to catch up on the 30th anniversary episodes of EastEnders, with 75 million requests. Total requests for the month were at 299 million, making it a successful month given that February is three days shorter than January (which saw 343 million requests). There were an average […]

UKTV Play adds Drama channel

UKTV has announced the launch of its free-to-air channel Drama on its new VoD service UKTV Play. The specially curated Drama service provides viewers with access to a mixture of popular catch-up and classic programming. Drama classics such as Agatha Christie, The Forsyte Saga and Death Comes to Pemberley, along with genre favourite such as The Bill and Birds of […]

Children prefer catch-up, YouTube to linear TV


Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm Childwise. Screen time is made up of time spent watching TV, playing games consoles, using a mobile, computer or tablet. The Connected Kids report has collated data […]

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 […]

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, […]

BBC adds Heart button

The BBC has put a heart icon on all browser versions of BBC iPlayer and all TV & Radio programme pages that will for the first time allow users to instantly ‘love’ a programme. In a blog post, Philip Almond, BBC’s Director of Marketing and Audiences explains: “If we know what you love we can give you more of what […]

GulliReplay 20m views in Feb


GulliReplay, the French catch-up TV service from family DTT channel Gulli, set a new audience record in February reaching 20 million views. This represents a 52 per cent growth compared to February 2014 and a 170 per cent increase on February 2013. The replay service is available on all platforms and devices: online, Android and iOS smartphones, on tablets (Androïd, […]

Movistar TV launches ‘Last 7 days’ app


Telefónica’s IPTV service Movistar TV has launched the Ultimos 7 días app (Last 7 days) to enable its viewers access to all content broadcast on the channels over the previous seven days. All Movistar’s users subscribed to Movistar TV Total will be able to access this service through the EPG with the option “Ver programas anteriores” (Watch previous programmes). Also, […]

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