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TVPlayer extends multiscreen service with Samsung

TVPlayer, the UK’s online TV platform with over one million viewers, has announced that its multiscreen service will be among the first streaming video platforms to be pre-installed on all…

Netflix gaining ground on free VoD services

When it comes to adoption of SVoD services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, the UK lags behind the US and Canada by some distance. But research carried out…

Italy’s Rai launches free OTT service

Italy’s Rai launches free OTT service

Italian public broadcaster Rai has launched its new multimedia platform, with free access via app and PC, both online and offline. RaiPlay offers users a constantly updated catalogue of content.…

Ericsson, Google partner for consumer pay-TV experience

Ericsson and Google are partnering to extend the reach of the Ericsson cloud-based MediaFirst TV Platform into the Android TV ecosystem, Google’s operating system for the set-top-box. Ericsson MediaFirst is…

BBC’s Rivera takes Eurosport digital role   

In line with its strategy to bring premium content to more viewers on more screens than ever before, Discovery Communications has appointed Ralph Rivera – formerly Director, BBC Digital –…

UKTV Britain’s fastest-growing broadcaster

Darren Childs, CEO of multi-channel programmer UKTV, has declared the service to be Britain’s fastest-growing broadcaster. Speaking at UKTV Live, its annual showcase event, at the BFI in London, Childs…

OTT adoption up 12% among US households

Findings from Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker service indicate that Netflix, WWE Network, and Hulu have the highest Net Promoter Scores among major OTT video services in the US.…

TV licence iPlayer in effect, but how is it enforced?

All viewers who use the iPlayer to watch any BBC programmes must now be covered by a TV licence after new rules came into force. Previously, iPlayer users only needed…

BBC3 content over 10% of iPlayer requests

BBC Three’s contemporary British drama Thirteen is the most requested show on BBC iPlayer in 2016 with 3 million requests.  The five-part drama from new writer Marnie Dickens is ahead…

Record breaking Rio for BBC Sport’s digital service

BBC Sport’s coverage of the Olympics Games in Rio reached 102.3 million unique global browsers, with 68.3 million coming from the UK, the biggest ever success for BBC Sport’s digital…

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