Category archives for: Catch Up

BBC3 to premiere Chris Lilley show on iPlayer


BBC Three will for the first time make all episodes of a new series available on BBC iPlayer ahead of its linear transmission. All six episodes of Jonah From Tonga, the new series from Chris Lilley – the writer and star of Summer Heights High and Ja’mie: Private School Girl – will be made available on BBC iPlayer from May [...]

BBC Trust approves 30-day iPlayer catch-up

The BBC Trust has approved proposals from the BBC Executive to extend the catch-up window for programmes on BBC iPlayer from seven to 30 days. The decision follows a formal assessment of the significance of the plans and advice from Ofcom on the potential impact of the proposals on others. The catch-up extension will mean that programmes will be available [...]

TalkTalk TV ramps up Sky content


TalkTalk TV is to include seven Sky entertainment channels and provide even more hours of on demand Sky content in its Plus TV, broadband and calls package. The new channels are Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Sports News, Sky Living, Sky Livingit, Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2, which are all in addition to the 70 Freeview channels currently [...]

Exclusive NBCU shows for Hulu Plus


Further ramping up its content exclusivity as it competes with other online entertainment platforms, streaming subscription service Hulu Plus has revealed that what its CEO Mike Hopkins describes as some of the most hilarious TV comedies and addictive reality shows, many of which have never been available in their entirety on-demand, are coming exclusively to the Hulu Plus subscription service, [...]

Freesat expands Freetime with Vestel

Consumer electronics specialist Vestel and UK subscription-free TV service Freesat, have announced a strategic partnership to provide Freesat’s Freetime service via satellite on a range of Vestel’s new smart TVs and set-top boxes. The third largest TV manufacturer in the world, Vestel makes TVs for a variety of major Japanese and European brands as well as own brand TV’s sold [...]

Binge-watchers want current TV episodes

The Walking Dead

Findings from an online survey by Harris Poll on behalf of Comcast suggest that an overwhelming majority of Americans binge-watch television shows, and when they do, they prefer current season episodes. Over half of binge-watchers would rather

Vidmind adds catch-up and multiscreen TV

Israel’s Vidmind has partnered with Media Excel to deliver time-and-place shifting of linear TV channels as part of its turnkey hybrid OTT/DTT solution. Virtual operators can now utilise existing free-to air content and offer it to their audience to view at any time and across multiple connected devices – as part of a Prime TV experience. Using Vidmind’s platform, mobile [...]

YouView funding split revealed

The BBC and other broadcast partners are set to drop their annual contribution to the YouView set top box venture by 85 per cent to around £750,000, (€883,000) leaving BT and TalkTalk to plug the funding gap. ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC have been concerned that a platform originally created to give viewers free access to British-made [...]

iPlayer exceeds 300m requests in February


Following a record-breaking month in January, requests remained strong in February for the BBC’s iplayer catch-up service, with 300 million requests  for the second consecutive month. February saw overall up 15 per cent up year-on-year, with average daily requests reaching 10.7 million, and average weekly requests hitting 70 million, both of which are new records. Episode one of the new [...]

YouView future secured


YouView backers are to sign a £100 million (€117m) deal to secure the future of the online TV service with all seven partners – including the BBC – remaining on board as equal shareholders in the venture. YouView partners – which also include ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk – are set to agree after protracted negotiations [...]

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