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.
ITV has entered an exclusive fixed term partnership with Samsung to offer the new and improved ITV Player app on the manufacturer’s Android devices. The ITV Player app will be available on a range of Samsung Android tablet and smartphone devices, including the new Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Galaxy Mega, whilst it has also been optimised [...]
Decipher has published its quarterly audit of VoD on the major UK DTV platforms and OTT services. One of the key changes in the landscape of UK VoD in the last six months has been the introduction, and then the rapid growth, of catch-up content on Sky. This was historically an area that Sky was weak in and its growth [...]
New software for the YouView Humax box is now available for retail and BT customers and will be rolled out over the next two weeks. The software will be available on Talk Talk YouView boxes shortly afterwards This software introduces a number of enhancements and new features: – An enhancement to searching for programmes that are on now and next; [...]
More TV viewers watched BBC programmes on a tablet computer than a smart phone for the first time in March with 200,000 more views on iPlayer via tablet than phone. The BBC said the landmark thiswas driven by TV shows, rather than radio – proving that tablet computers are rapidly becoming the second screen for TV viewing. iPlayer equalled its [...]
ASA, the UK advertising watchdog, has banned YouView’s launch ads after agreeing with Virgin Media that claims the service was ‘unique’ and the ‘easiest’ were false. The ads had run on TV and in the Radio Times. The claims objected to included: “YouView is the easiest way to watch catch-up TV, on your TV” and the assertion that its electronic [...]
Rentrak has released its State of VoD Report 2012, which includes four years of VoD analysis from Rentrak’s OnDemand Essentials service. The report shows that the total time spent viewing free-on-demand television content in the US increased by over 40 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year. Rapidly increasing numbers also show that the total number of free-on-demand [...]
The UK market for on-demand TV is reaching saturation point, with only limited further audience growth potential, according to research from YouGov. It says that instead of looking for new audiences providers should focus on maximising what they get from existing users. According to the researcher, 48 per cent of the online population in the UK used digital catch-up services [...]
BBC iPlayer delivered new record highs for average daily and weekly request numbers in February 2013. Weekly requests averaged 59 million, up from 57 million in January, and across the month there was an average of 8.6 million requests per day. The shorter February month (28 days, compared to January’s 31) resulted in a lower overall monthly total of 262 [...]
Intel, best known for its computer processing chips, is getting closer to launching its own on-demand pay-TV catch-up and ‘live’ TV service. The company is said to be in discussions with Time Warner, NBC-Universal, News Corp, Viacom and others in preparation for the launch of its Intel-based pay-TV service. CBS’s CEO Les Moonves confirmed last month that the broadcaster was [...]