Category archives for: VOD

KPMG: ‘Huge online content choice for UK consumers’


Almost 90 per cent of the most popular and highest quality film and television content is now available across legal digital platforms, according to the findings of a report compiled by consultancy firm KPMG. The report, UK availability of Film and TV Titles in the Digital Age, examines

Presto lines up Seven SVoD service

Presto Entertainment, a new service originating from a proposed Foxtel and Seven West Media joint venture, would see a massive library of subscription video on demand (SVoD) television content provided for Presto subscribers in early 2015. The proposed service would compete with Netflix, which recently announced plans to launch in Australia in March 2015. The Foxtel and Seven West Media […]

iPlayer extends download window


The BBC is extending the time iPlayer users have to download TV shows to watch offline on a range of mobiles, tablets and computers – from 7 to 30 days – just in time for the festive period. The BBC has also confirmed that the iPlayer app is now available on the Xbox One games console. Dan Taylor-Watt, Head of […]

BT TV offers multiplatform buy-to-keep movies


BT TV is now offering buy-to-keep movies on multiple devices in addition to the set-top box.  Films purchased on a BT TV YouView or Vision+ set-top box are automatically available for customers to watch on smartphones, tablets or PCs at no extra cost.  Customers can access their films on up to four different Apple or Android devices or online and […]

Bell Media launches CraveTV SVoD service


Canadian multimedia company Bell Media has unveiled its next-generation subscription on-demand video streaming service. Formerly given the working title ‘Project Latte’, Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media introduced Canada to CraveTV, which the company says costs about as much as a latte, offering premium television, for $4/month, bringing simplicity, ubiquity, accessibility, and premium content to Canadian TV lovers at an unbeatable […]

BBC Store could replace Global iPlayer

Marcus Arthur, president, UK and ANZ, BBC Worldwide Store, admitted to the Digital TV Summit in London that the trial Global iPlayer was gaining “limited traction” and would probably be replaced by a global version of the BBC Store. He said the BBC was yet to decide between a subscription or transaction model for the Store, “when we go overseas […]

Canada: Bell Media ‘first look’ VoD strategy

Bell Media has unveils a first-look strategy for its subscription on demand video streaming service that will see episodes of original Canadian series premiere on ‘Project Latte’ 24 hours in advance of their network television premières. The announcement was made as Bell Media revealed the premium Canadian scripted content that will be available on the service, representing the most-acclaimed and […]

Vidible acquisition boosts AOL’s video content management

AOL has acquired Vidible, a specialist in cross-screen video management and exchange platform for buyers and sellers of digital media, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition further extends AOL’s leadership position in video content management and syndication, and creates the most comprehensive set of video content management tools in the marketplace for creators and publishers. Vidible’s cross-screen platform offers a […]

SVoD service from Swisscom

Quad-play operator Swisscom has reacted to the September 2014 launch in Switzerland of online entertainment streaming service Netflix by offering a new video flat rate service – Teleclub Play – with several thousand hours of television series, classic films, children’s programmes, documentaries and sports programmes. “In collaboration with Teleclub, we have put together a particularly broad offering that, in addition […]

7 in 10 Netflix subs watch original programming


Netflix’s investment in original content seems to be paying off, according to marketing analytics firm Centris. A survey – Centris Evolution of Video Tracking – asking Netflix subscribers about their viewing of original programming since Q1 2014 reveals that seven in ten have watched at least some original programming. Social media buzz, including that around Emmy nominations and awards received, […]

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