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BBC World News launches VoD content


BBC World News has unveiled a new suite of VoD content, meaning that its international distribution partners can now offer their customers a raft of the channel’s programmes wherever and whenever they want it. The package includes over 120 hours of the channel’s best-known long-form content strands, including HARDtalk, Click, The Travel Show and Our World each year. The package […]

Online movie revenues set to increase


The online movie market is set to evolve into a key distribution channel according to a report from Research and Markets. Consumers pay to access online movies using a range of payment models including Electronic Sell Through (EST) / Download To Own (DTO); Online Rental; or Online Subscription Services / Subscription VoD (SVoD). Looking at the period from 2014 to […]

Amazon to test ‘binge’ model

Amazon is to follow the method of fellow streaming service Netflix by releasing all episodes of an upcoming series simultaneously. The TV studio division of the online retailer will release all 10 episodes of its new comedy Transparent at the same time in September in a move that reflects the ‘binge’ model taken by many Netflix users. Amazon has already […]

Yahoo acquires RayV

In a move that it says will accelerate its video strategy and boost its underlying technology infrastructure in the space, Yahoo has acquired Israel-based online video platform RayV for an undisclosed sum. According to Yahoo’s P.P.S. Narayan, VP of Cloud Platforms and Services, RayV has “an exciting approach to online video streaming in the rapidly evolving mobile space. “Watching mobile […]

Amazon Prime invests heavily in kids’ content


Amazon has revealed further investment in kids’ content via eight new deals with leading distributors of children’s programming. The deals will see Amazon launching and retaining thousands of episodes of series aimed at a younger audience on the Prime Instant Video movie and TV streaming service, and follows the success of Beware the Batman – the first series aimed at […]

C4 Chief: BBC should encrypt iPlayer for licence-fee payers


Channel 4 chairman Lord Burns has said the BBC should encrypt the iPlayer for licence fee payers only as a first step towards subscription, with the licence fee unsustainable in the long term. Burns criticised the BBC for being too wedded to the £145.50 licence fee and said it had ignored alternative forms of funding such as subscription – or […]

Canalplay launches kids’ mobile app

Canal+ VoD streaming platform Canalplay, which already offers a kids’ section, has gone further in the development of kids’ content with the launch of a dedicated mobile app. Branded Canalplay Kids, it targets kids from 3 to 10 years old, and is the first step towards other family services and products, said Canal+. The new app is included into the […]

HBO Go for Slovakia

TRUE BLOOD: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer. photo: Prashant Gupta/HBO

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Slovakia has added HBO Go to its line-up. The HBO on-demand service will provide UPC Slovakia subscribers access to HBO’s premium channel with access to content on multiple screens, including smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. The service will offer over 1,700 hours of premium content, including True Blood, The Sopranos and The Wire, allowing users […]

Over 3,000 on-demand services in Europe

A report edited by the European Audiovisual Observatory on On-Demand Audiovisual Markets in the European Union has been published by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission The report reveals that as of February 2014, 3 088 on-demand audiovisual services were established in the EU and listed in the MAVISE database of on-demand audiovisual services. […]

Curzon outlines Home Cinema aims


UK video on Demand service Curzon Home Cinema – already available on BT TV and via digital satellite platform Freesat’s Freetime connected TV service – has revealed further details of its aims and aspirations. Phil Mordecai, Director of Curzon Home Cinema,, described Curzon as “more than just a cinema” suggesting it was vertically integrated across the video value chain, and […]

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