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Viacom: TV Everywhere ‘additive’ to viewing

According to Stuart Schneiderman, Consumer Insights and Measurement, Viacom Media Networks, while still nascent in terms of awareness and usage, TV Everywhere (TVE) presents a significant opportunity for brands to grow and strengthen their relationships with fans. Writing in the company blog, Schneiderman notes that the TV Everywhere experience is defined as watching full-length TV programmes on sites and apps […]

The QYOU launches ‘best of web’ channel

The QYOU (The Q), has launched what it claims is the world’s first international 24/7 pay-TV service to bring a curated selection of high quality, short form, Internet video content to television screens everywhere. The QYOU is available for all pay-TV platforms and supports both video on demand and TV Everywhere applications. The QYOU launched with fast-growing Beijing-based pay-TV operator […]

CBS, Showtime content for Netflix

CBS Studios has signed a multi-territorycontent deal with Netflix for CBS and Showtime shows including Ray Donovan and Under The Dome in six European markets and the Netherlands.   The agreement also gives Netflix exclusive first-window rights to the Showtime series Penny Dreadful in these markets. “We’re excited to have CBS’s world-class programming and Showtime’s acclaimed original series be part […]

Amazon Prime, Viacom UK content deal

Amazon and Viacom have announced a UK instant video subscription deal to bring six hit US TV series to Amazon Prime Instant Video members in the UK. The multi-year agreement sees Amazon Prime Instant Video exclusively acquire the UK on demand subscription streaming rights to multiple seasons of Viacom shows – Awkward, Kung Fu Panda, Legend of Awesomeness, Penguins of […]

Netflix Ultra-HD price hike

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Netflix is to charge an extra $3 a month to new users in the US to view its 4K output, but the Ultra-HD content will be available for no additional fee when subscribing to its $11.99 ‘family’ bundle. “We decided to move 4K UHD video into our four-stream plan for new members who sign up and care about the highest-quality […]

Free: ‘No Netflix on their terms’

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Free will not surrender to Netflix for now, according to Illiad MD Maxime Lombardini, talking at a conference organised by French telecom regulator Arcep. Not wishing to follow Orange, Bouygues and SFR, Lombardini said that “carrying Netflix under Netflix offered terms, like the others have agreed, it doesn’t seem a good idea to us.” Netflix is reported to have offered […]

France: TV favoured for catch-up content

The TV set has become the screen of choice to watch catch-up TV content in France; 2.2 million viewers now watch replay television each day, whatever the screen is. According to Médiamétrie’s Global TV survey catch-up TV fans grew by 22 per cent over 2014, and the TV set has become the key screen to watch catch up programming. This […]

Orange to partner TF1 for SVoD

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Planning to launch its own SVoD Netflix like platform by the end of this year, French telco Orange is reportedly already be in advanced talks with TF1. According to daily Le Figaro, the potential partners could include Canal+, despite the pay-TV group’s existing Canal play service. Orange already carries the major French SVoD services like Canalplay, Filmo TV, Pass M6 […]

Quest launches on demand with YouView

Quest, the free-to-air factual entertainment TV channel, is to make its programmes available to watch on YouView for seven days after broadcast. Quest’s top programmes will be made accessible with YouView effective immediately via the new on demand player, Quest OD and YouView’s seven day scroll back function within the programme guide. Quest OD will show new and exclusive series […]

Vubiquity powers eircom TVoD service

The Republic of Ireland’s largest telco, eircom, recently announced the launch of a new Transactional Video on Demand (TVoD) offering powered by Vubiquity’s white-label storefront platform. US-based Vubiquity, the largest global provider of multi-platform services, is supplying premium movie content for the new service alongside content processing, scheduling and service management. eircom’s eVision On Demand service is the first storefront […]

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