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Global iPlayer to close in June

The BBC has confirmed the global version of its iPlayer streaming service will close on June 26th. The corporation had charged users subscription fees to watch programmes via the app…

iflix adds BBC, Warner Bros, Fox content

iflix adds BBC, Warner Bros, Fox content

iflix, the online TV service in Southeast Asia, has entered into multiple content agreements with top studios, including Twentieth Century Fox, BBC Worldwide and Warner Bros. The deal sees TV…

Cleeng raises funding

Cleeng, the Dutch specialist in video e-commerce for sports and entertainment companies, has raised €1,100,000 in a Series A round led by Pascal Cagni (General Manager and Vice President Apple…

Netflix absorbs 21% of traffic in Argentina

The impact of OTT content provider Netflix is having a dramatic affect on cable MSOs in Argentina. Fibertel, the broadband division of Cablevisión Argentina, says that 21 per cent of…

Mediacom adds Netflix, Hulu

Mediacom adds Netflix, Hulu

Netflix and Hulu signed a deal with Mediacom allowing the US cable company to provide streaming services from both firms to its consumers. Mediacom is a supplier of video, phone…

Netflix combats illegal streaming

A study by Sandvine shows a preference for legal streaming over piracy. “People are shifting their activities and they’ve certainly embraced streaming video,” says Dan Deeth, head of media at…

Plusnet adds Youview service

Plusnet adds Youview service

UK ISP Plusnet has revealed details for its connected TV service.  The broadband provider has been trialing TV services for several months, and now has followed BT and TalkTalk’s lead…

Digital Single Market promises pan-European content

Digital Single Market promises pan-European content

The European Commission has unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, thereby delivering on one of its top priorities in recognition of the need to embrace the…

Indonesia: NAGRA powers Link Net on-demand

NAGRA, a Kudelski Groupdigital TV business and provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Link Net, Indonesia’s largest cable and broadband operator, have launched of a new TV…

Peter Kay sets iPlayer record

Comedian Peter Kay’s new sitcom Car Share attracted 5.7 million viewers on BBC1 on April 29th as well as breaking iPlayer records. Despite already pulling in 1 mlllion requests for…