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Sony unveils cloud-based PlayStation Vue

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Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have unveiled PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based TV service that Sony says “reinvents the television experience”. “Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business. […]

ITV online revenues up 24%

ITV has reported a strong performance in terms of online, pay and interactive revenues in the first 9 months of the year, counterbalancing a decline in main channel ratings. Adam Crozier, chief executive, said that online, pay and interactive revenues would show double-digit growth again next year. VoD viewing also grew strongly, up 24 per cent to £497 million (€627m) […]

UKTV in Virgin Media on demand deal

Virgin TV customers can now enjoy on demand entertainment from all 10 of satellite and cable broadcaster UKTV’s channels for the first time. Programmes can now be viewed from across UKTV’s channel line-up, including Dave, Watch, Alibi, Gold, Drama, Eden, Good Food, Home, Really and Yesterday. From early December, the content will move under UKTV’s new digital brand, UKTV Play. […]

France Télévisions doubles VoD

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France Télévisions has doubled the number of VoD requests over the last 12 months, reaching 134 million views in October on all multi devices platforms. Record requests were registered with catch-up TV service Pluzz which is – surpassing 40 million views last month. France Télévisions also hailed the significant progression of on the go video request claiming 11 million views […]

ITV Player on Amazon Fire

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has revealed that the ITV Player app is now available on Amazon Fire tablets. The app will enable viewers to access their favourite ITV programmes on the move, and is now available to download for free from the Amazon Appstore. The ITV Player app allows users to watch ITV’s channels live as well as access the […]

mpx Replay boosts linear-to-catch-up conversion

According to white-label video management and publishing company thePlatform, broadcasters around the world are grappling with how to make their linear TV broadcasts available for instant replay on any screen, while enforcing viewing or advertising policies. It suggests that most remain hampered by disjointed legacy systems and processes that inhibit speed and efficiency. In response, the company, an independent subsidiary […]

Netherlands: Videoland overhauls VoD platform

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Videoland has launched its new VoD app on Samsung Smart TVs, with other devices following soon. With the release of the completely redesigned TV app, Videoland is taking the battle to Netflix and other players in the Dutch VoD market head-on. The renewed Videoland platform offers both TVoD for Hollywood blockbusters and SVoD for library content, in addition to Videoland-exclusive […]

SES manages Sky Deutschland online service

SES Platform Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has been contracted by Sky Deutschland to manage the technical operations of the recently-launched Sky Online service. Sky’s new online service allows customers to watch content on-demand or streamed linear TV content at home and on the move, without having to sign up for a traditional pay-TV subscription. The new product offers […]

ZAP selects ARRIS solution for VoD

ZAP, a television service provider in sub-Saharan Africa, has chosen the APEX3000 from ARRIS Group to enable delivery of network DVR (nDVR) and VoD services. The solution was deployed by ARRIS Select Value Added Reseller (VAR) Satcab, a Portuguese based company focused on the design and the delivery of professional, digital media projects. Luís Henriques from ZAP commented: “Providing value-added […]

C4 cloud marketplace for ads

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UK’s Channel 4 is to launch an eBay-style digital marketplace for advertisers to buy commercials on its VoD service. It claims it is the first in Europe to introduce programmatic buying – which will allow advertisers to better target specific audiences on its All 4 service. All 4 is the new online hub for its TV channels and video on […]

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