Category archives for: VOD

UTV Player launches on iOS, Android

Viewers in Northern Ireland are now able to catch up with their favorite UTV programmes on their phone or tablet following the launch of a new UTV Player. UTV’s new catch up service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and remains completely free of charge. The new UTV Player supports desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile viewing, […]

Every Premier League club On Demand with Sky

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Sky Sports On Demand is launching a section dedicated to every Barclays Premier League club, allowing fans to catch up on programming and features on their club at any time. For the first time, viewers will be able to choose from 20 different club sections in the on demand section on the Sky+HD box, offering fans a selection of programming […]

Drama series drive SVoD

Research from GfK reveals, for the first time, consumption data at a title level for programmes viewed on subscription-video-on-demand (SVoD) services in the US and UK as well as key facts about sign-up that reveal the importance of access to large content libraries and the ability to watch anytime playing a key role. In the UK, Breaking Bad is a […]

Value-added features make STBs seem obsolete

Smart applications and more interaction with the TV, both with different devices and for better navigation without a cumbersome TV remote, are priorities for consumers’ next TV purchase in the UK and US. A  study from the Digital Home Observatory (DHO) at Strategy Analytics

US video entertainment spend $123bn in 2015

The overall US video entertainment market (subscription pay-TV, box office, packaged home video, Pay-TV VoD and paid-for online video) continues to grow in low single digits, reaching $120 billion in 2013 – a 2 per cent increase on 2012 – and is on track to peak at $123 billion in 2015, according to the latest industry report from Futuresource Consulting. […]

Oz FreeviewPlus confirms September launch

Originally scheduled for launch in the first half of 2014, but delayed as a result of technical issues, Australian DTT platform Freeview has confirmed that its FreeviewPlus HbbTV service will now launch September 2, and will be backed by a TV teaser campaign, featuring some of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities. The campaign, carrying the tagline ‘FreeviewPlus, a whole new way […]

iPlayer requests up 9% YoY

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June saw 260 million requests to BBC iPlayer, up nine per cent on the same time last year. Live viewing also increased across TV and radio last month as audiences turned to BBC iPlayer to keep up to date with sporting action from the World Cup, Test Cricket and Wimbledon. On TV, the Brazil v Chile game generated over 1 […]

People-powered cinema arrives in Britain

A new service drawing on the power of social media and the growing demand for movies on demand will let film fans around the UK take control of their local cinema. ourscreen allows users to create and attend screenings of their favourite films at their local cinema on the big screen and in all their glory. Now available in 13 […]

Australia: No evidence of cord-cutting

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Using the Internet has almost eclipsed watching TV as Australian’s preferred source of entertainment and reading the news online has overtaken reading it in print, according to more than 2300 Australians surveyed for Deloitte’s annual media consumer survey. The key findings

ITV boosted by online, denies Liberty bid

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Total revenues at ITV are up 7 per cent to £1.225 billion (€1.45bn). Online, Pay & Interactive revenues were up 20 per cent to £67 million whilst total ITV Studios revenues rose 2 per cent to £402 million. ITV said it delivered a ‘good’ performance in the first half of the year with revenue growth across the business and double […]

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