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Amazon enhances Fire TV

Amazon has announced new robotic voice assistant Alexa features that are coming to streaming media player Fire TV, including the ability to control playback of Amazon Video and Add-On Subscription…

Hopster SVoD for ABC

Hopster SVoD for ABC

ABC Commercial has reached a new SVoD content agreement with children’s TV and learning app Hopster that will see a number of iconic ABC KIDS programmes made available to stream…

EU quota for Netflix, Prime?

EU quota for Netflix, Prime?

Netflix, Amazon Prime and similar SVoD services could soon be adhering to a 20 per cent quota for European content in EU member states. French Daily Les Echos reports that…

BBC SVoD service gains momentum

The BBC’s plans launch a Netflix rival have gained significant momentum after proposals in the UK Government’s White Paper on the future of the BBC included provisions for the Corporation…

Streaming devices drive big-screen OTT use

For the first time, Mediabug Wave research from consultancy firm Decipher has shown the impact of new low-cost streaming devices such as Amazon Fire Stick, Roku and Google Chromecast in…

US connected TV on growth trajectory

American households continue to connect their television sets to the Internet at a rapid pace, and they’re doing so using a greater variety of devices. The 2016 Magid Media Futures…

IHS: Amazon Video Direct lets UGC choose business model

IHS: Amazon Video Direct lets UGC choose business model

Amazon has launched Amazon Video Direct, which allows video content owners to specify a range of different business models to generate revenue from their content. Content rights are also granted…

US prefers ad-supported online services to paid

US prefers ad-supported online services to paid

Americans assigned a value of nearly $1200 per year (€1053) to the array of free, ad-supported services and content currently available to them on computers and mobile devices, according to…

Magine TVoD service Plejmo debuts EST

Plejmo, the largest local streaming platform for movies in the Nordic region, has announced the extension of its offering with the launch of Plejmo Unlimited Access – a premium service…

Game of Thrones S6 breaks Sky records

Game of Thrones S6 breaks Sky records

The first episode of Season Six of Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones has smashed records to become the most watched Sky entertainment programme ever with almost five million views so far. …