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ITV Player joins Freesat

Freesat has confirmed the arrival of ITV Player on its subscription-free TV service. The only TV service to offer both ITV Player and BBC iPlayer, Freesat’s viewers can now catch-up on all ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 programmes, up to seven days after broadcast. ITV Player can be found on channel 903 on the Freesat […]

July 27, 2011

On-demand TV revenues set to climb

On-demand TV revenues from movies and TV programmes (and excluding revenues from other sources such as sports and adult and also excluding SVOD packages) will reach $5.7 billion in 2016, up from $3.6 billion in 2010 and $2.1 billion in 2006, according to the On-demand TV Forecasts report published by Digital TV Research (DTVR). By […]

July 25, 2011

MediaSuite from Philips Hotel TV

Philips, the provider of TV solutions to the hospitality industry, has unveiled MediaSuite – a new Internet-enabled TV range allowing guests to access a world of online entertainment and information from within the comfort of their hotel room. Philips’ MediaSuite TVs are the latest addition to Philips’ portfolio of products specially designed for the hotel […]

July 20, 2011

Criterion buys SeeSaw

An investor consortium led by Criterion Capital Partners, together with financial funds and Hollywood investors, has bought, the UK on-demand TV service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but former owner Arqiva is retaining a 25 per cent stake in the video platform. SeeSaw’s new chairman will be Michael Jackson, who previously served […]

July 14, 2011By Colin Mann

Timeshifted viewing 15% by 2015

DVRs have entered the mainstream and their increasing presence in the home means that by 2015 Screen Digest expects 17 per cent of US viewing and more than 14 per cent of UK viewing will be non-linear, either from DVRs or on-demand non-linear ‘transmissions’. However, the report also cites some caveats: For example, in Germany, […]

July 7, 2011By Chris Forrester

ITV Player on Apple

ITV has rolled out its TV catch-up player across all Apple devices. It launched ITV Player on Android devices last month. The BBC and Channel 4 have already launched their TV catch-up players on iPad and in the BBC’s case also Android devices. Channel 5 expects to join them imminently. The BBC iPlayer app saw […]

July 1, 2011

70% have watched catch up TV

UK analysts at YouGov have published a consumer survey on the UK’s TV viewing habits and attitudes.  Although ownership of Internet connected TVs is currently low, there is clearly a demand for them – almost three quarters (69 per cent) of respondents had watched catch up TV citing convenience as the main driver for doing […]

June 23, 2011

ITV Player on Android

The ITV Player app is now available across mobile phones and tablets supported by Android 2.2 versions and above. The app provides customers with access to the last seven days of ITV’s catch-up content across ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4. Robin Pembrooke, Managing Director, ITV Online and On Demand said:”I’m very excited to be launching […]

June 22, 2011

Record audiences for

Canal Plus is claiming a new record for videos viewed on its website, with 26.7 million viewed in May 2011, representing a 78 per cent increase over the corresponding month in 2010. The site also beat its previous record of visits, recording 12.8 million as opposed to 9.8 million a year previously, an increase […]

June 6, 2011

Internet Video hits a guzillion gigabytes!

Have you heard that by 2013 and a bit, the amount of Internet Video transmitted every week will hit a guzillion Gbs? That’s the same as 20 hexabillion or 100 terratillion, and that’s loads. Only five years ago the whole Internet only carried 10 zintillion all year… think what we were missing. Actually, I just […]

June 2, 2011