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Survey: Bad experiences drive video service cancellation

Survey: Bad experiences drive video service cancellation

Despite the surging worldwide growth and popularity of mobile streaming content and apps, viewers remain frustrated by their experiences, according to a new 10-country survey by Penthera, an international software…

NZ: Freeview launches streaming device

NZ: Freeview launches streaming device

New Zealand digital service Freeview has just launched its first Live TV streaming platform, the latest in a range of recent Freeview innovations. In collaboration with Dish TV and Google,…

Amazon Prime Video on Comcast Xfinity X1

US cable giant Comcast and Amazon have confirmed that the Prime Video service will launch over the next week on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, giving millions of people access to…

Research: 80%+ Smart TVs Internet-connected

Research: 80%+ Smart TVs Internet-connected

Findings from analyst firm Parks Associates reveal that consumers are steadily adding connected entertainment devices to their households and using their smart features—83 per cent of Smart TV owners connect…

Netflix pays $100m to keep Friends

Netflix pays $100m to keep Friends

Netflix has paid $100 million (€88m) to keep the globally-popular Friends sitcom in its streaming library for another year. News recently emerged that Netflix’s current deal with Warner Bros for…

Analyst: SVoD sports ‘could work’

Analyst: SVoD sports ‘could work’

A Netflix-style SVoD platform for live sports can exist, but faces high hurdles, according to analysis from GlobalData. Live sports are an essential part of any pay-TV package, and are…

Pluto TV confirms Germany, Austria launch

Pluto TV confirms Germany, Austria launch

Ad-funded provider of free linear OTT Pluto TV is continuing to gain traction in Europe: Following its successful entry into the British market, the streaming provider, which already reaches over…

Prime reveals biggest binge shows

Amazon says Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Homecoming are its two most-binged Prime Original series of the year on a worldwide basis. It also revealed that the top three cities…

Warner streaming service to offer 3 tiers

AT&T has unveiled plans to offer three versions of its new streaming service that will launch in the US late next year offering original movies and TV series from Warner…

Killing Eve, Doctor Who give iPlayer best month ever

Killing Eve, Doctor Who give iPlayer best month ever

Hit BBC shows Killing Eve, Doctor Who and The Cry have helped BBC iPlayer to achieve its best month ever. Across the month there were a record-high 334 million requests,…