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Sundance Channel launches VOD

The Sundance Channel has unveiled a video-on-demand service offering documentaries and international films endorsed by Sundance festival founder Robert Redford and often available the same day the movies hit theatres.…

Sky on Canvas warpath

BskyB has written to the BBC Trust expressing "serious concerns" about its handling of Project Canvas. The Trust's conduct of a consultation process on Canvas "will only serve to undermine…

Arqiva to buy Kangaroo

Arqiva is set to move into the VOD market with a deal to buy Kangaroo technology developed for the proposed joint venture between ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide. The…

Arquiva paid £8m for Kangaroo

Arqiva is understood to have paid in the region of £8m (E9.3m) to buy the assets of Project Kangaroo. Arquiva also acquired Project Kangaroo assets such as the brand name…

Arqiva VOD service through Kangaroo

Arqiva is to buy the technology behind the defunct broadband TV venture Project Kangaroo and launch a video-on-demand service of its own. The company is now talking with broadcasters and…

Five joins Canvas

UK terrestrial channel Five has signed up to be a joint venture partner in Project Canvas. The formal expression of interest from RTL-owned Five means it joins fellow broadcaster ITV…

62% of US online adults watch video

The share of online adults who watch videos on video-sharing sites has nearly doubled since 2006, according to a survey by the Pew Research Centre’s Internet & American Life Project.…

First Retail Deal for FetchTV,

IP Vision's FetchTV, the first Freeview+ IPTV service to offer its users access to video-on-demand (VOD) and catch up content direct to their TV screen with tied-in subscription model, has…

OTT video will transform VOD provisioning

Next generation video-on-demand technology—known as Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Data Centres—will dramatically change the business model and the user experience for video delivery services. CDN-provisioned Video-on-Demand will allow content…

Paid video to overtake free video online in 2009

Strategy Analytics’ digital media analyst, Martin Olausson, has predicted that the global paid online video segment will reach $3.8 billion in 2009, and exceed the free online video segment, which…