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Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast and WarnerMedia have agreed a deal to bring freshly-launched D2C service HBO Max to Xfinity X1 and Flex customers. As part of the deal, existing Xfinity HBO customers will…

BBC launches pop-up ‘Corona Bot’

With the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing more changes to Covid-19 restrictions, and further updates on everything from shops opening to travel, the BBC has released a new online…

BBC Together programme-sharing trial

BBC Together programme-sharing trial

Family, friends, and classmates can now watch and listen to BBC programmes together even when they’re apart, with BBC Together, a new experiment from BBC Research & Development. Available now…

Consultant calls for FTA addressable data body

Nigel Walley, MD of UK media consultancy Decipher, has called for the UK TV industry to create for a new addressable data body for the free-to-air TV market, suggesting that…

YouTube Kids joins Freesat

Freesat, the UK FTA platform, has announced the addition of YouTube Kids to its 4K TV boxes and library of apps. Targeting kids under 13, YouTube Kids has become one…

Tennis Channel launches SVoD service

Sinclair Networks-owned Tennis Channel has launched an international subscription streaming service, the first-stage roll out for what is intended to become a global tennis-media destination. Initially launching in Germany, Austria…

‘Kids-friendly’ pirate app criticised

‘Kids-friendly’ pirate app criticised

Mark Mulready, Vice President of Cyber Services at anti-piracy technology specialist Irdeto, has criticised the emergence of an app on Popcorn Time, the platform that provides a free ’alternative’ to…

Media analysts discuss Covid-19 impacts

The team at Ampere Analysis is publishing a regular podcast discussing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the entertainment industry and has shared a top line summary of what…

FITE app on Vidaa

FITE app on Vidaa

FITE, the global platform for digital streaming sports and special events, has announced the global launch of their app on VIDAA Smart TV operating system – OS (available on Hisense…

Noggin on Apple TV in 38 new markets

Noggin, Nick Jr.’s subscription service for preschoolers, is now available to customers in 38 new territories throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia through Apple TV…

Analyst: Facebook Gaming app will struggle to attract users

Analyst: Facebook Gaming app will struggle to attract users

Following the news that Facebook is launching its gaming app two months earlier than planned, Rupantar Guha, Senior Analyst of Thematic Research at GlobalData, offers his view on the move:…

Apple Services expands global availability

Apple has announced that more customers around the world can enjoy many of Apple’s most popular Services. The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are now…

Facebook launches Twitch rival

Facebook launches Twitch rival

Facebook has launched a new, live streaming app in a bid to take on the likes of video game streaming platform Twitch. The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase…

Analyst: Quibi slow uptake “disappoints”

Following the recent news that short-form, mobile-first video app Quibi has dropped out of the top 40 list of free apps on Apple’s US app store after just a week,…

Quibi quibbles

Is it okay to write about anything except Covid-19 just now? I think so; the only useful thing to say is good luck to us all. Actually, it is a…

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