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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…

ABC News app on Amazon, Android, Apple, Roku

ABC News Live, the US streaming news service from ABC News, has launched new apps on the Android TV and Amazon Fire TV platforms, bringing 24/7 live breaking news, live…

BritBox app on LG Smart TVs

BritBox, the SVoD service created by the BBC and UK commercial PSB ITV, is now available on LG Smart TVs, specifically those manufactured from 2014. Users can find the app…

Report: 2020 the year of streaming

Mobile app intelligence specialist Apptopia, and customer engagement platform Braze have revealed key findings from a joint report, 2020: The Year of Streaming, analysing the state of the streaming industry,…

Cartoon Network launches free gaming apps

Cartoon Network launches free gaming apps

Cartoon Network is introducing two new gaming apps for kids, starting with the launch of Cartoon Network GameBox – a virtual toy box with popular Cartoon Network web games inside.…

Noggin extends free trial globally

Noggin extends free trial globally

Throughout the month of April, Noggin, Nick Jr.’s interactive learning subscription service for preschoolers, is extending its trial period from seven days to two months for new users through Apple TV…

Movies Anywhere app on LG Smart TV

LG Electronics USA and Movies Anywhere have announced the arrival of the Movies Anywhere app on LG Smart TVs. Movies Anywhere lets users watch purchased or redeemed digital movies in…

Report: Disney+ 5m European downloads on day 1

Report: Disney+ 5m European downloads on day 1

The Disney+ SVoD platform attracted 5 million downloads in one day when it launched on March 24th in seven new European markets – Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and…

Kantar: “Keep advertising!”

Kantar: “Keep advertising!”

Kantar has launched its Covid-19 barometer that looks at the impact of the pandemic on media habits and the attitudes of 25,000 people across 30 different countries. The research uncovered…

Netflix fixes outage

Netflix fixes outage

Netflix has fixed a temporary outage that affected some users in the US and Europe during the evening of March 25th, according to the SVoD service. The website refused to…

Velocix CDN software for 5G streaming apps

Velocix, a provider of carrier-grade IP video streaming technology, has introduced new mobile-optimised content delivery network (CDN) software that alleviates the common pain points wireless operators face when scaling out…

Study: Netflix best VoD UX

Study: Netflix best VoD UX

With its European-wide launch set for March 24th, the Disney+ SVoD platform has a user experience equal to that of Amazon Prime Video, but still clearly lags behind industry leader…

BT Sport refreshes small screen app

BT Sport refreshes small screen app

BT is updating the BT Sport app for small screen devices such as mobiles and tablets, enhancing the viewing experience for its customers with a range of new features. With…