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Instagram launches IGTV

Instagram has officially hit one billion monthly active users and the service has celebrated by launching a new feature branded IGTV. The new function lets anyone upload videos to the…

RTVE launches OTT Playz app

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE’s OTT platform Playz has launched an app that enables users to have free access to its original content through mobile phones and tablets. The app, available…

BBC updates connected TV app

BBC updates connected TV app

To coincide with its coverage of the World Cup tournament in Russia, the BBC has updated its connected TV app. In a blog post, Neil Hall, Head of Product at…

Sky Italia, Perform score Serie A rights

Sky Italia and Perform have been awarded the Italian TV rights to the Serie A for the 2018-2021 seasons for €973 million per year. The satellite broadcaster won two packages…

Nickelodeon launches Dora & Nick Football apps

Nickelodeon International t lahasnched two apps for international audiences: Dora’s Worldwide Adventure, an educational geography app, and Nick Football Champions, a pop culture-driven celebration of global football season that invites…

Apple previews tvOS 12; Charter deal

Apple previews tvOS 12; Charter deal

Apple has previewed tvOS 12, the new operating system designed for enjoying entertainment on the big screen, which it says “takes the cinematic experience of Apple TV 4K to the…

IBM, FOX Sports AI technology team-up

As fans around the world get ready to head to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, US broadcaster FOX Sports and IBM are launching what they describe as a…

BBC: Live UHD, VR World Cup trials

BBC: Live UHD, VR World Cup trials

The BBC has announced what it describes as two “cutting-edge” trials to bring the FIFA World Cup live to audiences in Ultra HD and virtual reality. “The BBC has brought…

Nick Play app on Virgin Media

Nick Play app on Virgin Media

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced the UK debut of its first mobile streaming app featuring long form content, with the launch of Nick Play on Virgin Media. Effective…

HK Customs raids ISD vendors

HK Customs raids ISD vendors

As part of Operation Trojan Horse, Hong Kong Customs recently undertook a series of raids against four retail outlets in Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai. Over a two-day period…