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Freeview Play nears 7m users

Freeview Play nears 7m users

Connected TV service Freeview Play is marking the end of 2019 by claiming to be Britain’s fastest growing platform with almost 7 million users and over 9 million devices capable…

DocuBay partners with CloudWalker Smart TVs

DocuBay, the SVoD platform from IN10 Media Network has partnered online Smart TV brand CloudWalker. The partnership will enable CloudWalker users access to DocuBay’s premium library, comprising of HD and…

ESTV eSports on Samsung TV Plus

ESTV, the dedicated channel for eSports and gaming personalities, has announced its availability on Samsung TV Plus, a free ad-supported video service accessible on Samsung Smart TVs. ESTV joins a…

Guilty pleas in major US streaming case

Guilty pleas in major US streaming case

A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, has pleaded guilty to multiple criminal copyright and money laundering charges related to his running of iStreamItAll, one of the biggest illegal television show…

Study: Connected TVs favoured for OTT sports

Study: Connected TVs favoured for OTT sports

According to the Q3 Video Index from video cloud services provider Brightcove, sports content is steadily moving into a major role among streamers, with viewers watching on every device, in…

iPlayer glitch hits Samsung TVs

A software glitch is preventing the BBC’s iPlayer app from running on many of Samsung’s smart TVs. Affected owners are being advised to download a software update, but the patch…

DocuBay signs partnership with Zeasn

DocuBay, the global documentary platform by IN10 Media, has announced a strategic alliance with Beijing-based Zeasn, a specialist in home digital entertainment services for Smart TV solutions. The partnership will…

Report: Addressable TV ads set to boom

Addressable TV advertising will leap from $15.6 billion (€14bn) in total worldwide revenue in 2019 to almost six times that value at $85.5 billion by 2025, according to a Rethink…

Tru Optik partners with JamLoop

Tru Optik, the AI and data-management platform (DMP) across OTT and Connected TV (CTV), has announced a partnership agreement with JamLoop, a streaming TV and video advertising buying platform, to…

Vevo, Samsung TV Plus sign new distribution deal

Vevo, Samsung TV Plus sign new distribution deal

Vevo the music video platform, has announced that its catalogue of music videos will now be available on Samsung TV Plus with five genre-curated linear channels beginning with Vevo Pop…

Premier League Bangkok copyright case win

One Briton and a Thai national have pleaded guilty to infringing the Premier League’s copyright in Thailand and have paid significant damages totalling THB 15 million (€450,000), in addition to…

Smart TV gaining momentum in Spain 

Some 57.5 per cent of Spaniards now owns a Smart TV, with 49 per cent connecting to the Internet through their set. Smart TV usage is becoming increasingly common in…

BT to carry Disney+?

BT is in talks with Disney about bringing the studio’s direct-to-consumer service streaming service Disney+ to its BT TV platform, according to the Sunday Times. Such a move would be…

Hisense Roku TVs now in UK

Hisense Roku TVs now in UK

TV set manufacturer Hisense and streaming platform and device specialist Roku have confirmed that starting week commencing November 25th, Hisense Roku TV models will be available in the UK. Recently…

Report: Connected TV dominates video advertising

Report: Connected TV dominates video advertising

Connected TV (CTV) continues to dominate video advertising, reveals the latest Video Benchmarks Report from asset management solution provider Extreme Reach (ER). In Q3 2019, CTV maintained its steady growth,…