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Roku: Streaming hours up 68%

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has disclosed preliminary Q4 2018 data for two key operating metrics, active accounts and streaming hours, demonstrating continued momentum for the Roku platform as…

Eurosport Player for 1p per month with Prime

As the Australian Open kicks off this month, UK Prime members new to Eurosport Player can watch the tennis tournament for 1p per month for 6 months, in an exclusive…

Forecast: US consumer tech sector nears $400bn

Forecast: US consumer tech sector nears $400bn

Artificial intelligence (AI) and fast connectivity – critical ingredients for the next era of category leaders such as smartphones, smart home devices and smart speakers – will drive the US…

Beeswax SaaS for programmatic TV ads

Beeswax SaaS for programmatic TV ads

Customisable programmatic buying platform Beeswax now offers marketers and media companies access to the largest connected TV inventory marketplace, integrating partnerships with Tru-Optik, Telaria, and SpotX. While traditional TV audiences…

Samsung Smart TVs to add iTunes and support AirPlay 2

Samsung Electronics has revealed it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring. Support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs…

DAZN reaches 1.3m viewers in Italy

Global sports streaming service DAZN has around 1.3 million viewers in Italy, according to a study by Lega Calcio on the state of the local pay-TV market. Not all viewers…

Football tops Xmas mobile video viewing

Football tops Xmas mobile video viewing

EE has revealed that football dominated the most-watched live TV moments on mobile this Christmas and New Year, taking nine of the top ten positions. Taking them nine points clear…

Originals top UKTV ratings

Multichannel programmer UKTV’s commissioning strategy continues to bear fruit with UKTV Originals driving younger viewers to UKTV Play and remaining the most watched programmes on the network in 2018. “Our…

UK home entertainment market reaches £2.34bn

UK home entertainment market reaches £2.34bn

Figures released by industry trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and based on data from the Official Charts Company and Futuresource Consulting, show that the UK home…

Roku adds premium subscriptions

Roku adds premium subscriptions

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is expanding The Roku Channel to include ‘Premium Subscriptions’. Users will be able to watch both free ad-supported and paid premium entertainment in one…

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote has launched its next-generation descriptive metadata solution designed to make possible more contextually-relevant and satisfying TV and movie discovery experiences. Gracenote Video Descriptors, the…

Verizon, Disney agree retrans deal

The Walt Disney Company and Verizon Communications have agreed a new distribution deal, which has averted a potential blackout of Disney-owned channels on Verizon Fios television systems. Resolution of the…

Amazon claims record-breaking device sales

Amazon claims record-breaking device sales

Customers purchased millions more Amazon Devices this holiday season compared to last year – the best-selling Amazon devices this holiday included all-new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new…

SeaChange PanoramiC platform for Russia’s TotalVideo

Video solutions pioneer SeaChange International and Russian-based video operator TotalVideo have entered into an agreement to develop a multi-operator, multi-tenant hybrid OTT/DVB/IPTV platform that will enable video and cable providers…

Samsung enables peripheral device control

Samsung enables peripheral device control

Samsung Electronics has unveiled Remote Access, a new feature that will be available on its Smart TV line-ups starting 2019. The Remote Access feature will provide enhanced wireless connectivity with…