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Inter Miami kicks off OTT service

Inter Miami kicks off OTT service

MLS football club Inter Miami has claimed two historic firsts, initially by hosting its first match at Inter Miami CF Stadium. That same night, it also made history on the…

Toutiao partnership expands Extreme E Chinese reach

Toutiao partnership expands Extreme E Chinese reach

Electric off-road racing series Extreme E has confirmed a partnership with Chinese news platform Toutiao. Launched in 2012, Toutiao, which directly translates to ‘headlines’, is one of the largest and…

Forecast: AR/VR revenue $67bn by 2024

Forecast: AR/VR revenue $67bn by 2024

Digi-Capital’s virtual and augmented reality forecast is for global revenue to grow from over $13 billion this year to more than $67 billion by 2024. Yet today’s market is still…

Apple still reliant on devices

Apple still reliant on devices

Apple’s latest results will shows its new services, including TV, have yet to generate meaningful revenue, leaving it reliant on the iPhone and App store. Last year Apple had an…

Vertical live video format for mobile

Vertical live video format for mobile

Rolling news channel BFMTV, part of  converged media and telecoms group Altice, has launched ‘Live Vertical’, a new smartphone user experience, which it claims is a world first. Developed in…

Kaspersky: ‘Beware entertainment malware’

Kaspersky: ‘Beware entertainment malware’

According to cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky, 2019 was officially the year the Streaming Wars kicked off, as nearly all major networks hurried to profit from consumers’ new, preferred method of consuming…

TikTok halts Hong Kong operations

Video-sharing social media app TikTok has ceased operations in Hong Kong, according to a notice posted on its website. The company flagged the move earlier this week after China imposed…

Eleven Sports Belgium, KBC partner on Goal Alert

KBC has acquired the exclusive rights to ‘near live’ mobile action clips of the Jupiler Pro League for the next five seasons. In addition, KBC has secured non-exclusive rights to…

Analyst: Smartphones to boost SVoD growth

Analyst: Smartphones to boost SVoD growth

The SVoD sector is growing rapidly, notes analyst firm Digital TV Research. There will be 1.161 billion SVoD subscriptions by 2025, up from 642 million at end-2019, according to its…

Ofcom: Social video app usage surges in lockdown

UK adults spent a quarter of their waking day online during lockdown – a record high – according to research from Ofcom. During April, adults spent an average of four…

UKTV Play app on Huawei AppGallery

UKTV Play app on Huawei AppGallery

Multichannel programmer UKTV is partnering with technology giant Huawei, with the broadcaster’s on demand app UKTV Play now available to download on the Huawei AppGallery, becoming the first TV on-demand…

Research: Pandemic sees Brits more positive towards tech

Research from multiplay telco Vodafone and Trajectory suggests people across the UK feel more positively towards technology now than before the pandemic, with the oldest age group surveyed (aged 72+)…

Barça TV+ kicks off

Barça TV+ kicks off

Leading Spanish football club FC Barcelona has launched its new streaming service – Barça TV+ – together with its CULERS Premium Membership programme. Both offerings are part of the club’s…

Quibi cuts top pay; denies staff cuts

Quibi cuts top pay; denies staff cuts

Motivated by an article in the WSJ, Quibi issued a memo denying it would be making staff cuts – but confirming top execs would take a 10 per cent pay…

Report: YouTube #1 source for kids mobile game info

Report: YouTube #1 source for kids mobile game info

Interpret newest GameByte report, which tracks the gaming behaviour of kids age 3-12 in the US, has revealed a clear leader in the video content wars among younger gamers. Across…

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…

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