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Quibi signs up Spielberg

Legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is set to create a horror series for new digital platform Quibi. The short form video platform, fronted by founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, is set for an April 2020 launch – initially in the US, before a global rollout. Primarily targeting mobile viewers, the service will cost $4.99 a month with […]

June 10, 2019 launches membership offer with Three UK has partnered with Three UK to give Three UK’s Wuntu loyalty app customers access to’s Internet TV service. This offer gives Wuntu customers who subscribe to membership, access to over 50,000 hours of VoD personalised streaming content for a full year, available on a provided device. It provides an alternative to […]

May 28, 2019

Study: Changed viewing habits ‘waste energy’

A study from university researchers looks behind closed doors to reveal how UK viewing habits are shifting away from traditional broadcasting with more data-intensive streaming options now the default for many. A viewing revolution is taking place. The advent of Internet TV, video sharing platforms such as YouTube, and other on-demand services in recent years […]

May 14, 2019By Colin Mann

Snapchat adds AR functions; slate of new originals

Snap has unveiled new augmented reality (AR) and camera search experiences for creators, partners, and Snapchatters. Snap’s Lens Studio is a free, publicly available desktop app for anyone to build and distribute Lenses on Snapchat. Lens Studio packages up Snap’s computer vision and graphics technology into simple templates for creators. More than 400,000 Lenses have […]

April 5, 2019

Research: Mobile streaming frustrations growing

Frustration with mobile streaming video is persistent and on the rise, according to research by Penthera. The study found that mobile video viewers still run into issues such as having videos not start, rebuffering in the middle of play, and connectivity problems, even as usage continues to surge worldwide. As more and more OTT viewers […]

March 20, 2019

Japan: Mobile viewers must pay licence fee

Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled that people who use a mobile phone to watch TV programmes must pay a subscription fee to the country’s public broadcaster, NHK. The ruling confirms the existing Broadcasting Law can be extended to cellular phone users with suitable equipment. Judge Toshimitsu Yamasaki rejected two appeals challenging that the law applies […]

March 15, 2019By Chris Forrester

EE offers 6 months free Prime Video, MTV Play

EE has launched new content offers with Amazon Prime Video and MTV Play featuring inclusive mobile data for new and existing EE pay monthly mobile customers. The move comes in addition to EE’s existing Apple Music and BT Sport offers – which in total allow customers to save up to £164 (€191) on subscription costs, […]

March 13, 2019

Sky Mobile launches unlimited streaming with Watch

Sky Mobile has announced a new version of its Watch offer, giving customers unlimited streaming on any Sky app, such as Sky Go, Sky Kids, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema, without using any of their data allowance. With Watch, Sky customers can stream content through the Sky apps anywhere in the UK and the EU […]

March 11, 2019

Spain: First video transmission on 5G

Orange and Ericsson have carried out the first video transmission in real time on a 5G network during MWC in Barcelona. The transmission was synchronised from three different locations (Barcelona, Madrid and MWC) through a 5G network compatible with a 3GPP standard. Over the last year, Orange and Ericsson have been carrying out 5G trials […]

February 27, 2019From David Del Valle in Madrid

F1 returns to Sky Deutschland

Premier single-seater race series Formula 1 has announced a new two-year agreement with Sky Deutschland that will see Sky broadcast all Grand Prix weekends live across satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany and Austria, along with German-language rights in Switzerland, for 2019 and 2020. As a result, subscribers with the Sky Sport Pack […]

February 12, 2019By Colin Mann