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MPA: Global online video subs top 1bn

In a year when the Covid-19 global pandemic kept people around the world mostly at home, the global home/mobile entertainment market grew to new heights, according to the 2020 THEME Report from the Motion Picture Association, which finds that subscriptions to

March 19, 2021By Colin Mann

Netflix launches Fast Laughs on mobiles

Netflix has launched a new Fast Laughs feature for mobile devices. The feature offers a feed of comedy clips from the streaming platform’s catalogue including films (Murder Mystery), series (Big Mouth), sitcoms (The Crew) and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong. Users can access the feed through their bottom navigation menu by […]

March 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

MobiTV files for bankruptcy

California-based MobiTV, known for its live and on-demand TV services, has voluntarily entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. MobiTV is a wireless delivery supplier for many US telcos including T-Mobile. MobiTV says it will continue to operate and to serve its customers and has secured $15.5 million of fresh (Debtor in Possession) funding in order to […]

March 2, 2021By Chris Forrester

ShortsTV secures Airtel Xstream deal

Short form video entertainment network ShortsTV has formed its first partnership with a major mobile network operator which will see it offer the ShortsTV video-on-demand service to Airtel’s 340 million subscribers in India to watch on mobiles or TVs through Airtel Xstream. ShortsTV through Airtel Xstream has launched an expansive catalogue of quality short movies […]

February 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Field test success for NEXTGEN TV

Newly-released field testing carried out by Sony Electronics has demonstrated the real-world advantages of next-generation TV broadcasting now being rolled out across the USA. The ATSC 3.0 or NEXTGEN TV standard allows a TV station to custom tailor its broadcast to reach simultaneously different types of viewers on a variety of devices – including those […]

February 12, 2021By Colin Mann

Roku to buy Quibi content?

Short-form mobile streaming service Quibi is in discussions to sell its content catalogue to streaming device and platform specialist Roku, according to the Wall Street Journal. The platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg launched in April 2020, as the pandemic began to take a firm hold, before announcing in October 2020 that it would wind down operations […]

January 4, 2021By Colin Mann

Germany: Vodafone becomes DAZN reseller

Sports fans in Germany can add DAZN to their Vodafone monthly TV bill as the telecommunications company becomes the first reseller of DAZN in the market. For a discounted price of €9.99 per month for a one-year contract, customers will get full access to DAZN via the app and receive two complimentary linear HD channels, […]

November 18, 2020

Report: Mobile 40% of all video consumption among US Gen Z

Parks Associates has released a market snapshot OTT Video Viewership: The Role of Mobile, which finds viewing on a smartphone or tablet now accounts for over 40 per cent of all video consumption hours among Gen Z heads of US broadband households, compared to just 20 per cent among all heads of US broadband households. […]

October 29, 2020

T‑Mobile unveils cord-cutting TVision

Suggesting the move is aimed at people who are fed up with paying too much for big channel bundles, offering the chance to ‘cut the cord’ starting at just $10 per month, US multiplay telco T-Mobile has unveiled its next-gen TV streaming services — TVision LIVE, VIBE and CHANNELS — and TVision HUB, a new […]

October 28, 2020By Colin Mann

Quibi mulling sale?

Quibi, the short-video platform founded by US media proprietor and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, is considering various strategies – including a potential sale –  after a spluttering start has resulted in a failure to meet subscriber targets. According to a WSJ report, as well as a sale, options on the table also include raising […]

September 22, 2020