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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

Report: Going free could work best for Quibi

Quibi recently informed subscribers in Australia and New Zealand of two significant changes to their service: not only would monthly subscription fees be reduced by 40 per cent, but a free ad-supported plan would be phased in over time. Both portend sweeping changes for major markets such as the US, according to a report from […]

August 19, 2020

Verizon extends Disney deal

US multiplay telco Verizon and The Walt Disney Company have extended their existing agreement, which Verizon says gives customers even more reasons to be on its network. Beginning August 20th, Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+1 will be included in select Mix & Match Unlimited wireless plans, along with features such as Apple Music and the ultra-fast […]

August 18, 2020

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 collaboration with French start-up Wildmoka, the solution automatically converts the horizontal frames of standard TV streams to a vertical format better suited to smartphone screens. […]

July 21, 2020

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 content: streaming platforms. The company suggests that cyberthreats aren’t relegated to the world of big businesses and large-scale campaigns, with the most frequent attacks actually […]

July 20, 2020By Colin Mann

HTC selects MobiTV

MobiTV, a global player in app-based TV video delivery solutions, has announced that Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) has selected MobiTV Connect managed services for delivery of streaming video content to residential and business members in Horry and Georgetown counties in South Carolina. HTC is taking strategic steps toward infrastructure expansion and with MobiTV Connect, the […]

July 16, 2020

Quibi sees off Eko tech challenge

Quibi has won its legal battle with developer Eko who had alleged the theft of their intellectual property to power Quibi’s Turnstyle feature. Eko sued in March, saying Quibi stole its tech to achieve Turnstyle, the crucial function that switches video from vertical to horizontal formats in real time for mobile users. Eko claimed that […]

July 14, 2020

Analyst: Cellcos to generate 170m SVoD subs

Smartphone gross SVoD subscriptions for 138 countries will double between 2019 and 2025 to 170 million, according to the Smartphone SVoD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The total will climb by 25 million in 2020 alone. The net smartphone SVoD subscriber count will

June 29, 2020

Quibi advertisers want discounts on slow start

Ten bluechip charter advertisers are looking for revised deals on the $150 million (€136.2m) they have committed to Quibi. The clients want revision after a disappointing launch and the steep recessionary turn of the global economy, according to the WSJ. Quibi and mobile apps have been downloaded around 4.2 million times since launch on April […]

May 27, 2020

Blick TV launches in Switzerland

Claiming to be Switzerland’s first 24/7 digital TV channel, Blick TV, is running on Brightcove Live and Video Cloud. The newly-launched TV channel – which falls under media group Ringier – offers viewers both a live and video on-demand viewing experience online at, as well as in the Blick app for mobile devices (iOS […]

May 6, 2020