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OTT TeVolution launches tablet app

French OTT TV service TeVolution has launched its first tablet app. Created by French start-up Leankr, the new app is available for Android and iOS devices and will soon be extended to smartphones. It offers users a total control over the channel packages they subscribe to and various functionalities, including movie selection or TV alerts. […]

August 28, 2014From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Research encourages Tablet TV launch prospects

Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal, according to new data from Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-based strategy consulting firm. There is extremely strong market

August 26, 2014By Colin Mann

Value added services differentiate online platforms

In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by

August 21, 2014

Shazam surpasses 100m active users

Shazam has revealed it now has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users, a 34 per cent increase year-over-year. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month. This user base ‘Shazams’ more than 20 million times […]

August 21, 2014

Robust solutions essential for multiscreen adoption

A Parks Associates white paper has examined the new direction for multiscreen services and the overall role of the operator. The research examines the impact that the proliferation of new devices and multiscreen features has had on the evolution of the TV landscape and highlights how a strategic, planned design approach will allow operators to […]

August 21, 2014

Numericable’s LaBoxTV Everywhere

French cable operator Numericable has unveiled new services linked to its TV and Internet STB LaBox Fibre, – including a new app called LaBoxTV. The app gives access to more than 320 TV channels (119 outside the home) from tablets and smartphones, on both iOS and Android. This app, available to all 380,000 LaBox Fibre […]

August 20, 2014From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Tablet shipments up 5% in Q2

According to research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 52.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Tablet shipments from both Apple and Samsung were down on Q2 2013 volumes. Second quarter 2014 Global Tablet shipments were up 5 per cent at 52.4 million units, with Asus and Lenovo the only top 5 […]

August 20, 2014

Euronews 24/7 on TVPlayer

Euronews, the most-watched news channel in Europe, has launched on live TV streaming service TVPlayer. Covering world news and broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Euronews live currently reaches 415 million households in 156 countries. The move will bring around-the-clock coverage of the most up-to-date news, business and current affair stories, as […]

August 19, 2014By Colin Mann

CSTV selects Octoshape for mobile service

Octoshape, a specialist in OTT stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, has announced that Chinese Satellite TV Communications Group (CSTV), a Chinese-based content provider focused on the 24/7 delivery of news, entertainment, sports and more, has selected Octoshape to power “FainTV,” the company’s new HD mobile video streaming service. In cooperation […]

August 19, 2014

Portugal: 1m downloads for Meo Go app

Portugal Telecom has surpassed one million downloads for its Meo Go TV everywhere app. The Meo Go is available in the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod, from Google Play for Android tablets and smartphones and from the Windows Store for PCs, laptops and Windows phones. The app enables Portugal Telecom customers to watch […]

August 18, 2014