Hybrid TV & OTT

Amazon to rival Netflix in Japan

Amazon Prime Video Japan

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to launch in Japan, putting it in direct competition with soon-to-launch streaming rival Netflix. The Amazon Prime delivery service is… Read more

ABN TV joins Arqiva connected TV platform

Tom Cape

ABN TV has become the latest channel to sign up for distribution to Freeview viewers in the UK via the Arqiva hybrid IPTV Connected Broadcaster… Read more

YouTube Gaming goes live

YouTube Gaming

YouTube has rolled out its dedicated YouTube Gaming video service in the UK and US, in a move that puts it head-to-head with Amazon-owned rival… Read more

Lebara Play expands across Europe, adds Asian content

Lebara Play - Home section on iPad

Migrant community-focused OTT service, Lebara Play, is now available in 39 European countries and has added Hindi, Bengali and Punjabi content to the service. The… Read more

Icflix teams up with Groupon to target MENA subscribers


Middle East streaming platform Icflix has teamed up with Groupon UAE to launch a number of promotional initiatives to drive takep-up of the service. Groupon… Read more

New OTT service for Azerbaijan

A+A group

Azerbaijan-based industrial conglomerate A+A Group is launching an OTT TV service, according to local reports. The HTML5-based service will offer about 50 live TV channels, including… Read more

Amazon Prime Instant Video brings HDR TV to UK

Mozart in the Jungle

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to make its original content available in the High Dynamic Range (HDR) format in Europe for the first time. Amazon… Read more

Netflix to sell Japanese service through Softbank

netflix THUMB

Subscriptions to streaming service Netflix will be sold through telecommunications firm SoftBank when it launches in Japan on September 2. A deal with the mobile… Read more

South African Netflix rival launches

John Kotsaftis

South African SVoD platform ShowMax has launched with “more than a year’s continuous viewing” for customers as aims it “change the game” for on-demand in… Read more

Mubi to launch on EE TV


Arthouse film service Mubi is one of a host of new content applications that are due to launch on the EE TV platform in the… Read more