Hybrid TV & OTT

Internet TV to replace linear in 20 years, says Netflix

Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings

Over the next 20 years internet TV is going to replace linear TV as the way that people consume video, according to Netflix president and… Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick ‘fastest-selling device in the UK’

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick has become the online retail giant’s “fastest-selling UK device ever” in the week after going on sale, it has announced.  The HDMI… Read more

Netflix tops 60 million global members

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Netflix has passed the 60 million-member mark after achieving “several major milestones” in the first quarter of the year.  Announcing its Q1 results, Netflix said… Read more

Netflix to produce Planet Earth follow-up


Netflix has partnered with creators of the acclaimed natural history series Planet Earth to produce its own follow-up series, Our Planet.  Netflix is partnering with Silverback… Read more

Popcornflix expands into Middle East, Latin America


Free movie and TV show streaming app Popcornflix has launched in 36 new countries – including 16 countries in the Middle East and 16 in Latin America. … Read more

Swisscom launches HbbTV service for SRG

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Swisscom has launched HbbTV services for public broadcaster SRG’s channels as part of its TV 2.0 offering.  Swisscom has activated the new service, which replaces… Read more

Crackle unveils web originals

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Sony Pictures Television-owned VoD site Crackle has announced a lineup of original programming for the US site.  At its first standalone presentation to advertisers in… Read more

Netflix adds audio description


Netflix has started to add audio description to selected titles on its service to help the visually impaired.  Netflix has rolled out the service with… Read more

CTC Media launches movie streaming

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Russia’s CTC Media has launched free movie streaming across its various channel websites and on its on-demand TV site Videomore. CTC Media will offer a… Read more

France TV signs MCN deal with Studio 100 Media

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The distribution arm of France Televisions has struck a deal with Studio 100 Media to mange several of the latter’s brands as French channels on… Read more