Hybrid TV & OTT

YouTube arrives on Android smartwatches

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Google app developer Appfour has launched a YouTube video player for Android smartwatches, enabling users of the devices to watch YouTube videos from their wrists.… Read more

Lifetime launches SVoD service

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US cable channel Lifetime has launched an over-the-top subscription service offering its library to direct-to-television movies. Lifetime Movie Club will be available to consumers for… Read more

Motive launches mobile PVR for the US

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Technology provider Motive Television has launched a Mobile Personal Video Recorder that it claims to be the world’s first ATSC format PVR for mobile devices. … Read more

Facebook steps up video efforts with ad plans

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Facebook is stepping up its video efforts with a new ‘suggested video’ feature that will reportedly see the social network share ad revenues with video… Read more

Western Europe OTT ‘to hit US$13.7bn’

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Over-the-top television and video revenues in western Europe will hit US$13.72 billion in 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The figure is expected to be… Read more

Twitch records 21 million unique viewers during E3

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Twitch, the Amazon-owned video platform for games enthusiasts, logged more than 21.04 million unique viewers during the E3 videogame conference last month. Announcing the stats,… Read more

Vivendi acquires 80% of Dailymotion

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Vivendi has acquired an 80% stake in French video site Dailymotion for €217 million. Vivendi said that its acquisition of majority control of Dailymotion would… Read more

Binge viewing the ‘new norm’, says TiVo

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Binge viewing is the “new norm” with full season programme bingeing on the rise, according to new research by DVR maker TiVo. The second annual… Read more

African Movie Channel launches on Lebara Play

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African Movie Channel has signed up with the new Lebara Play OTT TV service, securing distribution outside Africa for the first time. Lebara Play, the… Read more

YouTube introduces 60fps video to Android, iOS

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YouTube has started offering high frame rate video playback on Android and Apple iOS devices. In a Google+ post, YouTube confirmed that 60 frames per… Read more

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