Hybrid TV & OTT

Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ service launches

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BSkyB has launched its planned Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ service, allowing users to buy as well as rent movies. Buy & Keep provides the… Read more

Tumblr claims top social TV spot over Twitter

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Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr has staked its claim to the social TV crown after commissioning a study that showed the number of mentions of TV… Read more

SVT launches OTT service

Swedish pubcaster SVT has launched its own over-the-top service, SVT Flow. The web TV service allows Swedish viewers to watch linear services from the broadcaster… Read more

AT&T and Peter Chernin launch US$500 million OTT offensive

US telco AT&T and Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group said yesterday they will invest US$500 million (€362 million) in over-the-top TV services. The telco has a… Read more

Poland’s ipla on Toshiba smart TVs

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV platform ipla is now available on smart TVs from Toshiba following an agreement between the pair. The ipla service will be… Read more

Shazam names former NBCUniversal exec to board

Content recognition app provider Shazam has named former NBCUniversal executive Lauren Zalaznick to its board. Zalaznick, who served as executive vice-president at NBCUniversal and also… Read more

Netflix to increase price for new members

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Streaming service Netflix is to increase its base montly rate for new subscribers later this quarter by “a dollar or two”. In its letter to… Read more

Aereo faces Supreme Court today

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Aereo faces its ultimate test today, as the US Supreme Court hears the case brought against the controversial streaming and remote DVR service by US… Read more

Volia taps Entone for next stage of Smart HD rollout

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has tapped set-top technology provider Entone for the next phase of the rollout of its hybrid TV service Volia Smart HD.… Read more

FilmOn acquires Allied Entertainment movie rights

Over-the-top movie service FilmOn has acquired rights to content from the CineBx library and 40 catalogues of content including those of Allied Entertainment, Four Star… Read more