Hybrid TV & OTT

Streaming media player ownership to hit 40% in US

NPD Streaming media player

Streaming media player penetration is set to reach 40% of US broadband homes by 2017, with these devices to be found in some 39 million… Read more

TiVo taps Ness SES for new European development centre

TiVo's Roamio set-top boxes

Advanced TV technology provider TiVo has struck a partnership with Ness Software Engineering Services (Ness SES) to help build a European development centre in Iasi,… Read more

Google starts sales of Nexus Player

Nexus Player

Google has started US sales of its Nexus Player, a streaming media player for movies, music and videos that is the first device to run… Read more

Girls creator in BBC digital experiment

BBC Taster

The writer of HBO drama Girls, Lena Dunham, is among names attached to BBC Taster, an experimental new platform for digital content and emerging technology.… Read more

BBC announces more iPlayer commissions

s4c iplayer

The BBC has announced a raft of new programming commissions that will appear exclusively on its online catch-up service, the iPlayer.  The new iPlayer originals… Read more

Germany’s ChitramTV taps Comigo for Android set-tops

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Germany-based ethnic minority-focused service provider ChitramTV has tapped Comigo to provide Android-based set-top boxes to deliver interactive, personalised TV services to its subscribers.  ChitramTV offers… Read more

Walmart’s Vudu Spark streaming stick now on sale

Vudu Spark

US retail giant Walmart has started selling its own Chromecast-rivalling HDMI streaming stick, called the Vudu Spark, for US$25.  The device comes with a remote… Read more

Sports viewing on the web to grow tenfold

Joel Espelien

Viewing of broadband-distributed sports content is set to grow tenfold between 2015 and 2025, driven by the growing availability of OTT TV services, according to… Read more

ER-Telecom launches TV everywhere

Dom.ru TV ER-Telecom

Russian service provider ER-Telecom, which operates under the Dom.ru brand, has launched an expanded multiscreen service, making the Dom.ru TV service available to all subscribers… Read more

Tesco sells Blinkbox Music to Guvera

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Tesco has sold Blinkbox Music to Australia-based music streaming service Guvera, less than a month after it agreed to sell its Blinkbox movie and TV… Read more