Hybrid TV & OTT

Amazon Channels boss joins BAMTech as CEO

Michael Paull

Amazon Channels boss, Michael Paull, has been named CEO of BAMTech – the video streaming technology firm Disney took a US$1 billion (€950 million) stake… Read more

MobiTV secures additional funding


IP video specialist MobiTV has closed US$21 million (€20 million) in funding from Oak Investment Partners and Ally Corporate Finance.  According to the company, the… Read more

Portugal’s Meo adds Machinima SVOD to offering

machinima meo

Altice-owned Portuguese telco Portugal Telecom/Meo is to make a local TV version of gaming-focused YouTube multichannel network Machinima available to its TV subscribers. The dedicated… Read more

Kids MCN brings in ex-Little Dot Studios exec

Will Mahmood

UK-based online kids network WildBrain has hired a former executive from All3Media digital business Little Dot Studios. Will Mahmood has joined as head of strategy… Read more

Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app


US cable giant Comcast is due to launch its new Xfinity Stream app to Xfinity TV customers at the end of the month. The Xfinity… Read more

Barcroft TV launches on Roku


Online short-form content specialist Barcroft is to make its Barcroft TV service available on Roku streaming devices. Barcroft TV’s short form content will be available… Read more

Alchemiya taps Ostmodern for Amazon Prime offering


Alchemiya, an international SVOD service dedicated to Muslim content, has tapped Ostmodern to help launch its service as part of Amazon Prime’s US channels lineup.… Read more

Apple poaches Amazon Fire TV exec

Timothy Twerdahl

Apple has poached the director and general manager of Amazon’s Fire TV product, Timothy Twerdahl. Bloomberg, which reported the news first, said that Twerdahl becomes… Read more

OSN adding new on-demand services and movie channel from Disney

Emad Morcos

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck an extended deal with Disney, enabling it to launch four additional services – Disney Channel Pop Pick… Read more

Fox and Viaplay team up for Fox+ streaming service


Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa and Viaplay have launched Fox+, a new drama and entertainment streaming service for the Nordic region. The new streaming… Read more