Hybrid TV & OTT

YouView plans for future following shareholder agreement

Richard Halton

UK connected TV platform YouView has secured completion of an agreement between its shareholders that guarantee the venture will continue to be fully funded for… Read more

UPC Hungary launches app store on legacy STBs

Árpád Jordán

UPC Hungary has partnered with Netherlands-based Metrological to deploy a cloud-based TV app store on legacy UPC set-top boxes.  The app store is available on… Read more

Netflix to have capacity for 1Tbps in France

Netflix lifestyle

Netflix will have internet capacity to deliver one Terabit per second of traffic ready for its French launch and is set to join the France-IX… Read more

TiVo founders’ Qplay service to shut down

QPlay

Qplay, the internet video firm set up by TiVo founders Michael Ramsay and James Barton, is due to close this week – just five months… Read more

Cyfrowy Polsat offers HBO Go to HD customers

Game of Thrones

Polish pay TV provider, Cyfrowy Polsat, is offering free access to HBO Go for its HD customers until the end of August. The limited promotion… Read more

Xbox Entertainment Studios to close as 18,000 jobs go

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Microsoft’s original video division Xbox Entertainment Studios is to close as part of an 18,000-job cull at the technology firm – but boss Nancy Tellem… Read more

Vodafone Portugal introduces new services to OTT TV offering

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Vodafone Portugal has revamped its TV services with a new graphic interface, the incorporation of home media sharing, and new interactive features.  The home media… Read more

Virgin Media to live stream V Festival on YouTube

Virgin Media V Festival

Virgin Media, the major sponsor for UK music event the V Festival, said it will stream footage from the festival live over its YouTube channel… Read more

SFR first in France with offline VoD, adds OCS Go

box home de sfr

French service provider SFR has introduced download-based video-on-demand for multiscreen and offline viewing, including offering access to Orange Cinéma Séries’ OCS Go offering. The new… Read more

World Cup boost for HbbTV in Hungary

MinDig Plusz

There are now over 200,000 HbbTV-enabled smart TVs sold in the Hungarian market, according to figures compiled by national transmission services provider Antenna Hungária. According… Read more