Hybrid TV & OTT

Netflix sets March launch date for Australia, New Zealand


Netflix is due to launch its subscription video-on-demand service in Australia and New Zealand on March 24, it has announced.  Netflix will be available on… Read more

Motive updates TabletTV UK

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TV technology provider Motive has released the first update to its TabletTV platform in the UK, promising new capabilities and improved performance. Motive said that… Read more

BBC iPlayer records strongest month ever

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BBC iPlayer, the UK public broadcaster’s catch-up service, saw a record 343 million requests in January, a month in which usage has habitually increased sharply,… Read more

Vimeo launches on Chromecast

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Video site Vimeo has added support for Google’s Chromecast TV streaming stick to its iOS app for iPad and iPhone.  Viewers that update to the… Read more

DStv adds three channels to mobile TV service

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MultiChoice-owned DStv is adding ShortsTV, Ginx TV and Eurochannel to its mobile TV service DStv Now.  The African pay TV operator said that the three… Read more

Aereo assets fetch under US$2 million


The assets of OTT TV service Aereo have been sold to three buyers for a combined sum of under US$2 million (€1.8 million). This effectively… Read more

Wuaki.tv launches in Italy, plans 10 more rollouts

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Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has launched in Italy, marking its fifth country launch to date.  The rental and purchase VoD service said that… Read more

Unitymedia KabelBW adds Maxdome package to TV offering

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Liberty Global-owned cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW is adding ProSiebenSat.1-owned on-demand service Maxdome to its TV offering. Maxdome will become an integral part of the new… Read more

YouTube still ‘roughly break-even’ for Google

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YouTube generated revenues of roughly US$4 billion (€3.5 billion) last year, but still did not contribute towards parent company Google’s earnings, according to the Wall… Read more

Netflix detects Danger Mouse, Gadget

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Netflix has acquired exclusive rights to a pair of classic kids TV series being rebooted for the modern era. Deals with FremantleMedia Kids & Family… Read more