Hybrid TV & OTT

STV Player launches on Roku

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Scottish public broadcaster STV has launched its digital service STV Player on Roku streaming players in the UK. Roku users within STV’s licence area in… Read more

Netflix tests ‘skip intro’ button

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Netflix is testing a ‘skip intro’ button that lets users skip past the opening credits on television shows. Various US news outlets reported news of… Read more

IHS: OTT producers offer more UHD TV

Jonathan Broughton

Online video producers “generally offer a broader range of Ultra HD genres” than traditional pay TV platforms, according to research by IHS Markit. The research… Read more

India’s Videocon d2h to make Netflix available via set-tops

Videocon d2h COO Himanshu Patel with Reed Hastings

Indian DTH pay TV operator Videocon d2h has struck a deal with Netflix to provide access to the streaming video service direct from its internet-connected… Read more

Sony adds multi-view feature to PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue multiview

Sony is launching a new multi-view feature for its US streaming service PlayStation Vue that allows viewers to watch more than one live channel at… Read more

Icflix partners with Orange in Egypt

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Middle East and North African streaming service Icflix has partnered with Orange Egypt to offer its service to mobile users. Orange Egypt customers will be… Read more

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

DT MobiTV

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

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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

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