Hybrid TV & OTT

Netflix’s content streaming obligations grow by US$1.6 billion

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Netflix’s content streaming obligations grew by US$1.6 billion (€1.25 billion) in the first nine months of 2014, due to multi-year commitments linked to its latest… Read more

Netflix partners with SVoD rival Shomi for Canadian original

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Netflix and its streaming rival Shomi are joining forces to make Between, which will star Kids TV favourite Jennette McCurdy and was created by Michael… Read more

Ooyala buys video ad firm Videoplaza

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Video streaming and analytics provider Ooyala has entered a definitive agreement to buy video ad firm Videoplaza, as it aims to “build out a new… Read more

Games consoles and OTT devices increase share of online TV viewing

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Games consoles and OTT devices now hold a 10% market share for online TV content viewed, up 194% year-on-year at the expense of PC-based viewing,… Read more

Barcroft Media launches Cars channel

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UK factual content producer Barcroft Media has launched a new digital channel dedicated to automobiles.  The Barcroft Cars channel will feature a variety of short… Read more

Google to update Chromecast hardware

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Google is updating the hardware for its Chromecast platform according to filings with the FCC placed by the company.  The filings do not appear to… Read more

EU and Japan to invest in bandwidth for 2020 Olympics

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The European Commission and Japan are investing €6 million each in four projects to help develop new technologies to provide better bandwidth ahead of the… Read more

Google steps up anti-piracy efforts

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Google has begun testing ways of directing people to legitimate sources of music and movies, as part of its efforts to help fight piracy.  In… Read more

CBS launches SVoD service

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US broadcast network CBS has launched a US$5.99 (€4.68) a month subscription streaming service. CBS All Access will offer subscribers thousands of episodes of CBS… Read more

AOL UK unveils originals

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Online content firm AOL has unveiled its first UK originals. AOL UK’s shows are Being Mum, which stars British stars Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes,… Read more