Hybrid TV & OTT

Verizon reportedly set to buy Vessel

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US telco Verizon is in position to acquire mobile video platform Vessel, according to a report. Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom launched… Read more

The QYou launches in Poland


The QYou is due to launch in Poland after agreeing to deliver its content to subscribers of Play Poland’s recently launched OTT service, Play NOW.… Read more

Italy’s Rai launches streaming service

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Rai has launched Rai Play, its free OTT service, which offers live streams of a range of its channels. Launching the service this week, the… Read more

TVPlayer to come pre-installed on Samsung tablets


UK online TV platform, TVPlayer, has struck a deal with Samsung, establishing it as one of the first streaming video platforms to be pre-installed on… Read more

Barcroft Media launches animal channel

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Multichannel Network provider Barcroft Media has launched a new YouTube channel dedicated to the world of animals. The MCN’s latest channel features animal stories from… Read more

Twitter excludes video from 140-character limit


Twitter is opening its platform up to more video content by exempting video, photos, animated GIFs and polls from the traditional 140-character limit on Tweets.… Read more

Millennial OTT service Newsy turns to cable


Millennial-focused OTT news service Newsy is expanding its reach by teaming up with Cincinnati Bell, the first time the outfit has partnered with a cable… Read more

Wuaki.tv launches on Roku players in UK and Ireland

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Rakuten-owned OTT TV service provider Wuaki.tv has launched on Roku streaming players in the UK and Ireland. The Wuaki.tv channel allows consumers to rent or… Read more

Cyfrowy Polsat launches new Android version of Ipla

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Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has launched a new version of its Ipla OTT TV service for Android devices. A new version of the… Read more

Afrostream taps Wiztivi for SVOD service

Ludovic Bostral

Francophone African subscription video-on-demand provider Afrostream has tapped user interface specialist Wiztivi to help it deliver its service to telecom operators. Wiztivi supplied its TimelessVOD… Read more