Hybrid TV & OTT

Mid East SVoD service icflix expands

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Middle Eastern subscription on-demand service icflix has launched in Kuwait. Icflix has formed a strategic partnership with Ooredoo Kuwait to offer the platform locally. Ooredoo… Read more

First experience crucial for streaming services, says report


Stream interruptions, inadequate picture fidelity and other poor streaming experience issues prompt nearly three-quarters of all OTT video viewers to give up in the first… Read more

BBC plots Red Button evolution with Red Button+

BBC Red Button+

The BBC has announced “the next step” in the evolution of its Red Button service with the launch next month of Red Button+. Red Button+… Read more

Twitter launches live video service Periscope


Twitter has launched Periscope, an app that lets users share and watch live video broadcasts from their mobile phones. Periscope has been in development for… Read more

Wuaki.tv hires iTunes exec to head business development

Sébastien Janin

OTT video-on-demand provider Wuaki.tv has hired former Apple iTunes executive Sébastien Janin to head international business development.  Janin has worked for iTunes , where he… Read more

Vice launching daily news and OTT channel with HBO

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Youth content brand Vice is launching a daily news service on HBO in the US and a branded channel on the premium cabler’s upcoming OTT… Read more

Channel 4 unveils All 4 digital service


Channel 4 has unveiled it’s new digital and on-demand offering All 4, which will go live on Monday replacing its existing 4oD service. At a… Read more

UK local TV operator Made Television launches catch-up TV

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Made Television, the UK’s largest local TV broadcaster, is launching its first catch-up services, branded as OnView, in partnership with OTT TV specialist Piksel.  Made… Read more

QuickPlay secures multi-million dollar investment

Wayne Purboo

Multiscreen and OTT video specialist QuickPlay has secured a C$57 million (€42 million) investment from private equity owner Madison Dearborn Partners, financing partner Orix Ventures… Read more

Former Hulu chief’s Vessel launches to the public


Vessel, the online video start-up from former Hulu boss Jason Kilar and former Hulu CTO Richard Tom, has launched to the public, concluding a 60-day… Read more