Hybrid TV & OTT

Dailymotion strikes deal with Viral Spiral

French video sharing site Dailymotion has struck a partnership with video creator Viral Spiral that will give its users access to thousands of videos from… Read more

Yahoo to roll out Vevo music video deal to Europe

Yahoo is set to offer access to Vevo’s catalogue of music videos, live concerts and events from its Yahoo Screen video site in Europe in… Read more

France’s Le Figaro partners with Brightcove on mobile video

French national newspaper Le Figaro has partnered with Brightcove, which will power the mobile version of its news and entertainment channel, Le Figaro TV. Le… Read more

France’s SACD calls for overhaul of rules ahead of Netflix launch

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France’s audiovisual distribution rules must be reformed ahead of the arrival of Netflix in September, according to rights collecting society the SACD. The SACD has… Read more

BBC iPlayer tops 300 million for second month running

The new BBC iPlayer on tablet, smart phone, TV and computer

BBC iPlayer requests broke the 300 million barrier in February for the second consecutive month, with requests up by 15% year-on-year. Mobiles and tablets together… Read more

YouView partners agree to back platform

Richard Halton

All seven of YouView’s shareholders have agreed to back the UK smart TV platform for at least five more years, with the BBC, ITV, Channel… Read more

Netflix explores 3D printing

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Netflix has exclusively acquired the documentary Print the Legend for all of its global territories. The doc received the Special Jury Recognition Award at the… Read more

YouView shareholders set to back future investment

YouView’s shareholders, including the BBC, are set to sign a new agreement to secure the future of the UK connected TV service, according to UK… Read more

Russian VoD market doubles with ivi.ru as leader

Oleg Tumanov

The Russian online video-on-demand market more than doubled last year to generate revenues of US$50.5 million (€36.6 million), with ivi.ru emerging as the leading player… Read more

Disney buys Maker for initial US$500 million


The Walt Disney Company has made the largest investment a traditional media giant has yet gambled on a digital multichannel network (MCN) by acquiring Maker… Read more