Hybrid TV & OTT

Sky News launches new youth-skewed digital platform

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BSkyB’s Sky News has launched a new digital platform aimed at giving young people an enhanced voice ahead of next year’s UK general election. The… Read more

YouTube makes Chromecast-focused update

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YouTube is updating its service to make it easier for Google Chromecast users to queue up videos from the same web browser tab they are… Read more

Amazon launches third pilot season

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Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the… Read more

Netflix stumping up US$2m per episode for The Blacklist

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Netflix has acquired US drama series The Blacklist for a reported US$2 million (€1.5 million) per episode. The streaming service will start showing episodes of… Read more

UK viewers watching multiple programmes at once, says survey

UK viewers are increasingly watching more than one TV programme at a time, according to research carried out by YouGov for TV Licensing, the body… Read more

ARD launches ARD.connect for tablets and smartphones

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German public broadcaster ARD has launched ARD.connect, an app for smartphones or tablets that allows viewers to search, retrieve and bookmark ARD programmes on TVs,… Read more

Samsung to expand Ultra HD offering with Netflix and Amazon

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Samsung has outlined plans to expand its Ultra High Definition content offering by working with global content partners including Amazon, Netflix, Maxdome and Wuaki.tv. In… Read more

Netflix confirms Marseille as debut French drama original

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Netflix is working with writer Dan Franck to create its first French-produced original drama. Marseille will be an eight-part drama of “power, corruption and redemption”… Read more

Vimeo signs new content distribution partners

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Online video site Vimeo has signed deals with seven new content distribution partners in a move that will up its Vimeo On Demand library across… Read more

BSkyB launches Sky Sports News HQ app on Now TV box

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UK pay TV operator BSkyB has launched a Sky Sports News HQ app on the Now TV box, the Roku-made device that delivers its low-cost… Read more