Hybrid TV & OTT

Al Jazeera’s AJ+ launches Android app

aj+ android al jazeera

Qatar-based news service Al Jazeera has launched an Android app for its digital service, AJ+. AJ+, which is already available via the Apple TV and… Read more

BitTorrent launches live OTT platform with free channel line-up


Peer-to-peer video sharing platform BitTorrent has launched a multichannel app for live and linear programming at the INTX event in the US. BitTorrent claims that… Read more

EU OTT quota rule would have ‘not have huge impact’ on Netflix

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The European Union’s rumoured move to make Netflix comply with a European content quota would have limited effect, according to analysts. News of a rumoured… Read more

Maker Studios exec moves to Endemol Beyond

Todd Barrish

Endemol Beyond USA has hired Maker Studios’ Todd Barrish to become its executive VP, creative partnerships. Barrish was senior VP, global strategic partnerships at The… Read more

Spotify launches original programmes


Music streaming service Spotify has launched a 12-strong slate of original programmes. The new shows are all focused on music and pop culture and come… Read more

Vimeo adds finance-focused SVoD news service

Kristen Scholer, anchor, and Jon Steinberg. CEO & founder, Cheddar

Online video portal Vimeo is adding subscription-based business, media and cultural news service Cheddar to its offering. The deal means that Cheddar will be able… Read more

Periscope to roll out broadcast search, drone support


Twitter-owned live video service, Periscope, has announced plans to launch broadcast search and drone support in the coming weeks. The mobile video streaming service said… Read more

AwesomenessTV launches locally in Europe, Brazil


Localised versions of majority Dreamworks-owned multichannel network Awesomeness TV has officially launched in the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Brazil. The launches, done in partnership… Read more

Vice bows doc series on Apple Music


Youth-skewed content brand Vice has produced a new music-based docuseries The Score about different music scenes around the world. According to a report in The… Read more

Ukrainian VOD service Megogo launches distribution arm


Ukraine-based video-on-demand service Megogo has launched a film distribution arm, in a bid to expand its business among independent film distributors. Megogo Distribution will be led… Read more