Hybrid TV & OTT

Amazon to launch streaming partner scheme in Europe

Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Video is planning to launch its streaming partners programme in Europe for the first time, according to details revealed in a string of company job… Read more

SVoD may evolve to standalone apps

Parrot analytics

Niche SVOD services may eventually end as standalone apps and instead be distributed as part of larger OTT services, according to research from Parrot Analytics… Read more

Multimedia Polska launches TV everywhere service

Multimedia Polska Go

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has begun testing a TV everywhere service, Multimedia Go. According to the operator, it aims to provide the service to… Read more

US consumers turning to SVoD over cable

IBM

Almost half of US consumers with an SVoD and pay TV subscription watch their streaming services as much as, or more than, cable, according to… Read more

Amazon hails Prime Day sales success, led by Fire TV Stick

Amazon Prime Instant Video

This week’s ‘Prime Day’ was Amazon’s biggest day ever for global sales of its own branded devices, according to the e-retail giant. The discount shopping day saw… Read more

Netflix orders Disjointed Chuck Lorre series

Chuck Lorre

Netflix has ordered a 20-part straight-to-series comedy from comedy guru Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television. Disjointed will star Kathy Bates as a lifelong legalisation advocate… Read more

MCN BuzzMyVideos goes social

BuzzMyVideos

YouTube MCN BuzzMyVideos says it is moving into socially distributed video by enabling its content creators to publish their videos across Facebook and Twitter via… Read more

Divan.TV in smart TV deal

Divan.tv

Ukrainian OTT service Divan.TV is now available on Sharp, Haier and Hisense smart TVs in 200 countries, following a partnership with Foxxum. The deal with… Read more

Olympics viewers set for second-screening

Second-screen activities while watching Olympics on TV 540

Close to two third of UK viewers of the Olympics on TV will use an internet-connected device at the same time, according to research by… Read more

Maxdome commissions first original series

ProSiebenSat.1

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1-owned subscription video-on-demand service Maxdome has commissioned its first original series. The broadcaster-owned service has teamed up with well-known German producer-director and actor Christian… Read more

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