Hybrid TV & OTT

YouTube orders first SVoD drama original

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YouTube has ordered a series adaptation of the Step Up movie for its Red service, marking its move into SVoD original drama series Lionsgate made… Read more

Four in five millennials now subscribe to OTT


Some 80% of millennials subscribe to at least one over-the-top (OTT) service and 39% report watching at least seven hours of online video per week,… Read more

Viacom launching BET Play in 100 countries


Viacom is launching BET as a direct-to-consumer streaming service in 100 countries. BET Play is the streaming version of the black culture channel and the… Read more

Netflix accounts for 35% of North American web traffic

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Netflix represents 35.2% of peak period downstream traffic on North American fixed internet networks, according to new research by broadband network solutions firm Sandvine. The… Read more

Netflix orders reality show featuring social media star

Netflix’s latest original programme is an unscripted series featuring social media star Cameron Dallas. The untitled series will follow Dallas, who has more than 35… Read more

PlayStation Vue launches on Roku


Sony’s over-the-top TV service, PlayStation Vue, has launched on Roku devices in the US, with support for Android smartphones and tablets to follow next week.… Read more

NASA launches Apple TV app


NASA has launched an app for the fourth generation of Apple TV, letting users live-stream NASA TV and access videos and images on-demand. The US… Read more

BitTorrent plans ‘live news channel’


Peer-to-peer video sharing platform BitTorrent is looking to launch a “tent-pole live news channel” to run on its recently launched live video streaming platform. The… Read more

Tumblr gears up for live video launch


Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr is gearing up to launch a new live video service today, according to cryptic messages posted to the site. A livevideo.tumblr.com… Read more

Trace buys African SVOD service Buni.tv


Trace has acquired African subscription video-on-demand service Buni.tv as it gears up to launch its own Trace Play SVOD service in Africa later this year.… Read more