Hybrid TV & OTT

Amazon Germany may pick up season two of Deutschland 83

Deutschland 83

Amazon Prime Video Germany looks set to pick up first-run rights to the second instalment of Deutschland 83, with its linear broadcaster wavering on a… Read more

Hopster launches in US

Hopster logo

Kids on-demand edutainment service Hopster is launching in the US with a new look and a line-up of US kids shows. Hopster is launching in… Read more

Report: Twitter in talks over Apple TV app, more sports rights


Twitter is reportedly in talks with Apple about bringing the Twitter app to Apple TV, as the social network prepares to start offering live-streams of… Read more

iPlayer loophole closure blocks 4,000 hours

iPlayer March 14

British viewers choosing not to take a television licence before September 1 will lose access to nearly 4,000 hours of on-demand programming, according to new… Read more

Twitter claims stronger recall as it strives to boost video ad business


Video ads on Twitter deliver better recall, particularly on mobile, stronger engagement and stronger brand recommendation from viewers, according to research commissioned by the company,… Read more

New satellite and OTT TV service launches for Asian expats in Europe


Disney plans ESPN web service after taking US$1bn BAMTech stake


Disney is gearing up to launch an ESPN-branded subscription streaming service, after buying a US$1 billion (€900 million) stake in video streaming technology firm BAMTech.… Read more

Netflix hit by Olympics viewing

netflix THUMB

Netflix has taken a hit as US viewers opt for the Olympics over Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and other content on the… Read more

Switzerland tops Netflix’s July ISP Speed Index

netflix THUMB

Switzerland’s ImproWare was the fastest internet service provider in Europe in July with average monthly speeds of 4.30 Mbps, according to Netflix’s ISP Speed Index.… Read more

eMarketer: 2.85bn people to stream Rio Olympics

Paul Verna

Some 2.85 billion people worldwide are expected to stream the Rio Olympics, a 1.5 times increase on the 2012 London Games, according to eMarketer estimates.… Read more