Hybrid TV & OTT

WWE gears up for UK OTT launch next month

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is due to launch its OTT offering WWE Network in the UK next month, and announced plans to introduce a simplified… Read more

Starz confirms global SVoD service plan for 2015

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US premium cable net Starz will launch its planned international subscription on-demand service next year, with initial investment in the project totalling around US$20 million… Read more

Canada’s Bell takes on Netflix with Latte

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Canadian telco and broadcaster Bell will launch a TV streaming service with content from HBO and several Hollywood studios. The service does not have a… Read more

TiVo partners with Walmart to offer Vudu

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TiVo has added Walmart’s subscription-free, video-on-demand movie and TV service, Vudu, to its DVR devices. Vudu lets users rent or buy new release movies and… Read more

BT to carry Netflix on TV service

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BT has entered into a partnership with Netflix to make the streaming VoD service available direct to its TV customers. “We have entered into a… Read more

Murdoch: TV industry needs “serious competitor” to Netflix

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The TV industry needs to provide a “serious competitor” to Netflix and Amazon, according to Rupert Murdoch. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ:D conference… Read more

Boxer launches multiscreen service, taps Norigin Media for platform

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Teracom-owned Nordic digital-terrestrial pay TV service Boxer has launched its previously announced multiscreen service, providing live TV and VoD across Sweden and Denmark. The new… Read more

Executives leave as Xbox Studios winds down

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Nancy Tellem and Jordan Levin have left Xbox Entertainment Studios, the content division launched, and subsequently scrapped, by software giant Microsoft. Microsoft said the Xbox… Read more

Russian VoD service Okko claims fourfold revenue increase

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Russian video-on-demand service Okko – formerly known as Play – claims that it has seen a fourfold increase in revenues in the first half of… Read more

Streaming to connected TVs the preferred method of delivery, says Crackle

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Streaming films and TV shows on internet-connected TVs is now the “preferred viewing method” according to Sony Pictures Television-owned VoD site, Crackle. The second annual… Read more