Hybrid TV & OTT

YouTube blocks ads on channels with under 10,000 views

YouTube tumb

YouTube is pulling ads on channels with under 10,000 views, in a bid to “determine the validity” of a channel before it is monetised. Announcing… Read more

Sky buys All Time 10s channels group

Diagonal View

UK-based pay TV broadcaster Sky has acquired Diagonal View, the digital channels company behind the All Time 10s and Football Daily online brands. Sky has… Read more

Verizon ‘planning its own streaming service’


US telco Verizon is the process of securing rights to launch its own OTT TV streaming service, according to press reports. According to Bloomberg, citing… Read more

AwesomenessTV hires Red Bull, NBCU execs for UK

Mark Joseph

Multichannel network AwesomenessTV has opened a UK office and hired NBCUniversal and Red Bull Media House executives to staff it. Zachary Slatter has been hired… Read more

STV Player launches on Roku

stv player

Scottish public broadcaster STV has launched its digital service STV Player on Roku streaming players in the UK. Roku users within STV’s licence area in… Read more

Netflix tests ‘skip intro’ button

netflix THUMB

Netflix is testing a ‘skip intro’ button that lets users skip past the opening credits on television shows. Various US news outlets reported news of… Read more

IHS: OTT producers offer more UHD TV

Jonathan Broughton

Online video producers “generally offer a broader range of Ultra HD genres” than traditional pay TV platforms, according to research by IHS Markit. The research… Read more

India’s Videocon d2h to make Netflix available via set-tops

Videocon d2h COO Himanshu Patel with Reed Hastings

Indian DTH pay TV operator Videocon d2h has struck a deal with Netflix to provide access to the streaming video service direct from its internet-connected… Read more

Sony adds multi-view feature to PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue multiview

Sony is launching a new multi-view feature for its US streaming service PlayStation Vue that allows viewers to watch more than one live channel at… Read more

Icflix partners with Orange in Egypt


Middle East and North African streaming service Icflix has partnered with Orange Egypt to offer its service to mobile users. Orange Egypt customers will be… Read more