Hybrid TV & OTT

YouTube orders musical original for Christmas

YouTube Red

YouTube has ordered an original Christmas special for its subscription Red service. The Keys of Christmas will be a special featuring Mariah Carey and YouTube… Read more

NTV+ begins selling hybrid box

ntv plus +2

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched its hybrid IP-satellite box, the VA1020. The box, which offers a range of IP-delivered services as well as… Read more

Netflix ‘not sustainable’ with ‘out-of-control spend’, says Ovum

netflix THUMB

Research house Ovum has claimed Netflix’s current business model is unsustainable and its spending on content is out of control. Ovum, which like DTVE and… Read more

ITV and AwesomenessTV create UK block

Brian Robbins

Details of the upcoming AwesomenessTV-themed block coming to UK digital terrestrial channel ITV2 have been revealed. 2Awesome is the name of the programming block first… Read more

Youfone launching TV service in the Netherlands


Dutch SIM-only mobile operator Youfone is planning to launch a new IP-delivered TV service in partnership with Huawei. According to local reports, Youfone will launch… Read more

Divan.TV launches new iOS app


Ukrainian-based international OTT TV service Divan.TV has launched a new iOS mobile application, making its content available to Apple device owners free-to-view. The app will… Read more

Broadcaster streaming services beat Netflix, Amazon

netflix THUMB

Streaming services from broadcasters and pay TV operators are giving Netflix and Amazon Prime Video a run for their money in France, Germany and the… Read more

New Filmbox Live service launches on UPC DTH

filmbox live

SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group has struck a deal with Liberty Global’s UPC DTH in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to provide customers of the… Read more

Amazon ‘exploring’ live sports offering

Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon is weighing up plans to break into the world of live sports streaming, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to… Read more

Freeview reveals new Freeview Play devices

Freeview Play on Panasonic Image Side

Free-to-view UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview has revealed a range of new devices that Freeview Play, its recently-launched on-demand offering, will be available on over the… Read more